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Prayer in School: A Place Where Silence Is Golden

Prayer in School: A Place Where Silence Is Golden

Regarding the front-page articles "Dixie States Push Prayer as a Class Act" and " 'Religious Equity' Goes Far Beyond Classroom Prayer," June 12: Those who insist on a public display of piety might consider the words of Jesus: "And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by men ... But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you" (Matthew 6: 5, 6). We might ask ourselves if making demands for school prayer is truly religious. Perhaps we should all remain silent, each one speaking to God from the heart instead of letting others do the praying for us.

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Peter Yff Muncie, Ind.

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