Instructor: T. O' Hearn PhD
April 8, 2013
PERSUASIVE ESSAY PRAYER IN THE SCHOOL
I am for prayer in the schools, because majority of our young people are not learning how to
pray. Yes. We need to go back to the old landmark, and pick up what our forefathers taught us, the ways
of prayer. prayers are essential for all of our students, regardless of what religion they are affiliated
with. Prayers are necessary for every child and it should be allowed in schools to offer prayers because
there is not harm in it and it will be good for our nation. It will be beneficial for the students. No!
There should not be any changes concerning prayer in the schools. The First Amendment (1971) of the
United States: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment or religion or prohibiting for
free exercise thereof: or abridging freedom of speech, or the press; or the right of the people peaceably
to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances (American 10).
Our Forefathers founded this nation on the belief of it's citizens, to day these Ten Amendments are considered the Bill of Rights. Prayer is a mandate from God, and prayers are free, and at no cost and if someone wants to pray, let them. And if they don't want to leave them alone, because some where down the road a crises will come in their life, and they will learn how to pray to their God of their choice. Life challenges will teach you to pray.(Haas ,36). As much as I have been through, I found out that prayer is essential to every child, and adult, because the word of God is real and true. We need prayer to fight off obstacles that come our way in this life. When I was younger, we learned the Bible at home, and at school (Religious Education in a Trailer) behind the school building, and we learned to pray and read our bibles at home. We were taught the word of God and how to use the word of God when...