Topics: Spirituality, God, Religion, Prayer, Good and evil, Philosophy / Pages: 4 (926 words) / Published: Sep 23rd, 2013
After every football game whether it is a win or a loss the two teams come together and pray. What do all of the fans do in those couple of moments? Nothing, they just stand there and watch. Instead of just standing there watching the teams pray the school should pick a certain player, hand him a mic, and let him pray over the intercom like they do when someone sings the National Anthem. This would bring both communities together, and be a humbling experience. Therefore, praying in public should be allowed anywhere in a public setting. Many people think that praying publicly is unconstitutional, but the reality is it’s just a way to talk to God. In Matthew 6:6 the bible says “But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou has shut thy door, pray to thy father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.” People interpret this as God saying that if you don’t pray in secret he won’t answer your prayers. This is wrong because in Deuteronomy 4:7 the bible says “The Lord our God comes near when we pray to him.” If God is always listening to us when we pray then it doesn’t matter whether the people praying are in secret or in public, he is always listening. Sometimes God doesn’t answer people’s prayers, but it’s not because that person played in public or not for God to give the effort to answer your prayers you have to go through the effort yourself to make the change to have those prayers answered. For example if you pray to do really good on a test to pass a class, you can’t just pray and expect them to be answered you have to actually study and make an effort in trying to pass. People also believe that praying publicly will discriminate people and cause bullying. This is false because there are hundreds of different religions with hundreds of different gods. Nobody needs to know who you are praying to, and you only need to pray to the God you believe in not the one everyone else is praying too. There are

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