The “New” School Prayer….very timely!

Thursday, August 4th, was the first day of school for our school district. With the new school year beginning, I felt it important to share with everyone what one student in Arizona has written as the “NEW School Prayer”, because our students in the public schools are no longer allowed to say:

The Pledge of Allegiance

The Lord’s Prayer

God/Jesus

This student has written a very touching and timely prayer. Everything this student says pertains to everything the kids face in their schools today.

Student pledging to the flag, 1899.
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What these kids are going through in our schools today, is a result of us parents and our parents not standing up against the one or two people who were offended by our time-honored traditions of teaching our children how important it is to remain loyal and proud to show our allegiance to our country and the American flag. If we had not kowtowed to the pressure of these anti-American people and groups, our children would not be experiencing the chaos, confusion and all too often, out right terror in their everyday lives while simply attending school and trying to get their education. There’s no wonder there are thousands of children being home-schooled now and more and more are being taken out of the public schools every year.
 It seems that no matter how much money is poured into our education system, the students are not benefiting from our efforts. But the education dollars are disappearing somewhere! I wonder if it could be going to those “wonderful” unions everyone is talking about or maybe the National Education Association (NEA) or Department of Education! Maybe someone should be investigating to see where the money in each district is being spent. I’m sure the taxpayers in those districts would LOVE to know whether the students in their districts are benefitting from all the tax dollars taken in on their behalf. I don’t mean this to sound like every school district is corrupt because I know for certain there are districts like ours here in north Mississippi that has had their struggles, but they have come up with ways to get local and state wide businesses to donate for major things that are needed. I’m talking about the school districts you hear about on the evening news whether it is in Memphis, Little Rock, Birmingham, Nashville, New York, Philadelphia or where ever. It’s a shame all business people and all people in general refuse to have the good moral character that is so sadly missing in our country.

Turn on the evening news and you hear of several school districts in financial trouble, whether they are located here in the Mid-South or somewhere else across the country. The politicians are saying, raise taxes, the schools need more money. The school board is saying the same thing, but the taxpayers are asking, why is it always up to us to foot the bill for every single thing that is proposed by the city, county, state or even federal governments?

The Founding Fathers left England for religious freedom AND to escape the high taxation being imposed upon them by the English King. Well, with the government we have now and the amount of debt that has been piled up over the past 4 to 6 years, aren’t our children and grandchildren going to feel the same oppression felt by our ancestors? It’s up to US, to stand up and say enough is enough.

We MUST put God back in our daily lives, that means in our homes, in our children’s schools, in our workplaces AND in the halls and conference rooms of our governments. I know almost every courtroom still has the witnesses to stand with their hands upon the Holy Bible and swear “to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help them, God” or some form of that oath. We still have “In God We Trust” upon our money (for now), so why are we not standing up for our children when they want to pray. If there happens to be one kid there whose parents are offended by the pledge of allegiance, or a morning prayer, or if the child itself is old enough to speak up and say they don’t want to participate, then he/she should be able to leave the room or sit in the office or somewhere where he/she can’t hear what the other students are saying. Don’t stop the entire school because one or two refuse to participate! This was outrageous when it was started, and it is still outrageous.

Whether those folks realize it or not, you can NOT remove prayer from the schools completely……as long as there are going to be tests in school, we WILL have prayer in our schools! I know that for a fact!! My favorite was, “God PLEASE help me remember what I studied last night! PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE!!” Whether everyone realizes it or not even THAT simple phrase is a prayer!

Until next time, God BLESS each of you and your families and keep our children safe this school year, Lord, and help them to learn all that You would have for them to learn!

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About msmamasramblings

I am a God fearing, Holy Bible believing sinner saved by the grace and mercy of the one and only God, creator of the Heavens and Earth. I was saved by Jesus Christ, the one and ONLY SON of God in 1977. I married the love of my life, next to Jesus, in 1978 and we have been blessed with 3 beautiful children. All three are grown now and they have babies of their own. We are the proud grandparents of 4 precious angels on loan from God above. I don't know what we did before they came along. Life sure must have been boring because it sure hasn't been since! I hope you will enjoy the ramblings and rants of an old grandma who is trying to make up for all the years of apathy towards who was elected into all branches of our government beginning here at our local level going all the way to Washington DC. If you don't like my opinion, you are free to exit out of this page. We are THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, we fly THE STARS AND STRIPES, and we sing THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AND WE PRAY EVERY CHANCE WE GET TO THE ONE AND TRUE GOD, of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, NOT Allah, Buddha, Mohammed or the Dali Lama! If you don't like it, you are FREE to leave this country and live in one that suits you more than America does, there are thousands to chose from and I'll even help you pack!!
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