The New School Prayer
Now I sit me down in school Where praying is against the rule For this great nation under God Finds mention of Him very odd.. If Scripture now the class recites, It violates the Bill of Rights.. And anytime my head I bow Becomes a Federal matter now.
Our hair can be purple, orange or green, That's no offense; it's a freedom scene. The law is specific, the law is precise.. Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.
For praying in a public hall Might offend someone with no faith at all. In silence alone we must meditate, God's name is prohibited by the state.
We're allowed to cuss and dress like freaks, And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks. They've outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible. To quote the Good Book makes me liable.
We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen, And the 'unwed daddy,' our Senior King. It's "inappropriate" to teach right from wrong, We're taught that such "judgments" do not belong.
We can get our condoms and birth controls, Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles. But the Ten Commandments are not allowed, No word of God must reach this crowd. It's scary here I must confess, When chaos reigns, the school's a mess. So, Lord, this silent plea I make: Should I be shot; My soul please take! Amen
If you aren't ashamed to do this, please pass this on. Jesus said, " if you are ashamed of me, I will be ashamed of you before my Father."
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Thanks for posting this, Pops. It's important to be reminded again and again, lest we become complacent.
As an aside, Marlin and I attended a football game at a small public school out in the country a couple of weeks ago, where they had a minister pray at the opening of the game. Marlin remarked how refreshing it was. Unfortunately, there are not enough of these schools around that are willing to stand up for what is right.