Correct me if I am wrong but do not the minutes kept from the Continental Congress indicate multiple prayers being offered during their meetings? If I understand correctly they would offer several in a row so that multiple religions were represented. Wasn't one of their first acts of the Congress to create a day of Thanksgiving to adore the superintending Providence of Almighty God; to acknowledge with gratitude their obligation to Him for benefits received and to implore such further blessing as they stand in need of? Even if the seperation of church and state is misinterpreted as those who fight against public prayer would have you believe, how does that violate anyone elses rights any more than my rights are being infringed upon to not be able to worship as I choose to in public? Simply hearing a prayer does not impose or force you to worship as I do. There is no basis for argument against public prayer and displays of worship. Should we start demanding that yarmulkes, turbans, rosaries, crosses, statues, be kept in the home and not in public places? Those all denote a specific religions.