The first United States Senate meeting opened with a prayer in New York City on April 25, 1789. The prayer in the senate that day was led by Samuel Provost who was an Episcopal Bishop and New York’s first Chaplain. The senate has opened every session since that time with a prayer. Likewise the first prayer in the Continental Congress for the United States House of Representatives was led on September 7, 1774 by Reverend Jacob Duche’ who was a Rector of Christ Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The House of Representatives has opened each session with a prayer from that day forward. It is interesting to note that 27 of 56 founding fathers had seminary degrees. There appears to be no separation of GOD and state.
In 1962 with the United States Supreme Court case of Engel vs Vitale and the Abington School District vs Schemp in 1963 we chose as a people to separate GOD from our school systems with the removal of prayer. Later on in 1973 we elected as a people in the United States Supreme Court case of Roe vs Wade to legalize the killing of our children.
Since 1966 alone there have been a total of 257 shooting incidents in our school systems across America. Take a look at the most recent years and the shocking increase year over year for the last several years.
2010 – (8)
2011 – (10)
2012 – (14)
2013 – (32)
2014 -(41) Including the most recent shooting of October 24th in Marysville, Washington
On Friday, October 24th Jaylen Fryberg walked into the school cafeteria and killed one classmate, wounded two others and then shot himself with a 40 caliber handgun. You might ask the question where was GOD in all of these senseless killings. I think the answer just might be that we asked him to leave the schools didn’t we? We asked him to kindly leave.
America is starting to spaul away like concrete does when it is exposed to too much freezing and thawing and too much salting in the winter months. Concrete is a pretty resilient material made up of sand, rock,cement, and water. Concrete will continue to grow stronger and stronger with age. One thing that is really hard on it though is the constant freezing and thawing coupled with the salt. That’s what results in all of the flaking away at the top layers of concrete or something called spauling.
We have allowed our kids to be subjected to life without prayer and life without GOD in many ways and now they are killing each other. That’s our choice though and I guess we made that decision as a country. It’s just very sad to me though that our kids are the ones that have to suffer like this.