The U.S. Senate pays $116,000, and the U.S. House of Representatives pays $123,000 annually to their respective chaplains, whose chief official duty is to open legislative sessions with prayer. We think there are thousands of teachers, and students, too, who would love to open class sessions with prayer without any pay for it at all. You figure it out (Pulpit Helps, March 1996).
It is a good thing for us to pay for prayer through our taxes at the Senate and House of Representatives level. Maybe it will lead to returning sanctioned prayer to our classrooms; however, paid or volunteer many teachers, administrators, principals, and even lunch room workers are praying for our classrooms.
The apostle Paul, in Ephesians 6:18, gives us this encouragement to pray: “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.”
God, thank You for teaching us to pray and for allowing us to come directly to Your throne of grace. Amen.
Give God all glory and praise!
In GOD we Trust!
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