Looking back over the past two hundred and seven years, every session of the United States Senate has been opened with a prayer. Doing so has reaffirmed the Senates faith that God is the Sovereign Lord of our Nation. Barry C. Black currently serves as the spiritual advisor and counselor for the United States Senate with the title of Chaplin. Over the years, this position has ranged from part time, to now a full time position (United States Senate, 2011).
Ever since Engel v. Vitale, people have been upset that God has been kicked out of the classroom. Engle v. Vitale was a landmark Supreme Court case, in which it was ruled that the public school could not be started or concluded with a formal …show more content…
Prayer has been such a large part of our history. In Colonial America, the churches were the forefront of the schools. The early American settlers pushed the importance of learning to read their Bibles. School prayer was a very natural part of school life. In the 1690s the New England Primer was introduced. Using this, the students were taught spelling, reading and the Alphabet using Bible verses (School Prayer in America, 2010). Over time, various other books, including the Blue Book Speller and the McGuffey reader, were used in