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Not In His Name

David Rhoades
2005.05.25

For the 2nd time in two weeks I have been present during an invocation to a public event when a prayer was given.

There was something missing though. See if you can guess what it was.

The first event was a horse show in Gallatin. The person to lead the invocation was introduced as a local pastor. He concluded his prayer by saying; "In the name of my Lord and Savior.... Amen."

The second time was during my Toastmaster meeting when the prayer was concluded with; " In His Name ..... Amen."

Of course you have probably guessed by now, Jesus was left out of both of these prayers.

I can't guess what these two men had in mind, other than trying to be politically correct.

While I have no doubt that both of these men were praying to the God of the Bible and the Father of our Savior Jesus Christ, in my opinion, they both succumed to public pressure to deny Jesus.

I have previously written about the "generic prayer" in one of my articles "Calling On Higher Powers", and the global push toward "one god". I am not going to rehash that information here.

I'm not big on public prayers, other than inside the church.

Rather than to say what I would do, I will just have to wait and see what that will be if I'm ever asked to lead a public prayer.

But, I have a good idea!


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