They Canceled the Lord’s Prayer at this School’s Graduation, And Then This Happened

We have become a nation of wimps and blowhards. Most of the time, the only people willing to stand up are those who wish to destroy the Christian foundations our nation was built upon. If there are people ready to fight, it is usually to silence the Christian majority.

It looked as though this would be the case once again in a small Ohio town. East Liverpool has traditionally had it’s choir sing the Lord’s Prayer at every graduation ceremony. But last year, a parent complained to the Freedom From Religion Foundation. They, in turn, sent a letter of complaint to the school board, which decided they would do better to spend their small budget on things other than lawyers.

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But the student body had something else in mind.

Christian News reports:

The valedictorian of a high school in Ohio led his class in a recitation of the Lord’s Prayer during their graduation ceremony this past weekend after a musical version of the prayer that has traditionally been a part of the commencement for years was removed due to an atheist complaint.

Though these students may have been doing this to stand for tradition rather than for the prayer itself, we have to give them credit for the stand against tyranny. And we can all learn from such boldness in the face of oppression.

Christian News continues:

[On] Saturday, valedictorian Jonathan Montgomery led his classmates in a recitation of the Lord’s Prayer anyway, asking them to stand to their feet.

“Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name,” the graduates declared. “Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.”

Following their recital of the words of Christ as found in Matthew 6 and Luke 11, those in attendance erupted in applause, standing to their feet and cheering.

If we were all to stand in such ways throughout our lives, we would win over or silence the opposition. May God give us the strength.

Watch as the students recite the Lord’s Prayer.

Courtesy of Freedom Outpost

Michael Ware is a husband, father and elder in the church he attends. He also writes at and

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