From time to time various people attempt to study the effect of prayer under real-world conditions, and it occurs to me that we have ideal conditions for undertaking such a study right now. The Cranston West High School has recently concluded a 48-year experiment in which students were exposed to a specific “School Prayer” on a daily basis. Has this prayer worked? Granted, atheists and unbelievers of various sorts might be expected to resist the effects of pious appeals to the Almighty Heavenly Father, so we shouldn’t look at the impact it has had on the godless. Instead, let’s examine the specific petitions in the prayer and see how it has changed believers’ lives, attitudes, and conduct.
|The Prayer||Christian Students’ Attitude/Conduct|
|Our Heavenly Father, grant us each day the desire to do our best to grow mentally and morally as well as physically,||Margaret
@jessicaahlquist U little brainless idiot, hope u will be punished, you have not win sh..t! Stupid little brainless skunk!
|to be kind and helpful to our classmates and teachers,||iCrothsnotTM
@jessicaahlquist How does it feel to be the most hated person in RI right now? Your a puke and a disgrace to the human race. It’s still up!
|to be honest with ourselves as well as with others.||amanda aldridge
she just destroyed a piece of cranston west’s history. hope you’re happy #stupidbitch
|Help us to be good sports and smile when we lose as well as when we win.||Matt Starchild May that little, evil athiest teenage girl and that judge BURN IN HELL!
|Teach us the value of true friendship.||Sydney Magner
Honestly I think the juniors are the most mad about the banner thing because all of us actually know the psycho bitch.
|Help us always to conduct ourselves so as to bring credit to Cranston High School West. Amen.||Gab Zaccaria
I think everyone should just fight this girl.Zach The Dog
Fuck Jessica alquist I’ll drop anchor on her face
Im Dante Smith
(tons more like these)
I think that should settle the question once and for all: prayers like this clearly do not work, and might even be harmful.