A Brief History of Public Prayer


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c. 2007 Religion News Service TRENTON, N.J. _ Legislative prayers and controversies about them go back to the founding of the republic. Here are some key developments: 1774: Over the objections of delegates John Jay and John Rutledge, the Continental Congress establishes a tradition of opening its sessions with a prayer by a paid chaplain. […]

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