Today is the National Day of Prayer. At World Net Daily Judge Roy Moore has a good article about the importance of prayer in the public square. He writes:
Much to the chagrin of the ACLU and other secular groups, public prayer has a long and distinguished place in American history. In 1774, the First Congress began with prayer for wisdom and blessings from God. Benjamin Franklin, remembering these daily prayers, reminded the Constitutional Convention 13 years later of the need for "imploring the assistance of heaven" lest their proceedings fare "no better than the Builders of Babel." To this day, both houses of Congress and most local legislatures open their sessions with a prayer.You can finish reading America Still Needs Prayer here.