The Year of Mrs. Whitlock -The Lord’s Prayer – Day 3 – in no particular order

ImageAlthough school prayer had been outlawed in 1963 (?) Mrs. Whitlock was sure to force us to say the “Our Father” every morning right after the Pledge of Allegiance.

Our Father who art in Heaven

Hallowed be thy name

Thy Kingdom Come

Thy will be done

On Earth as it is in Heaven

Give us this day our daily bread

And forgive us our debts

As we forgive our debtors

And lead us not into temptation

But deliver us from evil

And the Protestant ending:

For thine is the Kingdom,

The Power and the Glory

Forever

Amen.

I suppose we could have notified some authority about this and gotten Mrs. Whitlock into great trouble for breaking the rules.

But if you ask me, being required to pray in school is not the worst thing that ever happened in US History, is it?

A whole generation of kids (or two) who were taught by this woman still have the words to the Lord’s Prayer written on their brains.

And maybe this current generation can learn something from that!

We had no guns in school.

Kids were still kids, and we were no angels…but we did understand that you could only go so far and no more.

There were consequences.

What kind of a world has no rules, and no consequences for wrongdoing?

The one we are living in now.

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