"He who turns away his ear from listening to the law, Even his prayer is an abomination." Proverbs 28:9 I tend to be displeased when a public prayer is taken out of more and more functions. In my cadet corps, the public prayer spoken over the speaker at every formation and meal has turned into "Please pause for a moment of silence, meditation, or prayer." We have maintained a prayer before each football game. Should the non-Christian be encouraged to pray? Is there a distinction between the "sinner's prayer" and others? Should we in the name of religious liberty work to maintain these public prayers, or support removal of them?