Religion: Every Man's Prerogative

When the U.S. Senate began a new legislative day one afternoon last week, it found it was without a chaplain to begin with prayer. For the first time in congressional memory the Vice President took over the duty. Said Alben Barkley: "I can pray. That's every man's prerogative."

Then, asking the Senate to join him, Barkley prayed: "Lord, in these days of uncertainty, we ask for and thank Thee for the boon of Thy guidance and direction. Endow us with wisdom and light to see the path of our duty, and courage to keep our feet within it. Amen."

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