Diverse Public Prayers, a Hallmark of America, Should Unite Us, Not Drive Us Apart
Let us pray?
Two years before the Declaration of Independence, the First Continental Congress debated how delegates of diverse religions could possibly pray together. Samuel Adams rose to say that "he was no bigot, and could hear a prayer from a gentleman of piety and virtue, who was at the same time a friend of his country." Adams, a Congregationalist, then moved to appoint an Anglican to lead a prayer.