Oral Answers to Questions — Day of National Prayer.

– in the House of Commons on 9th July 1942.

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Photo of Reverend Dr James Little Reverend Dr James Little , Down

asked the Prime Minister whether he will take steps to have an entire week-day set apart when our nation shall be called to humiliation and prayer; and whether he will issue instructions that on the appointed day the programme of the British Broadcasting Corporation will be of such a religious nature as to turn the thoughts of all the people to God?

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

The question of holding a Day of National Prayer on the occasion of the third anniversary of the outbreak of war is already receiving the attention of His Majesty's Government.

Photo of Reverend Dr James Little Reverend Dr James Little , Down

Will the Government keep before them that the message of a National Day of Prayer to the nation should be: It is time to seek the Lord, till He come and rain righteousness upon you"?

Photo of Mr Austin Hopkinson Mr Austin Hopkinson , Mossley

Assuming, as the Question does, that Epicurus was wrong when he said would it not be better to deserve victory and then to start praying for it on the principle of rending hearts instead of garments?