I found this article in some of my Moms papers and knew I wanted to share it. Some of you probably have already read this but here is what was in it. As far as the date ~ it is June 3, 1955.
WASHINGTON (AP) For the first time in 167 years of congressional history, Senators and House members, this year, will have a special, secluded room for prayer.
Capital architect, George Stewart said today the meditation room, authorized by Congress last year, will be ready for use when Congress meets Wednesday.
The idea is to provide a completely private, quiet, restful spot in the midst of, yet somehow removed from the tensions and pressures of legislative action.
An office just off the Capitol rotunda halfway between the House and Senate has been remodeled for this purpose. It is only about 17 feet square.
It will have a large blue and white stained glass window, lighted from behind. The design will show a candle symbolizing light, a scroll representing the Sermon on the Mount. and an open book, symbolizing the Book of the Law.
A large plain oak altar stands in front of the window. A green carpet extends out from the altar. Restful chairs, spaced along the soft blue walls, will be separated by small wood screens for more complete privacy. A table near the entrance will hold Bibles.
Just a little over 60 years ago this was in Washington Associated Press. I wonder if they would reprint this today? Just to think at one time our Capitol had such a room. Would to God we could see this again. It is almost shocking to think this ought to be the norm but God is being taken out of everything. Really makes you know that we as Christian need to take a stand. Wouldn't it be something if Congress was flooded with this article? We really need to pray for our nation. Our country as a whole has come a long way away from what God and our fore fathers meant for it to be.