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Thy Will Be Done: Stunned Crowd Bursts Into Applause After Valedictorian Rips Up Speech, Recites Lord’s Prayer

Psalm 20:7-8, “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. They are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and stand firm.”

By Jessica Chasmar, The Washington Times – “A South Carolina valedictorian garnered wild applause after he ripped up his pre-approved speech and delivered the Lord’s prayer at his high school graduation on Saturday.

The act was apparently in protest of the Pickens County School District’s decision to no longer include prayer at graduation ceremonies, Christian News reported. Officials said the decision was made after the district was barraged with complaints by atheist groups.

But that didn’t stop Roy Costner IV of Liberty High School. He ripped up his graduation speech for all to see, before he started talking about his Christian upbringing, Christian News reported.

‘Those that we look up to, they have helped carve and mold us into the young adults that we are today,’ he said. ‘I’m so glad that both of my parents led me to the Lord at a young age.’

‘And I think most of you will understand when I say…’ he paused. ‘Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name…’

The auditorium began to erupt with applause and cheers.

‘Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil,’ he continued. ‘For Thine is the Kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.’

Pickens County School District spokesman John Eby said that no disciplinary action will be taken against Mr. Costner.” Read more.

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  1. Sally's Special Services
    06/05/2013 at 5:22 PM
  2. Willard
    06/05/2013 at 5:30 PM

    It is time we fought back – we should all be very proud of this Christian man – God Bless him


  3. 06/05/2013 at 7:07 PM

    Well, no one can claim the school endorsed this, good for him, and good for the school really, there is no way they could be sued.


  4. 06/06/2013 at 7:05 AM

    We are more than conquers, it is high time that we Christians rise up and fight Satan with GOD’s word. It takes a child to demonstrate how it’s done. His word is a double edged sword, we are fully equipped for battle, and we need to remember that. Well done Roy!


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