A non-profit group in Columbia, South Carolina has made it a point to remind people in the state’s public school system of the importance of praying by designing “School Prayer Zone” signs.
The green and white signs show a woman standing in prayer while a man kneels near the bible reference, 2 Chronicles 7:14, which states:
'If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.' ESV
Vanessa Frazier, founder and director of Christ Teens, came up with the idea in 2016 and then worked out the details of how she could distribute the signs with the South Carolina Department of Transportation, according to WIS-TV.
“We want this next generation that’s coming out of our public schools every 365 days to be productive citizens with wisdom, understanding, knowledge, skills, and ability,” Frazier told the local station. “You know, everything you would want from a graduating class.”
Multiple signs have been installed at several churches in different counties ahead of the new school year. Frazier believes they’ll touch people’s hearts and teach the younger generation the importance of prayer.
“These signs will hopefully encourage people to pray morning, day, and night for our teachers, students, and parents,” she said.
For those who don’t like the signs, there’s really not much they can do. The signs are posted on the private property of different churches and are not on the highway rights of way.
“This is a perfect example of church and state,” Frazier said. “We’re staying out of the area of the state but we’re bringing it onto the land of the church.”
Frazier sells the signs with the SCDOT’s approval. The signs can be purchased for $714.00.