HC Deb 09 July 1942 vol 381 c936
45. Dr. Little

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?

The Deputy Prime Minister (Mr. Attlee)

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.

Dr. Little

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"?

Mr. Austin Hopkinson

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?