HC Deb 29 June 1944 vol 401 cc797-8
47. Dr. Little

asked the Prime Minister whether, now that the invasion of the Continent has been entered upon auspiciously, a day will be set apart, preferably a week-day, when the nation shall be called to prayer and dedication.

Mr. Eden

No, Sir. The Government do not propose to adopt this suggestion. My hon. Friend will no doubt remember that in his broadcast message on 6th June, His Majesty The King called his people to prayer and dedication.

Mr. Rhys Davies

Is my right hon. Friend aware that the Christian clergy in Germany have been praying for victory for German arms and that our own clergy in this country have prayed to the same Almighty for victory for British arms; and will he therefore do all he can to prevent this descent to Paganism among the Christian Churches.

Mr. Granville

May I ask the right hon. Gentleman to suggest to the Prime Minister to consider composing a prayer himself, as has been done by the President of the United States?