The surprising history of prayer in space
July 7th, 2011
11:30 AM ET

The surprising history of prayer in space

It may be the first prayer ever uttered by a space traveler: "Dear Lord, please don't let me f- up."

Dubbed "Shepard's Prayer," this brief, irreverent plea is often attributed to the first American in space – the late Alan Shepard – although he reportedly said he was misquoted.

FULL STORY from CNN's Belief Blog

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