Despite challenges, courts have routinely noted the Constitution's approval of legislative prayers—by chaplains, volunteers and even elected officials.
The leaders told viewers to pray for confusion for Biden so that his "already rehearsed" responses would come out as "babble."
"I know it's a little bit unusual," he said. "This will be a spiritual diet and exercise that I as a Catholic Christian believe is very important anyway."
Some religious leaders have suggested eschewing social distancing in favor of prayer. The founder of one of the world's great religions would have a thing or two to say about that.
The values Thanksgiving celebrates—the importance of family and friends, the comfort of home and a spirit of gratitude—are shared across the world's major faiths.
"Dear @POTUS, 663 days later still praying that you come to understand the present & future impact of your policy actions (or in action with #climatechange)," Sister Susan Francois tweeted.
The legendary singer is "surrounded by family and people close to her."
George Nathaniel, 54, says his constitutional rights were violated.
Syria and Israel technically remain at war after years of animosity between the neighboring states, which both claim the Golan Heights.