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My Take: Dear God: How to pray on National Day of Prayer?
President Barack Obama praying at a White House Easter event in April.
May 3rd, 2012
09:51 AM ET

My Take: Dear God: How to pray on National Day of Prayer?

Editor's Note: Stephen Prothero, a Boston University religion scholar and author of "God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions that Run the World," is a regular CNN Belief Blog contributor.

By Stephen Prothero, Special to CNN

Dear Deity,

In the Milky Way, on planet Earth, in the United States of America, Thursday is our National Day of Prayer, so I am writing to ask You how to pray.

Seventy eight percent or so of U.S. citizens are Christians, so should we pray today to the Christian God? This seems to be the conviction of the folks at the National Day of Prayer Task Force, which pops up first if you Google “National Day of Prayer.” (By the way, do You Google, God? And if so do you ever Google "God"?)

The NDP Task Force refers to itself as “Judeo-Christian,” but it sure looks evangelical to me. It has been chaired since 1991 by Shirley Dobson, the wife of Focus on the Family founder (and evangelical stalwart) James Dobson. Its site quotes liberally from the New Testament, and one of its goals is to “foster unity within the Christian Church.”

A NDP Task Force press release begins: “Americans to Unite and Pray on Thursday, May 3rd, for the 61st Annual Observance of the National Day of Prayer." But will their sort of prayer really unite our nation?

Twenty four percent of Americans are Catholics, and God knows they don’t pray the way evangelicals do. Nearly 2% are Mormons and another 2% are Jews. And neither of those groups talks to You with the easy familiarity of born-again Christians.

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And what about American Hindus and Muslims and Buddhists?  Muslims agree with their Jewish and Christian neighbors that there is one God. But how to pray as a nation when some believers affirm more than one God and some affirm fewer?

As You obviously know, the 1.6% of Americans who call themselves atheists and the 2.4% who call themselves agnostics refer to today as the National Day of Reason. On their web site, they argue that our National Day of Prayer represents an unwanted and unconstitutional intrusion of religion into the workings of the U.S. government.

In his various proclamations of the National Day of Prayer, including this year's, President Obama has referred to prayer as an important part of U.S. history. He speaks of the Continental Congress and Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr. being driven to their knees by the force of the tasks set before them.

But when our national icons have prayed on our behalf, they have done so in generic terms. Washington addressed “the Almighty”; Jefferson called on “that Infinite Power.” They did so because they wanted prayer to unite us, not to divide us, and they knew from the start that different Americans call You by different names.

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But addressing “Providence” in vague pieties will not satisfy everyone either. The evangelicals at the NPD Task Force reject efforts to “homogenize” America’s many different ways of praying into one common prayer.

I see their point. Like language, religion is a specific sort of thing. If you are going to speak, you need to choose a language. If you are going to pray, you need to choose a religion (and a god). So if they want to pray to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, more power to them.

But what happens when that particular prayer language is put forth as our collective national language? What happens when we pray, as Rick Warren did at President Obama’s inaugural, “in the name of the one who changed my life, Yeshua, Isa, Jesus”? Then prayer turns into a wedge, dividing those who call you Christ from those who call You Krishna (or do not call on You at all).

So I return to my original question: How should we pray on this National Day of Prayer?

But while I have Your attention (do I?) I have one more.

This year the NDP Task Force has chosen for its theme “One Nation Under God” and its Bible quote is: “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord” (Psalms 33:12). Is our god You? Since 1954 we have bragged in our Pledge of Allegiance that we are "one nation under God." Are we?

All too often, it seems to me, we use You rather than following You. Democrats ask You to shill for them on tax policy and immigration. Republicans claim to speak in Your name on abortion and gay marriage. Does this annoy You — playing the pawn in our political chess games? Don't You sometimes just want to smite us?

Finally, before I let you go, I must ask You about the marginal tax rate for the wealthiest Americans. Perhaps You have more important things on your plate, but while I have Your attention (do I?) I must ask: What portion of their income should millionaires pay to the U.S. government? When President Kennedy came into office the highest income tax rate was 91%. Was that too high? Today it is 35%. Is that too low? (Just curious.)

This prayer is already too long, so I should stop. But if You are still there (are You?) maybe you could just tell me whether You follow the Roman Catholic Church. If so, could you comment on the recent fight the Vatican has been picking with American nuns? Do you think our nuns should be spending more time fighting contraception and less time caring for the poor and the sick?

And do get back to me on that how to pray thing. We’re all supposed to do it on Thursday, together.

Sincerely,

Steve

The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Stephen Prothero.

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soundoff (4,673 Responses)
  1. Ken

    I said hotshot tell me this which religion is the truest? He said there all about the same, Budda was not a Christian, but Jesus
    woulda made a good buddist. Ray Wylie Hubbard – Conversation with the Devil

    May 3, 2012 at 3:16 pm |
    • Krep1

      What Jesus came to bring humanity was not a religion, but a restoration of the Kingdom of God. You all are angry because "religion" has failed you. But when you experience the new birth, and have your eyes opend to what Jesus was really trying to bring mankind, you'll find this precious thing called the Kingdom of King (the rule and reign of God upon men's heart)....Not religion!!

      Mat 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

      May 3, 2012 at 3:29 pm |
    • Michael Robinson Gainesville FL

      All religions are fake. You are boring us already.

      May 3, 2012 at 3:30 pm |
    • Krep1

      As I said before Mike....a kingdom is not "religion"...

      May 3, 2012 at 3:33 pm |
    • Michael Robinson Gainesville FL

      Like I said before, rep, religions, including your mickey mouse kingdom, is completely fake.

      May 3, 2012 at 3:37 pm |
    • Michael Robinson Gainesville FL

      Krep, you truly are brainwashed. And no, I don't think any of us non-believers are angry or betrayed. We just are not brainwashed like you, and are sick and tired of hearing all your crap about sky-daddy and your imaginary friend jesus.

      May 3, 2012 at 3:42 pm |
    • PercievedReality

      So sorry you have let your flesh mind lead you astray Mike. Jesus is Lord whether you realize it or not, of course one day you will when everyone will but it will be too late for you in this life and the next. I hope he makes himself known to you, until then I have no doubt you will keep seeking your happiness with the trappings of this rotting material world, good luck with that.

      May 3, 2012 at 3:44 pm |
    • Michael Robinson Gainesville FL

      It's so sad to see you believers get suckered into false teachings. We both live in the same world. It is just that your world is imaginary.

      May 3, 2012 at 3:48 pm |
  2. Simmm

    1.6% atheists only LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

    May 3, 2012 at 3:16 pm |
    • kle

      Yeah, most polls I've seen indicate it's 20% at least

      May 3, 2012 at 3:23 pm |
  3. lastone

    If god exists for you, chances are your a republican. You will believe anything your told without prooof.

    May 3, 2012 at 3:16 pm |
    • Joe

      Republicans and democrats are both stupid enough to believe everything they are told. Mindless sheep, just like christians.

      May 3, 2012 at 3:17 pm |
    • Neesha

      Not true! Just as many democrats or humans in general despite party lines believe in the one only true Jehovah God. Yes, he is definitely real.

      May 3, 2012 at 3:18 pm |
  4. jay

    look at all the haters on here. Bashing christianity like it's something bad. Please tell me how following the teachings of love and respect for another is a bad thing? Even if you don't believe in God you have to respect the fact that the bible teaches compassion and respect for one another. Atheists are depressed, self loathing people and just upset at their miserable lives.

    May 3, 2012 at 3:16 pm |
    • Bleah

      Fuuck you jay, you piece of shiit. Go die in a fire.

      May 3, 2012 at 3:17 pm |
    • Michael Robinson Gainesville FL

      Christianity....same old dog and pony show, new and richer preachers of crap. Get over it people. All religions are fake. Do you still believe in zeus and pharoah? (neither does anyone else, cause they found out it just aint so). Call us non-believers anything you want, just keep your cotton candy jesus out of intelligent conversations. It's boring already.

      May 3, 2012 at 3:17 pm |
    • Joe

      Take a look at history, Jay. See the results of christianity. It isn't good...

      May 3, 2012 at 3:18 pm |
    • EJ

      Notice how most of the offensive, insulting, and hateful comments are by those bashing religion, particularly Christianity.

      May 3, 2012 at 3:19 pm |
    • Dan

      Your bible teaches that it's ok to have slaves. Your bible teaches to stone your child if they disrespect you. Your bible teaches that you're less than everyone else if you're gay. Your bible also teaches to feed the hungry and heal the sick but most christians consider that socialism.

      May 3, 2012 at 3:20 pm |
    • QS

      Choosing to blind yourself to the wrongs religion creates is your own fault. Religion is far from being anywhere near wholly good and benevolent. You may believe it is SUPPOSED to teach people to love each other, unfortunately the reality is it teaches most people only how to identify and view as inferior any person or group that doesn't mesh with their beliefs.

      May 3, 2012 at 3:20 pm |
    • LauraJT

      I believe in compassion and respect for others, yet when I see people who call themselves Christian threaten others that they're going to "burn in hell", and do so with glee, I don't see a Christian.

      May 3, 2012 at 3:21 pm |
    • John

      "...you have to respect the fact that the bible teaches compassion and respect for one another."

      The only fact here is that you had never read the Bible.

      May 3, 2012 at 3:24 pm |
    • PraiseTheLard

      The only thing that makes atheists depressed is seeing the waste of all those human being's potential in their pursuit of idiotic ideals as promoted by various religions. I guess living in make-believe land is easier than trying to face the truth of the Universe, but to see such a large number of people deluded into "praying" to nonexistent gods simply reaffirms the viewpoint that the greatest promoter of ignorance is religion.

      May 3, 2012 at 3:30 pm |
    • compassion and respect, HA!

      "Even if you don't believe in God you have to respect the fact that the bible teaches compassion and respect for one another. Atheists are depressed, self loathing people and just upset at their miserable lives."

      In two sentences you contradicted what your bible teaches, LOL

      May 3, 2012 at 3:34 pm |
  5. What Is Truth

    "My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power." (1 Corinthians 2:4) Christians should pay attention to this. Love more, talk less.

    May 3, 2012 at 3:16 pm |
  6. Living History

    Dear Steve,

    When you mentioned the 91% tax rate when Kennedy took office you meant to say a 91% tax bracket didn't you? I don't believe I would even want a job if I were to be taxed at 91% on all my income.

    May 3, 2012 at 3:15 pm |
    • waterman

      No, he meant tax rate. Your income would have to be very very high (many millions every year) for you to pay that rate, even then.

      May 3, 2012 at 3:23 pm |
  7. Louisa

    HAHAHAHAHAHAAH CHRISTIANS WILL TAKE OVER THE GOVERNMENT SOON !!!!!!! Gotta love it

    May 3, 2012 at 3:15 pm |
    • YeahRight

      What a stupid troll. Grow up.

      May 3, 2012 at 3:18 pm |
    • sybaris

      Boy are you stoooopid.

      In a country where at least 75% of the population are christian don't you think that the majority of politicians are christian?

      May 3, 2012 at 3:20 pm |
  8. Just another guy

    Where did you come up with the assumption that prayer was supposed to unite us? Pretty sure the Christian faith (whether you believe in it or not) says that Christ came to bring a sword, to divide all sorts of close unions. Not sure it's all that accurate to regard prayer as some sort of socio-political action, even if many people from all walks of life do try to use it as such.

    May 3, 2012 at 3:15 pm |
    • Neesha

      Inaccurate.

      May 3, 2012 at 3:20 pm |
  9. Marc

    the Evangelical movement in this country is the reason for our divide. Keep you religion to yourself. Oh, and don't come knocking on my door because that to me is a threat to me and my family, and here in Illinois, we have that awesome stand-your-ground law you all and your NRA lovers produced. So if no one is watching, I dare you to knock on my door 🙂

    May 3, 2012 at 3:15 pm |
    • dave

      Perfect response to a Godless family

      May 3, 2012 at 3:30 pm |
  10. Joe

    Christianity is the most bigoted, hateful, and violent religion in the history of the Earth. It is a shame there are still people stupid enough to follow that nonsense.

    May 3, 2012 at 3:15 pm |
    • waterman

      Islam can compete pretty well on those grounds, but those two are clearly ahead of the rest.

      May 3, 2012 at 3:25 pm |
    • Neesha

      Unfortunately, that probably is the way you perceive it but it's not what Christians are to represent. Some people become to religious & neglect to follow the core principles of what Jehovah God teaches us. The word of Jehovah God is not bigoted but it is principles he desires for us to follow. He gives us all fre-will but ultimately we are suffering the consequences of disobedience. It's not the word of God that's the problem it's some of the people who turn his words into radical Christianity. Jesus did not turn his back on anyone when he was on earth (not even his enemies) but he couldn't compromise his father Jehovah's words either just because people wanted to live as they desired.

      May 3, 2012 at 3:25 pm |
    • dave

      Have you ever read the Bible? Most of the things the Bible points to as ways we should live our lives do not support the actions that the church has taken in the past. Just because imperfect humans made tremendous mistakes doesn't mean that the God that those imperfect humans believed in supported those actions.

      May 3, 2012 at 3:29 pm |
  11. Vicki

    If the National Day of Prayer is "mostly" a Christian "event", I propose that other points of view/other religons be allocated their own time. Perhaps Jews could receive an National Afternoon of Prayer. Hindus and Buddhists might receive a National 2 hour period of prayer and so forth. I suppose even agnostics and aetheists could have a few minutes.

    For those who pray every day can be their own day of prayer. Others may not wish to participate. That would include me!

    May 3, 2012 at 3:15 pm |
  12. Chuck

    I prayed to the Flying Spaghetti Monster. He said he's the one true god...

    May 3, 2012 at 3:15 pm |
  13. Mike

    ATHEISTS HATE N.I.G.G.E.R.S

    May 3, 2012 at 3:15 pm |
    • comeon

      Truth!

      May 3, 2012 at 3:16 pm |
    • Joe

      ^
      Typical uneducated, bigoted christian.

      May 3, 2012 at 3:16 pm |
    • ggargoyle

      must be among the 52.387%!

      May 3, 2012 at 3:20 pm |
    • LauraJT

      That statement is not true.

      May 3, 2012 at 3:22 pm |
  14. Michael Robinson Gainesville FL

    Christianity is boring ....same old dog and pony show. Get over it people. All religions are fake. Do you still believe in zeus and pharoah? (neither does anyone else, cause they found out it just aint so). Call us non-believers anything you want, just keep your cotton candy jesus out of intelligent conversations. It's boring already.

    May 3, 2012 at 3:14 pm |
    • dave

      If it's so boring for Christians to talk about our beliefs, why are you still reading religious articles?

      May 3, 2012 at 3:25 pm |
    • Michael Robinson Gainesville FL

      Dave, simply put, I am on a crusade to change christians minds about the imaginary friends called jesus and sky-papa.

      May 3, 2012 at 4:01 pm |
  15. joshua

    see dr owour for true prophecies coming true now.

    May 3, 2012 at 3:13 pm |
  16. Joe

    Are there really people stupid enough to believe in religion? You would think, given that we live in the 21st century, that people would be intelligent enough to get over this nonsense.

    May 3, 2012 at 3:12 pm |
    • PraiseTheLard

      Yes, I'm afraid that there are indeed people (lots of them, apparently) who are stupid enough to believe in fairy tales...

      May 3, 2012 at 3:16 pm |
    • kle

      From the previous comments, apparently not!!

      May 3, 2012 at 3:17 pm |
    • Krep1

      Time..and your so-called intelligence can't do away with the one who created them both.....You you use evolutionary thinking to somehow get God our of the equation....Impossible...you can't change, or erase GOD!!

      May 3, 2012 at 3:18 pm |
    • Jerry

      Even though religion has existed for thousands of years, in one form or another. But yeah, what you said makes more sense.

      May 3, 2012 at 3:18 pm |
    • Motley

      Just because you don't agree with it, does not mean it doesn't have its place in society,...

      However you seem to lack much moral character as you ridicule others for thinking different than you,...

      May 3, 2012 at 3:18 pm |
    • Yep Joe

      This is my thought. Yet people still believe the stories. They believe the words that came from a time when the earth was flat and the center of the universe (The Milky Way).
      These answers were the easy ones, how on Earth could they be right about God.
      Oh, yeah....he used to speak to us. That's right. Now He saves that for insane people.

      May 3, 2012 at 3:20 pm |
    • Mort

      If that's your stance, how do you wake up in the morning and do anything knowing that it all accounts for nothing? And don't give me the "goodness" garbage, because even for goodness' sake, it is human nature to have our good deeds accounted for

      May 3, 2012 at 3:21 pm |
    • dave

      If people are stupid for believing in a creator, then how would you explain creation/beginning of life? The Big Bang Theory isn't just a theory that atheists/agnostics believe in; there are plenty of Christians (and I'm sure other religions) who believe that the Big Bang was caused by the Creator. If you can't, without a trace of doubt, answer what caused the Big Bang, then how can you call people stupid for believing?

      May 3, 2012 at 3:23 pm |
    • Chris Bartlett

      I have a pretty high IQ and religion is what I believe in. I came to Jesus later in life, my mother is a big CNN fan (aka atheist). Also not to scare you or anything but I've seen a lot of death and most people become Christians in Foxholes and deathbeds. I would be extremely proud of you if you stuck to your guns by believing in nothing while you are dying. I would love to look into your eyes during your last breath on earth and hear you say "GOD damn it" or "Jesus you don't exist" that would be amazing. Can i have your number and have you prove yourself like that. Seriously I want to see it.

      May 3, 2012 at 3:26 pm |
    • @DAVE

      He asks why people are still stupid enough to believe in RELIGIONS, not a God. Separate things entirely. I believe there is something more than us, but I do NOT believe what was written in some book. You are a fool to believe in it. I do believe that though.

      May 3, 2012 at 3:27 pm |
    • brian

      I find it unbelievable as well. I can't for the life of me understand how anyone can believe in religion let alone the large percentage that do.

      May 3, 2012 at 3:28 pm |
    • Terry

      Well, I would think that people would be intelligent enough to recognize that all we see and experience is by a design and realize that the entire universe is calibrated like an expensive watch. It is so obvious; I do not see how anyone would not believe in GOD. Even a mud tribe can see there is GOD but like everything else, we look for complications when the truth is so easy. BELIEVE AND TRUST GOD. You will not regret it.

      May 3, 2012 at 3:28 pm |
    • brian

      Religious people also can't comprehend that religion and god are two different things. They think its either the christian god or no god, and if you don't believe in the christian god, you are an atheist; simple minded people.

      May 3, 2012 at 3:31 pm |
    • Neesha

      Calling someone unintelligent because they believe in the one & only true Jehovah God is insane. I would attack you with the same rhetoric but I choose not too. Hopefully, he'll reveal himself to you someday so you can have a relationship & know that he's real. Everyone doesn't only believe in God because they were taught but it also comes from what many of US have experienced too & no one on this earth can every tell me that he doesn't exist. We sure didn't create ourselves & the evolutionary theory is asinine as well as any other theory that they tried to create as an explanation for our existence.

      May 3, 2012 at 3:32 pm |
    • brian

      Neesha, I should clarify. The simple minded people I was referring are the people responding to this post who are implying that if you don't believe in religion, then you can't believe in god or some kind of intelligent creator, and not religious people in general. Read other posts and you will see who I am referring too. Everyone is free to believe in whichever god they want. I have no objections to that. I am glad you have personally experienced what you interpret to be god.

      May 3, 2012 at 3:47 pm |
  17. Earl

    Religion is addictive as smoking and much worse for you!

    May 3, 2012 at 3:12 pm |
  18. Louisa

    America is a Christian country and those who don't accept it should be kicked out from this nation. You must agree and accept this, otherwise you have nothing to do with us. Obey the law, shut up, or leave. PERIOD!

    May 3, 2012 at 3:12 pm |
    • Joe

      America is not a christian country, and it never will be. You idiots need to stop pushing your useless, outdated, and evil religion on the rest of us.

      May 3, 2012 at 3:14 pm |
    • todd in DC

      My, aren't we ignorant? Guess that whole, separation of church and state thing was just a commie plot? Do try to get your history facts from someplace other than Fox News.

      May 3, 2012 at 3:14 pm |
    • BostonMonkey

      Heh. Good one. 😉

      May 3, 2012 at 3:16 pm |
    • Michael Robinson Gainesville FL

      Lois, you are truly brainwashed. This is not a christian country, because there is no jesus and god.

      May 3, 2012 at 3:16 pm |
    • rednaxelat

      are you insane, or just being sarcastic?

      May 3, 2012 at 3:16 pm |
    • Hawk

      God bless you Louisa

      May 3, 2012 at 3:17 pm |
    • Wholly Mary

      Joe-Doncha know sarcasm when ya see it?

      May 3, 2012 at 3:17 pm |
    • Mort

      Obey the law? The law says it's not a Christian country. So by your own ultimatum, where does that leave you? LOL

      May 3, 2012 at 3:18 pm |
    • sybaris

      Let's just say for a moment that the U.S. is a "christian country".

      Does branding the country with a badge of ignorance gain you anything?

      May 3, 2012 at 3:18 pm |
    • religion; a way to control the weak minded

      lol not according to many founding fathers and the US cons..t..i..t..u..tion

      May 3, 2012 at 3:18 pm |
    • kle

      I really hope you are being sarcastic, otherwise you are a true moron

      May 3, 2012 at 3:19 pm |
    • Joe

      That isn't sarcasm, Mary. Christians really are that simple.

      May 3, 2012 at 3:20 pm |
    • Andy

      You anger, intolerance, and ignorance tells us all we need to know about you.

      May 3, 2012 at 3:20 pm |
    • chirpieguy

      I think you need to study some history on what lead to this country being founded in the first place.

      May 3, 2012 at 3:20 pm |
    • Hippy

      You're kidding. Right? Where in the world did YOU learn US history?
      FWIW – the "One nation, under G_D" was added to the pledge in 1954 to satisfy McCarthy's anti-communist campaign.

      Get a live and actually READ your bible especially the parts about forgivness and acceptance.

      May 3, 2012 at 3:33 pm |
  19. Krep1

    The answer to your question of "which God?" is an easy one...the one who is alive. You can't pray to a dead, non-existent God. Christians serve the only true and LIVING God!!

    May 3, 2012 at 3:12 pm |
    • Adam

      Just because you say it does not make it true.

      May 3, 2012 at 3:13 pm |
    • Bleah

      You are so fuucked up in the head. There is no god. Your jesus piece of shiit is DEAD and you cant get anything to work for you.

      May 3, 2012 at 3:14 pm |
    • sybaris

      again, which living god?

      Produce it

      May 3, 2012 at 3:15 pm |
    • todd in DC

      The one TRUE god is Lord Priape (look it up)

      May 3, 2012 at 3:15 pm |
    • Toks

      And who is this God you make reference to? Jesus, Mary (as believed by Cathoilics), Trinity? Just curious...

      May 3, 2012 at 3:22 pm |
    • Krep1

      I pray for you all..God's grace be extended to you that you may come into the saving Knowledge of Jesus Christ!!

      May 3, 2012 at 3:24 pm |
  20. Erisian

    Actually, Rick Perry issued the best open call to prayer I have ever seen at http://governor.state.tx.us/news/proclamation/16038/ which appears to unite all people across belief and denominational lines. If we could have a national day of prayer along these lines our problems would certainly all be solved.

    May 3, 2012 at 3:12 pm |
    • Erisian

      Just read about the drought and the fires that plagued the state in the months following this proclamation. Oops.

      May 3, 2012 at 3:13 pm |
    • PraiseTheLard

      He also called for prayer to get some rain last year... how did that work out?

      May 3, 2012 at 3:14 pm |
    • rednaxelat

      You're sweet, but did you know people in hospitals who are very sick and know people are praying for them are actually more likely to die than people who don't? Prayer is an admission of defeat. I'd rather go with love and compassion, and try to learn how to act on that effectively. Try to do God's will (if you want to phrase it that way, statistics also show atheists are more compassionate and act more compassionately than believers), and don't look to God as an alibi for irresponsibility.

      May 3, 2012 at 3:28 pm |
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