The leaders of the G20 nations met and observed a moment of silence regarding the terrorist attack in Paris. At the beginning of each of Sunday's NFL games there was also a moment of silence for Paris. Tragically, the main purpose of a moment of silence is not to offend anyone who does not believe in Christianity. Everyone can feel included. However, nothing is accomplished except to ignore and offend the Lord of the Universe.
It was not always so.
In 1944, Franklin Roosevelt led the nation in prayer for the Allied Forces for success on D Day against the "unholy forces of our enemy." He began the prayer by addressing Almighty God and ended the prayer by asking that "Thy will be done, Almighty God."