(JTA) — Presidential candidate John Edwards said he believes in school prayer, as long as teachers do not lead it. The former North Carolina senator, a candidate for the Democratic nomination, said this week on Belief.net that “allowing time for children to pray for themselves, to themselves, I think is not only OK, I think it’s a good thing.” Edwards also said that although he does not believe America is a Christian nation, “there’s a powerful Christian thread through all of American history.”