Church Leaders to Gather at the Capitol for Prayer in Action

The Kentucky Council of Churches is hosting Prayer in Action Days at the State Capitol during next year’s General Assembly to pray for government officials and act on behalf of Kentucky’s most vulnerable citizens. The kick-off event will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2019, in the Capitol Rotunda. Subsequent gatherings will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will be held in room 171.

“The Prayer in Action events were very successful last year, and people have requested that we continue them in 2019,” said Rev. Dr. Don Gillett, Executive Director of the Council. “We will pray for our governor and legislators, and call them to a higher moral agenda that puts the well-being of Kentucky’s people first.” Each event will include prayer, education on issues, and a call to action. “We want to engage religious leaders and their congregants in direct justice advocacy.”

Each Prayer in Action event will focus on a different social issue like voting rights, justice reform, tax reform and gun violence.  The Kentucky Council of Churches chooses the issues based on policy statements approved by all eleven of the Council’s denominational members. The membership includes Protestant and Roman Catholic congregations. The Council works with other state advocacy groups and coalitions on these issues, and many of them have committed to support the Prayer in Action Days.

All Prayer in Action events are interfaith and open to the public and media. For more information contact the Kentucky Council of Churches at [email protected], 859-269-7715, or visit our website: www.kycouncilofchurches.org.

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