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Support for prayer in Brisbane City Council

Strong public support shown for prayer to continue in Council meetings.

Thank you to our supporters who signed our Queensland Director’s petition to the Brisbane City Council which opposed the call to remove Christian prayer from Council meetings. The petition affirming the legitimacy of a Christian prayer being included in the opening to Council meetings closed with 1,323 signatures.

The petition for the removal of Christian prayer from Council meetings closed with 862 signatures.

These numbers are encouraging. But even more encouraging has been support of the Lord Mayor for prayer in Council and the conversation that has ensued both publicly and privately regarding the importance of prayer.

“As the reading of a prayer is a long standing tradition in all levels of government in Australia, this practice will continue to be followed during Council meetings.”

–Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner

Australia desperately needs prayer. Pray for our leaders, that they would exalt righteousness; pray that God’s people in Australia would pursue godly lives, and that the testimony of our lives would be used to spread the truth to all Australians.

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