March 2011 / Missouri Legislators Ask Christians to Pray and Fast for State Budget, Monday, March 14th
Missouri legislators asked Christians to pray and fast for the state budget again this year after a successful and historic budget agreement last year. Although the weather kept the number of participants down on a snowy morning, many church congregations were praying all around Missouri as Monday, March 14th marked the first of 40 days of prayer. Dr. Tom Blackaby, International Director of Blackaby Ministries International, spoke and led prayer at a service held at noon in the Capitol Rotunda. Bott Radio Network President/CEO Rich Bott gave the invocation at the gathering, and Sue Stoltz, BRN’s Area Manager for Mid-Missouri, helped organize the event in her capacity as Midwest National Area Leader for the National Day of Prayer. The prayer and fasting vigil is expected to end coinciding with the release of the budget May 6th.
Before the noon rally began, Christians walked the halls of the Capitol and prayed by specific legislators' doorways.
Different legislative offices posted signs, thanking those who walked the halls for praying specifically for them.
BRN President/CEO Rich Bott gave the invocation at the event.
Former Chaplain of the House of Representatives, Pastor James Jackson, asked those in the crowd to 'adopt' a legislator as he lifted them up in prayer.
Dr. Tom Blackaby speaking at the noon Prayer Rally in the Rotunda of the Capitol.
Believers clasped hands during the prayer time in the Rotunda at the Capitol, Monday, March 14th.
Dr. Tom Blackaby, International Director of Blackaby Ministries International, with Sue Stoltz, BRN Area Manager for Mid-Missouri and Midwest National Area Leader for the National Day of Prayer at the Capitol Rotunda.
Sue Stoltz, BRN Area Manager for Mid-Missouri, Pastor James Jackson, Past Chaplain, MO House of Representatives and Rich Bott, President/CEO of Bott Radio Network at the Prayer Rally in the Capitol Rotunda.