Lawmakers Set Aside Political Agendas for Annual Prayer Luncheon
Before they get started making decisions in the state house, every year Alabama's lawmakers and leaders take time to pray at the annual Legislative Prayer Luncheon, hosted by the Alabama Baptist Convention's state board of missions.
Lawmakers set aside their political agendas Wednesday and prayed for the future of Alabama.
"Prayer is very important to me, I mean I truly believe in prayer," Governor Robert Bentley said at the luncheon. "I believe God puts you in places, I believe he put me where I am, he controls my life and I'm not ashamed of that."
More than 500 people listened to prayers and song, taking a moment to step out of their office and focus on one thing...God.
"With prayer he's going to give us strength and wisdom to do what we need to do for the people of Alabama this year," said Senator Harri Anne Smith, I-Dale County.
After the hostage situation involving a 5-year old named Eit Dale County, Sen. Smith says she believes prayer in Alabama is proved to be more important now than ever before.