Capitol prayer gathering slated for January 31

CapitolBeatOK Staff Report

On Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010 — the day before Oklahoma’s 2010 legislative session begins — the sixth annual Legislative Prayer Gathering will be held at the State Capitol.

Prayers will occur on the floor of both the House and Senate Chambers from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Participants will be offered the opportunity to actually sit in the chair of their state representative and/or senator and pray for that office holder (and others) for one hour.

Organizers say the objective is to have each of the 101 seats in the House Chambers as well as each of the 48 seats in the Senate Chambers occupied by citizens in prayer. To fulfill this goal, at least 149 participants are needed. Any participants beyond the 149 will fill a seat upstairs in either the House or Senate gallery.

Organizers encouraged participants to park on the west side of the Capitol and enter the west side of the building. Guides will be present to provide direction.

This annual event is sponsored by state Rep. Mike Reynolds, Sen. Jim Reynolds (both Oklahoma City Republicans), Prayer Force One, Bott Radio Network, the Oklahoma Family Policy Council,, Barnabas Ministries Inc., Reclaim Oklahoma for Christ, and the Oklahoma Conservative PAC.