Strong public support has been shown for prayer to continue in Council meetings. Many signed the ACL petition to the Brisbane City Council which opposed the call to remove Christian prayer from Council meetings. The petition affirming 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” said Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner.

Source: Australian Christian Lobby

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