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June 20th, 2010
10:05 AM ET

Louisiana lawmakers declare day of prayer to stop oil disaster

Louisiana's state senate has designated today a statewide day of prayer in response to the Gulf oil spill.

"Thus far efforts made by mortals to try to solve the crisis have been to no avail," state Sen. Robert Adley said in a statement. "It is clearly time for a miracle for us."

From the senate resolution:

WHEREAS, a day of unified, intercessory prayer, by and for those people living throughout the regions around the Gulf of Mexico, to pray for an end to this environmental emergency, sparing us all from the destruction of both culture and livelihood;

Full resolution here. Story here.

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Environment • Faith Now

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