A bicameral, bipartisan coalition of state lawmakers from the Illinois General Assembly joined together Feb. 5 for a call-to-prayer day in the State Capitol rotunda. State Sen. Sam McCann (R-Carlinville) served as the chair of the event, which also marks the launch of the Illinois Prayer Caucus.
“This is about returning to the core values that make this state and this nation so great,” said Sen. McCann. “If a majority of families in a community are strong, then that community is strong. Strong communities build strong counties, which make a strong state, and strong states ensure a strong country.”
The event is part of a national movement spurred by the creation of the United States Congressional Prayer Caucus.
“Our goal is reaffirm the importance of advocating Judeo-Christian principles and protect the freedom of religion for all,” said Summer Ingram, National Prayer Director for the Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation. “We’re calling for legislators and citizens to say a prayer for Illinois and America.”