The Florida Prayer Network has sent out an urgent alert, asking Floridians to "please pray" for its top two remaining priorities in the Legislature - SB 2400, which would require an ultrasound before all abortions, and SB 2692/HB 1483, which would allow public school teachers to "teach a balanced view" of evolution.
"At this point in the session, most of the grassroots lobbying efforts have been completed and we continue to work with individual legislators as necessary," the alert says. "Both these important measures hang in the balance over the next three days. We call upon you to join us in praying for passage of these two critical bills before the end of session this Friday, May 2, 2008. You have done great work contacting legislators when we ask you to do that. Now the remainder is out of our hands."
Not sure exactly what to pray for? The group has some recommendations. For the ultrasound bill, the group asks that people "pray that the Florida Senate will bring the bill to a vote and that it will pass the Senate; pray for wisdom for the bill sponsors, Senator Daniel Webster and Representative Trey Traviesa; (and) pray that both the House and Senate will reach agreement and pass the bill."
For the "academic freedom" bills, the group asks that people "pray that a difference in bill language between the House and the Senate will resolved quickly (and) pray for wisdom for the bill sponsors, Senator Ronda Storms and Representative Alan Hays."