Will 40 Days of Prayer Balance Missouri’s Budget?

It appears as if legislators in Missouri have hit upon a novel way to try and draft the state’s budget by asking Christian leaders to engage in 40 days of prayer to help them come up with a way to make cuts and balance the budget:

A prayer meeting to show support for lawmakers is scheduled for noon March 29 in the Capitol Rotunda.

Several Christian leaders met last week with key leaders from both chambers of the Missouri Legislature. These elected officials requested prayer to help with the pending budget cuts and to be responsible in balancing the budget and avoiding unnecessary debt.

These leaders asked Bob Loggins, prayer specialist of the Missouri Baptist Convention, and Sue Stoltz, Midwest national area leader for National Day of Prayer, for a meeting. They requested a mobilization of prayer throughout Missouri, which will include 40 days of prayer beginning March 29 and culminating May 7, the day the budget is due.