Churches resorting to Prayer when court cases and petitions fail.

New York Times

They have tried letter-writing, petitions and a lawsuit, all to no avail. So now the Christian congregations that are weeks away from expulsion from New York City’s public schools are focusing on more-religious tools in their arsenal: prayer, fasting and repentance.

About 200 people gathered at Calvary Baptist Church on West 57th Street on Monday night to pray for God to soften Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s heart. The pastors at the service, including one who was among those arrested last week at a “pray-in”outside the offices of the city’s Law Department, also said they would pray outside a Bronx school on Thursday before the mayor gives his State of the City address inside.

They are pressing the city to let dozens of churches continue to hold worship services in school buildings, despite a court decision allowing the city to eject them.

Knowing the effectiveness of prayer... I think we can all foresee the outcome. 

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Comment by Simon Bennett on March 19, 2012 at 4:21pm

Prayer? What a complete waste of time. 

Comment by Carl Rowley on March 19, 2012 at 4:41pm
Don't know about anyone else but actions like this are perhaps (to me at least) the vilest and purest expressions of arrogance that I have seen in modern society.
Comment by Raymond Baker on March 20, 2012 at 4:43am

Its interesting that prayer is a last resort, and not a first for these xians.  I could just envision the discussion among to the campaign organizers.  "Ok guys, now that we've exhausted our practical and effective means of achieving our goals....Lets bring out the big guns, close our eyes and hope really really hard".  

Comment by matt.clerke on March 22, 2012 at 5:56pm

My thoughts exactly Raymond... surely if God answered prayers, that would be any Christian's goto method for getting things done.


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