The House and Senate frequently begin their work on behalf of Kansans standing side-by-side with heads bowed in prayer. In these moments, religious leaders and sometimes legislators urge all 165 members to follow the Good Word and to go about their political objectives as instruments of peace. The elected are directed repeatedly to sow love where there is hatred, pardon those who injure others, bring hope to despair, and deliver light where there is darkness.
On this Kansas Reflector podcast, we’re taking a look at the 2021 Legislature’s collection of prayers. Members of the Senate and House were recipients of sustained pleas for goodness, tolerance and honesty.