POLITICS
06/21/2010 10:37 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Louisiana Oil Spill Day Of Prayer: State Lawmakers Propose Religious Solution To Stop BP Oil Spill

AP/Huffington Post - A resolution encouraging people to pray for an end to the BP oil spill crisis has been approved by the Louisiana Senate.

Sen. Robert Adley, a Republican from Benton, won unanimous approval of the resolution last week. The resolution made this past Sunday a state-designated day of prayer in Louisiana, during which people of all faiths in the state and around the nation will be encouraged to seek divine intervention to end the crisis.

Adley outlined the measure's intent in a statement after it passed the state Senate:

As the resolution details, "citizens are urged to pray for a solution to this crisis, each according to his or her own faith, to pray for God's continued guidance and protection and to join in the observance of a day of prayer, seeking God's blessings upon both our state and nation." The resolution also calls upon the people of Louisiana to join together to pray
for an end to the crisis which is threatening our environment, our culture and our
livelihoods.

"Thus far the efforts made by mortals to try to solve the crisis have been to no
avail," Adley explained. "It is clearly time for a miracle for us."

Also approved last week in Louisiana was a resolution by Sen. Troy Hebert, an independent from Jeanerette, that puts the Senate on record as wanting BP to hire Louisiana people and businesses for the oil spill cleanup in the state.