The Common Good

Evangelical Immigration Table Planning 'Week of Prayer' for Senate Vote

Date: June 21, 2013

The Evangelical Immigration Table is planning a number of events bringing attention to immigration reform to coincide with next week's vote in the U.S. Senate for an immigration reform bill. Events will include letter writing, a week of prayer, and a mobile billboard in Washington, D.C.

The Senate is voting on amendments to the bill, S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, this week and is expected to hold a vote on the entire bill next week.

At 10 a.m. every day next week, June 24-28, evangelical leaders will gather at Peace Circle near the U.S. Senate to pray that the senators will "transcend partisanship and vote for commonsense immigration solutions that include an achievable roadmap to citizenship," according to a press release.

A number of evangelical organizations that are part of the EIT will participate, including, the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, Sojourners, the National Association of Evangelicals and World Relief. Pastors involved in the effort have also been gathering signatures for a letter writing campaign to their representatives in Congress. There is also an associated website – pray4reform.org.