Christians Turn to Prayer Before Elections

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TOPEKA, Kan. - A citywide prayer service for the elections was held at First Southern Baptist Church Monday evening.

"There are many important decisions that will be made by this next president and those elected," said Mel Chapman, who took part in the prayer service.

"We certainly believe that our country was founded on Christian principles," said Chapman. "When you read the history books these days, you don't always read that."

The purpose of the service was to pray as a group for our government, our leaders and the outcome of Tuesday's election.

"We pray for the candidates that will be righteous people, that would make good leaders," said First Southern Baptist Church member Leonard Knudtson. "We're praying that Christians will get out and vote and that we would be well-represented in the vote so that we're doing our civic duty and also obeying the Lord."

"This election's so important," said prayer participant Kaylyn Carlson. "I think the biggest issue is voting our values - what are Christian values, what we stand for."

Polling places are open from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Tuesday.