31 Jan 2018

Calls for Jesus to be resurrected in Parliament prayer

From Morning Report, 8:18 am on 31 January 2018

In New Zealand's Parliament, Speaker Trevor Mallard reads a prayer aloud at the start of each sitting session, a tradition established in 1854. One of the first things Mr Mallard did after being appointed last year was to change the prayer. The Queen and God made the final cut, but a reference to Jesus did not survive the editing process. Pastor Ross Smith was at Parliament yesterday with 'Jesus for New Zealand'. About 400 people were with him, calling for the reference to Jesus to be resurrected in the prayer.