Let Us Pray

The "Church is Essential Act" Passes the House (March 3, 2022)

“Not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”
– Hebrews 10:25

Scripture instructs and commands the Body of Christ, the Church, to assemble together often to worship almighty God. Unfortunately, in recent years some in governing positions believe their authority is above God’s and can restrict the gathering together of the Church.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, our Commonwealth saw an increase of attacks that became more prevalent than ever on the Church and our right to religious liberty. Governing officials demanded the Church to close or drastically limit the number of people who could worship together all the while convenience stores and casinos were allowed to remain open for business.

Furthermore, Gov. Beshear went as far as to threaten Kentuckians’ First Amendment rights and our obligation to Christ to gather with His Body when he made it a crime to attend church on Easter Sunday 2020. To combat these discriminatory actions against our right to religious liberty, Rep. Baker filed HB 43 to protect the fundamental human right of Kentuckians to worship and exercise their faith, especially during times of crises and emergencies.

On Tuesday, March 1, 2022, the Kentucky House of Representatives righteously passed the “Church is Essential Act” with a vote of 83-12. This is a major step forward in the effort to make this bill law here in Kentucky as now it progresses to the Senate.

Father, we praise You, for the passing of the “Church is Essential Act” in the Kentucky House. Lord, may the Senate with the same courage pass this highly important and necessary bill. Father, thank You, for our religious liberty and may we always act quickly and courageously to defend it. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.