Capitol tours offer Georgia Baptists look at breathtaking Christmas decor while praying for government leaders


ATLANTA - God can use  prayer for government leaders “to make a difference in our lives.”

That’s what the Georgia Baptist Mission Board’s Mike Griffin says is the driving force behind the annual Christmas Prayer tour he leads through the state Capitol.

Beginning next week, Georgia Baptists will once again have an opportunity to see the Capitol in its Christmas finest while also praying for lawmakers and other political officials.

Griffin said the tours are designed to give visitors “the opportunity to be informed about what happens at the Capitol and to pray for those who are making public policy decisions.”

Georgia Baptists will pause at various places throughout the Capitol to pray.

"We will look beyond just the decorations of the season and see the spiritual needs of the elected officials and policymakers who work in the Capitol,” Griffin said.

Registrants will also learn what goes on in the different parts of the Capitol, from the Governor’s Office to the legislative offices, committee rooms, and House and Senate chambers.

The crash course in state-level political science allows people who take part to better understand the paryer needs.

The tours, which typically last two hours, are scheduled for Dec. 7, 8, and 19, starting at 10 a.m. each day. Registration is required and is limited to the first 25 people who sign up for each day.

Those interested in participating can register by clicking on this link.