We ask forgiveness for the over 500,000 Christians in Washington State who did not vote in the last election resulting in the current disaster in Olympia. We pray forgiveness for the many Christians who concern themselves only with their own family and church and who do nothing to advance the common good. We thank you for legislators and citizens who continue the good fight for righteousness. Strengthen what remains. Return what has been lost.
– excerpt from a weekly prayer request sent out by the Bothell-based group Positive Christian Agenda. The group asked members and the state’s congregations to pray for the demise of Senate Bill 5336 — the domestic partnerships bill — as it moves to the House of Representatives.