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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - In legislative news, lawmakers gathered for a call to prayer and they asked the community to join them at Mount Zion Baptist church in Monroe.

It was organized by Representative Katrina Jackson.

"Prayer is important. I thank the community for joining us. And pray for us all the time. Seriously, we are making decisions that affect every aspect of life, and everyone's life. Whether you believe in the legislature or not, you are under the guides and the rules that are set and the statues that are passed," Representative Katrina Jackson said.  

 With Monday looming, delegates asked for encouragement and wisdom as they vote on hot topic issues.

 The important issues include the budget, abortion restrictions and legalizing marijuana for medical use.

 But most agreed, the education reform measure, Common core, should dominate this session.

"We've got a lot of controversial issues coming up and that's another reason why we need this prayer on our behalf," Representative Bubba Chaney said.  

And while they may have their differences on Monday at the capitol, right now, they're united with prayer. 

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