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August 1, 2009 | Washington Times

PICO National Network

Look for the signs emblazoned "No recess for reform" and lots of "amens" Tuesday on Capitol Hill. A hundred clergy, faith leaders and families from the PICO National Network, Faith in Public Life, Sojourners, and Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good will pray that Congress passes comprehensive health reform legislation this year.

They are also visiting 50 lawmakers, inaugurating an ongoing "aggressive" lobbying campaign and, yes, saying more prayers.

"We are here to pray for and with Congress," Gordon Duvall, a Denver pediatric nurse and board member of Metro Organizations for People, tells Inside the Beltway. "We pray that when it comes time to vote, they do right for the people they represent, the people who don't have access to the same health care that they have."