Pat Hoerth’s reflections on the Intefaith Prayer Vigil for Solar Power in Oklahoma.
The day after the change
to Daylight Savings Time,
we gathered as Earth rolled up
and sun disappeared,
outside the Jim Thorpe building,
which houses the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.
In less than a month—December 1—
the Commission will hold a hearing
about OG&E’s request to charge tariffs
for individuals and businesses
that use solar panels to create energy.
During an Interfaith Prayer Vigil
sponsored by the Oklahoma Interfaith Power and Light,
the Oklahoma United Methodist Environmental Coalition
and the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker House,
people from several faith communities
joined in prayer, readings and song.
Bob Waldrop, of the Catholic Worker House, with Pope Francis
Mark Davies, co-chair of the Oklahoma Environmental Coalition
leads readings and introduces interfaith prayers
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