Statehouse Live: Gov.-elect Brownback urges Kansans to pray for elected leaders

? Gov.-elect Sam Brownback on Thursday urged Kansans to pray for elected leaders on Sunday as part of an inaugural prayer service.

“I know elected leaders, including myself, deeply appreciate the prayers of Kansans from all faith traditions,” Brownback said.

“In this difficult economic time, all of us need divine guidance in making tough choices for our families and our communities. I ask that you please remember state leaders during your time of worship this week,” he said.

Brownback, a Republican, will be sworn into office Monday as the 2011 legislative session starts.

Brownback and Lt.Gov.-elect Jeff Colyer are holding an inaugural prayer service on Sunday at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe.