Sen. Libby welcomes Lewiston Reverend to Maine Senate to give prayer

Posted: April 24, 2017 | Senator Libby

Sen. Nate Libby, D-Lewiston, welcomed Reverend Sarah Gillespie of St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion in Lewiston to the State House on April 20. Reverend Gillespie gave the opening prayer in the Maine Senate before the start of the day’s legislative session.

Local clergy have offered blessings and inspiration to legislators at the beginning of the day since the first days of the Maine Legislature in 1820. Once the prayers are offered, they are entered into the official Senate Record. Religious leaders who are interested in offering a prayer should contact Sen. Libby’s office at (207) 287-1515 or

Sen. Libby and Reverend Gillespie