House of Prayer Wins Legal Battle Over Weekly Meetings.

Amen! Thank you Father!!

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Prayer works—at least it works for a Venice, Fla. couple who faced a legal battle with the city’s Code Enforcement Board.

After months of legal wrangling—and plenty ofprayer—the family has won the right to hold prayer meetings in its home.

Shane and Marlene Roessiger host a prayer meeting on Friday nights. Typically, six to 10 people join them. Venice city officials tried to ban the once-a-week prayer meeting because city codes don’t allow a “house of worship” on a property smaller than two acres.

Beyond the weekly prayer meetings, The Roessiger’s were also cited for posting a yard sign that read, “Need Prayer (941) 484-4915.” The Roessigers faced fines of $250 per day for the violations. At the advice of the city attorney, the board voted 6 unanimously to drop the two matters at a hearing on Thursday.

The Pacific Justice Institute represented the family. In…

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One comment

  1. sistersforchrist · October 5, 2012

    just wonderful!!

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