On the heels of Sanctity of Human Life Sunday (Jan. 22), churches across Oklahoma are making plans to attend the 2017 Rose Day Pro-Life Indoor Rally at the Oklahoma State Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 8. The Rose Day event, now in its 26th year, begins at 9:30 a.m.

Christians and other pro-life Oklahomans are encouraged to participate by bringing red roses for the Oklahoma Governor, Lieutenant Governor, their respective State Senate Member and State House Member, as a symbol of their belief in the sanctity of human life.

Registration, which is set for the Governor’s Blue Room on the 2nd floor of the Capitol, begins at 9:30 a.m. At 11:45 a.m. in the State House Chamber on the Capitol’s 4th floor, the rally will begin. Overflow seating will be available in the State Senate Chamber, with a live video feed.

The 2017 Rose Day includes prayers from pro-life leaders, a testimony, as well as a keynote address by prominent Southern Baptist Pastor Ronnie Floyd.

Families are encouraged to attend Rose Day, which has previously featured renowned speakers including Norma McCorvey, formerly “Jane Roe” of the Roe v. Wade court decision, and Alveda King, niece of civil rights movement leader Martin Luther King Jr., among others.

Brent Prentice, lead pastor at Stillwater, Eagle Heights said, “My wife and three children look forward to attending Rose Day every year. It is a great time to connect with our state leaders and encourage them to support pro-life, pro-family legislation. We also value the opportunity to teach our children to advocate for the defense of the unborn and hurting mothers and fathers.”

Will Wilson, pastor at Tecumseh, New Hope said, “For the Christian, the sanctity of human life, especially as it relates to the matter of abortion, must be kept at the forefront of our minds as we seek to reverse what has quickly become a non-issue in the minds of so many in our culture.”

Rose Day gives the church access to our lawmakers in a way that allows our collective voice to be heard on this important topic.”

Prentice and Wilson each serve on the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Committee, a leading group of the Rose Day Committee which plans the event.

For more information about Rose Day, visit www.bgco.org/roseday.