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With No Gulf Solution in Sight, Louisiana Turns to Prayer

Oil Swirl on Water

Oil that leaked from a broken oil well following an explosion on a drilling rig swirls through the currents in the Gulf of Mexico. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

State senators in Louisiana have designated Sunday as a day of prayer aimed at seeking an end to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster.

On Wednesday, Louisiana state Sen. Robert Adley won unanimous approval of the resolution, which invites people of all faiths from within the state and around the U.S. to focus on divine intervention to find a solution to the crisis.

"Thus far efforts made by mortals to try to solve the crisis have been to no avail," CNN reported Adley saying in a statement released last week. "It is clearly time for a miracle for us."

As oil continues to gush from the broken oil well and wash ashore in Louisiana and other Gulf states, citizens are furious that neither BP nor the Obama administration has been able to come up with a viable solution.

To date, more than 120 million gallons of crude oil have leaked into the Gulf.

The AP contributed to this story.

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