Mayor Tony Marquez may not have had his prayer answered Wednesday night.
The Las Vegas City Council unanimously rejected his proposal to have an invocation, or prayer, at the beginning of each meeting.
Marquez noted that he proposed prayer during meetings when he was a councilman four years ago — an idea his colleagues rejected back then.
In arguing for his proposal, Marquez said the U.S. Congress and state Legislature have prayers to begin their sessions.
“It’s my opinion that it will help us get along better,” he said.