Prayer is coming back to Miami-Dade County Commission meetings starting Dec. 18.
In a 8-3 vote on Tuesday, commissioners signed off on a change to a current rule that only allowed for a moment of silence before meetings.
Now, commissioners will be able to invite a religious leader of their choosing or a fellow commissioner to lead everyone in a prayer before each meeting.
The Miami Dade County Commission will consider a policy next month that would allow prayer before every commission meeting.
For years, the commissioners have simply observed a moment of silence before meetings, which allowed people to pray or not pray.
However, at the urging of a conservative Christian group, the commissioners are moving to change that policy back to a few years ago when praying was allowed before meetings.