July 7th, 2010
09:59 AM ET

Crews connecting oil vessel to ruptured well as leaders pray for Gulf

CNN Wire Staff

Interfaith leaders prayed for restoration and renewal for the Gulf of Mexico as they prepared for a tour of the oil-soaked marshes, wetlands and rookeries of the Louisiana coast Wednesday.

The Christian, Jewish and Muslim clergy joined "in prayer and commitment to the communities most affected by the BP oil disaster," Tuesday night, a Sierra Club statement said.

Wives of current and former major league baseball players also fanned out across southern Louisiana to draw attention to the people and creatures affected by the disaster.

The members of the Baseball Wives Charitable Foundation - many of them from the Gulf - toured beaches hit by oil, spoke with fishing and oil industry workers in Grand Isle on Tuesday.

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