Cover Story | Legislateve politics is all about unseen forces:behind-the-scenes compromise, lobbying, parlementary maneuvering. With the sudden influx of Christian members of Congress after the 1994 elections came an increase in an unseen force of a diffrent kind: the power of prayer. At least half of the congressional freshman members identify with the Christian faith. Journalists were not allowed into their private sesions of prayer and Bible study--this is unusual in publicity-hungry Washington and created a double difficulty in reporting this article. But interviews with eight Christian congressmen provide the outline of a story of Gods's active involvement in the affairs of national politics.