The Adelaide City Council has moved to scrap a traditional Christian prayer at the start of its meetings.
The Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) has launched a petition against the plan.
The ACL argues that prayer reminds Australians that our democracy is founded on Christian truth.
It insisted it should not be erased from our national history because it acknowledges our frailty and dependence on a higher power.
The Adelaide Advertiser reports the Council also plans to remove a tribute to war veterans and acknowledgment of Colonel William Light.
Colonel Light was the former Surveyor-General who designed Adelaide’s street grid and parks layout.
The Council will retain the Acknowledgement of Country and Welcome to Meeting.
The proposed changes include an option for prayer to be included at some meetings.