In this day and age mentioning God or prayer publicly is considered taboo, but that doesn’t phase Texas Gov. Rick Perry!
Texas is currently experience record droughts statewide. As a result multiple wildfires has been torching the Lone Star State destroying over a million acres. To make matters worse the weather forecast does not leave much promise for rain anytime soon, but the recent cooler, moist air has helped prevent the spread of fires a little.
There is little government can do to help a drought. Even during normal times it is many areas of Texas have to ration water. Firefighters are doing all they can, successfully containing some fires. But Gov. Perry is seeking assistance from a higher authority – God! From Reuters:
Perry, a Republican, sought increased federal help in combating the blazes last weekend and urged Texans to ask the same from a higher power over the Easter holiday weekend.
“Throughout our history, both as a state and as individuals, Texans have been strengthened, assured and lifted up through prayer,” Perry said in a statement.
“It is fitting that Texans should join together in prayer to humbly seek an end to this ongoing drought and these devastating wildfires.”
I, RICK PERRY, Governor of Texas, under the authority vested in me by the Constitution and Statutes of the State of Texas, do hereby proclaim the three-day period from Friday, April 22, 2011, to Sunday, April 24, 2011, as Days of Prayer for Rain in the State of Texas. I urge Texans of all faiths and traditions to offer prayers on that day for the healing of our land, the rebuilding of our communities and the restoration of our normal way of life.
I am sure liberals and atheists everwhere will have a field day with this story, but in a time when the economic outlook is bleak, violence is erupting all around the globe, catastrophic geological events are occurring more frequently – the best logical thing to do is pray! Unless someone else has a better idea on how to bring rain I say follow the Governor’s proclamation and pray for rain! My only advice is don’t stop after the 24th.