POSTED: Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 11:50am
UPDATED: Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 8:09pm
AUSTIN, TX - The governor of Texas is making an urgent call for prayer to end the state's devastating wildfires.
Rick Perry has proclaimed the three-day period from Friday, April 22, to Sunday, April 24, as Days of Prayer for Rain in the State of Texas, following extreme drought conditions that have sparked dangerous wildfires.
1.8 million Texas acres have gone up in smoke in the past few weeks.
“Throughout our history, both as a state and as individuals, Texans have been strengthened, assured and lifted up through prayer,” Gov. Perry said. “It is fitting that Texans should join together in prayer to humbly seek an end to this ongoing drought and these devastating wildfires, and for the safety of the brave firefighters and emergency management officials who have worked tirelessly to protect lives and property around the state.”
Gov. Perry urges Texans of all faiths and religious traditions to offer prayer for the healing of the land, rebuilding of communities and the restoration of our normal and robust way of life in Texas.