Widlfires are raging in west and north Texas, 100 percent of the state is under drought conditions with little hope of relief in sight, but Governor Rick Perry has a plan: Pray.
Perry formally announced today that he is setting aside three days for Texans to officially pray for rain.
Friday, April 22, to Sunday, April 24, have been designated "Days of Prayer for Rain in the State of Texas."
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"Throughout our history, both as a state and as individuals, Texans have been strengthened, assured and lifted up through prayer," 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."
Perry asked "Texans of all faiths and religious traditions" to pray for relief.
Those prayers, one assumes, would be directed at the same deity that is allowing the drought to persist.
But maybe He just likes to make people beg for it.