This afternoon, Fox4kc.com is reporting that Governor Rick Perry has issued a a call for all state governors to join him in a “solemn gathering of prayer and fasting” at Reliant Station, Houston, Texas, August 6, for an event called The Response, a Call to Prayer for a Nation in Crisis, adding “There is hope for America and we will find it on our knees.”
This isn’t the first time that Governor Perry, a man known for devout faith in God, has called for prayers in times of crisis. Last April, during devastating wildfires when 3 million Texas acres burned, Perry issued an official proclamation calling for three days of prayer for much needed rain.
Perry, who is reported to be considering a run for the GOP nomination to contest President Obama for his office in 2012, is actively throwing the full weight of his governorship behind the prayer event, financed by Mississippi-based American Family Association, a conservative Christian activist group is open free to the public.
“I sincerely hope you’ll join me in Houston on August 6th and take your place in Reliant Stadium with praying people asking for God’s forgiveness, wisdom and provision,” wrote Perry, adding that Christian American citizens and leaders should ” come together, and call upon Jesus to guide us…”
Following is the transcript of the video ad promoting the event, taken from the video available on the left sidebar:
- Economic collapse
- Natural disaster
Why is this happening now? Why is this happening to us? To me? To this nation? Who is responsible? What can we do?
I just want my children to be happy. I want my parents to stop fighting. To get a job when I graduate. To be able to pay my bills. For my daddy to love me.
There is a crisis in America; and not just one. It feels like America’s knees are buckling. Maybe that’s the point. We cannot keep going like this.
Someone has to do something; there has to be a response. I know I have to respond. We must make a response. Not so politicians hear us; not so others listen to us. We will lift up our cry to Jesus. Our cry for justice. For restoration. For forgiveness. Mercy.
This is our hope. This is our response. Our government and leaders have called this nation, this generation, me, us to rise up and make a sound that will be heard in Heaven. Make a response to America’s crisis. We will respond with prayer and fasting. We will respond with humility and with penitence. We will respond with worship and praise.
On August 6, at Reliance Stadium in Houston. We will gather, we will join and we will make our response. I will make my response. I will make my response. This is happening. Where will you be? What will be your response?