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Texas' Perry Invites Governors to Pray for America

Sunday, 05 Jun 2011 07:26 PM

 

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SAN ANTONIO- Saying "there is hope for America, and we will find it on our knees," Texas Governor Rick Perry invited other American governors to join him in a "solemn gathering of prayer and fasting" in August.

Perry, who is considering a run for the Republican presidential nomination to challenge President Barack Obama next year, has frequently made calls for prayer while governor.

The Aug. 6 event, called "The Response, a Call to Prayer for a Nation in Crisis," is "a non-denominational, apolitical Christian prayer meeting," its website says.

The site says Perry invited all U.S. governors "as well as many other national and Christian political leaders."

"Right now, America is in crisis," Perry says in a message on the site. "We have been besieged by financial debt, terrorism, and a multitude of natural disasters. As a nation, we must come together, and call upon Jesus to guide us."

Perry's spokeswoman could not be reached for comment.

Eric Bearse, a spokesman for the event, said Sunday the Mississippi-based American Family Association, a conservative Christian activist group, is paying for the event, and admission will be free.

In April, when Texas was in the middle of wildfires that burned nearly 3 million acres, Perry issued an official proclamation calling for three "pray for rain days."

Last week, he urged a federal appeals court to overturn a ruling that prohibited graduating seniors at a Texas high school to pray during their commencement address.

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