Gov. Rick Perry it sure is nice to know Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear won't be attending your phony prayer event.
Beshear declined the invitation – which was sent to 49 governors – due to a scheduling conflict, said spokeswoman Kerri Richardson. Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels and a number of other governors have also said no. Read more.
The Press Release
Gov. Perry Declares August 6th Day of Prayer and Fasting for Our Nation’s Challenges
Invites fellow governors to join the effort
Monday, June 06, 2011 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
Gov. Rick Perry has proclaimed Saturday, Aug. 6th, as a Day of Prayer and Fasting for our Nation to seek God's guidance and wisdom in addressing the challenges that face our communities, states and nation. He has invited governors across the country to join him on Aug. 6th to participate in The Response, a non-denominational, apolitical, Christian prayer meeting hosted by the American Family Association at Reliant Stadium in Houston. Gov. Perry also urged fellow governors to issue similar proclamations encouraging their constituents to pray that day for unity and righteousness for our states, nation and mankind.
“Given the trials that beset our nation and world, from the global economic downturn to natural disasters, the lingering danger of terrorism and continued debasement of our culture, I believe it is time to convene the leaders from each of our United States in a day of prayer and fasting, like that described in the book of Joel,” Gov. Perry said. “I urge all Americans of faith to pray on that day for the healing of our country, the rebuilding of our communities and the restoration of enduring values as our guiding force.”
Over the years, Gov. Perry has participated in events hosted by various faith traditions. His call to prayer on Aug. 6th is a non-denominational, apolitical, Christian prayer service to seek forgiveness, healing and blessing for our country.
For more information about The Response, please visit http://theresponseusa.com/.
To view the proclamation, please visit http://governor.state.tx.us/news/proclamation/16247/.
To view Gov. Perry's letter to fellow governors, please click the link below.
Attached File: Prayer Letter 06-06-11