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Lordoitagain
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 Governor of Texas calls for a day of fasting and prayer

I hope that it turns out to be the largest gathering in the history of the nation. More than anything I hope that Christians from every kind of Christian church in our nation will sincerely humbly cry out to God for our nation.


http://governor.state.tx.us/news/proclamation/16247/


http://theresponseusa.com/



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Michael Strickland

 2011/6/14 15:22Profile
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 Re: Governor of Texas calls for a day of fasting and prayer

Let God arise and His enemies be scattered. I will stand and pray with the Brethren! All glory to God!

 2011/6/14 18:13Profile
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 Re: Governor of Texas calls for a day of fasting and prayer

Praise God for leaders that know that the answer to our nation's problems is not in politics. We need God! We need revival and reformation in our nation, and this will only come through a repentant church that is praying and fasting.

Mike


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 2011/6/17 9:58Profile
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Praise God, this is such good news! May God hear the cries of His people. May many come out! We need to all promote this.


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 2011/6/17 10:42Profile
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That stadium has a seating capacity of 71,500. http://www.reliantpark.com/reliant-stadium

God said of Israel at one point: "I still have 7,000 who have not bowed their knees to Baal". It would be so wonderful if God looked down from heaven and saw 70,000 from the USA calling on Him for our nation!

I was so thrilled to read about the governor of Texas calling this nation to prayer going through our history pointing out the times when government leaders have called on our nation to pray. He even quotes the book of Joel in his appeal for prayer.

This may not hit the national news networks ... but hopefully it will be news in heaven and in hell.


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 2011/6/17 11:31Profile
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Amen!! How amazing, too. It has left me speechless.

 2011/6/17 18:58Profile
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 Re: Governor of Texas calls for a day of fasting and prayer

Wow -- I just read the proclamation. Here is the text:

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In 1775, the Continental Congress asked the colonies to join in prayer, seeking wisdom as they faced the responsibility and opportunity of building a new nation. As leaders of that young nation assembled in 1787 to craft a Constitution, Benjamin Franklin implored the framers to pray for guidance, famously declaring, "The longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth: that God governs in the affairs of men." Decades later, during a time of national turmoil, President John Adams declared "a day of solemn humiliation, fasting and prayer," asking citizens of all faiths to pray for America's protection from danger. Later, as civil war tore our young country apart, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a day of national fasting and prayer, saying "It behooves us ... to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins, and to pray to the God that made us." During World War II, with our troops locked in battle on the beaches of France, President Franklin D. Roosevelt led the nation in prayer, "As we rise to each new day, and again when each day is spent, let words of prayer be on our lips, invoking Thy help to our efforts."

Given the trials that have beset our country and world - from the global economic downturn to natural disasters, the lingering danger of terrorism and wars that endanger our troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and theaters of conflict around the globe, and the decline of our culture in the context of the demise of families - it seems imperative that the people of our nation should once again join together for a solemn day of prayer and fasting on behalf of our troubled nation.

In times of trouble, even those who have been granted power by the people must turn to God in humility for wisdom, mercy and direction. In the spirit of the Book of Joel, Chapter 2, Verses 15-16, I urge a solemn gathering of prayer and fasting. As those verses admonish: "15 Blow the trumpet in Zion, declare a holy fast, call a sacred assembly... 16 Gather the people, consecrate the assembly..." As Jesus prayed publicly for the benefit of others in John 11:41-42, so should we express our faith in this way.

THEREFORE, I invite my fellow Texans to join me on August 6 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, as we pray for unity and righteousness - for this great state, this great nation and all mankind. I urge 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.

THEREFORE, I, Rick Perry, Governor of Texas, do hereby proclaim August 6, 2011, to be

A Day of Prayer and Fasting for Our Nation

in Texas, and urge the appropriate recognition whereof.

In official recognition whereof, I hereby affix my signature this the 23rd day of May, 2011.

RICK PERRY
Governor of Texas


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Christopher

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Amen!! How amazing, PRay that leaders in USA have the same heavenly vision ! Lord HAVE Mercy !

 2011/6/29 21:13





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