Texas Governor Declares Weekend of Prayer For Rain

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Austin, Texas – (zpz2010.com) – As Texas sufferers from the worst drought in nearly half a century and raging wildfires statewide, the worst in 90 years, Texas Governor Rick Perry has declared the upcoming Easter weekend (April 22nd through 24th) as days of prayer for rain.

In the proclamation, Governor Perry says “I urge Texans of all faiths and traditions to offer prayers on that day for the healing of our land, the rebuilding of our communities and the restoration of our normal and robust way of life.”

The Texan wildfires span across the state and thus far have engulfed over 1.8 million acres of land and destroyed about 400 homes. Also, two firefighters have tragically lost their lives as a result of fighting the blaze. Over 1600 firefighters have been brought in from 35 states to help combat the blaze, working in 12-15 hour shifts.

North Texas, where the Possum Kingdom Complex wildfire rages, hopes for rain Thursday which forecasters have called to have a twenty to thirty percent chance of rain. The Possum Kingdom Complex wildfire is one of the largest wildfires that firefighters face at this time and was recently categorized as a level one disaster by the Texas Forest Service.

Read Governor Perry’s proclamation in its entirety here: Gov. Perry Issues Proclamation for Days of Prayer for Rain in Texas