By Dayri Vargas-Osorio
(SAN MARCOS)- Gov. Rick Perry declared a three-day period as Days of Prayer for Rain in Texas as the state faces one of its most extreme droughts in the last 44 years.
As the severe drought conditions have contributed to the spread of wildfires across the state, Perry proclaimed three days of prayer starting Friday, April 22 and ending on Sunday, April 24.
“It is fitting that Texas should join in prayer to humbly seek an end to this ongoing drought and devastating fires,” said Perry in a statement released by the governor’s office.
The wildfires in the state have consumed more than 1.8 million acres, destroyed nearly 400 homes and taken a number of lives.
Perry, a well-known Christian, asks Texans of all religions, traditions and faiths to offer prayers for the healing of the land.
“Throughout our history, both as state and as individuals, Texans have been strengthened, assured and lifted through prayer,” said Perry.