Gov. Rick Perry, Texas’ chaplaininchief, has invited other governors to join him for a “solemn gathering of prayer and fasting” in Houston in August, according to the news item linked below.
Although the event is described as apolitical, Perry’s participation, of course, has politics written all over it. I encourage the governor to pray, however, and pray particularly hard for the poor people who will lose health care under his politically contrived, scorched earth budgetary policies, the school teachers who will lose their jobs (and family income), the school kids who will be jammed into overcrowded classrooms and the high school graduates who no longer will be able to afford to go to college.
All the people left out in the cold by the mean budget that Perry insisted the Legislature enact also can pray for the governor to change his mind about leaving $6 billion of their money unspent in the Rainy Day Fund.