by Pamela Williams
I have to say it does my heart good to see a government official turn to God, praying for rain in a drought situation. Governor Sonny Perdue held a prayer service for rain on the steps of the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia on November 13, 2007. Today President Trump has chosen Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture, but some are criticizing Perdue for his prayer service in 2007. Hard to believe someone could be mocked for that, isn’t it? I wish we had more in government who would turn toward God than away from Him. We need God to be front and center in our Country right now.
Perdue will be an asset to President Trump as Secretary of Agriculture, due to the fact he ran a grain and fertilizer business, and his previous government experience. I feel Perdue will be an asset to our Country in the fact he will lead the government in a closer walk with God. He led a crowd of several hundred people outside Georgia’s state Capitol in that prayer for rain. He said in a speech following a hymn: We’ve come together here simply for one reason and one reason only: To very reverently and respectfully pray up a storm. As Secretary of Agriculture, he will give the Earth the nourishment it needs on a physical level and on a spiritual level.
Perdue wasn’t the first governor to hold a call for public prayer during the epic drought gripping the Southeast. Alabama Gov. Bob Riley issued a proclamation declaring a week in July as “Days of Prayer for Rain” to “humbly ask for His blessings and to hold us steady in times of difficulty.” In the U.S., public expressions of faith are often discouraged as a breach of the separation of church and state. Thomas Jefferson, for one, resisted calls for a federal day of prayer. But he was an exception. From George Washington, who declared “a day of prayer and thanksgiving,” to Harry Truman, who established a National Day of Prayer, American politicians have not been shy about associating themselves with petitions to the Almighty.
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