Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Prayers for Rain

By AtlantaMama
November 13, 2007 10:58 PM
2 Chronicles 7:13-15 “When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, 14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 15 Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place.
The Bible tells us that our Creator is in control of all things… even the rain. Maybe we don’t like to think that we are not totally in control, but it’s really a blessing that God runs things. He tells us that we can call on him and ask him for what we need. So, the Gov. of GA is doing just that.
I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 13And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. 14You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it. - John 14:12-14

CNN’s Anderson Cooper – BLOG 360
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The Power of Prayer
When it comes to the power of prayer, Americans have wide and varied views.Some believe prayer helps to forge a personal connection with God... Others use faith to become a better person, find happiness or give their lives meaning.Others use prayer to help with problems in their lives, or the lives of their citizens. This month, as the state of Georgia descends deeper into drought, Gov. Sonny Perdue has not only ordered water restrictions... he's called on a higher power. He joined lawmakers and ministers on the steps of the state Capitol to pray for rain. 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."

ajc.com > Metro By JAMES SALZER The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Published on: 11/07/07
Governor seeks divine intervention
to get some rain
Invitations going out for prayer service at Capitol on Tuesday
With no rain in sight, Gov. Sonny Perdue is looking for a little spiritual help to get North Georgia out of its drought.
Perdue's office has begun sending out invitations to a prayer service for rain at the Capitol next week.
The service is scheduled for Tuesday at 11:45 a.m. on the Washington Street side of the statehouse.
Heather Teilhet, his spokeswoman, said the governor began talking about wanting to host a service to pray for rain on his way back from Washington D.C. last week. He was in D.C. meeting with federal officials and the governors of Alabama and Florida to discuss the region's water crisis.
Perdue, whose son is a Baptist preacher, has had similar prayer services in the past.
"Georgia needs rain. The issue at the heart of our drought problems is a lack of rain," Teilhet said. "And there is nothing the government can do to make that happen.
"The governor recognizes that the request has got to be made to a higher power."
http://www.gov.state.ga.us/ 11/13/2007
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--> By Connie
November 13, 2007 11:34 AM
“In God We Trust”… Georgia was admitted into the United States of America on Jan. 2, 1788…that has not changed. Also - it is interesting that on Nov. 13, (today is the 13th of Nov.) in 1861 the Treasury felt that the religious sentiment brought about in the time of the Civil War warranted the motto to be on our currency. Southerners (transplanted or native) have relied on God and with the true heart of those who care…”in God we CONTINUE to trust”. Rain, prosperity, and all else. He cares for us all.

SO...... BLOGGERS...... What do YOU think?

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