Praying Across Texas’ to spread from State Capitol Aug. 2

AUSTIN—Texans will pray with “one voice” and “one mind” Saturday, Aug. 2 from 9 a.m. until noon at the Texas State Capitol and throughout their own towns and communities, for rain, revival and restoration.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry sent greetings to event organizers of “Praying Across Texas” July 30, welcoming everyone to participate.

“Throughout our history, Americans have turned to prayer and reflection during times of strength and weakness and in moments of joy and despair. Prayer is an opportunity for majestic communion; through it, joy is amplified, pain is comforted and emptiness is filled up.

“I join you in believing in the power of prayer, and I thank you for your commitment in praying for government leaders, our state and our nation,” Perry wrote. Earlier this year he declared May 1, 2014, “A Day of Prayer” on the anniversary of the National Day of Prayer.

There will be no public address system at the Capitol grounds, and those who attend are encouraged to bring an umbrella and a beach towel or mat upon which to sit or kneel, along with a Bible and prayer journal. There will be a check-in point under the big tree on the east side of the south steps.

Alternatively, individuals living in other parts of the state are encouraged to organize events in their own communities.

For more information, call (512) 249-6535 or (512) 388-3400, or go online to


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