"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then I will hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sins, and heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14
In April 2011, Governor Rick Perry issued a proclamation, money quote:
I urge Texans of all faiths and traditions to offer prayers on those days [April 22 - 24, 2011] for the healing of our land, the rebuilding of our communities and the restoration of our normal way of life.This, of course, was met with predictable derision.
Sixteen months later, how have things worked out?!?
Since October 2011, Texas has had rain. In some places, there's been A LOT of rain. In contrast to the rest of the country, which is in a record-setting drought (like Texas last year), Texas is moving in the right direction.
I don't pretend to know God's plan, but I do know that the one state in America moving in the right direction drought-wise is the state whose Governor publicly called for prayer as the answer.
A friend suggested I include images of the U.S. Drought monitor from when Perry issued the proclamation
Which shortly turned into this:
Compared to Last Month: