NOW, THEREFORE, I, RICK PERRY, Governor of Texas, under the authority vested in me by the Constitution and Statutes of the State of Texas, do hereby proclaim the three-day period from Friday, April 22, 2011, to Sunday, April 24, 2011, as Days of Prayer for Rain in the State of Texas. I urge Texans of all faiths and traditions to offer prayers on that day for the healing of our land, the rebuilding of our communities and the restoration of our normal and robust way of life.
My only quibble with State-sanctioned prayer for rain? Don't begin on Earth Day. Why begin on a day that is about commitment to environmental protection and sustainability. Is this really the message we want to be sending our children? Surely there is a more appropriate day to begin praying for rain.