Praying for Rain – Georgia Drought

Georgia WeatherGa. Governor Prays for Rain at Capitol


The Associated Press
Tuesday, November 13, 2007; 3:56 PM

ATLANTA — Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue stepped up to a podium outside the state Capitol on Tuesday and led a solemn crowd of several hundred people in a prayer for rain on his drought-stricken state.

————–more at original site: The Washington Post————-

My Question: Does anyone know if this was a restricted or inclusive gathering – was it Christians?  Or people of mixed views? 

I mean, I hope God sends them rain.  I just wonder what actual religious overtones were conveyed.


2 Responses to Praying for Rain – Georgia Drought

  1. cbgrace says:

    If the prayer wasn’t resticted to Christians only do you think God will hear?

  2. saintluke says:

    That is a good question Cbgrace, and not one with a simple answer.

    Here are some thoughts I propose:

    I DO think that sometimes God answers the prayers of those who do not worship Jesus; but I think that this would be to bring them toward Jesus. (For God cannot deny himself).

    I am not trying to insult the intelligence of non-Christians.

    But as I speak and write from an openly stated Christian viewpoint, I am not hesitant to say that the only one God is the Father, Son and Holy Spirit (the Trinity). I say with love to those who don’t agree with me, but with seriousness as well, that the command of God is to believe in the resurrection of Jesus from the dead and his kingship over all things.

    As to the question I put out, it was more of an internal-to-Christianity musing, over whether someone who claims Christianity (which IS a life and family that make EXclusive claims) would go the whole way? – if he is GOING to call on God publicly, will he be bold enough to say, “I only mean the TRUE God, Yhwh, the Trinity.”

    I hope that has answered you, and that you hear what I am saying as conviction but not mindless railing against others who are not like me.

    Luke Welch

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