Day Of Prayer In Alabama For Oil Spill

June 27, 2010

Alabama  Gov Bob Riley has declared this Sunday as a Day of Prayer and he is encouraging Alabamians to pray for the well-being of people who have been impacted by the BP oil disaster.

“Citizens of Alabama are urged to pray for the well-being of our fellow citizens and our state, to pray for all those in other states who are hurt by this disaster, to pray for those who are working to respond to this crisis, and to pray that a solution that stops the oil leak is completed soon,” the Governor’s proclamation declaring Sunday a Day of Prayer states.

“Throughout our history, Alabamians have humbly turned to God to ask for His blessings and to hold us steady during times of struggle. This is certainly one of those times,” said Governor Riley.

The text of the Governor’s proclamation is below:

WHEREAS, Alabama is suffering from an unprecedented disaster caused by the explosion and sinking of the BP Deepwater Horizon and its aftermath, a disaster that threatens the livelihoods of our fellow citizens, the environmental beauty of our coast, and our quality of life; and

WHEREAS, throughout our history, Alabamians have turned in prayer to God to humbly ask for His blessings and to hold us steady during times of difficulty; and

WHEREAS, citizens of Alabama are urged to pray for the well-being of our fellow citizens and our State, to pray for all those in other states who are hurt by this disaster, to pray for those who are working to respond to this crisis, and to pray that a solution that stops the oil leak is completed soon:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Bob Riley, Governor of Alabama, do hereby declare Sunday, June 27, 2010, as a Day of Prayer in Alabama and encourage individuals to pray on their own or with others, according to their own faith, in an expression of faith and hope.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that citizens of Alabama are also encouraged to give personal thanks to God for the blessings we have received and for God’s continued guidance during these difficult times.

Comments

6 Responses to “Day Of Prayer In Alabama For Oil Spill”

  1. Ronald Hamilton on June 28th, 2010 3:41 pm

    Prayer works.God is available and more than capable of handling this.If this nation prayed and kept God first in everything then we would see healing as never before.

  2. JohnMolino on June 27th, 2010 7:16 pm

    Prayer:
    Lazy way to do nothing and still think you’re helping.

    Kind of silly really.
    God forbid you actually pitched in and helped down there.
    But for those of you who wish to continue the religious theme:
    We could take a tip from the ancient Mayans and Aztecs and offer up some crooked politicians as sacrifices… to whom it may concern. At least with this method we are actually doing some good involving work.
    Who’s with me?

  3. huh on June 27th, 2010 3:55 pm

    yes wishful thinking! we can wish the oil away, good idea lets hold hands

  4. anydaynow on June 27th, 2010 1:00 pm

    Who has ever been denied the right to pray?
    What is a shame is prayer being politicized. I was raised in Alabama, and I go there often. I can tell you with absolute certainty that there are plenty of people in Alabama who pray, and there are many who have prayed for all who are affected by this corporate malfeasance and it’s consequences, and they certainly haven’t needed to be encouraged to do so by a politician. Bob Riley has always been one to whip out a Bible and use it to advance his own agenda and this call for prayer is no exception.

  5. juan on June 27th, 2010 11:54 am

    how stupid can people be? prayer? that won’t solve anything. it’s amazing how selfish people are with their cult prayers. seriously, get out and help. being on your knees is just that. you’re useless.

  6. tara on June 27th, 2010 10:12 am

    It is a shame that prayer has to be asked for only at a time of extreme need. Everyone should have the right to have prayer in their lives on a daily basis. i.e. in schools. People that are against the right to prayer are going to realize that there is need for this on a daily basis. I am so proud of the governor for stepping up and doing this. The oil spill is not going to just “mess up” the look of our beaches but will impact alot of people, wildlife and environment. It will be a long term effect, one which will probably last for generations. Again, I am just so proud of the governor for this, he has stated it very well. There needs to be prayer for all that have and are going to suffer from this event. God did give us this Earth to live and prosper, we need to learn to take care of it and give thanks for it.





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