The Response: A Call to Prayer for a Nation in Crisis was held in Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas on August 6, 2011 and had an estimated attendance of about 30,000 (Wall Street Journal, Rick Perry's Positive 'Response'). Rick Perry helped create the Christian focused event. In addition to saying a prayer he gave a 13 minute speech at the event.
The following is a video of Rick Perry's Prayer at The Response Rally.
Part of the prayer that Rick Perry said was for Barack Obama. Rick Perry prayed, "Father we pray for our president, that you impart your wisdom upon him, that you would guard his family (New York Times, Perry Leads Prayer Rally for 'Nation in Crisis').
Rick Perry sent out the following message promoting the event in advance of it.
My Fellow Americans,
Right now, America is in crisis: we have been besieged by financial debt, terrorism, and a multitude of natural disasters. As a nation, we must come together and call upon Jesus to guide us through unprecedented struggles, and thank Him for the blessings of freedom we so richly enjoy.
Some problems are beyond our power to solve, and according to the Book of Joel, Chapter 2, this historic hour demands a historic response. Therefore, on August 6, thousands will gather to pray for a historic breakthrough for our country and a renewed sense of moral purpose.
I sincerely hope you’ll join me in Houston on August 6th and take your place in Reliant Stadium with praying people asking God’s forgiveness, wisdom and provision for our state and nation. There is hope for America. It lies in heaven, and we will find it on our knees.
Rick Perry(Source: rickperry.org)
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Photo: The photo in this post of Rick Perry was taken by Gage Skidmore.