Prayers Needed

I’m sure y’all have been following the weather news over the past few weeks. That front generating system has been pounding the central/south central part of the country for over a month, generating record-setting numbers of tornadoes. Here in Texas we’re battling a vicious weather pattern of drought. I’ve heard that the last 4 months have produced less rain than just before the terrible Dust Bowl of the 30s’. Texas is a huge grower of wheat and the farmers are telling us this year’s crop could be 1/3 of the normal due to lack of rain.

Governor Rick Perry called for prayers for this deadly serious drought and the wildfires on the 23rd.

Perhaps the worst aspect of this is controlling the wildfires in West Texas. Gale force winds and the tinder-dry prairies have exploded into vicious wildfires. 1.8 million acres have been affected, 225,000 acres have been completely destroyed along with 900 buildings, mostly homes.

Those of us here in Texas could really use the help from y’all.

Only the L-rd can help us out of this and we need to seriously ask for His help for the Lonestar State.

-Carry On and Thanks !!!

28 comments

  1. 1
    Cricket growls and barks:

    I will pray that your situation improves; your rivers and streams filled, your crops will be saved to feed those who are dependent on them.

  2. 2
    Grammar Czar growls and barks:

    It’s too bad that the central part of the US (Tennessee and Ohio River valley areas) can’t send you some of their rain. They’ve had more than their share.

  3. 3

    The only things enjoying the drought around here are the monster Dandelions that even a nuclear winter couldn’t kill. It’s dry as a bone folks..we need rain badly.

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    Lc ORWN engine builder for Rottie Racing growls and barks:

    Grammar Czar says:

    (Tennessee and Ohio River valley areas) can’t send you some of their rain. They’ve had more than their share.

    Preach it sister, we have flood warnings again to day.

    And been prayin for you folks for a while JB

  5. 5
    LC HJ Caveman82952 growls and barks:

    You have mine, you have had them, my thoughts focused on our Rotties hailing from the Lone Star State. God bless you all………………..

  6. 6
    FrJim, Imperial Chaplain growls and barks:

    Prayers ascending…

  7. 7
    Lady H growls and barks:

    Glad to see an elected official calling for prayers to the Almighty for such a thing. When was the last time that ever happened?

    Good for you, Texas. And I’ll be praying for you too (As well as asking my friends in Heaven to plead with the Lord Jesus on your behalf.)

  8. 8
    ZeektheCruel growls and barks:

    I will pray for you. It is a simple one.

    Your will be done Father. Forgive us our sins.

    All else is window dressing.

  9. 9

    I have been praying and hoping for rain, but as badly as we need it, I am now praying for the people who dealt with the devastation of the tornadoes. Texas will pull through just fine.

  10. 10
    Grammar Czar growls and barks:

    DJ Allyn, ITW says:

    There is some kind of a climate change going on?

    There you go again. No one has ever said the climate wasn’t changing. It has been changing for millennia, and will continue to do so for another millennia. What we don’t buy into is that man has anything whatsoever to do with it.

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    Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan growls and barks:

    DJ Allyn, ITW says:

    So lemme get this straight…
    There is some kind of a climate change going on? Should we try a rain dance also? It would be just as effective.

    DJ Allyn, ITW says:

    This coming from someone who thinks that praying for rain is going to make it happen.

    So where is the problem? How does a governor asking for prayer hurt anyone? Even if there is no G*D, all it can do is help. It keeps people engaged to the problem, thinking about it, actually putting their faith into action. I’ve never understood non-believers getting offended, or making snide remarks about Christians praying for the heath and safety of others. That has to be the most un-offensive act one can do.

  12. 12
    Elephant Man growls and barks:

    Wow, even mention the word “prayer” and our resident ITW has a conniption…. :em99:

    Bloviating screed on how he’s not having a conniption but “cleverly pointing out that Al Gore is right and Christians are backward, superstitious neanderthals” in 5…4…3…2…1 :em01:

  13. 13
    LC Gunsniper growls and barks:

    This coming from someone who thinks that praying for rain is going to make it happen.

    This coming from someone who thinks an incompetent jugeared nincompoop from Chicago is a living god.

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    Cricket growls and barks:

    I don’t know about Texas governors praying for rain, but in 2007, Georgia was in its third year of a drought. Water rationing was in effect. Governor Sonny Perdue offered a prayer on the steps of the state capitol. He asked all residents to pray for rain. We did. We have been abundantly blessed with rain. Now, as far as Mr. DJ is concerned; I don’t particularly care that he thinks praying for rain is a waste of time. He still gets the benefit of it. With regard to Algore being Gaia’s prophet; he has sure profited handsomely from legislation forcing the sale of those CFL bulbs; not to mention other so-called energy saving tools. I mean, how gauche that Algore would capitalize on Gaia’s plight! I will take my chances with the backward Christians.

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    Cricket growls and barks:

    You’re absolutely right. Man can’t, in and of himself, make it rain. Oh, yeah, seeding the clouds and all, but man doesn’t make it rain. It is the Creator of Heaven and Earth that makes it rain. We humbly petition Him (or Her, as there are those who believe differently and I can respect that) to send it to Texas, where it is needed to put out fires, save crops, jobs and lives.

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    Grammar Czar growls and barks:

    DJ Allyn, ITW says:

    This coming from someone who thinks that praying for rain is going to make it happen.

    For a guy who thinks he’s “all that,” your reading comprehension sucks big time. Show me where I said that praying for rain will make it happen. Come on. You made a statement…now either put up, or shut up. You are good at stating “facts” but then not backing them up. And you wonder why you are such a laughing stock here.

    FOR THE RECORD, DJ…praying for rain won’t necessarily make it happen. However, it won’t hurt anything, either. God wants us to pray in and for all things. As I’ve said before, I’d rather live like there IS a God, and be wrong, than to live like there ISN’T a God, and be wrong.

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    BigDogg growls and barks:

    DJ … I truly and honestly pray that your eyes and heart are opened before your time on this earth expires. What awaits your eternal soul if you don’t open them is something that I cannot wish upon you, even as disagreeable and annoying as you are.

  18. 18
    LC Roguetek growls and barks:

    hey DJ – Ever hear of Pascal’s Wager?

  19. 19

    Response to Lady M-ITT™-Imperial Sniper G.L.O.R @ 3: Just remember, Sister, dandelion greens are better for you than spinach. Get a ham hock, and start digging in the front yard.

  20. 20

    Prayers offered, by the way. Our fire just south of town only got 24-25,000 acres. No rain, insane winds, we in NM feel your pain.

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    LC cmblake6, Imperial Black Ops Technician says:

    Response to Lady M-ITT™-Imperial Sniper G.L.O.R @ 3: Just remember, Sister, dandelion greens are better for you than spinach. Get a ham hock, and start digging in the front yard.

    Not these suckers. If I were in need of a security fence I’d let these monsters grow and you couldn’t break through with a flame thrower and napalm. These aren’t your garden variety Dandelions.

    Besides..have you priced ham hocks these days? :em95:

    On a side note…please pray for Alabama and other areas of the South that were hit last night by the tornadoes. They got the shit kicked out of them. I’ve been trying to reach my family all morning and can’t get a single call to go through. I’m sure they are ok, but it’s still frustrating not to be able to reach anyone.

  22. 22
    LC Panzermann growls and barks:

    Jackboot, request has been logged with Freyr. Cannot hurt to ask them all ;) Seriously, I hope y’all get relieve soon.

  23. 23
    Grammar Czar growls and barks:

    Lady M-ITT™-Imperial Sniper G.L.O.R says:

    Not these suckers. If I were in need of a security fence I’d let these monsters grow and you couldn’t break through with a flame thrower and napalm. These aren’t your garden variety Dandelions.

    In that case, maybe you should cast some seeds on the border this side of the Rio Grande.

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    LC Jackboot IC/A growls and barks:

    LC cmblake6, Imperial Black Ops Technician says:

    Just remember, Sister, dandelion greens are better for you than spinach. Get a ham hock, and start digging in the front yard.

    OOH OOOH OOOOOH *drooling* I haven’t had a bowl of dandelion greens in oh, say forever. Nice and fresh from the yard when they’re about 3-4 inches long, cooked with ham hocks (or bacon) served in a bowl with a spritz of vinegar on ‘em….now that’s eats !!!

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    LC Jackboot IC/A growls and barks:

    Lady M-ITT™-Imperial Sniper G.L.O.R says:

    please pray for Alabama and other areas of the South that were hit last night by the tornadoes. They got the shit kicked out of them. I’ve been trying to reach my family all morning and can’t get a single call to go through. I’m sure they are ok, but it’s still frustrating not to be able to reach anyone.

    Already did it Sis. I was Tuscaloosa this morning and immediately thought of you. Hope you get in contact soon, meanwhile *hugs*.

  26. 26

    I don’t givashit if there IS no no physical, astronomical , logical or mythical reason for folks to pray.
    If it strengthens the folks enough to deal effectively with their ordeals, if it brings folks together for the good, if it puts them into a mind that they can do more than dissolve into a incoherent mass from the weight of grief or sudden trauma,, I’ll see to it that they are NOT DISTURBED!
    Chances are, I’ve already thrown all the money into pewter plates that I ever will, but dammit, if I see someone pissin’ in it,, don’t freakin’ turn y’back on me!

  27. 27
    Samsapeel1 growls and barks:

    Well, FoxNews (Brett Baier) now blaming the Tornado outbreaks of the last few days on Global Warming. Oh and the Texas fires, and various flooding too.

    Beware FoxNews! :em72:

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    The Lone Haranguer growls and barks:

    Kingsport, TN got tennis-ball-sized hail this morning. :em95: Twenty miles south, in Johnson City (where I live), it just rained. Sorry we couldn’t send you some. (The rain, not the hail.)