Gov. Perry invites governors to prayer meeting
POSTED: Monday, June 6, 2011 - 4:13pm
UPDATED: Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 1:10pm
AUSTIN, Texas —
(AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry has invited the nation's governors to join him in a prayer day to seek God's
guidance to deal with the problems facing America.
The day for prayer and fasting is planned for Aug. 6 in Houston.
Perry urged governors in other states to also proclaim Aug. 6 a day to pray for "unity and righteousness."
Perry's statement says the event in Houston is hosted by the American Family Association and is intended to be a non-denominational, apolitical, Christian prayer service.
The governor is a strong advocate of the Christian conservative wing of the Republican party. He was also an early adopter of tea party rhetoric.
In recent weeks, Perry has said he would consider a run for the presidency.