Gov. Perry Declares Aug. 6 Day of Prayer and Fasting

Daily News Article - June 7, 2011

Questions

1.  Why has Texas Gov. Rick Perry called for a day of prayer August 6th?

2.  What is Gov. Perry urging the rest of the nation's governors to do?

3.  Re-read Gov. Perry's statements on the day of prayer from para. 4 and 8.  Do you think this is a good idea?  Explain your answer.

4.  Why is Sean Faircloth of the Secular Coalition for America opposed to Gov. Perry's call to prayer?

5.  Throughout U.S. history, leaders have called for prayer.  Read the excerpts of prayers from other elected officials under "Background" below.  Are you surprised by these prayers?  Explain your answer.