When God Expects Us to Answer Our Prayers

In response to a devastating heat wave in Oklahoma, Gov. Mary Fallin has asked citizens of the state to pray for rain. “I encourage Oklahomans of all faiths to join me this Sunday in offering prayer for rain,” according to a Salon.com story. “For the...

Governors Seek Prayers for Rain, Deny Climate Change

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin is using her bully pulpit to call Oklahomans to prayforrain. More than 40 percent of Oklahoma is experiencing an exceptional drought, the most severe category measured by climatologists. Currently, 58 percent of Oklahoma is facing either an...

Middle East Clergy Pray for Drought Relief

JERUSALEM (RNS) Experiencing the warmest, driest November on record, residents of the Holy Land are calling on a higher power to bring rain to this parched region. While winter traditionally arrives late here, the almost total lack of rainfall is threatening crops and...

Russians Pray for Rain as Churches Collect Aid

MOSCOW (RNS/ENInews) The Russian Orthodox Church is praying for relief from the heat and drought that has gripped Russia for two months, as one archbishop condemned some retailers for profiteering from the extreme weather conditions. That air conditioners sell for...

Prayer For Rain And The Prime Minister

On April 20 The Sydney Morning Herald reported the Australian prime minister’s call to pray for rain in response to the dire state of the Murray-Darling Basin. This call was endorsed in a media release by Ross Clifford, president of the Baptist Union of...