Texas Governor Rick Perry appears to be out doing his opponents who have made the curtailment or actual elimination of the EPA a major part of the Republican presidential election (here and here). While Newt Gingrich wants to disband the EPA, Perry has brought in the big guns and announced that he actually prays to God to seek divine intervention in curtailing pollution laws.
Perry made this statement on CBN:
“Frankly I pray for the president every day. I pray for his wisdom, I pray that God will open his eyes. I wish this president would turn back the health care law that’s been passed, ask that his EPA back down these regulations that are causing businesses to hesitate to spend money.”
It appears that he is praying for divine help to rollback on regulations designed to protect the environment and health of citizens. I do not recall that part of biblical scriptures, but I may have missed it. Of course, this is supposed to be a private as opposed to a political moment: “But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” (Matthew 6:6)
Yet the Bible does say “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you will receive it, and it will be yours.” (Mark 11:22, 24). Thus, it is possible to offer the following prayer: “Dear Lord, bless your humble servants and reduce the burden for our corporations by rescinding parts 239 through 282 of 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act as well as the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) under authority of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.).” That is so much more constructive than those silly “end world poverty” or “bring peace to the world” prayers.
Source: Washington Independent