"Stuart Shepard is invited to lead us in this prayer for rain any day," Pastor Wiley Drake, a former vice president for the Southern Baptist Convention, said in an announcement about his plan. "Other prayer warriors are welcome not only to pray for rain but repentance in America as well."
Shepard is the director of digital media for Focus on the Family Action, which pulled from its website and YouTube a video in which he asked people to pray for "rain of biblical proportions" during Obama's acceptance speech during the Democratic National Convention in Denver Aug. 28.
A Biblical rain on Obama? Looks as if the message got to God, but God missed the mark as well as the day. Could it be that this Evangelical Christian has lost his magic line to the Almighty? What did God say instead? "Let a hurricane strike the Gulf Coast on the opening day of the GOP Convention and distract the media from covering it!"
God has spoken. Let the congregation say, "Amen!"