MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Gov. Bob Riley has asked the
state's residents to turn to God as they cope with the oil spill in
the Gulf of Mexico.

Riley has declared Sunday a "Day of Prayer" and says he wants
Alabama residents to pray for those in and outside the state
impacted by the spill.

The governor on Wednesday also asked for prayer that a solution
will be found soon to stop the leak that is continuing to spew oil
into the Gulf.

It's not the first time Riley has turned to God for help during
a crisis. When the state was in the grips of a crippling drought in
June 2007, Riley proclaimed June 30-July 7 as "Days of Prayer for
Rain."


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  • by JAMES Location: DOTHAN on Jun 25, 2010 at 12:17 PM
    KAREN I SEE THAT YOU MUST WORK FOR BINGO RILEY.YOU MUST KNOW ALL ABOUT WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR THE LAST 8 YEARS.MABY YOU NEED TO RUN FOR SOME TYPE OF OFFICE HERE IN THIS STATE BEING YOU KNOW SOME MUCH ABOUT WHAT BINGO BILEY HAS DONE
  • by billy Location: geneva on Jun 25, 2010 at 07:11 AM
    We have a president driving this country in the ground, and a alabama governor pushing our state that much farther down.... Bad part is I don't know anyone outhere in the politcal power hold that could or would do any different. Our country and state has been in a long hurt process and doesn't look like it was going anywhere anytime soon. This oilspill just made that much worse on us at a whole. Everyone will fill an effect of this by some small or extreme measure in their daily life and routine. BP could care less about the spill as long as they keep there well from sealing and not have to shut it down( getting a permit to open it back would be a long process and $$$) yes I PRAY, PRAY everyday that people would think for a minute with a logical mind and not with the bureaucracy that has been since the start for both sides.
  • by Karen Location: New Brockton on Jun 24, 2010 at 05:10 PM
    James do you feel better after all that screaming. For the record, Riley has lied to no one. He followed the law which obviously you know nothing about.
  • by JAMES Location: DOTHAN on Jun 24, 2010 at 12:21 PM
    I SEE NOTHING WRONG WITH PRAYING.WHY CANT OUR CHILDREN PRAY IN SCHOOL,PRAY AT SPORTS EVENTS.BUT WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD LIKE TO PRAY WITH THAT LIER BACK STABBING BINGO RILEY.HE NEEDS TO PRAY HOW HE SCREW THE PEOPLE OF AL.
  • by T Location: Dothan on Jun 24, 2010 at 07:16 AM
    He will soon be out of office maybe the state will move forward I hope.
  • by Joey Location: dothan on Jun 24, 2010 at 07:02 AM
    What happened to character and sportsmanship? You dont kick a man when he's down. You certainly dont mock a man for believing in God. While you may not like, or agree with Governor Riley, God is almighty and he DOES answer prayer. Miracles happen everyday. There is nothing at all wrong with everyone praying on Sunday. If you dont believe in God that's your choice, but that doesnt mean there is anything wrong with people believing in him. It just means that you have different beliefs. When I pray today and every day, it wont just be for the gulf, or our governor and president, but also for those of you who dont believe in prayer. I say that with kindness and goodness and if you respond I challenge you to do it in a kind and good manner also. Have a wonderful day.
  • by Karen Location: New Brockton on Jun 24, 2010 at 06:54 AM
    I am guessing Mike and Daniel don't plan on praying about this issue. Lets hope the rest of the readers don't feel that way. Prayer works and I Thank God for a man like Gov Bob Riley because he willing to stand up against people who openly want to corrupt Alabama. I AM praying for the oil situation, the families of those who died, the communities affected, and all the workers who are trying to clean it up.
  • by Helen Location: Cottonwood on Jun 23, 2010 at 10:42 PM
    Riley should pray for all his lies. I agree with you. Mike & Daniel. He will get his dues in the end...you will see.
  • by Mike Location: Dothan on Jun 23, 2010 at 05:59 PM
    Riley's an idiot. Thank goodness we only have a few more months of his dictatorship.
  • by daniel Location: dothan on Jun 23, 2010 at 05:19 PM
    It is a horrible thing happening in the Gulf with the oil problem. However, a solution will be found, as solutions are always found. It really bothers me that a lying, corrupt, scumbag like Riley would would even ask any of Alabama's citizens to follow any kind of lead of his. Let's pray that these last months of his sorry administration pass swiftly and that he does no more damage than he has already done.
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