Alabama governor asks for prayer to cope with oil

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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