Today Designed 'Prayer Day' for Rain

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) -- State officials have designated Monday as a 'Prayer Day' in light of the drought gripping the state.

Farmers across the state have been praying for rain.

Governor Perdue is speaking at the Georgia Farm Bureau headquarters in Macon on Monday.

In Georgia, 95 counties are considered to be in extreme drought.

Tropical Storm Barry brought much needed rain to many areas in south Georgia a few weeks ago. But it was not enough to take Georgia out of its drought.

Jimmy Lee is a commodities specialist for the Georgia Farm Bureau. He said farmers have been praying a long time, but the day gives them incentive to keep asking.

"We're hoping our prayers will be answered today," said Lee.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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