Dennis Hall, pastor of New Life Restoration Church, said the idea of having the gathering came in their meeting on Thursday, Aug. 14.
Hall said the Ministerial Alliance determined it was time to call for united prayer for rain in our region according to the promise God made in 2 Chronicles 7:14: — “If my people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their Land.”
“There was a similar, spontaneous call by pastors a couple of months ago that I saw rain for the next couple of weeks and what many would agree has been a rather pleasant summer,” Hall said.
Hall said, in the spring, over a year-and-a-half ago, a similar call by a local church member on Facebook resulting in a large turnout that saw several weeks of rain, including a four-inch downpour on one day. Hall said First United Methodist Church pastor Cal Hoffman put the plan in motions simply by saying—“I think it would be good if we do it again.”
Attendees from the community will need to use judgement on parking at the location, since it is located off Highway 180 West, going toward Abilene.
Similar “Pray For Rain” gatherings have been held at the public boat ramp, located just west of the Mile Long Bridge.
About 100 members of the community from all denominations attended the meeting, in which groups gathered and prayed for rain.
Breckenridge continues to creep toward taking action on the next drought stage, with rain falling more than six inches below the yearly average.