Coincidence? Crist Prays, Irene's Path Changes

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - August 23, 2011 -

Can Florida thank God and former Gov. Charlie Crist for Hurricane Irene's shift away from the state?

Each year as governor, Crist either personally placed or had a
friend place prayers in Jerusalem's Western Wall asking God to
protect Florida from hurricanes. No major hurricanes hit the state.

Now out of office, Crist is continuing the tradition. He asked
Patrick Murphy, a Democrat hoping to challenge Republican
Congressman Allen West, for help during Murphy's trip to Israel.

Crist said Wednesday, "I said `You can do me and Florida a big
favor if you can take a prayer to the wall and ask God to protect
beautiful Florida."'

Initial forecasts had the entire state potentially in Irene's path, but it's now predicted to swing east of Florida.

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  • by BJ Location: Perry on Aug 29, 2011 at 02:31 AM
    Ok, regardless, of whose prayers went up, and I,m sure many did. Prayer was answered. Florida was spared the blunt of this storm. Thankful is what I am and so should everyone else be who realizes that God answers prayer. He is our very present help in time of trouble. It is not about the prayer but about the one who intercedes for us,Jesus. So praise God today. He cares for us.
  • by Franklin on Aug 24, 2011 at 06:13 PM
    God's plan is already set and whatever He decides to let happen is not swayed by someone's prayer. That would be giving man dominion over God and that does not happen. God is sovereign and He commands that we pray as a matter of worship but his plan is already in motion and does not change.
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      by Luke on Aug 25, 2011 at 03:12 AM in reply to Franklin
      Your wrong on that one,Jesus will listen and change his mind for prayer.We are made in his image.God says if a nation will pray and come together,he would hold back his wrath.
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        by Franklin on Aug 25, 2011 at 08:58 AM in reply to Luke
        God does not change His mind because of something man does, either good or bad. That would mean man controls God which does not happen. God's plan has been set and is immutable, which is one of the attributes of God. What He sets in motion, He does not change. Prayer is a command by God to worship and glorify Him..
  • by really? on Aug 24, 2011 at 02:40 PM
    is this really a news story???
  • by Anonymous on Aug 24, 2011 at 02:36 PM
    When a 'cane hits, can we say Charlie messed up the prayer? Oh right, we blame Rick. Silly me.
  • by Crimson Brotha Location: Tallahassee on Aug 24, 2011 at 01:41 PM
    I remember a few years back, CBN founder Pat Robertson prayed for a hurricane to be rerouted. And it did. But, he was made fun of and became the target of the anti-christ media. Now, Crist, who is clearly not walking a righteous walk, is getting credit for presenting a piece of paper to a wall in isreal. What a rube. God is omnipotent.
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      by Anonymous on Aug 24, 2011 at 02:28 PM in reply to Crimson Brotha
      Jesus saves, religion pays.
  • by FL on Aug 24, 2011 at 01:02 PM
    God is good. You can lean on the rock to see you through.
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      by Max on Aug 24, 2011 at 02:06 PM in reply to FL
      where was he on 9-11, oh thats right, he didnt care about them.
  • by G on Aug 24, 2011 at 12:46 PM
    Is it a coincidence that Jesus told the storm to be still and the winds ceased? However, I see no value in placing it on the wall. I mean, if we have no power right where we are, we may as well not have power there either. Jesus didn't put his request on the wall when he commanded nature to submit. Matt, et al, we just don't understand the delegated supernatural power we were given by Jesus. If you believe in the Jesus of the Bible, then you have to believe in the verses that clearly tell us he did the things he did as a man, with no advantage. He had the Holy Spirit and now, because of him, we do too. Greater works than these shall we do. Your lack of belief doesn't change that reality, except for whether or not you'll ever be able to do it.
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      by Surly on Aug 24, 2011 at 02:33 PM in reply to G
      "Your lack of belief doesn't change that reality,..." -- Belief does not change reality, because it is what it is. On that we agree.
  • by Surly Location: gonnagetkilledsoon on Aug 24, 2011 at 12:41 PM
    Sonny Perdue was praying for rain in GA, while Crist was protecting Miami from hurrycaines. Hmmm -- so many punch lines, so little time...
  • by Yippee!!! Location: Tallahassee on Aug 24, 2011 at 12:09 PM
    I think it shows the he is a man that loves and cares for the people of this state and the state itself. Not how he can benefit from it!
  • by Believer Location: Tallahassee on Aug 24, 2011 at 11:54 AM
    See religion & politics can go together. Thank you.
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