Florida Governor Charlie Crist says that he believes the power of prayer has protected the Sunshine State. He recently told a group of realtors he thinks the state has been hurricane free thanks to prayer notes placed on the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Many believe the site has a direct link to heaven and therefore, provides the best place for prayers. Governor Crist says he left the first note during a trade mission to Israel in 2007. The following year he gave the note to a state senator who visited Jerusalem, and this year he sent a note with a friend. The notes said, “Dear God, please protect our Florida from storms and difficulties. Charlie.”
In his comments to the group, Crist asked each one to say a prayer too. The governor says he cannot take credit for Florida being spared from hurricanes. He said, “Time goes on – May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December – no hurricanes. Thank God.”
Governor: Prayer at Western Wall Has Spared Florida from Hurricanes, http://yentit.com/chassidish/orlando-fl---governor-prayer-at-western-wall-has-spared-florida-from-hurricanes; August 21, 2009, Illustration by Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell
Psalm 17:6 (CEV) I pray to you, God, because you will help me. Listen and answer my prayer!