Rick Perry's Opening Remarks at Prayer-and-Fasting Gathering in Reliant Stadium
August 6, 2011
Indeed the only thing that you love more [than America] is the living Christ. […]We know that there is hope for those who trust in [God] who fills our hearts with joy and gives us life. This God who knows our imperfections, he didn’t leave us to live a life in our sins, but paid the price for them. He who knew no sin, he gave his life in ransom for me. This loving and perfect God is also a personal God. He desires not a show of religion, but a deep connection with our innermost being. […] [God is] wise enough to not be affiliated with any political party [or] any man-made institutions. He’s calling all Americans, of all walks of life, to seek him, to return to him, to experience his love and his grace and his acceptance, experience a fulfilled life regardless of the circumstances.