AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Gov. Rick Perry is addressing a National Day of Prayer Breakfast.
Perry is set to speak Wednesday morning at an Austin hotel. The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May which invites people of all faiths to pray for the country.
Perry is speaking a day early, but will also present a proclamation recognizing the following day, May 3, as Texas Day of Prayer.
The day was created in 1952 by a resolution in Congress, and signed into law by President Harry Truman.
Perry is an evangelical Christian and often attends prayer gatherings. A week before beginning his unsuccessful run for president, he hosted a national day of prayer that drew 30,000 to a Houston arena.