The governor of Oklahoma is urging the state's residents to pray for rain.
Gov. Mary Fallin says the drought has contributed to more than 140 wildfires in Oklahoma this year.
"I encourage Oklahomans of all faiths to join me this Sunday and offering their prayers for rain," Fallin said in a news release last week, adding that the power of prayer is a wonderful thing.
State Sen. Rick Brinkely unabashedly voiced his support for Fallin.
"I think if people are making a joke out of this request by the governor, they really don't understand the implications of what it is she is asking for," Brinkley told Oklahoma's Fox23.
"This isn't like we would like to have a nice spring shower," he continued. "We would like to stop a drought."
"We would like to save the lives of fire fighters who are putting their lives on the line every day fighting these grass fires," he said. "And the fact that our farmers are facing devastation, this isn't a flippant little request -- there is a lot at stake here."