Texas governor and potential presidential candidate Rick Perry is organizing a national prayer rally.
The day-long prayer and fasting event, called "The Response," is scheduled for Aug. 6 in Houston, Texas.
Gov. Perry said Americans must call on Jesus to guide them through the "unprecedented struggles" the nation is facing.
"Right now, America is in crisis. We have been besieged by financial debt, terrorism and a multitude of natural disasters," Perry said on the event's website.
"Some problems are beyond our power to solve... this historic hour demands a historic response," he said.
Governors across the country are invited to participate in the prayer rally.
Some have criticized the event saying Perry shouldn't use his office to promote a religious gathering.
The prayer rally will be held at Reliant Stadium.