Several months ago, Texas was experiencing a severe drought and some really nasty wildfires. Since Governor Rick Perry had no idea what to do, he decided to pray, and issued a day of prayer for rain. God's answer was apparently no. Here we are, watching headlines of horrendous wildfires, an even more severe drought, and hundreds of homes destroyed. Very sad.
This is not to say that Rick Perry could have done anything different. Not praying would have ended up with the same result, but at least he wouldn't look like an ass.
It will rain again, and probably soon. This is an inevitability. And when it does, I'm sure he will claim victory for his prayer, because, whenever you pray for something that is inevitable, your prayer is always answered.