Maybe praying for rain will unite Georgians around the idea that something needs to be done besides standing around watching Lake Lanier recede (as pictured), threatening to sue Federal agencies or neighboring states, or telling people to buy two weeks worth of bottled water.
What to do when the rain won't come? If you're Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, you pray.
The governor will host a prayer service next week to ask for relief from the drought gripping the Southeast.
"The only solution is rain, and the only place we get that is from a higher power," Perdue spokesman Bert Brantley said on Wednesday.
It takes human power, however, to prepare and respond if the rain still doesn't come. We're wondering "what then?" Who's the rainmaker for that project?