The Louisiana governor called for a three-day prayer and fasting for people affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Democrat Governor John Bel Edwards called for an “unusual” plea to the public during a press conference last week. After receiving a request from religious leaders from across the country, he called for a three-day prayer.
“I’m going to call for three days of fasting and prayer for our state, for July 20 through the 22nd,” Gov. Edwards said.
Prayer and Fasting
With over 80,000 confirmed cases and over 3,000 deaths, Louisiana has been greatly affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Edwards urged the public to join him in prayer and fasting, because he believes that prayer is “very important” especially during these, trying times.
“So if you’re inclined, please join me and the first lady and faith leaders of Louisiana, regardless of your denomination or your religion, and we would ask that you join us in prayerful reflection and fasting,” he said.
Gov. Edwards fasted from Monday through Wednesday while praying for the people in Louisiana that have been impacted by the virus. He prayed for the sick, caretakers, and even prayed for comfort for the families who lost their loved ones due to coronavirus.
The call for prayer happened after the controversial statewide mask mandate that took effect last week.
Prayer for healing
This state-wide prayer and fasting reminds us of God’s promise for His people. God will take away the sickness from among us if we worship the Lord.
“Worship the Lord your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you.” Exodus 23:25
Let us continue to pray for everyone affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Let us pray for betters coming and freedom from sickness and pain.
Reference: Fox News