President Russell M. Nelson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has extended an invitation to all people worldwide to participate with him for a day of fasting and prayer on Sunday, March 29.
“As a physician and surgeon, I have great admiration for medical professionals, scientists, and all who are working around the clock to curb the spread of COVID-19,” President Nelson said in a video invitation. “I am also a man of faith, and I know that during these challenging times, we can be strengthened and lifted as we call upon God and His Son, Jesus Christ—the Master Healer."
A prophet calling for a worldwide fast is a rare occurrence. Church News shared other instances when presidents of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have asked for a worldwide fast.
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