President Nelson Asks the World to Fast with Him on Sunday for Relief from COVID-19


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."

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President Russell M. Nelson Invites All to Join in Fast for Relief from COVID-19

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.


Lead image: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
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