After president of the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter day saints had invited people from all faiths throughout the world to pray for an end to the pandemic, leaders and members of many faiths throughout the world have responded including the Pope, leaders of the Evangelicals and even the President of Navajo Nation. Last week the Vatican had asked priests to recite new prayer for Good Friday to end pandemic.
The pope asked priests to recite new prayer entitled “For the afflicted in time of pandemic.”
Arch Bishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa in Jerusalem outside the church said “So it is important in a way, in this place, where this happened, that we can …be united in the heart, in prayer, for all those who are suffering and dying.”
A facebook page dedicated to the fast has reached over 400,000 followers.
Johnathan Nez stated in proclamation from the Navajo Nation that April 10-13, 2020, was declared to be “Navajo Nation Family Prayer Weekend in observance of Good Friday and Easter” They stated in the proclamation that they “encourage families to pray together for family members, neighbors, health care workers, governing officials, and those who are sick, and the families who have lost loved ones due to COVID-19 on the Navajo Nation.
Walter Kim, President of The National Association of Evangelicals said “On Good Friday, let’s … pray and fast throughout the nation.”
The Catholic church, Navajo Nation, president of the national association join the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday saints in calling for a world wide fast and prayer for the end of the pandemic. People from diverse faiths throughout the world are united in that cause.