A Twitter post by Elder David A. Bednar indicates that the church has joined with the UAE in a “Prayer for Humanity” day of fasting on May 14. This comes as a good initiative for the church and its member during this difficult time of COVID-19.
This action taken by the church will help foster a good relationship between the church and UAE. In his post he wrote;
“As we join with the UAE in a “Prayer for Humanity” day of fasting on May 14, the hearts and prayers of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints unite with our brothers and sisters of other faith traditions as we petition God for relief from COVID-19.”
He also posted on his Facebook page;
During this COVID-19 pandemic, I have been inspired by those of many faiths who have joined together in service, fasting, and prayer. We have the opportunity to again witness the power that faith brings on May 14, during which the United Arab Emirates’ Higher Committee of Human Fraternity has established a day of “Prayer for Humanity” to fast for relief from COVID-19. Our hearts are joined with our brothers and sisters in the Muslim, Catholic, and other faith traditions in their efforts for this important cause.
As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we believe in a living God who hears and answers prayers. We believe that fasting and prayer can connect our hearts to the power of God. I pray that each of us will continue to petition God for relief from this global pandemic.
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