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Fast and pray for drought relief

By Staff | Jul 24, 2021

Dianne Clark, Rugby

My husband and I moved to Rugby a few weeks ago to serve a church mission and have enjoyed a positive first impression. We come from an agricultural area in southern Idaho quite similar to this one with good crop variety and growing conditions. Although we haven’t met many farmers yet, we have been made aware of the challenges presented by the lack of moisture.

We’ve heard that many prayers, including our own, have been offered in their behalf. Hopefully this will continue. The thought has come to me that as a community we ought to have a special day of prayer and include fasting as well. Anciently the prophets and kings, and even Jesus Christ, prayed and fasted for a much-needed blessing. Not only did they pray and fast, but asked the people to join with them.

Everyone in agriculture, or impacted by this drought, could definitely benefit if families selected a day for prayer and fasting, humbly petitioning God, to send forth rain and an extended growing season. If we exercise faith in God and demonstrate it by our fasting and prayers, we can trust He will send forth the needed blessing and relief from the drought we are suffering.

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