President Henry B. Eyring, Second Counselor in the First Presidency President Dallin H. Oaks, First Counselor in the First Presidency and President Russell M. Nelson exit after the General Priesthood session of the 188th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, March 31, 2018.

President Henry B. Eyring, Second Counselor in the First Presidency President Dallin H. Oaks, First Counselor in the First Presidency and President Russell M. Nelson exit after the General Priesthood session of the 188th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, March 31, 2018. | Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — In a videotaped message released Thursday, President Russell M. Nelson called for worldwide fasting on Sunday along with prayer for relief from the global coronavirus pandemic’s “physical, emotional and economic effects.”

The president and prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints invited members of the faith and their friends to join him in the fast and unite their faith to plead for divine strength.

“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,” said President Nelson, who was a pioneer of open heart surgery. “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.

“I invite you to join with me in a worldwide fast — for all whose health permits — to pray for relief from the physical, emotional and economic effects of this global pandemic. I invite members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints everywhere, along with our many friends, to fast and pray this Sunday, March 29. Let us unite our faith to plead for physical, spiritual and other healing throughout the entire world.

“The Lord understands the feelings you are experiencing. He loves and cares for you, as I …read more

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