120 Ohio Pastors Call for Statewide Prayer Against Coronavirus Plague

On Wednesday, faith leaders across the Buckeye Bible Belt held a press conference regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Their statewide call to prayer comes less than one year after local officials observed the anniversary of a victory against another pandemic that occurred almost two centuries prior.

Last year, both the Mansfield mayor and Richland County Board of Commissioners publicly acknowledged divine intervention that curtailed the cholera pandemic in August of 1849 after corporate prayer and fasting. In light of the COVID-19 world crisis, 120 area clergy also feel the Almighty can heal their land if His people humble themselves.

Pastor Paul Lintern of Oakland Lutheran and Southside Christian Church recounted the compelling account outside the Troy Township Fire Station before joining three other clergy in reading the joint proclamation.

Pastor Louis Blevins of Latter Rain COGIC described the chain events leading up to the proclamation of national and state emergencies involving COVID-19. “With tens of thousands of cases occurring throughout China and the rest of the world, and a collapse in the stock market this month resulting in the largest drop since the ‘1987 Crash,’ the cancellation of schools, elections, and other cultural events has reached epic proportions across the nation.”

Pastor Jody Odom of Ambassadors for Christ asserted that “the Bible is a leading source of modern health knowledge,” and cited Scriptural examples and a list of Bible-believing pioneers in medicine. He also reported local developments from last year.

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SOURCE: Charisma News