Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards Calls for Residents to Join Him in Three Days of Fasting and Prayer for Those Affected by Coronavirus

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Catholic Democrat, has encouraged residents in the state to follow his lead and participate in three days of fasting and prayer for those affected by COVID-19. 

At a press conference updating Louisianans about the coronavirus on Thursday, Edwards announced his intention to engage in three days of fasting and prayer, beginning on Monday and concluding on Wednesday. The governor said he “received a request” to participate in this form of “spiritual diet and exercise” during a “conference call with hundreds of pastors across the state of Louisiana.”