(Christian News Network) – 120 pastors in North Central Ohio have signed on to a collective proclamation calling for residents to join them in a time of prayer and fasting the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. “In light of the COVID-19 world crisis, 120 area clergy … feel the Almighty can heal their land if His people humble themselves,” a report from Frontline Ohio states.
During a press conference on March 22, Paul Lintern of Oakland Lutheran and Southside Christian Church, Louis Blevins of Latter Rain Church of God in Christ, and Jody Odom, pastor of Ambassadors for Christ, outlined the proclamation and joined together in a time of prayer, which was posted online for viewing.
Lintern opened the event with a reading about the various deadly diseases that have plagued history, such as the Bubonic plague and cholera, noting that during the latter, U.S. President Zachary Taylor declared a national day of prayer and fasting, as did Dayton Mayor John Howard. Citizens knelt in the streets and prayed, and soon the death rate decreased and the pestilence subsided. READ MORE