March 27, 2020
From the GOVERNOR'S OFFICE: “LUNCH-FASTING BEFORE GOD ON TUESDAYS” with Governor John Bel Edwards, Legislators, Members of Congress, Mayors, and other State and Local Officials
Dear Pastors and Faith Leaders:
Earlier this morning the Governor shared with me that he felt your prayers joining with his on Tuesday. He and the First Lady believe in the power of prayer and this is demonstrated by the fact they pray together every morning. Now, more than ever, Louisiana needs its prayer warriors!
Governor Edwards is asking that you join with him and Reverend Dr. Rodney Wood, our State Chaplain, as well as members of the Legislature and Congress, and other leaders in fasting and prayer at lunch on every Tuesday. Please see the words of Reverend Wood below:
“LUNCH-FASTING BEFORE GOD ON TUESDAYS”
With Governor John Bel Edwards, Legislators, Members of Congress, Mayors, and other State and Local Officials
We all know that we are in a great war. In times like these, we are reminded that God, in His infinite mercy, has given us the most potent, spiritual weaponry. If you belong to Christ Jesus our Lord, this weaponry is in your hands. Now is the time to vigorously employ your armaments.
Would you please join Governor Edwards and other state and national government officials as well as religious leaders in “Lunch-Fasting Before God on Tuesdays”? On each Tuesday at noon for the next four weeks (and possibly longer), men, women, and young people throughout Louisiana will be uniting themselves in a fast from their midday meal and in earnest, private prayer in the presence of the Savior of the world.
In addition to your own participation, will you please, by every means possible, reach out to others and ask them to join you and our leaders in this united engagement in fasting and prayer?
“Lunch-Fasting Before God on Tuesdays” will begin next Tuesday, March 31st.
Special note: If your health condition will not allow you to totally abstain from food at lunch, would you please consider fasting from “pleasant food” at noon on Tuesdays (Daniel 10:3)?