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Gov. Stitt Declares Day of Prayer as Virus Surges in Oklahoma: 'No Burden too Heavy for God to Lift'

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt (AP Photo)
Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt (AP Photo)

Coronavirus cases are surging in Oklahoma, nearing 200,000 cases this year, so Gov. Kevin Stitt has declared Thursday a day of prayer and fasting in the state.

Gov. Stitt announced he is declaring Dec. 3 as a statewide day of prayer and fasting for all Oklahomans affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“Oklahomans have always turned to prayer to guide us through trials and seasons of uncertainty, and I am asking Oklahomans of all faiths and religious backgrounds to join together with me on Thursday,” said Gov. Stitt. “I believe we must continue to ask God to heal those who are sick, comfort those who are hurting, and provide renewed strength and wisdom to all who are managing the effects of COVID-19.” 

Gov. Stitt also encourages churches and other houses of worship to continue taking precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to care for vulnerable members of their congregations. 

“I believe our churches and faith communities have an incredible opportunity during this season to provide hope to Oklahomans who are struggling as we close a year that has been mentally, emotionally, and physically draining,” said Gov. Stitt. “It’s important that we continue to find safe ways to gather as we all do our part to protect our families, neighbors, and communities from this virus.”

"When we unite in prayer, we are reminded that there is no burden too heavy for God to lift," Stitt stated.

Stitt, who tested positive for the virus in July and previously donated plasma in an effort to help other virus patients recover, said he will also make a second plasma donation.

To read his prayer proclamation, click here

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