On Sunday, Sept. 30, the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in north-central Montana will hold a special day of fasting and prayer for God to send moisture and end the drought we are experiencing. The lack of rain affects virtually all of our community directly or indirectly.
We invite all of our brothers and sisters of whatever faith or denomination to join us in this day of fasting and prayer. Prayer accompanied by fasting is recommended to us by the teachings of Jesus Christ (see Mark 9:29) with the caution that we do not fast or pray to draw attention to ourselves (see Matthew 6:5-16). Fasting accompanied by donations to the poor was also encouraged by the Old Testament prophet Isaiah, with the promise that when we call, He will answer and satisfy us in times of drought (see Isaiah 58:6-11).
Eldon R. Pfile