Local ceremony to be conducted as state observes day of prayer and fasting

Area residents will be among others in the state who will observe Thursday, Dec. 3 as a day of prayer and fasting for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. A brief ceremony will be conducted at 8 a.m. near the Ten Commandments Monument, which is near the American Legion Hut/chamber of commerce office. Participants are asked to wear masks and social distance. Governor Kevin Stitt recently announced that he is declaring Thursday, Dec. 3 as a statewide day of prayer and fasting for all Oklahomans affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, a news release stated. “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, the release stated. “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.”


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