In the city of Ladário, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, a decree was published last Friday asking for 21 days of fasting and prayer to fight the pandemic.
The prayer chain would begin on Monday (18th) and end on June 7th.
The mayor Iranil de Lima Soares called on the people of Ladário to cry out to God for liberation and his blessing on the city and the Brazilian nation.
In the proposal, he wants the 21 days of prayer to be a day of fasting, “invoking the name of the Lord so that together in faith we may overcome this pandemic.”
The city asks that upon reaching the 21 days “a spiritual siege be made on the city of Ladário through prayer, from 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.” On this day, Christians should pray for those who are infected with Covid-19 and also for the protection of those who have not been contaminated.
According to the municipality of Ladário, the city with just over 23,000 inhabitants is predominantly Christian.
The decree states that “no person, no Ladarese is obliged to pray or fast. Those who feel the desire, the will, must be voluntarily, from their homes. You must not leave your homes. There must be no crowding,” he said.