Utah Governor Declares “Weekend Of Prayer” For Rain

Salt Lake City’s NBC News affiliate reports:

With hot, dry weather in the immediate and long-term forecasts, Gov. Spencer Cox on Thursday called on Utahns to pray for rain this weekend as Utah’s drought conditions continue to worsen.

In a pre-recorded video, the governor called on Utahns of all faiths to join him in a “weekend of humble prayer” from Friday through Sunday.

“We need more rain and we need it now,” he said. “We need some divine intervention. … By praying collaboratively and collectively, asking God or whatever higher power you believe in for more rain, we may be able to escape the deadliest aspects of the continuing drought.”