CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Wednesday is a Day of Prayer in West Virginia and Gov. Jim Justice is inviting all West Virginians to participate.
Justice declared the day for prayer during his press briefing on the COVID-19 outbreak Monday. He said there is a need for prayer more than ever right now.
“In my world, I look to God every single day. But if there is any time that is a special time that we really need to all be looking to God, it’s in this situation. A pandemic that’s nothing like any of us have ever witnessed,” Justice said on Tuesday’s MetroNews ‘Talkline.’
Justice, a devout Christian, said the day will be for all families, businesses, and religious leaders in the state facing challenges with the virus. It will be streamed online at Justice’s social media pages at noon.
“We are going to ask people to surely take time to say their prayers in their homes,” Justice said. “We are going to try and stream as much of the service as we possibly can to them.”
“We surely to goodness want to look to God to pull us through this terrible situation we are dealing with right now.”
Justice said there will be religious leaders from all denominations and song streamed from the Capitol.
The governor issues a statewide stay at home order on Monday that went into place on Tuesday evening.
As of Tuesday evening, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases hit 39. That number is nearly doubled from Monday’s DHHR numbers that were at 20 positive cases.