Gov. Spencer Cox invites Utahns to pray for rain amid drought conditions

Gov. Spencer Cox. Image: Video screen grab from Memorial Day address

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, June 3, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — Gov. Spencer Cox is inviting all Utahns to join him in praying for rain amid the current drought conditions.

“I’ve already asked all Utahns to conserve water by avoiding long showers, fixing leaky faucets, and planting water-wise landscapes,” Cox said in a video message. “But I fear those efforts alone won’t be enough to protect us. We need more rain and we need it now. We need some divine intervention. That’s why I’m asking Utahns of all faiths to join me in a weekend of prayer June 4 through the 6th.”

So far this year, Cox has issued two drought emergency orders. “The extremely dry conditions are adversely and significantly impacting agribusiness and livestock production as well as wildlife and natural habitats,” said a news release from Cox’ office. “Dry conditions have also contributed to an increased threat of wildfire across the state.”

Everyone is invited to participate in a weekend of prayer and to encourage others to join this community effort June 4-6.

Cox’ video statement can be seen here.

His weekend of prayer declaration can be seen here.

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