Mississippi community turns to prayer for relief amid searing heat

Published 6:30 am Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Amid searing temperatures and severe drought, a Mississippi community turns to God on Thursday to pray for rain and relief.

“Our land is dry, our farmers are suffering, and our emergency personnel are weary,” a post on Facebook said in an announcement of a community-wide prayer service in Lawrence County.

The service is set for 11 a.m. at the Monticello Baptist Church sanctuary on East Broad Street In Monticello.

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High temperatures are expected to reach 105 degrees on Wednesday and continue to surpass 100 degrees each day this week. Precipitation chances remain at  0 percent for the week as well.

“Everyone is invited to join as we go before the throne of God asking for relief,” the post said.