The Christian Reformed Church is calling on all its members to pray for an end to the drought that is affecting much of North America.
In a letter sent today to pastors and congregations across the United States and Canada, the CRC’s executive director, Rev. Joel R. Boot, asks congregations to pray fervently until the drought is abated.
“I am writing to you on a matter of urgent concern that affects us all,” Boot says in the letter. “Much of the United States and parts of central and eastern Canada are in the grip of what we are told is the worst drought in more than 50 years. …”
The letter notes that the impact of the drought is already being felt in the price of corn – of which the U.S. is the world’s leading exporter – and that, without rain, “much of that crop will be lost, leading to shortages as well as increases in the cost of food here at home and around the world.”
“Times like these remind us that we are completely dependent on God,” the letter says, concluding: “Please join with me this Sunday – and every Sunday until the drought is abated – in fervent prayer that God will send us rain.”