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Religious leaders, farmers ask for divine intervention in delivering West from drought
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Sunday, February 2, 2014 6:24 PM EST
Religious leaders and farmers in Nevada and Utah held special events to ask for divine intervention in delivering the West from drought.
Faith leaders prayed for snow and rain during a multifaith service Saturday in the Reno suburb of Sparks.
The Utah Farm Bureau asked the public to join in prayer and fasting for moisture for livestock and crops as part of its Harvesting Faith event Sunday.
Utah dairy farmer Ron Gibson told the Deseret News that farmers "can't go to the Legislature to ask for help, decided to go to the guy upstairs."
Rajan Zed, who organized the Nevada service, says it drew Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish and other faith leaders.