FILE – President Russell M. Nelson, seen here during October general conference in Salt Lake City, has issued a call for prayer and gratitude to help cure the pandemic, hate, civil unrest, racism and violence. | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Prescribing gratitude and prayer as a healing remedy for spiritual and societal problems, the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints asked people around the world Friday to flood social media for the next week with “a wave of gratitude” and to thank God in daily prayer.

President Russell M. Nelson, who helped develop open-heart surgery before retiring to heal hearts full time as an apostle, issued the call six days before Thanksgiving during an 11-minute video posted on his Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts and the church’s main YouTube channel. At the end of his message, he offered a prayer in which he asked God to bless the world with a healing spirit of unity.

The 96-year-old shared the message of hope and healing after speaking about his personal experiences with the Great Depression, World War II, the rise of terrorism and the …read more

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