105 years ago today - Sep 8, 1914

[Letter from First Presidency]
In accord with the request of the President of the United States that on Sunday, October 4th, 1914, prayers be offered in all the churches throughout the land in behalf of peace for the nations now at war, we hereby call upon the Latter-day Saints to observe that day as a day of prayer for peace, both in their family devotions and their public services. We deplore the calamities which have come upon the people in Europe [WWI], the terrible slaughter of brave men, the awful sufferings of women and children, and all the disasters that are befalling the world in consequence of the impending conflicts, and earnestly hope and pray that they may be brought to a speedy end. JOSEPH F. SMITH, ANTHON H. LUND, CHARLES W. PENROSE, First Presidency. {1914-September 8-Original circular (no date). Church}

[Clark, James R., Messages of the First Presidency (6 volumes)]

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