Prayer #147: For France's Latest COVID Outbreak
In the last two weeks, France has seen a new outbreak of COVID-19. On August 11th, there were 1,397 new cases, nearly twice that of the previous day, with 15 additional deaths. The virus has continued to spike further. "The epidemiological situation," Prime Minister Jean Castex said at a press conference, "which we are following very closely, is deteriorating: 2,000 new cases per day compared to 1,000 three weeks ago." France had moved out of lockdown in May with a 7-day average of 272 new cases. France is now taking steps to put some public restrictions back in place and enforce mandatory mask-wearing in public again.
Pray for the country of France as it battles this new wave of COVID-19. Pray that the new outbreak could be checked. Pray for wisdom on the part of health officials and civic leaders there as they seek to give the best leadership during this renewed Coronavirus crisis. Pray that the people of France would turn to God during this time of difficulty.
Ps. 62:7: "On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God."