Prayer #154: For Yemen During the Coronavirus Crisis
For the past five years, the nation of Yemen has been wracked by civil war and famine. The number of children that are currently malnourished has been estimated at 2.4 million. On top of this, COVID-19 has come to the country, and the United Nations predicts that the death toll from the virus will exceed that from the fighting and hunger that has already decimated the country. It has been reported that about 80% of Yemen's population depends on some form of international aid, which, with the COVID pandemic, has been coming to the country in considerably smaller amounts.
Though Yemen has had a relatively small number of reported cases of COVID-19, a current total of 1,920, the number of deaths from these cases has been very high---556. Due to weakened immune systems caused by malnourishment and a long time of poor health the people of Yemen are especially susceptible to the virus.
Pray today for the country of Yemen. Pray for the aid that is needed to alleviate their severe famine. Also, pray for peace from the civil war that has been ongoing since 2015. Pray for protection for people from COVID-19, which comes in the midst of all this other trouble and turmoil. Lastly, pray for a mighty work of God in this nation, which has less than 0.1% Christians.
Ps. 46:10: "Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."