Prayer #16: For New York City: A Large Hotspot for Coronavirus
If there is one place in the United States that could be considered ground zero for the Coronavirus, it is New York City. By far, it has the most cases and deaths per capita from the COVID-19 virus than any other city or locale in the country. As of now, there have been more than 87,000 cases and at least 5,150 deaths. In New York City, with its more crowded conditions, proper social distancing on the subways and in stores, and even on streets, is more challenging. Consequently, New York State by far leads the 50 states in the number of cases of the Coronavirus, with a total of approximately 160,000 cases and at least 7,100 deaths.
Today, we want to pray for New York City as it continues to undergo the worst onslaught of the COVID-19 virus. Pray for public health officials, doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel as they struggle to provide care for all those who are suffering acutely. Pray for adequate medical equipment for treatment and for enough room and medical workers at hospitals. Pray for God's protection for all medical personnel treating people with active cases of the virus. Pray for wisdom for Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio as they have important decisions each day regarding safety recommendations for city residents. Especially pray for citizens of New York, that they would turn to God in great numbers during this trying time.
Ps. 42:5 "Hope in God; for I shall again praise Him, my help and my God."