Prayer #193: For NFL Football During COVID-19
The NFL is now in its 4th week of football games, but due to some players testing positive for COVID-19, two games have been canceled. The Steelers vs. Titans and Patriots vs. Chiefs games were both canceled after multiple players tested positive for the virus, including Patriots quarterback Cam Newton. All told, 18 players and personnel in the Tennessee Titans organization have been infected with COVID-19. Interestingly, not one of the Minnesota Vikings players, the Titans opponents the previous week, have tested positive. On the Patriots, only Newton has tested positive, and on the Chiefs, only their back-up quarterback.
Up until now, the NFL has been proceeding with little COVID impact. Prior to the beginning of the season, the NFL considered whether to play its games in a constructed bubble, similar to NBA basketball, but elected not to, deciding however to install rigorous and frequent testing and symptom screenings, and the wearing of masks except while playing. Now, however, with these outbreaks of COVID-19, much attention is being given to see if the spread of the virus can be contained. If not, the remainder of the season will be in jeopardy.
Pray for the NFL players, coaches, and administration in the wake of this COVID-19 outbreak. Pray that the virus can be contained and will not spread further among the NFL teams and beyond. Pray for God's protection and a quick recovery for those NFL players and personnel who have tested positive for the virus.
Ps. 18:2: "The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my rock in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold."