Prayer #198: For the COVID-Related Shortage of Canning Lids
My wife Cindy and I do a lot of canning to preserve vegetables and fruits, but this fall, canning lids, the non-reusable lids for the reusable glass canning jars, are nowhere to be found. This is the latest in a series of COVID-related shortages and is a consequence of the fact that many more people across the nation began to grow gardens during the pandemic. Now they want to preserve what they've grown, and there are more people canning now by far than ever before. The canning lid shortage, which began in the middle of August, has severely impacted farm-to-table restaurants, some of which process thousands of items via canning each year for year-round use at their restaurants. Farms as well depend on them to put up their produce, and meats as well, for the season for the family and farm staff to live on.
Pray that manufacturers of canning lids and other supplies would be able to recover from their manufacturing deficit due to this unexpected spike in sales. Pray too that many people, canning now for the first time, would can safely, following the processing time guidelines carefully and not attempting to reuse the lids since their seals are broken after their initial use.
Ps. 118:8: "It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man."