Prayer #219: For Italy During a New Wave of COVID-19
One of the first Western nations to experience a severe outbreak of COVID-19 back in March was Italy. And now, this country is in the midst of a major resurgence of the virus, with daily cases of the virus being recorded at the rate of nearly 27,000, as of yesterday. Since the virus was virtually eradicated in June, this is a most remarkable and alarming comeback. In response to this outbreak, the national government recently issued an order mandating bars, restaurants, and cafés to close at 6 pm for thirty days, believing that the virus has been spread at social gatherings in these places. Most Italians don't dine out before 7:30 pm. The country, having to experience a strict lockdown in the spring, is now returning to this, and there have been violent protests in response, especially in Milan, Turin, and Naples.
Pray for this renewed spike in COVID-19 in Italy to quickly run its course. Pray for much wisdom for the leaders and health officials of this nation as it finds itself once again battling a serious outbreak of the virus. Pray for the unrest in Italy's cities to abate.
Ps. 145:9: "The Lord is good to all, and His mercy is over all that He has made."