Prayer #227: For the Increase in COVID-19 in New Jersey Nursing Homes
There is some concern in the state of New Jersey as it is seeing a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in nursing home facilities. As of two days ago, there are fresh outbreaks of the virus in 191 facilities in the state, an increase from 156 on October 19. Overall as a state, though it is seeing an increase of COVID-19 cases, New Jersey is not experiencing the rapid rise of the virus that some other states are experiencing.. The current daily number of cases---in the 2000s the last couple of days, is much less than that in March and April there, which peaked at over 4,000 in several days in April. Nevertheless, since the Coronavirus is on the rise, Governor Phil Murphy recently stated that he isn't ruling out another COVID-19 lockdown for the state, though he hopes to avoid that.
Pray for the state of New Jersey during this increase in COVID-19 cases. Pray for wisdom for Governor Phil Murphy as he monitors the progress of the virus. Pray especially that God's protection would hover over the state's nursing homes, which are seeing fresh outbreaks of the virus.
Heb. 10:23: "Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful."