Prayer #25: For Safety on Our Highways in the Light of an Increase in Reckless Driving
Since many people are restricted to home, our roads and interstates across the country have a greatly-reduced amount of traffic. With this, however, has come a large increase in reckless driving, especially on the interstates. Highway patrolmen from virtually all the states are reporting this. This has been very observable locally on the Beltline and I-40. State troopers across the nation have given many tickets for drivers speeding in excess of 100 mph. In some states, crashes and fatalities have more than doubled compared to this time last year. Even some city streets have dangerous speeding taking place. In New York City, on just one day, March 27th, automated speeding cameras issued 25,000 tickets.
With this in mind, we want to pray for the safety of our roads and highways. Pray that law enforcement officers would be successful in monitoring and enforcing speed limits. Pray that those who are speeding dangerously would be caught and severely penalized. Pray for protection for those on the streets and interstates that are endangered by this excessive speeding.
Rom. 13:1-2: "Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore he who resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment."