Prayer #259: For Arizona During a Record COVID-19 Surge
Arizona is now another state that is experiencing a record surge in the COVID-19 virus. Unlike some other states that have had a recent spike in the Coronavirus, Arizona's surge came quite suddenly. On November 30th, there were 1,051 new cases. This quickly rose to 11,208 the next day. Yesterday, there 13,298 new cases there. Hospitalizations statewide due to COVID-19 have risen to about 3,000, about five times as many as there were in October. Available ICU beds are down to about 8% of capacity. The Arizona State Legislature has shut down for a week due to the surge in the virus, and more stringent restrictions for the state are being considered.
Pray for Arizona as it responds to this sudden spike in COVID-19. Pray for wisdom on the part of Governor Doug Ducey, the mayors of Arizona's cities and towns, and the state's public health officials, as they consider what steps should now be taken.
Prov. 29:25: "The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is safe."