Prayer #272: For Firefighters During the Holiday Season Amidst the COVID Pandemic
Firefighters are bracing for what is always their busiest time around the holidays, and are expecting even more emergency calls amidst the COVID pandemic, with more people cooking at home and more people with Christmas trees than in previous years. On Thanksgiving, there were 1,630 calls to fire departments for home cooking fires, approximately 3.5 times higher than average. Typically in most years, firefighters respond to an average of 160 fires in homes nationwide due to Christmas trees, but it is believed that this number will be much higher this season. In addition to protecting the community, firefighters also are needing to vigorously protect themselves, not only from the dangers of fighting fires but also from contracting COVID-19. Thus far this year, 119 firefighters and EMS personnel in the U.S. have died from the virus.
Please remember to pray for firefighters during this holiday season. Pray for God to protect them as they conduct their sometimes dangerous duties. Pray too for His protection for them from contracting the COVID-19 virus as they come into contact with COVID-infected residents during emergency response calls.
Is. 41:10: "Fear not, for I am with you; be dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."