Prayer #273: For Yet Another New Strain of COVID-19 Found in the U.K.
There has been much attention given to the new strain of COVID-19 that has appeared in the United Kingdom. Now, on top of this recent discovery, yet another new mutation of the virus has been identified in the U.K., as of today. This newest strain has been identified in two people who recently traveled to the United Kingdom from South Africa. An immediate travel ban to and from that country has now been issued by the U.K. Anyone there who has traveled from South Africa in the last two weeks must quarantine. There is considerable concern over this development since this strain is even more contagious than the previous mutation. Health authorities are confident that the new vaccines will be effective against the first new strain; they do not yet know whether they will be against this newer mutation.
We want to be in much prayer for the United Kingdom during the coming days and weeks as these new strains spread. Pray that the new COVID-19 vaccines would be highly effective against these and all other mutations that may present themselves. Pray for God's mercy and protection for people, especially those of high risk. Pray that this crisis would be a time that people in the United Kingdom would call on the name of the Lord.
Ps. 145:9: "The LORD is good to all, and His mercy is over all that He has made."