Prayer #289: For Los Angeles County Amidst Accelerating COVID Cases and Deaths
With 10 million residents, Los Angeles County is the most populated county in the nation. Officials stated yesterday that there is a death related to COVID-19 every eight minutes in that county. On Wednesday, there were 11,841 new cases of the virus there and 258 deaths. All told, there have been 11,320 deaths due to COVID-19 in LA County over the past 10 months. Emergency services have been directed to ration oxygen supply, and paramedics have been advised since hospitals are so full of COVID patients to not bring other patients with little hope of resuscitation to hospitals. Presently, more than 8,000 people in the county are hospitalized due to COVID-19.
Pray for the people of Los Angeles County, one of the biggest hot spots for COVID-19 in the country. Pray for wisdom and caution for residents as they follow COVID protection protocols. Pray for God's wisdom for health officials, and for protection and stamina for health care workers, particularly those at the county's hospitals.
Ps. 147:11: "But the LORD takes pleasure in those who fear Him, in those who hope in His steadfast love."