Prayer #387: For the Steep Increase of COVID-19 in Turkey
The country of Turkey is presently experiencing a steep rise in COVID-19. Daily new cases there exceeded 61,000 yesterday, approximately twice as high as that during the previous peak in the fall of 2020. The daily deaths from the virus are also steeply on the increase, up to nearly 300 a day, after rising from about 65 per day a month earlier. Of the country's 81 provinces, 58 are flagged as "red," or "very high risk" regions, including Istanbul and the national capital city of Ankara. This significant increase in COVID-19 in Turkey has led to the reinstatement of nationwide lockdowns during the month of Ramadan. In a nation of approximately 84 million people, just 9.4% of the population has been vaccinated.
Pray for Turkey during this recent outbreak of COVID-19. Pray for better progress in vaccination and that this rise in COVID would soon be quelled. Pray especially that many would come to Christ in this predominantly Muslim (~99%) nation during a time which is for many a time of COVID fear and uncertainty.
Ps. 67:1-3: "May God be gracious to us and bless us and make His face to shine upon us, that Thy way may be known upon earth, Thy saving power among all nations. Let the peoples praise Thee, O God; let all the peoples praise Thee."