Prayer #402: For Continued Prayer for India's Massive COVID Surge
We can hardly pray enough right now for India, where a massive surge in COVID-19 shows no signs of even beginning to peak. On virtually every day, there is a record-high number of new cases, which now have surpassed 400,000 per day. Yesterday, nearly 3,500 deaths from the virus were reported, and health officials believe that the numbers are really much higher than that. In the midst of this, the supply of vaccines has completely run out. Vaccination sites in Mumbai, for instance, have closed for three days because of this shortage. At present, about only about 2% of India's population of about 1.4 billion people have been fully vaccinated. This crisis of COVID in India has completely overwhelmed the health care system. On Wednesday, the U.S. announced that it is sending $100 million in COVID supplies to India. Yesterday, the White House, on the advice of the Centers for Disease Control, issued a complete ban of travel to India from the United States.
Continue to be in much prayer for India. This is a COVID surge of crisis proportions for this nation. Pray for urgently needed vaccines, and for vaccinations to proceed again at a much faster rate. Pray for God's mercy over this, the second most populated country in the world, and that in the midst of all of this suffering and sorrow, that many would turn to the Lord.
Ps. 147:3: "He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds."