Daily Prayers

Daily Prayer During the Coronavirus Crisis

Prayer #403: For the Descending Number of New Cases of COVID-19

Since the latter part of February, daily new cases of COVID-19 in the United States, which had been dropping dramatically, began to plateau, varying between about 60,000 to 70,000 daily new cases across the country for many weeks. Now, however, beginning in mid-April, the new cases of the virus have been descending steadily, a very encouraging pattern. Below are the 7-day running averages:

April 14th 71,503
April 15th 70,522
April 16th 70,074
April 17th 68,505
April 18th 67,581
April 19th 67,330
April 20th 64,941
April 21st 63,090
April 22nd 62,032
April 23rd 59,932
April 24th 59, 481
April 25th 58, 352
April 26th 55,058
April 27th 53,811
April 28th 52,663
April 29th 51,465
April 30th 50,698
May 1st 49,856

Daily new COVID cases have dropped by 21,647 over this 18-day period or about 1,203 per day. If this reduction continues at this rate, in about 41 days (around mid-July), there would be little if any COVID-19 left in the U.S. This, of course, is only an extrapolation, and things can change with respect to COVID. Nevertheless, as vaccinations continue in our nation, this is indeed an encouraging thing to pray for!

Pray that the daily new cases of COVID-19 would continue to decrease as we move through the rest of spring and into summer. Pray for vaccinations to continue at a good pace across our country. Pray that indeed, we would see little if any cases of COVID-19 by the summertime.

Ps. 104:8: "The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love."