Daily Prayers

Daily Prayer During the Coronavirus Crisis

Prayer #416: For the State Governors as They Consider Their State's Masking Requirements

Since the recommendation earlier this week by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that masking/social distancing requirements, both indoors and outdoors, be removed for fully-vaccinated individuals, it is now up to the governors of each state to decide whether to adopt this for their state. A number of governors have made that decision; others have not yet done so and are still considering that possibility. Below are the 11 states that have thus far removed the masking and social distancing requirements for vaccinated persons, leaving it to individual businesses to decide whether or not to keep these COVID requirements in place for those who are completely vaccinated:

States Removing Masking/Social Distancing Requirements

Connecticut
Florida
Illinois
Kentucky
Michigan
Minnesota
Nevada
North Carolina
Ohio
Oregon
Pennsylvania

In many cases in the above states (including North Carolina), masking and social distancing are still required in schools, health care centers, and public transportation.

Pray for the governors of our states as each one makes a decision whether to remove or, for now, keep masking and social distancing in place in their state. Pray for God's wisdom for these governors and their advisors as they seek to determine what they believe is the best course at this juncture.

Ps. 57:11: "Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let Thy glory be over all the earth."