Prayer #57: For Operation Warp Speed Response to the Coronavirus Crisis
A few days ago, President Trump announced the establishment of Operation Warp Speed, a national program to accelerate the development, manufacturing, and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics. Dr. Moncef Slaoui has been appointed as chief advisor of the operation, and General Gustave F. Perna as chief operating officer. Dr. Slaoui is the former chairman of Global Research and Development and Chairman of Global Vaccines at GlaxoSmithKline, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. General Perna currently oversees the global supply chain and installation and materiel readiness for the U.S. Army.
The existence of a viable, effective vaccine for the Coronavirus is seen by many to be of foremost importance in bringing to close the unprecedented crisis brought on by the worldwide outbreak of the COVID-19. The joining of forces of the global pharmaceutical research facilities with formidable military distribution has been likened somewhat to the Manhattan Project of World War II.
We pray for rapid progress for Operation Warp Speed, as these vast medical, biochemical, and military resources are marshaled in the search for Coronavirus vaccines and treatments. Pray for God-given insights and breakthroughs in the research, especially over the next several months. Pray that the leadership, researchers, and all others connected with Operation Warp Speed will cry out to God for His wisdom and guidance. The existence of a workable vaccine, thoroughly distributed globally, will be of the greatest importance in bringing the Coronavirus crisis to a close.
Prov. 3:5-6: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make straight your paths. '"