Prayer #7: For Those Now ill with Coronavirus
As of this writing, there have been approximately 203,608 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the U.S. This is 0.062% of the total population of our country. Of these 203,609 cases in the U.S., there have been reported as of today 4,476 deaths. This is a mortality rate of 2.2% (as compared with about a 5% death rate worldwide---44,497 deaths out of 911,308 reported cases worldwide). About 80% of the people who get the Coronavirus recover without needing special treatment.
We want to pray today for those who have contracted the Coronavirus. Pray that everyone who has the virus gets the care they need. Pray for a lessening and breaking of the fever they have. Pray for relief from the tiredness and dry cough that comes with this virus. Pray for God's miraculous healing, so that the mortality rate would be greatly reduced. And, as we prayed on an earlier day, lift up those who are especially vulnerable---those with respiratory conditions such as asthma, those with heart disease, and those with diabetes. Especially pray that in the throes of illness, people would run to God.
Ex. 23:25 " You shall serve the Lord your God, and I will bless your bread and water, and I will take sickness away from the midst of you."