Monday, June 12, 2017

Prayer regarding the measles outbreak in Somalia
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Lord, today we pray for Somalia and the great increase in measles cases within that nation. Lord, you know there is a bigger concern that has led to this increase: drought and food insecurity. These challenges have forced people into more crowded places, where measles has spread much more rapidly. We pray for families in these crowded conditions to do the best they can within their resources to practice excellent hygiene and cleanliness. We pray for success for the vaccination campaigns taking place around the country. We rejoice that 30,000 displaced children have received the measles vaccine and helpful vitamin A supplements. May more children quickly receive the immunizations. We do pray for those who have already contracted the disease. May they receive the care they need, and may they not have any long-term side effects from the illness. Lord, please stop the spread of measles in Somalia. We humbly ask, in Jesus’ name, amen. 

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