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Lord, we are concerned for the 10-12 million Roma who live in central and Eastern Europe. With their higher level of poverty, more crowded conditions, lack of access to sanitation and healthcare services, and more frequent travel, they are at greater risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19. Topping off this higher risk, their livelihood has also been stymied by the quarantine requirements, and they are facing more prejudice than usual. Heavenly Father, we ask for your intervention. We pray that those governments that are sealing off Roma communities as higher risk will also provide assistance. We pray for temporary sanitation stations, distribution of helpful information, and access to healthcare. We pray churches will see Romani needs and seek to meet them, bringing hope and help into these communities however is best. Lord, please do a great work among the Roma during this particularly perilous time. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.