Thursday, April 29, 2021

Prayer for India amid second wave of COVID-19

 

https://www.reuters.com/world/india/indias-coronavirus-infections-cross-18-million-2021-04-29/ PC: REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Heavenly Father, we mourn over the devastation caused by India’s second wave of COVID-19. We grieve over the 379,257 new infections and 3,645 new deaths reported Thursday alone--which indicate the highest number of fatalities in a single day since the start of the pandemic. We are sorrowful about the overwhelmed hospitals and morgues, the gravediggers working around the clock to bury the dead, and the makeshift pyres set up to burn the deceased in parks and parking lots. What a desperate and crushing situation! Yet you are bigger than all of these things. You are more powerful. You love the people of India. We are thankful for the resourcefulness of hotels and railways in setting up makeshift hospitals. We are thankful for the healthcare workers, ambulance drivers, gravediggers, and so many more who are working beyond their endurance in order to help others. We are glad the military is working hard on behalf of its people, including opening its hospital to civilians. We pray, Lord, for the vaccines to reach as many people as possible as quickly as possible. We pray against technical difficulties and shortages. We pray for the supplies donated by other nations to be put to effective use immediately. Please bless Bangladesh, Germany, Russia and the United States for the critical supplies they are donating. Lord, we pray for Indians to rally together to defeat this pandemic. Draw them close to you during this time. May they lean into you as they persevere. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.

 

 

4 comments:

  1. https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/indias-covid-19-cases-near-20-million-peak-seen-nearing-2021-05-03/

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  2. Update: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-india-idUSKBN2CN09L

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  3. https://www.reuters.com/world/india/india-posts-record-daily-rise-covid-19-deaths-case-numbers-surge-2021-05-08/

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  4. Update: https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/10/asia/india-ganges-river-bodies-intl/index.html

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