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Prayer for the Sick

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Last night it was announced on the News that the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has now been declared a Pandemic.

"The World Health Organisation has been assessing this outbreak around the clock and we are deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity, and by the alarming levels of inaction."

We have therefore made the assessment that COVID-19 can be characterized as a pandemic.

“We are not at the mercy of this virus,” said the WHO Director-General at the 9 March media briefing.

All countries must aim to stop transmission and prevent the spread of COVID-19, whether they face no cases, sporadic cases, clusters or community transmission.

“Let hope be the antidote to fear.

Let solidarity be the antidote to blame.

Let our shared humanity be the antidote to our shared threat"

I am asking everyone to pray for those who are infected and sick, including now the famous, and greatly respected star, Tom Hanks and his wife, who now put a human face on this virus. Now everyone knows of someone who has it. Pray for all the overworked medical staff, who are struggling to cope in some countries where this has hit the hospital systems like a tsunami. The keep turning up for work every day in spite of the risk to themselves of contracting the disease. The Media is full of complaints about travel restricitions, in spite of the FACT that these are being put in place to PROTECT people and halt the spread of this deadly virus. So today I am putting up prayers and readings for the sick, pray along with me for them, start with those in your own family, then the local community, then the country and then the world, because the Coronavirus is now in just about every country. In many countries schools and community/public gatherings have been stopped, television programs are being recorded without studio audiences present, and even the NBA has stopped when a player was diagnosed with the virus, this is having a huge impact worldwide. Pray!!