Urgent Prayer Needed: COVID-19 Cases Surge in India

Join us in praying for our brothers and sisters in India to recover from the pandemic

India is suffering the world’s worst surge of COVID-19 cases and deaths. In the past week, there have been at least 300,000 new infections daily. To date, the country has recorded more than 21.4 million confirmed infections and at least 234,000 deaths.

The people are suffering. Many cannot receive treatment because beds, oxygen, and medical workers are in short supply. As a result, people have died in ambulances and car parks. Crematoriums and morgues are overflowing so makeshift pyres are being created.

In this difficult moment we turn to God because he is our source of help. Let us cry out to God like David did in Psalm 86:6-7 (GNT) when he prayed, “Listen, LORD, to my prayer; hear my cries for help. I call to you in times of trouble, because you answer my prayers.”

Providing Comfort and Hope

Bible Society of India is responding to the needs of those affected by the virus. They are providing the comfort and hope found in God’s Word and aim to reach 50,000 people with COVID-19 specific Scripture selections and the Gospel of John in 25 Christian hospitals.

They will also help those in lower income groups by assisting with their costs for 2-day hospital expenses which include medicine, oxygen, and food.

India needs our prayers. Let us lift our voices and pray for God to heal lives and restore this nation.

3 Ways You Can Pray

Pray for:

  • Healing. Ask God to heal those battling COVID-19, including several Bible Society of India staff. Pray for the rate of infection to decrease dramatically and for the protection of medical staff so they can continue to assist the sick.
  • Wisdom. Ask God to grant the government and private sector wisdom in managing resources such as hospital beds, oxygen, medicine, and vaccines.
  • Bible Society of India. Ask God to grant them strength, influence, and favor as they use their resources to bring encouragement and hope to communities affected by COVID-19.

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Nena Podbury
Nena Podbury

Nena Podbury is a Prayer Mobilization Associate at American Bible Society. Originally from the Bronx, she served in children’s ministry for 12 years doing Sidewalk Sunday School. Nena is married with two children, Noah and Emilia.

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