- For Patrick Pope, as he begins treatment for Parkinson’s disease.
- For Bernice, cousin of Sherri Hunter, who is facing several health issues.
- For Bonnie Fowler, as she continues to recover from a broken hip and subsequent partial hip replacement surgery which is made extra challenging by multiple forms of arthritis and an impaired immune system.
For those battling cancer
- Heather Weir
- Sally Masri
- Rachel Ressler
- Linda Robinson
- David Alexander
Prayers for the World
- For the families of the 216,000 people now reported to have died from COVID19 in the US. We pray also for the 1.1 million people worldwide who have died from COVID19 and the 38 million who have contracted the illness.
- For Michigan Governor Whitmer and Virginia Governor Northam, who white anti-government activists planned to kidnap before their plans were thwarted by the FBI.
- For the nearly 3.8 million people who lost their jobs permanently in September alone, according to the Labor Department’s latest monthly survey, almost twice as many as at the height of the pandemic job losses in April. We pray especially for the 24.2 million people who reported that they were unable to find work as a result of their employer closing or to business losses due to the pandemic.
- For the 25 million grade school and high school students in the Philippines, who began classes at home Monday after the coronavirus pandemic forced remote learning onto an educational system already struggling to fund schools. The shift to distance learning has been a logistical nightmare for the poverty-stricken Southeast Asian country that has long lacked enough classrooms, teachers and educational equipment.
- For the researchers, who published in Nature Climate Change, a study which predicts that summer sea ice floating on the surface of the Arctic Ocean could disappear entirely by 2035. Until relatively recently, scientists didn’t think we would reach this point until 2050 at the earliest. Reinforcing this finding, last month Arctic sea ice reached its second-lowest extent in the 41-year satellite record.
- For the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) which won the Nobel Prize for Peace, “for its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict.” The judges of the Swedish prize lauded the WFP’s efforts in providing assistance to almost 100 million victims of acute food insecurity and hunger around the world and highlighted the organization’s ongoing work in Africa.
- For peace, environmental justice and health for all around the world.
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