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Pray For Latin America As Coronavirus Cases Rise

There are serious concerns Latin America is fast becoming the new epicentre of the Coronavirus.

The death toll from the virus has skyrocketed in Brazil to more than 68,000. The country has now stopped reporting confirmed cases of the virus. In the worst hit state of  São Paulo, the overstretched health system is expected to collapse within the next few weeks. It has been reported that health specialists are now fearing the situation will slip out of control.

Peru is following closely as the second worst hit Latin American country with more than 313,000 cases and more than 11,133 people dead. Officials have stated Lima's hospital system has collapsed due to the number of patients it has been forced to treat.

In Santiago, Chile, more than 90% of intensive care beds were full last month. It has been reported that 1,000 graves have been dug in the city’s main cemetery. So far, the death toll from COVID-19 in Chile stands at more than 6,573.

Please bring before our God the plight of Latin American countries struggling with this pandemic. Pray with us as we petition God for mercy. May He spare people in these countries and strengthen our church partners in this region as they look to care for the marginalised and vulnerable in their communities.

A prayer for Latin America

Father God, we pray for your mercy over Latin America. Please Lord we ask that you be with people in these countries as they face this pandemic. Strengthen our church partners – give them wisdom and endurance – as they now look to care for the vulnerable in their communities in your name. Amen

For more information about how COVID-19 is impacting our partner offices in Latin America please visit our COVID-19 update page.


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