Day 217 | Thursday, 22 October 2020
COVID update – 10-21 4:00Pm 912 cases with 277 in 14701
Yesterday morning on WJTN news I heard that there were an additional 25 cases at Tanglewood Manor for people who have tested positive for COVID-19. In addition to the 47 cases before that that, now brings the total to 72 cases in one facility. We need to be praying for the residents of Tanglewood Manor for the staff as well and for those in Memory Gardens. We should also include the families of all involved in this outbreak. Certainly, some of the residents have been hospitalized. Prayers for the medical staff treating those COVID patients. This is a very significant outbreak of COVID-19 in a facility very near to us geographically.
Psalm 3:3-6 The Psalm is a Psalm of trust
3 But you, Lord, are my shield! You are my glory! You are the one who restores me.
4 I cry out loud to the Lord, and he answers me from his holy mountain. Selah
5 I lie down, sleep, and wake up because the Lord helps me.
6 I won’t be afraid of thousands of people surrounding me on all sides.
Psalm 4 :1, 3
Answer me when I cry out, my righteous God! Set me free from my troubles! Have mercy on me! Listen to my prayer! 3 Know this: the Lord takes personal care of the faithful. The Lord will hear me when I cry out to him.
“Holiness of heart and life- Trusting God”
“Every day is an opportunity to trust God in new ways. In the midst of daily life, you can put your trust in God- hopefully and faithfully- knowing that your life is enfolded into God's care and love: “I lie down, sleep, and wake up because the Lord helps me” (Psalm 3:5). To be sure, trusting God is the only way to avoid the precariousness of life. In faith, we know that the lord sustains our lives and watches over us in every moment. Trusting God is believing that your life is under God's loving and protective care.” CEB page 686
2 Have mercy on me, Lord, because I’m frail. Heal me, Lord, because my bones are shaking in terror!
3 My whole body is completely terrified! But you, Lord! How long will this last?
4 Come back to me, Lord! Deliver me! Save me for the sake of your faithful love!
5 No one is going to praise you when they are dead. Who gives you thanks from the grave?
“Holiness of heart and life- Comfort for Illness”
“Illness may seem like a betrayal; serious illness can seem like abandonment. Being diagnosed with a serious illness is frightening and disorienting. The future becomes uncertain, and your hopes and dreams are dashed while tears and grief abound. At the heart of seeking comfort in the midst of illness is the practice of prayer. In prayer, we are able to share with God our laments and pains, our feelings of betrayal and abandonment. In faith we know that God has heard those prayers and we know that God is working for our healing and for comfort.” CEB 687
Holy and ever-present God. We come to you this day trusting in your love for us and your protection. We pray for all those suffering from any illness this day but especially those who are positive for the COVID-19 virus. We focus our prayers even more for the residents, staff and families of Tanglewood and Memory Gardens. Bring your healing presence to those in need. Lord, hear our prayers. Amen
Tanglewood - 77 residents and 12 staff infected, 18 hospitalized (10-22-20)