As the deadly Coronavirus continues to spread around the world, authorities and local officials in every city and Nation around the globe are scrambling to prevent or slow down the progression of the virus. While everything in the natural is being done, Many are turning to God through prayer in hopes of stopping the virus in its tracks! Such is the case in Israel where thousands of Jews are gathering at the famous Wailing Wall in Jerusalem in one mind and one accord in a joint effort to bind the virus through prayer and intercession.
“Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler And from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings, you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day, Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you. Only with your eyes shall you look, And see the reward of the wicked.” – Psalm 91:3-8
On Sunday, mass prayer session will be held at the Western Wall in the hopes of stopping the COVID-19 epidemic.
COVID-19 is the name given to a new coronavirus, the outbreak of which began in Wuhan, China, late last year. The virus has already infected over 67 thousand people, and has killed over 1,500.
The prayer session is initiated by Chief Rabbi of Tzfat and President of the Rabbinical Community Association Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu; in partnership with the OU ISRAEL and its Rabbi Avi Berman; and the Rabbinical Community Association, led by Rabbi Amichai Eliyahu.
The prayer session, scheduled for Sunday at 4:40p.m., will include a mass prayer session initiated by Rabbi Eliyahu, Rabbi Avi Berman, Rabbi Amichai Eliyahu, and other rabbis.
Many Chinese Embassy officials will also take part in the prayer, which will include Psalms, Mincha (the afternoon prayer), and Ma’ariv (the evening prayer).
“As Abraham’s sons, our father is committed to every person created in the image of God,” Rabbi Eliyahu said.
“The people of Israel in their role are praying for the world, as a light to all nations and with the essential values of family, studying, education and purity, we are committed to every person as he is a person. The fact that our prayers have immense impact, requires us to pray for peace and for good in the world.”