Hear my cry, O God, listen to my prayer; from the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is faint.
Lead me to the rock that is higher than I, for you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy.
Let me dwell in your tent forever! Let me take refuge under the shelter of your wings! Selah
(Psalm 61:1-4 ESV)
This morning I urge prayer for Liberia’s chief medical officer, Bernice Dahn. She has been exposed to Ebola. Her assistant recently died from the disease. News reports indicate that although she is not showing any symptoms, Bernice Dahn has put herself and the rest of her staff in strict 21 day quarantine so that she will not infect others.
One of the greatest tragedies of the Ebola outbreak is that it has infected at least 373 health workers in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, killing 208 of those. Ebola is killing those who are most needed to help these countries fight this epidemic!
Father, we lift up Bernice and her staff to you. Protect them from contracting Ebola. Do not allow the virus to have any foothold in their bodies. Comfort them as they mourn the colleagues and friends who have died from Ebola. Lord we cry out for protection for all the medical staff and health officials on the frontlines in Liberia. Give them much wisdom in how to fight this outbreak. May their efforts show real results and may we see an evident slowing of the spread disease this week, we pray in the name of our merciful Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.