Worldwide prayer held for the end of Covid-19
Some 130,000 religious people from 29 religions and 73 countries prayed together on Sunday, Nov. 15, for the end of coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
The global prayer service was broadcasted live on YouTube at 2:00 PM Manila time, led by Shincheonji Church of Jesus, a Christian church headquartered in South Korea.
All the members from South Korea and abroad participated to pray for the government, medical staff, patients, survivors, and citizens who are devoting their efforts during this pandemic. Religious people of different faiths who share this intention also joined to pray in accordance with their religious affiliation.
Chairman Man-hee Lee of Shincheonji Church encouraged the “religious people of the world” to gather in “one heart” and “put the crisis behind”.
Imam Akmad B. Wahab, national coordinator of the Imam Council of the Philippines, expressed his support, “This prayer gathering is another great move from Chairman Man-hee Lee. He is uniting us, regardless of religion, race or nationality, for one common purpose and that is to end Covid-19 through prayers. This work will be remembered forever.”
“Too many people are suffering from Covid-19. In particular, many infections occurred in the church in February, and both the members and citizens have suffered a lot. We must be assertive in taking the lead and pray to God for the end of Covid-19, for the country and the people,” said Chairman Lee.
This prayer service was held a day before the start of the third large-scale plasma donation by 4,000 members of Shincheonji Church who have fully recovered from the virus. The church members have been praying for the development of an effective and rapid cure for the disease after being massively hit during the outbreak of Covid-19.