COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) — Some hospitals and health facility workers across Mississippi paused Sunday during their busy day of taking care of coronavirus patients to pray.
People in Columbus on January 31, 2021, praying for coronavirus patients. (Taylor Tucker)
Some hospitals and health facility workers across Mississippi paused Sunday during their busy day of taking care of coronavirus patients to pray.
Posted: Jan 31, 2021 10:37 PM
Updated: Jan 31, 2021 11:18 PM
"A family that prays together stays together," volunteer Chaplin Eddie Longstreet said. "And as a faith-based praying community, there's nothing that can come on us that we cannot get through together."
Eddie Longstreet was one of the many people that joined at Baptist Memorial Hospital - Golden Triangle on Sunday afternoon to specifically pray for healing for those with the coronavirus.
"I wanted to come out and share with the community at large the importance of faith believers and believing in God and seeking him for healing and delivering," Longstreet said.
The event was described as Healing Mississippi, a ministry located in Jackson that organized a prayer initiative against the coronavirus.
After battling with the virus, Longstreet could not pass up the opportunity to come and join others to pray in hopes that things will get better.
"I'm recovering from COVID. I had it last month. I had very mild symptoms, but it's so important that we work together and pray together and lean on one another and let them know that things are going to get better."
Jonathan Blackburn, the director of pastoral care at the Columbus hospital, was one of the many that felt called on to pray and declare healing for all, but especially Mississippi patients.
"We're just looking to the Lord and asking for help upon our nation and our state specifically," Blackburn said.
The gathering was the first of the many statewide prayer movements Healing Mississippi has planned.
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