Local Church Leads Prayer Rally for COVID Patients and Staff in Baptist Nassau
FERNANDINA BEACH, Florida – Members of a local church led a morning prayer on Friday outside the Baptist Medical Center in Nassau County as hospital staff grapple with a slight increase in COVID-19 cases that has left frontline workers feeling “overwhelmed”.
Journey Church hosted the prayer with members holding signs to encourage staff and each other.
They prayed for those battling COVID-19, their families and hospital staff.
As recently as last week, state coronavirus figures showed more than 10,000 positive cases have been reported in Nassau County.
Baptist Health is at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19 with 569 positive cases in its facilities as of Thursday, according to health system CEO Mike Mayo. According to Mayo, the average age of these patients is under 51 and 98% of them have not been vaccinated.
Since June 21, Mayo said, 119 patients have died at Baptist’s five hospitals. One of them was a 16-year-old.
Journey Church has said she wants to surround those working and suffering with COVID in Nassau hospital in prayer.
“We just wanted to go out and show our support for our frontline workers and the people who are fighting for their lives, and just support the families at home who are praying and just waiting for family members to hopefully come home. Said Catie Harless of Journey Church.
In the church’s call to prayer on the hospital, he urged everyone to “put aside our differences and come together to show our love and support.”
“If there has ever been a time to come together for one purpose, this is it,” the church said.
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