Prayer group pleads for God’s mercy amid disease at McAllen hospital

The sound of rams’ horns shofars filled the parking lot of McAllen Medical Center on Wednesday morning, a final invocation for God’s intercession on behalf of the doctors, nurses and patients battling COVID-19 on behalf of two congregations that had gathered in front of the hospital in prayer.

The supplicants were members of Rivers of Living Water in Christ Church in Sullivan City and Iglesia del Valle Santa Pentecostes in San Juan.

They prayed and beseeched, knelt and cried out, rams’ horns held aloft and prayer shawls fluttering in the breeze. They spoke in tongues, muttering and ululating; letting the Holy Spirit fill their hearts and hoping it filled the hearts of people suffering from the coronavirus across the Rio Grande Valley.

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