A group of people from Memphis have been gathering together to pray at local hospitals as medical workers fight against the novel coronavirus.
Footage of the prayer gathering has been shared across social media thousands of times, according to WHBQ-TV.
The woman who has organized the prayer demonstrations, Aimee Coccodrilli, doesn’t take credit for it. Instead, she told the local news outlet, the attention should be on the “group of prayer warriors that care.”
Of those suffering from the coronavirus, she said: “Some people are dying. Their families can’t say goodbye. I can’t even comprehend that.” She went on to say she “can’t imagine” how difficult it must be for medical personnel on the front lines.
Even in the midst of this incredibly difficult time, though, Coccodrilli is grateful for the opportunity to pray.
“It’s a very uplifting feeling to know you are doing something through God,” she explained. “Doing something during a time where you might feel powerless.”
Coccodrilli is asking those who participate in the prayer gatherings to turn on their hazard lights when they arrive at the hospitals and to practice social distancing by not gathering closely together with each other.
One Memphis-based physician, Frank Chin, who first shared footage of the prayer warriors, recently wrote, “I was finished taking pictures and took the video merely as an afterthought. But then again, maybe it was the Holy Spirit who nudged my thoughts.”