Local group prays for medical staff at Redding hospitals

The prayer group gathered Wednesday night outside local hospitals in Redding for the event called 'Praying for Redding Hospitals on Passover'

Posted: Apr 8, 2020 11:11 PM

REDDING, Calif.- People in Redding gathered outside local hospitals to pray and show love and admiration for those working on the frontlines.

The prayer group gathered Wednesday night outside local hospitals in Redding for the event called 'Praying for Redding Hospitals on Passover.'

”Prayers are what we need right now and they’re the only thing that works," says Devine Withrow, a certified assistant nurse at Vibra Hospital of Northern California in Redding. "My heart is full that people are taking the time to do this."

The prayer gathering wasn't the typical prayer group gathering.

“You turn your car off and your flashing lights off and you pray in your car," says Kennya Kelly, prayer group coordinator. " You worship in your car and it’s just you are in your car."

Over twenty cars gathered outside both Shasta Regional Medical Center and Vibra Hospital of Norther California. 

”It’s super encouraging for the nurses and the doctors to see that people really are praying for them and thinking about them," says Marcy Benner, a part of the prayer group.

“I’ve just been really concerned for the nurses and just want to support them in prayer," says Jill Davidson, who lives in Redding. 

The purpose of the prayer group is to pray for medical and healthcare staff working on the frontlines during the coronavirus pandemic. 

“Whoever is in there that goes in there every single day to risk their lives, this is who we’re praying for," says Kelly.

Those who attended, practicing social distancing, remaining in their cars, praying. 

Medical staff thankful for the outpouring of love.

”I’m overflowed with just the love," says Withrow. "My heart is so full to know that prayers are for us."

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