Residents in Cartersville, Georgia, are making headlines this week after hundreds of neighbors gathered together in worship and prayer over medical workers and patients at Cartersville Medical Center on Thursday.
After seeing a similar gathering in neighboring Douglas County, Camden McGill, 24, took to Facebook to organize prayer and worship in the parking lot at Cartersville Medical Center on Thursday night. He called it “Circling Cartersville Hospital With Prayer,” and even worked with the local Christian radio station to coordinate a setlist and lineup for the event.
“I said man, that would be awesome…to not only thank the staff because you know they’ve been working hard, but to come and pray as a community because there’s power in that,” McGill told local news outlets. “It’s not a church thing, it’s a community thing.”
He also added that he wanted to do “something positive because there’s so much negative going on right now.”
More than 800 people came out and practiced social distancing by remaining in their cars, turning the radio to 97.1 FM, and collectively worshiping together.
Even when I don’t see it, You’re working
Even when I can’t feel it, You’re working
You never stop, You never stop working
You never stop, You never stop working
Light in the darkness
That is who You are
This is our community tonight gathering in our cars, at our hospital, Piedmont Fayette Hospital to pray over every single person in the building, every single worker, every window seal and every door post of this building from the front to the back, the top to the bottom ! Healing in JESUS NAME!!! Restoration!!! Comfort!!! Protection!!!! Wisdom!! Strength!!! Peace!!! FAITH!!!!!! LIFE!!!!!!!!!
Thank you to every healthcare worker, first responder, and every individual fighting this crisis- whether behind the scenes or on the front line here in our community and all over the nation who are tirelessly and faithfully fighting on our behalf.
We are behind you. We are covering you!!!
We THANK YOU!!!
2 Chronicles 7:14
“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.”
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.
A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.
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Posted by Alicia Fisher on Friday, March 27, 2020
Patients could see the display from their windows, while staff watched from the lawn and roof.
Michelle Anderson has worked at Cartersville Medical Center for 26 years. Seeing everyone from the community here to support the staff brought tears to her eyes.
“I’ve never been more proud to work here in all the years I’ve worked here, the community outpouring is unbelievable,” said Anderson.
McGill says he could not be more encouraged by the ways God is moving in this community right now.
“We bombarded Heaven with our prayers,” McGill said of the event. “The medical staff was just on the roof just crying, balling their eyes out. We’ve already had testimonies coming in from that. It’s just a blessing all credited to the Lord.”