Newsmax reports, “Suicide rates are soaring, according to federal data released last week. Especially in economically depressed states and job-starved regions like upstate New York.” Stagnating wages and lost jobs are blamed for this tragedy. The suicide rate jumped in Alabama’s Walker County when coal mines closed.
Here’s a scary fact: “Suicide kills more middle agers than flu, pneumonia, and diabetes combined.”
* Pray for people contemplating suicide to get emotional and financial support.
* Pray for pastors, priests, counselors and family members to have discernment in dealing with people that are suicidal.
* Pray for the unemployed to find obtain new employment.
* Pray for struggling business owners to make wise business decisions.
* Pray for people surviving paycheck to paycheck to be able to save money and get out of the financial hole they are in.
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