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[Today’s Prayer] The country, notoriously known for the cold, suffers from the first heatwave in 100 years.

Moscow, the capital of Russia, is suffering from a record-breaking heat wave this month.

Yevgeny Tishkovets, a senior meteorologist at Russia's Phobos Meteorological Center, said on Telegram, "The temperature on the 4th (local time) will reach 32 to 34 degrees, the highest this year," and added, "The previous highest temperature on July 4th was in 1938. “It was 33.7 degrees.”

Russian media also reported that Moscow will record the highest temperature this year at 34 degrees Celsius.

Moscow previously broke its highest temperature for two consecutive days starting on the 2nd.

According to Forbes, the temperature in Moscow on the 3rd was 32.7 degrees, which is 0.5 degrees higher than the all-time highest temperature on July 3 in 1917. The previous day, on the 2nd, the temperature in Moscow was 32 degrees, breaking the highest temperature on July 2 (31.9 degrees) set in 1890 for the first time in 134 years.

Moscow is notorious for its extremely cold weather, with temperatures usually falling to minus 20 degrees Celsius in the middle of winter and even minus 40 degrees Celsius, but this summer the city is struggling with the heat, breaking records for the highest temperature.

In Moscow, demand for air conditioners and fans and sales of ice cream and cold drinks soared, and some Moscow subways and trains began offering bottled water to passengers, Reuters reported.

Meanwhile, record-breaking heatwaves have recently hit the Northeast and Midwest regions of the United States. The National Weather Service (NWS) announced that approximately 15 million people across the United States are under heat wave warnings and 90 million people are under heat wave advisories, and the number of patients suffering from heat-related illnesses is also reported to have increased significantly. At the end of last month, a wax sculpture of former President Lincoln installed at an elementary school in Washington, DC, surprised residents by partially melting due to the heat wave.

In Greece, with record-breaking heat temperatures exceeding 40 degrees Celsius, there have been a series of cases where tourists who went out for outdoor activities have gone missing or been found dead. According to Greek authorities, at least 10 tourists have gone missing or died in the sweltering heat this year.

In India, an unusually high heat wave hit the northern part of the country this summer, and the number of patients hospitalized with heat stroke symptoms and the number of deaths was reported to be about 40,000 and 110, respectively.

Likewise, concerns are growing in various parts of the world, including the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, about damage caused by record-breaking early summer heat.

Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” (Matthew 16:16)

We hear that Russia is in the midst of difficulties caused by inclement weather around the world, following a recent record heat wave!

Jesus, you are the Messiah, the Son of the living God

We ask God, who created and rules all creation!

The tribes and nations are suffering from record-breaking heat. May the LORD cover the nations and lands with mercy!

In the midst of the fierce heat, covered the land with the wings of God and saved them,

as they give thanks to the Lord in all seasons. Renew the nation as they give praise the Lord only, who helps gracefully in times of need!


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