World Statistics Day
World Statistics Day is celebrated every 5 years on 20th October and 2020 is the 3rd WSD.
In this year, because of CoronaVirus, we have probably been more engaged with statistics than ever before. The daily graphs and data help scientists and governments adapt their policies. But behind every figure, there is a human story!
For example, the above shows a total of 43,155 deaths - but each of those is of a person - a human being who has lived a life which has been cut short; each is a person missed and grieved over by family and friends - lives have been ended, lives have been changed.
This day, you;re invited to pray these words given to us by Archbishop Malcolm:
God Our Father,
each person is precious to You.
You are the Giver of life.
Have mercy on us and protect us at this time,
as the coronavirus threatens health and life.
You are an ever-present Helper in time of trouble.
Watch over those who are suffering,
give strength to those who are aiding the sick
and give courage to all in this time of anxiety.
We ask this of you in the name of your Son.