Pastor who spent per week within the intensive care unit with coronavirus and prayed for Boris Johnson to get by way of
Pastor Mark McClurg(Photo: Facebook / Mark McClurg)
A pastor who survived the coronavirus after fighting for his life in intensive care said he prayed that God Boris Johnson would breathe life's breath after his condition worsened on Monday night.
The 40-year-old pastor Mark McClurg came close to death during his own fight against the coronavirus and spent a week in the intensive care unit at Ulster Hospital before he received the all-clear and was allowed to return home to his wife and three children.
He shared a message that went viral on Facebook, asking people to follow the social distancing measures by staying at home.
Now he prays that Mr. Johnson will prevail as he did after the Prime Minister was transferred to the intensive care unit last night.
"It is time for everyone to pray for our prime minister since he was put in intensive care," McClurg said on Twitter.
"I know what it's like to go to the intensive care unit to fight this coronavirus. I pray for the NHS staff at his bedside. I pray that God breathes life into his lungs."
He accompanied his tweet with the hashtag #prayforBoris.
Mr. Johnson is being treated at St. Thomas Hospital in central London. He moved to the intensive care unit one day after his hospital stay on Sunday due to "persistent" coronavirus symptoms.
Foreign Minister Dominic Raab will take his place while he continues to undergo treatment.