News of contagious disease can arouse a lot of fear. Whether the threat is close to us or distant, is there a sure defense against contagion? Can we safely rely on the power of God to stop, and even prevent it? Many have found through first-hand experience that turning to God for help in the face of threats to one’s health is more than just wishful thinking. It’s a highly practical course of action that can provide powerful protection from disease, as well as clear-cut healing. And they’re confident that appealing to that same divine power can counteract the threat of disease on a wider scale.