Billy Graham once said, “Prayer is more than a wish; it is the voice of faith directed to God.”
Prayer is our way of connecting to Him. Heaven must be full of answers to prayers for which no one has ever bothered to ask.
There are no exact words we need to say when we pray. We talk to God like we would to a friend. We tell him exactly how we’re feeling and what may be upsetting to us. We can tell him how scared we may be, how
angry we may have become, how lonely we are, even how depressed or anxious we are.
Remember, there is Someone who cares about our heart and soul and what we are currently experiencing - and that Someone loves us more than we can possibly imagine.
Let’s connect with Him now:
Heavenly Father, we are so dependent upon You. This virus reminds us of just how frail we are.
During His time on earth, your Son showed Your power and compassionate love by healing people of physical, mental and spiritual ailments. Be with us now and all those dear to us who need Your loving touch. May
we feel Your power of healing within us.
And we pray for all who are affected. Take our fears, anxieties, and feelings of isolation – giving us all a sense of purpose in pursuing health as we protect others from exposure to this disease. Protect our
families and friends and bring us healing and peace.
And as families adjust to being home with one another during this closure of businesses and schools, guide Your people in these new realities. May spouses treat each other with grace and love. May tired parent
speak words of kindness and encouragement to their children. Help children everywhere to find creative ways to experience the beauty of all that You have created as they continue to learn.
Father God, it can be scary and overwhelming not knowing how bills and obligations will be met and we may wonder how we are to provide for our families. As we feel the strain, bring comfort and peace, reminding
us that You are always with us – in whatever situation we may be in, wherever we might be. Please provide for all who are in need.
As we endure this new normal in our lives, we earnestly pray for the doctors, nurses, and health care professionals who put their very lives at risk for their neighbors. Give them strength and keep them safe so
they might push back against this virus.
We pray for all who are working on vaccines and testing. Thank You for gifting them with knowledge and wisdom. We pray that they will endure as they seek breakthroughs in their work.
Lord, You are our Great Physician. Bless all who need healing from this disease. And as our Great Comforter, we pray that You will comfort troubled hearts everywhere.
We pray for the people of this great nation, and the people of the world. We pray that You will guide our President, our Congress and all officials that they will lead with wisdom and strength and discernment.
We pray that they will communicate clearly, truthfully, and calmly – with each other and with the public, that their messages are received and heeded. May truth and empathy be at the forefront as they set policies for our protection.
And Lord, everything is in your control, so we ask that you will keep this virus from spreading. You are our Refuge and Strength, our ever-present Help in time of trouble.
We give thanks for your great love and mercy. As we approach the Easter season, we give thanks for the hope we find in Your Son, Jesus Christ – and in His most holy name we pray. Amen.