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Sunday 1.17 | Covid-19



“The eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,
to deliver them from death
and keep them alive in famine.
We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield.
In him our hearts rejoice,
for we trust in his holy name.”
Psalm 33:18-21

Amidst a global pandemic which has lasted now over a year globally, causing two million deaths, and monumental harm to the world in so many other ways, we are faced with the reality of our inability to control our world and with the tragedy of our shared mortality.
In Scripture, God makes the astounding promise of ultimate healing to all who put their hope in Jesus through our resurrection and everlasting life with him after our deaths. In addition to this, we also see that he sometimes miraculously heals people of all kinds of injuries and illnesses during their lives here on earth. Mysterious as they may be, God’s healing power and offer of life after death are still active in our midst today. Today, we pray for healing – both for our bodies, and the many other areas of our lives and society that have suffered during this crisis.


PRAY

Set aside 10-15 minutes to pray today.
There are many things to pray for related to the pandemic – invite God to lead you in how to pray. Here are some places to start:

  • Pray for healing – whether through natural or supernatural means – for the many who have contracted COVID-19.
  • Pray for those who grieve loved ones lost to the virus.
  • Pray that many people turn to God and find spiritual salvation.
  • Pray for wisdom for leaders, truth and clarity in public communication, and continued
    scientific breakthrough in fighting the coronavirus.
  • Pray for the medical community, who are sacrificially pouring themselves out to serve
    and protect.
  • Pray that in place of fear, selfishness, or despair, our response to the pandemic,
    empowered by the Holy Spirit, would be supernatural peace, joy, and love for our neighbor.