A Praying Woman: Corona Virus Prayer Challenge
Please join us as we pray to God for ourselves, our families, our friends, our nations, and our world during this season of the Corona Virus (COVID-19). As Christians we know where our help comes from. Let’s join together in unity as a worldwide body of believers, trusting that God will work all things together for good to them that love Him and are called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28) Below are a list of prayer points with encouraging scriptures. This list is by no means exhaustive, but it is a great place to start.
Let us pray that God will kill the virus whether my miracle, by cure, or by obedience to wisdom. God in His infinite sovereignty has allowed the presence of the COVID-19 virus, but He has also promised that if His people pray, seek His face, and repent that He will heal the land.
“If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” - 2 Chronicles 7:13-14
Let us pray that God will heal all those that have been and will be afflicted with the Corona Virus. Let’s pray that their recovery will be swift and complete, and that God will receive all the glory and all the honor.
“Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for Thou art my praise.” – Jeremiah 17:14
Let us pray that family members and friends who have lost loved ones in death due to the COVID-19 virus will be comforted. Let’s pray that they will look to God and find that He is love.
“Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.” – Matthew 5:4
Let us pray for leaders around the world to lead wisely and with true compassion for those under their authority. Let us pray for all government officials, as well as those in charge of disease prevention, and church leaders around the world. Let us pray for employers and those that lead in their own homes.
“1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; 2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;” 2 Timothy 2:1-3
Those Who Are Fearful
Let us pray for those that live in fear during this time due to the many unknown factors surrounding the Corona Virus, business closures, and the quarantine efforts. Pray that they will look to God and find peace.
“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4
Loss of Income/Loss of Business
Let us pray for those who bear financial burdens due to business closures and loss of income during this time. Pray that they will look to God as they deal with pressures of lost of revenue, utilities bills, food, rent/mortgages, etc.
“31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? 32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. 33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. 34Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” Matthew 6:31-34
Let us pray for the children and their teachers who are out of school around the world. Pray that students will be able to complete their studies whether online or an extended school year. Pray that graduations, scholarships and passing on to the next grade will not be hindered due to the COVID-19 Virus. Pray that God will continue to keep His hands on them all during this downtime. Pray for parents who will struggle during this time to maintain schedules, tutoring, and family unity.
“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” – Proverbs 22:6
Let us pray for the local church, many of whom have had to close their doors due to quarantine efforts. Pray that God would keep His hand on the congregations drawing them to Himself in faith. Pray for God’s direction as church leaders seek to minister to those in need through these uncharted waters of restriction. Pray for the loss of revenue that many churches will experience, and that God will provide for every need. Pray that each individual the body of Christ will stay vigilant in their personal prayer and faith life.
“And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Matthew16:18
Quarantine / Isolation
Let us pray for those having a hard time with the isolation of quarantine spiritually, physically, and emotionally. Let’s pray that all their needs will be met, and they will see God as a provider.
10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. 11 The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.” Psalm 46:10-11
Let us pray for those struggling with their faith during this time. Let’s pray that they will take their eyes off of the situation and put them on Christ. Pray that the Christian’s faith won’t waiver either but continue to read God’s Word, pray, and attend online church services.
“And He said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole from thy plague.” Mark 5:34
Let us pray that people around the world will begin to see that it is God who provides for us and know that He is providing for us during these hard times. Let us pray that financial, medical, physical, mental and spiritual needs are met, as God’s great love is revealed.
“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19
Time / Self-Management / priorities
Let us pray that we will be wise stewards of this time of quarantine and isolation. Let’s pray that we will properly manage our priorities and practice good self-management. Distractions will come in all forms but pray that we will prioritize this time for those things that really matter the most.
“6 Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: 7 Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, 8 Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest. “Proverbs 6:6-8
Let us pray for those struggling with patience as we attempt to wait out this virus worldwide. Let us pray that restlessness and discontentment will be replaced with peace and trust as we wait for this season to pass.
“I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. 2 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. 3 And He hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord.” Psalm 40:1-3
Unity / Brotherly Love
Let us pray for strong unity in our homes, within our communities, throughout our cities, and between nations as we fight the spread of COVID-19. Pray that we will help those in need in any way we can. Pray that we all will be part of the solution and part of the rebuilding once all of this is over. Pray that we will not see each other in fear and competition but as those created in the image of God.
"Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and everyone that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love . . . Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and His love is perfected in us."1 John 4:7-8, 11-12
Let us pray for our expectations as we face the unknown. For many people things may get worse before they seem to get better. Many may be frustrated with leadership, events, and the people around them because their expectations are not being met. Pray that we will keep our eyes on the Lord who knows all things and expect things to work out for us in the end.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” Jeremiah 29:11
Worldwide Grace and Mercy
Let us intercede for the world. Let's pray that God will be merciful and bring about a worldwide stop of the Corona Virus and healing. Pray that His grace will abound around the globe and that many will acknowledge His sovereignty especially in places where He has hereto been denied.
“But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.” 1 Peter 5:10
Worldwide Revival / Soul’s for Christ
Let us pray that the end of this plague will bring a worldwide revival. As the church begins to galvanize and adjust to the demands placed upon it by the Corona Virus and as people look to God for everything from healing, to provision, and inner peace the conditions will be right for a great move of God. Pray that at the end of all this new soul’s will be won for Christ and those who are already Christians will desire a deeper relationship with Him.
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14
Let us pray that God will be glorified around the world. Let us trust that God is doing a new thing! Nothing takes Him unawares and He is moving in ways seen and unseen. Let us praise Him in everything from the least to the greatest. Let us honor Him with our praise and worship. Let us honor Him with our faith. To God be the glory! Amen.
18 Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. 19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert… 21 This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise.” Isaiah 43:18-19,21
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