3/30/2020 11:17:00 AM Prayer for strength against the coronavirus
A Prayer of Help for our Country and World in this Time of Crisis
Our Heavenly Father, we come to you at your invitation and promise, "Call on me in the day of trouble and I will deliver you." We acknowledge our present trouble: the coronavirus: We fear it. Our prayer begins simply -- Let the virus die, and let people live here and all over the world. We pray for all who are afflicted with the virus. Give them hope and healing. To those families having experienced death, bring them comfort, peace and help. Keep us from allowing the virus or the fear of it to take over our lives, robbing us of hope, peace and joy of living. God, help all who are involved in the battle: We pray for scientists who are working diligently to find curbs and cures; lead them in their search. We pray for doctors, nurses, health care workers and many others who fight on the front lines in this battle. Protect them in places of danger; give them strength and courage to labor in the high-risk areas. We pray for political leaders to forget their differences and join hands in their efforts. We pray for all of us. Help us to use good judgment in our comings and goings. Help us to be unselfish and caring in our daily living. We pray for those who are out of business, work and income. We pray for your support and relief. Turn the hearts of those who "have" to generously reach out to those who "have not." God, be with my family and me as we stand together in the high hope of a peaceful passage through the dangerous waters of this troubled sea. Keep us safe. All thanks to you, our Heavenly Father, that you have shown over and over again that you can harvest good out of evil; healing and life often come out of hurt and pain. We ask you to do that again, now. Bring healing, hope, peace, comfort and newness of life to me and to all the world. We take you at your word that assures us that you are with us in this worldwide conflict. We leave with you that which only you can do, but ask you to help each of us to accept the responsibilities that are ours. Amen.
Use this prayer guide often. Pass it on to others to use as they join in the battle through prayer.
-Submitted by a Stewartville resident who asked to remain anonymous.