Father in heaven, thank You for today being set apart to pray for the world as we face coronavirus which has circled the globe. People we know and people in countries we have never even heard of are dealing with this illness in many ways.
We lift up those who are sick and ask that You would be their Healer. Whether they can get to a doctor or not, strengthen them and their immune systems to fight this virus in their bodies. Fight for them when they cannot. Give them the rest and nourishment they need to survive. Let them draw strength from You. And bring people alongside them to help them with their needs.
We pray for caregivers – whether doctors, nurses, family members or friends and neighbors who are helping the sick. Father give them the energy and stamina they need to help in whatever ways they can. Protect them from getting sick too. Give them patience and a sense of humor when they need it to meet the needs of those around them who are ill. Let them draw strength from You.
We pray for those who are still working, whose jobs are impacted by this outbreak. Many will have lost wages and be facing financial hardship even though they may not be sick. Those living from paycheck to paycheck will have difficult decisions to make.
Father, open opportunities for them to earn money in other ways to meet their financial needs. Let them receive grace to delay payments on rent and bills until work picks back up. Provide for their needs through the generosity of the communities around them. Ensure they have the food and care they need to survive this hardship.
We pray for leaders in positions of authority in local, state, national and world arenas to receive godly counsel in making decisions. Father, give those called to address this crisis, whether medical or political, wisdom and compassion. Let them draw strength from You.
Lord, show each one of us how to best function in this time of “social distancing.” Lead us in a time of spiritual growth and maturity, reading Your Word, praying, listening for Your leading, helping others.
Father, turn the tide of this epidemic. Halt its progress. Release a wave of healing that circles the globe.
We turn to You. Our Healer. Our Savior.