We strongly believe that we are called to be people of prayer, and we want to join you in that mission!
“Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.” Colossians 4:2
Ways you can prayerfully respond to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19):
In this time of uncertainty, it is time for us to look to Him for our answers, our protection, and our hope. Please join us in praying for our community, our country and the world.
• Pray for an end to the virus’ spread. The Coronavirus did not take God by surprise; He is still governing and sustaining the world (Col. 1:17). Pray for God’s healing mercy and that He would graciously bring this pandemic to an end. Pray for healing for all those affected by the virus.
• Pray for government leaders and those making decisions. At all times, Christians are called to pray for those in positions of authority (1 Tim. 2:2), which is especially true during uncertain times.
• Pray for church leaders. Pastors around the country are making difficult decisions related to the safety of their members. Pray that pastors will have wisdom to faithfully shepherd the congregations under their care, even when they are unable to physically gather (1 Peter 5:2). Pray that Christians will love their neighbors well during this time (Mark 12:31).
• Pray for the vulnerable. Pray for protection for the elderly, diseased, and those facing financial hardship. Pray for students who are being required to vacate university and college housing with very little notice.
• Pray for a spirit of generosity. During this time, churches will face a loss of income at a time when there are many opportunities to meet physical needs. Pray that God’s people will manifest a spirit of generosity and sacrificially give of their time and resources to meet need that will arise. (2 Cor. 9:6-8).
• Pray for a posture of trust. God has not given us a spirit of fear. Instead, He gives us power, love, and self-control (2 Tim 1:7). Pray for enduring faith during this season of heightened fear, anxiety, and confusion. Appropriate precautions should be taken, but Christians must continue to rely on God and trust His purposes and plans (Rom 8:28).
• Pray for the spread of the gospel. In this time of great anxiety, pray that God’s people would be ready to meet the world with the comfort and hope that only the good news of Jesus Christ can offer.