Pray that God would give His peace to those wrestling with anxiety and fear, including yourself.
• Scripture: 2 Timothy 1:17
• Example Prayer: Help us to not fear the days before
us. We know that You have not given us a spirit of fear. May our lives magnify a spirit of power, love, and sound judgment, even in these uncertain days.
Pray for those who are struggling with the loneliness of isolation. Pray specifically for those who are single, who live alone, or who are faced with strained relationships in their homes.
• Scripture: 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
• Example Prayer: God, please draw near to those who
feel alone and comfort them with Your presence. Give me wisdom to know how I can offer the comfort I myself have received to those around me in need.
Pray that we would trust in the goodness and wisdom of God in the midst of our own lack of understanding.
• Scripture: Job 38:16-18
• Example Prayer: Lord, we confess that we do not
know all things. We did not know that this virus would come and we did not know that we would see the days that we are seeing now. But you did. You have known from eternity past that this time would come and have never been caught by surprise. You know the depths of sorrow and sadness occurring as a result of this, and You know that which lies ahead. May we see our limitations and trust You, God, who has none.
PROTECTION FROM SICKNESS
Pray that the spread of Covid-19 would be slowed and for the protection of those who have not contracted the illness.
• Scripture: Psalm 135:6
• Example Prayer: God, we know that You are
sovereign over all things and nothing You determine to do can be stopped. We pray that You would slow the spread of Covid-19 and bring healing to this world. We pray that You would give us faith to trust in Your ways even when we do not understand.
THE SPREAD OF THE GOSPEL
Pray that gospel opportunities would come as a result of this trial.
• Scripture: John 9:1-3
• Example Prayer: We know that You use all things
for Your glory and for our good. We pray You would make way for the gospel to be made known and draw those who are lost to Yourself through this pandemic.
Pray for wisdom for our political and church leaders as they seek to implement the best practices to keep people safe.
• Scripture: Proverbs 2:6
• Example Prayer: God, You are the source of all
wisdom. We pray that You would guide our local and global leaders as they make decisions for our well being. We ask that You would give wisdom
to pastors, elders, and other church leaders as they navigate church functions in the midst of this virus.
THE MOST VULNERABLE
Pray for those who are most vulnerable to Covid-19 due to age, health conditions, or insufficient access to medical care.
• Scripture: Genesis 16:13
• Example Prayer: We praise You that You are a God
who sees and cares for us in our affliction and who cares for the vulnerable. We pray that You would extend Your hand of protection and healing to those who are especially susceptible to Covid-19.
Pray that God would mobilize the body of Christ to serve and glorify Him.
• Scripture: Matthew 25:35-40
• Example Prayer: Father, raise up Your church to
meet the needs of those around us. Give us wisdom and grace to serve sacrificially in a way that meets the needs of those around us and draws them to You.
Pray for healing for those who have contracted Covid-19.
• Scripture: Psalm 107:19-21
• Example Prayer: We give thanks to the You, Lord,
for providing a way for eternal healing in Your Son, Jesus Christ, through the cross. We pray now that the Lord would heal us in our trouble and would be relief and rescue to those affected by this virus.
Pray for the doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals who are serving those affected by Covid-19.
• Scripture: Psalm 54:4
• Example Prayer: We praise You for the medical
professionals who sacrifice to serve us. Give them wisdom as they navigate this pandemic, protection from illness, and strength in their weariness.
THOSE AFFECTED BY SCHOOL CLOSURES
Pray for children who are put in a difficult situation due to school closures. Pray for those who depend upon free and reduced lunch, who live in abusive or tumultuous homes, and those who struggle with interrupted routine. Pray for the parents who are faced with homeschooling or finding child care.
• Scripture: Psalm 40:17
• Example Prayer: God, send Your protection to
those children who are out of school. Provide
food for the hungry, safety for the vulnerable, and unchanging comfort in the midst of interrupted routine. Strengthen the parents who are juggling things like homeschooling, working from home, and caring for their families.