Though we cannot meet together in space and time, we can meet together in prayer around a common theme each day. Let's join together each day in spirit to pray for the following COVID-19 crisis requests:
4/5/20 – Public Health officials are warning that large numbers of our fellow citizens are in danger of losing their lives as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Are they ready for eternity? Let’s pray that God will open many eyes to the good news about Jesus during this sobering time.
4/4/20 – Health Care Supplies are in critically short supply in many areas of our country. Ask the Lord to give mercy to those suffering shortage; wisdom to those making and distributing more; unity in sharing the supplies that are available in the best way.
4/3/20 – We now have a new set of American heroes: Healthcare workers, grocery store employees, Public Health officials and truck drivers. Today, let’s be thankful for these people and others who are faithfully staying at their posts during dangerous times. Pray for their families as well since much additional strain is placed on everyone around those serving our needs during this time.
4/2/20 – Ecc. 4:12 tells us that, “Though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him – a threefold cord is not easily broken.” (ESV) When authorities work together to defeat a foe, the people are blessed. Ask God for unity rather than competition among our governing authorities as they fight the COVID-19 enemy.
4/1/20 – An online article today described the defiant president of a country that is still permitting soccer games to be played in spite of the COVID-19 crisis. “It’s better to die standing rather than to live on your knees,” he said. Pray for those, like him, who seem hard hearted in the midst of a tragic time. Pray that God will use this crisis to bring many around the world to search for meaning and salvation in Christ rather than in their own ego.
3/31/20 – Today I saw an online article about a dog
delivering groceries to a neighbor. It’s
funny and creative, and sweet, but I couldn’t help but think, “Come on, man! We
can do better than that!” Let’s pray for
neighbors that need our help, some elderly or with at risk medical
conditions. Ask God to give us creative,
safe ways to help them. Ask God to give
them humble hearts to accept our help!
3/30/2020 - Let's pray today for the personal devotional time of God's people during this crisis. We need to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus and not on the wind and waves around us. To do this we should spend extra time with Him. Pray that God will fill our devotional times with a 'thick' sense of His presence and power.
3/29/2020 - Pray again today for our church and all churches that are trying to maintain ministry to people during this time of crisis. Modern technology gives us the tools, but only God can grant the power for these tools to be effective. Pray for BFC's online service today.
3/28/2020 - Many acts of selfless generosity are being done in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Neighbors are helping neighbors; some businesses are making helpful information or resources available at little or low cost to the public; governments are taking action to protect citizens from illness and economic harm. Let's praise the Lord for those among us who are responding to the crisis with genuine concern. Ask the Lord to speak to hearts about His grace through this earthly lens.
3/27/2020 - Accusations and recriminations seem to be flying everywhere in these days of COVID-19 crisis. Let's pray that our nation would pull together in search of the common good. Ask the Lord to help us "love our neighbors well" in the midst of this storm.
3/26/2020 - Today we'll pray for generous hearts during the COVID-19 crisis. Some are hoarding needed supplies, seeking only their own interests. Pray that God will use this situation to call us all to an honest examination of the heart. Pray that a spirit of goodwill and generosity will sweep over many in our nation.