Our nation has declared March 15th a National Day of Prayer. We want to partner with churches all over the country and globe during this time to lift up all who are affected by the global outbreak of COVID-19. While these are uncertain times as a people, we have a very reliable Father in Heaven, who is listening to our prayers and is able to do far more abundantly than we could ever ask (Ephesians 3). So let’s draw near to God in confidence today. Let’s bring our anxieties, fears, and requests to Him as Philipians 4:4-7 calls us to rejoice in the Lord always and to exchange our anxiousness for peace that passes all understanding.  Let’s link arms with the big “C” Church family in prayer and lift our voices in unison. This is how we worship today!

Here are some specific ways you can be praying for our world:

  • Ask God, in His mercy, to stem the tide of this growing pandemic, not only in our communities, but in cities around the world (Isaiah 59:1–2).
  • Pray that those who are called to address this crisis (particularly medical professionals and those in positions of authority) would be equipped to handle new cases with wisdom and compassion (Romans 13:1–4).
  • Pray that local churches would lead the way in exhibiting a spirit of trust in God and love for others (Matthew 22:37–39).
  • Pray for our overseas missionaries, that they would act as God’s ambassadors, continuing to offer the hope of the gospel (Mark 16:15).

So let’s carve out some time today personally or with our families and lift our world up in prayer to our compassionate, steadfast, and merciful God.