Heavenly Father, hallowed be Your name;
Your kingdom come and Your will be done on Earth as it is Heaven.
Give us each day our daily bread, and forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone who is indebted to us.
And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from Evil.
God, we thank You for all You have done for us and we are grateful that You are a good and sovereign God who turns darkness into light, who transforms affliction into beauty, and who replaces despair with hope.
Lord, we pray for our leaders. We pray for good government. We pray for our local, state, and federal officials. Grant them wisdom and discernment to make the right decisions during this challenging time in our nation.
Father, we pray for all the first responders working on the frontline helping those who are suffering from the coronavirus COVID-19.
Lord, we lift up to You the 22 plus million people who have been furloughed or who have lost their jobs because of the safety restrictions put in place to protect everyone.
Father, we pray for all the people living in nursing homes and senior care facilities. We lift up to You their caretakers as well. Let them know they are loved and that they are not alone.
God, we ask for your hand of protection over the homeless and those who look after them in the shelters located throughout out the city.
Jesus, help us keep our eyes firmly fixed on You, our precious Lord and Savior.
Holy Spirit, please give us supernatural strength and confidence to remain steadfast in our love for You, our God, and in our love for others.
Let our church families know that they are missed, yet also that they are loved.
Shield and protect our neighbors from this terrible virus and the economic hardships that it has wrought on our land.
Forgive our nation and your people for our collective sins. May we turn back to You and once again be a nation that prays earnestly to You, O Lord.
God, grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, the courage to change the things we can and the wisdom to know the difference.
In Jesus’ name we pray, by the power of Your Spirit. Amen.
Do you feel overwhelmed by it all? Then take it all to God in prayer. Give it to Him. Don’t hold on to your concerns and worries, keeping them to yourself, hoping they will never see the light of day. He is present, willing, and able to help you overcome that feeling of “IT’S ALL TOO MUCH TO HANDLE RIGHT NOW,” and ready to replace your fears with His peace. But you’ve got to ask Him to do it. He’s not a God who forces Himself upon you. He wants to help you, if you’re willing to allow Him to participate in your rescue.
Learn more about how God has grown me in my understanding of prayer in this post.
During this weird time in our world, The Devotional Guy™ continues to battle certain social media platforms who have banned/barred us from sharing our content on their sites. With the help of our friends at the First Liberty Institute, who have recently come to our aid, we are fighting to resolve this issue not just for our own site, but hopefully for anyone exercising their inalienable rights protected by the Constitution. Your continued prayers in this matter are greatly appreciated.
- What are you praying for during COVID-19?
- What does being devoted to prayer look like in your life today?
- What do you want being devoted to prayer look like in the future?
Read more about prayer on my recent post here.
Be safe. Stay healthy. Keep praying.
The Devotional Guy™
ABOUT: The Devotional Guy™ is a writing ministry of Rainer Bantau, a seasoned gospel preacher, church musician, and chaplain ministering to individuals in their workplaces, to the homeless, and wherever he meets them. Highly skilled in listening, caring, and helping others as they navigate life’s challenges, he shares helps, hope, and insights on his blog, The Devotional Guy™.
I believe that in order to experience life the way God intended, you and I must receive God’s gift of salvation through Jesus Christ. Through Jesus Christ, God has made this gift available to all who ask.
“Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
Will you personally receive the gift of eternal life so that you can experience the total forgiveness from your sins that come through believing in the atoning death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ?
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God- not by works, so that no one can boast.”