This is an incredible time for prayer. This whole crisis grows more serious every day. This is not going away soon and we will feel the ramifications of this for decades to come. We pray for our church, for our community, our country, and the world. Below you will find some of the things we prayed for during the Good Shepherd Prayer Meeting last night. Here is a picture of our gathering:
You are invited to join us every Wednesday at 7pm until this crisis is over. The information to join can be found at the bottom of this page.
- Please lift the family of Janet Sch. in your prayers. We have already been praying for Janet as she struggles with kidney failure. Please pray for her extended family. They have three family members who have died from Coronavirus. And others who are in critical condition. An article about her family is posted on CNN. You can read it here: https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/19/health/new-jersey-coronavirus-family-members-killed. We pray that God would comfort them in their grief, especially at this time when they need to be together that they find themselves apart.
- Pray for all who find themselves out of work, but live paycheck to paycheck. We pray for God’s provision.
- Pray for small businesses that are forced to close but still need to figure out a way to pay their rent and care for their employees.
- Pray for teachers as they try to figure out distance learning and teaching through the internet.
- Pray for hospital workers – for strength to endure. And we also pray for protection against infection.
- Pray for elected officials as they make difficult decisions for the welfare of all.
- Pray for charities that will inevitably be affected by the downturn and may find themselves unable to care for those they serve.
- We pray for vulnerable populations – especially those that are addicted and typically find support through community (AA, NA, GA) but are now unable to connect with those communities.
- Pray for parents that they would have patience with their children at home. We pray for healthy routines to be established.
- We pray for children who live in broken homes for whom school may be a haven where they escape the disfunction but will no longer be able to escape.
- We pray for children who get free school meals but may not receive those meals.
- We pray for the residents of nursing homes and assisted living homes who are isolated from their families. We pray especially for those who may have memory issues, are confused, or scared. We pray for those who care for them as well.
- We pray for churches and pastors as they try to figure out the best way to care for people at this time. We are grateful at Good Shepherd that we have been making use of the tools of technology. We are grateful that we can still stay in contact even though we are separated. But we pray for churches that have not made use of these tools and are having difficulty making the transition.
- We pray for revival in the hearts all. We are being humbled as a nation. The things that we have been putting our trust in that we can no longer put our trust in these things. We pray that we would all put our trust in God and God alone.
“O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.” (Psalm 63:1, ESV)
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