🛐 Like many, I’ve been in prayer a lot after reading and hearing about such suffering and terror taking place due to the Coronavirus exposures and hyped news stories. ☣️
I had a very vivid dream two nights ago that I believe was from The LORD.
I see it as an indicator of God’s heart regarding how prayer moves hearts, leads to moves of God and how He hears the cries of those who are afraid, who need hope and who need healing, wisdom, and protection.
In the dream I saw many homes filled with people kneeling by chairs and couches and then It expanded to different sizes of Churches and their gathering areas. In those spaces, once again, people were kneeling down by chairs, pews, many were kneeing at steps in the front of the churches and many were kneeing at altars.
Some were also sitting, but leaning over in fervent prayer.
The expressions on each face had a humility and a focused kind of fervent, concerned expression.
I could hear different voices lifting up their words of prayer saying things like, “Oh God… Help this dark world! Forgive the sickness of the heart of mankind…..”
Another voice was weeping, as she prayed and asked Jesus to protect her children and to forgive her for being passive in her faith for so long.
I heard what looked like a man who was in a medical lab-coat praying was asking God to contain the disease, to help medical people to be protected.
When I thought of this again today, I was impressed by The LORD to simply encourage my friends who might read this to just ask a few friends over to pray with you about the wave of global fear and uncertainty regarding the Coronavirus.
Gather a few friends at your church and ask them to gather their friends, and simply dedicate time to fervent prayer with them for our nation, or the nation you might have on your heart that is suffering with the virus.
Here is a basic guideline and then scriptures you could use to help lead or guide others in prayer at this time.
Nothing is impossible with God.
🛐 Prayer for God’s Intervention and Protection 🛐
Dear Creator of the World, God Almighty,
We come before you asking your mercy on us to halt the spread of the Coronavirus.
We pray for those already infected with Coronavirus that they may receive prompt, effective and compassionate medical care that will restore them to health.
We pray your protection and grace for all medical professionals who are courageously treating those infected with Coronavirus. May they be shielded, strengthened and guided as they administer healing treatments and care.
We pray your protection over those most vulnerable to disease, for our babies, our children, our elders, our poor, disabled and those weakened by other health conditions.
We pray for those under quarantine that they might be comforted by your presence and protected from disease, anxiety and fear.
We pray for our public healthcare leaders and government agencies that they might be informed and well prepared as they deal with the Coronavirus. Grant them the resources and manpower they need to use their wisdom.
We pray for the researchers who are tracking the course of the Coronavirus. May they uncover patterns that will help us understand how to stay healthy.
We pray for those searching for treatments, cures and vaccines. May you guide them, reveal new ideas and accelerate their discoveries to fight this disease without having others in the process.
We pray for the communities, areas and countries hardest hit by Coronavirus. Restore their sense of well-being and community. Sustain them, comfort them and give them hope. We ask you to calm all of their fears.
We pray for all whose lives are disrupted by the Coronavirus. We pray for families who have been separated and for those whose livelihoods have been jeopardized.
We look to you, Oh God, praying that the spread of the Coronavirus will be halted and that many lives might be spared.
We pray that through this crisis you may draw us closer to you, grow our compassion and increase our knowledge.
Thank you that you are the Great Physician who not only heals us but who is a a very present help in our time of need as the Bible tells us that you, “took up all our infirmities and carried our diseases.” (Matthew 8 :17 NIV)
Thank you for hearing our prayer.
In The Name of Jesus our Savior and Healer we lift up these heartfelt prayers, Amen.
Bible Verses you can use in your time of Prayer. ❤️
“Saying, “If you will diligently listen to the voice of The LORD your God, and do that which is right in his eyes, and give ear to his commandments and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you that I put on the Egyptians, for I AM The LORD, your healer.”Exodus 15:26 ESV.
“He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By His wounds you have been healed,” 1 Peter 2:24 ESV.
“For I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal, declares The LORD, because they have called you an outcast: ‘It is Zion, for whom no one cares!’” Jeremiah 30:17 ESV.
“Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed,”Isaiah 53:4-5 ESV.
“And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up serpents with their hands; and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover,”Mark 16:17-18 ESV.
“He sent out his word and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction,” Psalm 107:20 ESV.
“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to The LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day,” Psalm 91:1-16 ESV.
“You shall serve The LORD your God, and he will bless your bread and your water, and I will take sickness away from among you,” Exodus 23:25 ESV.
“Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of The LORD. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and The LORD will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven,” James 5:14-15 ESV.
In His Shadow,
~ Mary Lindow ©
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