“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Matthew 7:7-8
Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:14-16
For the sick and infected: God, heal and help. Sustain bodies and spirits. Contain the spread of infection.
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:14
Who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases. Pslam 103:3
For my local church: God helps us be a light in the darkness.
Jesus said, “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:14-16
For the medical workers on the front lines: God sustain, protect, and give them strength.
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1
For our vulnerable populations: God, protect our elderly and those suffering from chronic disease. Provide for the poor, especially the uninsured.
Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. 4 Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked. Psalm 82:3–4
For our local, state, and federal governments: God, help our elected officials as they allocate the necessary resources for combatting this pandemic.
For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. Proverbs 2:6
For travelers stranded in foreign countries: God, help them return home safely and quickly.
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
For workers facing layoffs and financial hardship: God, keep them from panic, provide for their needs, open doors of employment, and inspire your church to generously support them.
My God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19
For families with children at home for the foreseeable future: God, help mothers and fathers to be filled with the fruit of your Spirit and overflow with Your nature.
The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23