08 Apr CORONAVIRUS PRAYER
Eternal Father, the whole world has stopped spinning for awhile. The noise that we all have created was silenced. We bend our knees once again and ask for a miracle. Our churches are closed and we realize how dark our world is without You in it.
You humble the proud and powerful. The economy is crashing, businesses are closing. We were very proud, we sometimes think that everything we have, everything we possess was the result of our hard work. We sometimes forget that it was always Your grace and mercy that made us who we are.
We’re often running in circles seeking a cure to this disease. but lead us to seek humility and wisdom as we seek a cure.
We sometimes live our lives as if we will be here on earth forever – as if there’s no heaven. We pray that these trials may reveal your mercy in disguise. We pray that this virus may help to purify us, cleanse our souls and deepen our relationship with you.
In the past you serenaded us with Hosea’s song:
“Come back to me with all your heart. Don’t let fear keep us apart.
Trees do bend though straight and tall. So must we to others’ call.
Long have I waited for Your coming home to me and living deeply our new lives”.
You have been patiently waiting for us. We’re sorry for the time we have ignored Your voice because of our selfishness and the times we have forgotten that you are God.
You only need to say the words and our souls will be healed. This we pray in the mighty name of Jesus, name above all names.