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Day 17 – A Humble Prayer Before the Almighty

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Heavenly Father,

We humble ourselves before You this day, and
We examine our hearts.
As David prayed in Psalm 139, today we pray:

“Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me, and know my anxieties;
And see if there is any wicked way in me,
And lead me in the way everlasting.”

In the busyness of life, our hearts have been
Prone to wander and to lose focus
Of the greatness of who You are.

But You have given us a “pause” in this season.
A time to reflect and to set our eyes on Your face.
We ask You to “create in me a clean heart, O God.” (Psalm 51:10)

In the natural, we have all been washing our hands
So much more than usual. But, it’s also time to cleanse our hearts.
As Psalm 24:4 says, we want to have “clean hands” and “pure hearts;”
Let all idols be removed from our lives.

Forgive us for all inward sins of the heart
Such as wrong attitudes, pride, offense,
Anger, unforgiveness, bitterness,
Jealousy, envy, and more.

Jesus, we want to be more like You.
Purify our hearts and transform us from the inside out!
We want to see You arise in power and heal our land of this deadly plague.
We know that 2 Chronicles 7:13-14 gives us the prescription”

“When I shut up heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people,
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 will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

So, today, we humble ourselves before You,
Almighty God. We set our hearts to pray
And seek Your face as never before.

We repent and ask You to cleanse our hearts and lives
From all unrighteousness. And, as we do, we stand
On the unfailing promise in Your Word that
You will hear us from heaven, forgive us, and bring healing to America.

In Jesus’ name we pray,
Amen.

 


This prayer was submitted by CWA Chief Financial Officer Denise Cappuccio. Click here for more prayers from our “30 Days of Prayer in the Midst of Covid-19” effort. Here for more coronavirus-related resources.

Day 16 – A Prayer of Thanksgiving

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Heavenly Father,

How grateful we are that You are Emmanuel, God with us.
You have promised never to leave or forsake us.
You are fighting our battles and working all things for our good
Even when Your footprints can’t be seen.

You are ever present in our troubles.
You go before us and behind us.
You surround us with songs of joy!

We are seen by You, known by You, and cared for by You.
And nothing can separate us from Your love—
Deep love we cannot begin to understand or deserve.

Thank You for Your presence in these uncertain days.
Thank You for never abandoning us in our times of need.
Thank You for Your Word that is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path.

We are hard-pressed on every side, but not crushed;
Perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.
And our light and momentary troubles are working in us a glory that far outweighs them all.
So, we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen.
For what is seen is temporary. What is unseen is eternal. (2 Corinthians 4)

Lord, we seek You, we trust You, we wait for You,
And we find rest in You this day and in the weeks to come.
Show us Your salvation!

In Your mighty name we pray,
Amen.


This prayer was submitted by CWA Regional Director of External Relations Melodie Tunney. Click here for more prayers from our “30 Days of Prayer in the Midst of Covid-19” effort. Here for more coronavirus-related resources.

Day 15 – Praying the Full Armor of God

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Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for our CWA leaders—
Their many gifts and talents.
Lord, we ask you now to anoint them with your Holy Spirit
As we commission them to serve our nation.

Together, we put on the full armor of God
So that we can take a rock-solid stand
Against the devil’s schemes.

Lord, help us all to remember:
That our struggle is not against flesh and blood,
But against the rulers, against authorities,
Against the powers of this dark world
And against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

We pray that your church will put on your armor,
That as we endure in this day of evil, we won’t stop standing our ground,
And after we have done everything, to stand
Having weathered the buffeting of the trials of life and of darkness.

That no matter what; we may stand firm in You
Adorned with the belt of truth,
The breastplate of righteousness firmly in place,
And with our feet fitted with the readiness to share the gospel of peace.

Holy Lord, help us to take up the shield of faith
With which You can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
And give us the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit,
Which is the Word of God.

Father, many of us are struggling.
Our nation is struggling but, O Lord, help us not to struggle in vain.
We pray that you will heal our nation both physically and spiritually.

We pray for the weakest in our nation,
That you will place a hedge of protection around their bodies.
We pray especially for the elderly and those with other illnesses,
Protect them, Great Physician.

We pray for the doctors, nurses, first responders,
And all other health professionals
That you will keep them and their families safe.

We pray those of us who are well
That we will not grow weary but will serve
And love our neighbors. We pray
for the businesses and charities that are struggling.

We pray for peace for the family who is worried
About paying their rent or child’s school tuition.
Lord, we pray this trial is an awakening for this nation.

Most importantly, Lord, we pray our hearts are turned to You,
That our lips speak Your praise even in the darkness.
May we repent as a nation of our pride and selfishness.

Lord, we know that everything we have
Comes from You and therefore,
We recommit our lives, our families, and
Everything we have to You.

We pray for President Trump. Please,
Give him wisdom and discernment.
We pray for Vice President Pence.
Please bless their entire team with supernatural ability
To combat Covid-19. We pray for Mike Pompeo,
That you will guide him and our nation as we deal with others.

We pray for the church,
For the spiritual leaders among us,
We pray for boldness and courage to
Carry Your gospel with faithfulness.

Anoint us anew,
Amen

 


This prayer was submitted by CWA CEO and President Penny Nance. Click here for more prayers from our “30 Days of Prayer in the Midst of Covid-19” effort. Here for more coronavirus-related resources.

Day 14 – Prayer to the God Who Hears

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He is waiting to hear from us;
let’s turn to Him today,
right now.

Father, we remind ourselves just how big You are.
History shows us and Scripture tells us,
“There is nothing new under the sun.”
The world has seen pandemics before and will again.
This world will pass away, but Your Word remains forever.

As each new wave of statistics is revealed
It takes each of us time to process … pausing to ponder
How these new facts will impact us and those around us?
Help us to never lose hope.

We must make changes in the way we do a lot of everyday things.
Many are filled with anxiety and fear with all these changes coming at them so quickly.
Now, more than ever, people need to feel Your love, Jesus.
Help us to be Your hand and feet for those who are in need.

Lord, help us to stay informed
And find ways to encourage those around us with your love!
Help us think outside the box,
And serve sacrificially, as You did.

Even from a distance, help us to extend a warm wave
To a neighbor with whom we normally don’t interact,
Or maybe leave a note of thanks for our mail carrier,
Or thank the grocer restocking the shelves as we pick up items for our families.
A big, warm smile in love can go a long way.

We thank You that it is getting easier to speak words of comfort
To complete strangers (our neighbors) all around us.
As we struggle, help us continue to unite.
Help us to continue to learn from one another,
As we fight COVID-19 together

We remember, Lord, that no part of this crisis is taking You by surprise.
You’ve got this! Knowing Your love for us gives us the courage.
And so, we turn to You, inviting others to come before Your throne–
That there, they may find mercy and grace.

In Jesus holy name we pray this,
Amen.


This prayer was submitted by CWA of Arizona’s Kathy Roper. Click here for more prayers from our “30 Days of Prayer in the Midst of Covid-19” effort. Here for more coronavirus-related resources.

Day 13 – An Easter Prayer

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This Easter Lord,
In the middle of Covid-19,
We remember that by
Your wounds, we are healed.

Heal our Land, Father,
Heal us physically (take away this virus)
And heal us spiritually—
We repent of our sin.

For which You were pierced, Lord.
You took our shame, You paid the price,
You bore our iniquities and,
You defeated death.

Hallelujah, is our song—
Blessed be the Name of the Lord
Who was and is and is to come.
Only in God we trust.

Give comfort to those infected
Right this very minute; be with the families.
Be with the doctors and care takers,
Be with the health officials plotting our strategy.

Savior, Lord,
When we remember Your sacrifice on the cross,
We remember nothing can stand in Your way.
You are omnipotent (all powerful).

Help us in our time of need.
Incline Your ear to our supplication,
And save us from this Covid-19,
As You continue to save us from our sin.

For You reign on high,
You are alive. You were raised
On the third day. O death,
Where is thy sting?

It was defeated on Calvary!
And hope lives on,
To carry us today through our cross
That we may reign with Him when the day comes.

Amen.


This prayer was submitted by CWA General Counsel Mario Diaz. Click here for more prayers from our “30 Days of Prayer in the Midst of Covid-19” effort. Here for more coronavirus-related resources.

Day 12 – A Prayer for Congress

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Come, let us sing to the Lord;
And shout to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us cry out for Help, with thanksgiving,
For He is our deliverer.

He will deliver us from this virus,
And from the many troubles of this world.
With music and song,
Let us remember His many great deeds.

Father, forgive us our lack of faith,
Increase our reliance on You
And help us to seek You and
Lead others to find You.

We pray oh Lord, for a special blessing
Upon our congressmen, who
Continue to work so hard to help us
In our struggling days.

Bless their families, keep them safe.
Turn their hearts toward You,
Towards truth, LORD.
Help them to see.

May the tempter fail in his
Schemes against them.
Protect them and give them
Wisdom, above all.

You chose them to serve
In such a time as this.
Help them to live up to the challenges
They face in representing us.

Help us to serve them in return,
By remembering them often in prayer
And lifting us our voices of concern;
In multiple counselors there is wisdom.

Amen.


This prayer was submitted by CWA General Counsel Mario Diaz. Click here for more prayers from our “30 Days of Prayer in the Midst of Covid-19” effort. Here for more coronavirus-related resources.

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Day 11 – A Prayer for Peace

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Holy Father,
May Your name be revered forever.
Blessed is the man who trusts You
And embraces Your discipline, Lord.

Thank you for loving us enough
To help us find our way, even
In rebellion and ignorance;
Thank you, Abba.

When our foot feels slipping
Your Word leads us to regain our footing,
Standing on solid ground;
You sustain us.

When anxiety knocks at our door
Your consolation bring joy.
Help us to rest in Your peace.
Help us to embrace Your grace.

You are our fortress
In whom we take refuge.
Help us to see past our immediate circumstances
And trust in Your perfect judgment.

You are doing a thing, which
Perhaps we cannot comprehend.
Your ways are not ours,
Your thoughts too high for us.

So, take control of this virus, oh Lord.
Take control of our lives;
Take control of our country,
And lead us closer to You.

Help us to grow and rest,
Strengthen our relationships
With each other and with You.
We are Yours.

In Jesus’ Name we pray,
Amen.


This prayer was submitted by CWA General Counsel Mario Diaz. Click here for more prayers from our “30 Days of Prayer in the Midst of Covid-19” effort. Here for more coronavirus-related resources.

Day 10 – Supplication to the Lord of Hosts

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“For behold,
He who forms mountains,
And creates the wind,
Who declares to man
What his thought is,
And makes the morning darkness,
Who treads the height places of the earth –
The Lord God of hosts is His name.” Amos 4:13

Our Heavenly Father,

We come to your throne of grace and mercy
To worship You, seek Your face, and ask for Your favor.
You alone are the Lord God, the Creator of the heaven,
And earth, and the sea and all that is in them.

By faith, we obey Your Word
To not be anxious about anything,
But in every situation, by prayer and petition,
With thanksgiving, present our requests to You.

At this time of restricted movement throughout our country,
May we all not use this period as an opportunity for the flesh,
But through love serve one another and pray.

“For you, brethren, have been called to liberty;
only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh,
But through love served one another.  For all the law is fulfilled is one word,
Even in this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’” (Galatians 5:13-14)

We pray for all who are suffering from the coronavirus.
Bring Your healing to them.  Help all those working in hospitals
As well as Emergency Medical Technicians and Law Enforcement officers;
Give them strength and health; protect them from contracting the Coronavirus.

Oh Lord, how we need You!
Our eyes have been opened to the great need of so many people for physical healing.
Lord Jesus, we also pray for those who have not sought forgiveness for their sins.
May we be used to touch the lives of others with the Gospel, that many may come to repentance.

Thank You, Lord God,
For boldness to speak the truth in love,
For Your Glory,
Amen.

 


This prayer was submitted by CWA of North Dakota State Director Linda Thorson. Click here for more prayers from our “30 Days of Prayer in the Midst of Covid-19” effort. Here for more coronavirus-related resources.

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Day 9 -Praying Psalm 91

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Dear Lord Jesus,
You have said that,
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
Will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

We will say of You Lord,
that You are our refuge and fortress,
Our God in whom we trust. 

You will save us from the fowler’s snare
And from the deadly pestilence. We pray
That you will cover us with Your feathers
And under Your wings we would find refuge. 

May Your faithfulness be our shield. May we not fear
The pestilence that stalks in the darkness nor
The plague that destroys at midday.
We have made the Most High our dwelling – the Lord is our refuge. 

So, we rest on the promise that no harm will befall us,
No disaster will come near our tent, for You will command
Your angels concerning us to guard us in all our ways.
You said that, because we love You,
You will rescue us and protect us, for we acknowledge Your name.
 

We call upon You and You have promised to answer us.
You will be with us in trouble and deliver us.
With long life You will satisfy us and show us Your salvation.

We are asking these things with thanksgiving;
Claiming these truths in the powerful name of Jesus,
Amen.


This prayer was submitted by CWA of California state leaders Sheri Miller and Ruth Smith. Click here for more prayers from our “30 Days of Prayer in the Midst of Covid-19” effort. Here for more coronavirus-related resources.

Day 8 – Prayer to the God on the Throne

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Heavenly Father,

As everything in our lives has paused,
We refocus upon You at this pivotal juncture
In our nation’s history. Our hearts are turned to You
For we know that Your promises are true.

We thank You that You are our refuge and strength,
A very present help in times of trouble.
You are shaking us globally; but first of all,
We return to You individually, asking for forgiveness
Making up the hedge as we stand in the gap on behalf of our nation.

Lord, we look to You for stability during these unstable days
For only You can bring the turnaround that we need.
Oh God, You are bigger than COVID19.
We stand united as a country imploring You to heal us.

We humbly ask that You give our President and his leadership team
Stamina during this national health crisis.
Bring a divine breakthrough and
Reversal from this pandemic plaguing our land.

You have called us to our homes for a reason
So we ask that You help us to rebuild and restore our families.
Help us to love our neighbor as ourselves,
Resisting selfishness and greed.

May we continue to be generous,
Looking for ways to serve, give and protect
The most vulnerable in our nation.

We plead for frontline workers who cannot stay home,
Protect them with a supernatural shield,
Keep them from any sickness or harm.

For those that are suffering in our nation from this virus,
Wrap Your loving arms around each, letting them know
They are not alone because You promised You would
Never leave us nor forsake us.

And finally Lord, we are reminded
That you rule in the heavens above
And in the kingdom of men.

This virus has not dethroned You
For you are still sovereign in all Your ways.
Therefore, we thank You that You are in charge
Of this day as well as the times in which we live.

In the mighty Name of Jesus,
Amen.

 


This prayer was submitted by CWA of Pennsylvania State Director Dilonna Coran. Click here for more prayers from our “30 Days of Prayer in the Midst of Covid-19” effort. Here for more coronavirus-related resources.

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Day 7- Prayer to Our Sovereign God

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Heavenly Father, You are El-Elyon, the Sovereign God.
You reign supreme over the kingdoms of the earth,
Over the leaders of the nations.

You are our El-Roi, the God who sees.
You see all that is going on in this world
And in the heavenly realm.

You are our El Shaddai, the Almighty God who cares for us.
You are Yahweh, Jehovah, my God
Who has entered into a covenant relationship with us,
Because of our faith in Jesus our Savior.

We praise You for Who You are –
The omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent
Creator God who cares for us!

Forgive us for being fearful in these uncertain times
And for our lack of trust in Your power, Your presence, and Your peace.
Forgive us for not having sacrificial agape love
And for putting our needs first, ahead of others.

Thank You that You are working all things
For good to those who love You and who call
Upon Your name.

We pray against the powers of darkness that would use this crisis
For its evil purpose to promote death. Death by abortion, suicide,
Death of a nation, death of our personal liberties.

Instead, we ask that You cause a rebirth, a revival, a renewal in our nation.
Because of this time of “shelter home,” may our families become stronger.
May they turn to Jesus and return to church.
May our communities become closer knit, serving each other.

We ask this because strong families make strong communities,
Which in turn make for a strong nation.

We pray for our President to have Godly wisdom and discernment.
May he acknowledge You and seek Your guidance in all his decisions.
Give him the strength he needs for the task You have given him.

May those in authority over us work together in unity
And seek the good of the people and not their own gain.
Give the healthcare providers extra wisdom, strength, courage, and protection
As they serve the sick.

I ask that you remove this virus from our land
And that it would not wreak more havoc.
I ask that our country will return to financial stability quickly.

Please provide for those who are suffering loss during this time.
Open our eyes to those in need and show us how we can help.

We wait in hope for You, Oh LORD, for You are our help and our shield.
In You our hearts rejoice for we trust in Your holy name. (Psalm 33:20) 

We offer this prayer in the Name of Jesus,
Who loves us and gave His life for us,
Amen.


This prayer was submitted by Southern California Area Director Ruth Smith. Click here for more prayers from our “30 Days of Prayer in the Midst of Covid-19” effort. Here for more coronavirus-related resources.

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Day 6 – Prayer for Our President

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Heavenly Father,
Scripture urges us to bring
Petitions, prayers and intercessions
For all people—for kings and all in authority.

Today, we want to humbly lift our president.
You have given him a heavy load,
To lead a nation in crisis, while
Facing devils at every turn.

We pray against their schemes.
May those who seek his demise,
As well as our country’s,
Fall on the very traps they have set out for us.

Above all we pray that You would guard his heart.
Twist and turn as You will, Father,
Prune Him and change Him
To seek You more every day.

Let Your Word be ever present in his ear.
Surround him by godly men and women
Full of wisdom and unselfishness,
And give him spiritual vision—Your discernment.

Keep him healthy and energized.
Give him understanding and insight,
May he not be led astray,
May he walk in the light.

Keep his ways straight,
Let him hold fast to repentance and forgiveness,
As he carries his cross daily.
Bring him encouragement from unexpected places.

Grant him to follow the path of the righteous,
May he trust You in every way and
Never lean on his own understanding,
May he acknowledge You in every way.

We pray for his family.
Bring peace to his house;
Fill it with faith and prayer,
With praise and thanksgiving.

Let him see Your hand moving through this crisis,
Beyond their best developed strategies,
And may he one day testify of Your goodness
For the whole world to see Your Reign.

In Christ’s name,
Amen.

 


This prayer was submitted by CWA’s General Counsel Mario Diaz, Esq. Click here for more prayers from our “30 Days of Prayer in the Midst of Covid-19” effort. Here for more coronavirus-related resources.

Day 5 – Prayer with a Heavy Heart

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Dear Heavenly Father,
We come to You with heavy hearts.
We come to You broken in spirit for our nation
In need of Your healing touch.

We trust in You, Oh Lord.
We know You never stop working on
Our behalf for we are Your beloved.
Please guard our hearts and minds in You
And surround us with Your presence.

Dear Father,
We pray the blood of Jesus over our President
For protection, health, favor, and guidance.
As it says in Psalm 52:8,
We trust in You confidently
Because You rescue us and keep us safe
For You are forever good and faithful.

We also pray for our medical teams.
Draw near to them and bless them with provision,
Peace of mind, and strength.

We pray for wisdom as we intercede
For our leaders in our states, churches, and families.
Psalm 91 says that we can dwell in the shelter of the Most High
and remain secure in the shadow of the Almighty,
Whose power no enemy can withstand.

We declare Psalm 32:7 and Psalm 18:2
You, Oh Lord, are our hiding place.
You will protect us from trouble,
And You surround us with songs and shouts of deliverance!

Oh Lord we declare that You are our rock and our fortress,
Our shield, the horn of our salvation,
Our high tower and our strength.
Worthy to be praised!

Please heal our nation and deliver us completely.
Encircle us with strength and set our feet securely.
Thank You for Your lovingkindness and for Your sovereignty.
In Jesus’ powerful name we pray, Amen.

 


This prayer was submitted by CWA of California’s State Director Marlo Tucker. Click here for more prayers from our “30 Days of Prayer in the Midst of Covid-19” effort. Here for more coronavirus-related resources.

Day 4 -Prayer in a Time of Global Distress

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Father, we are in a time of global distress;
We are mindful that so many have lost everything:
Jobs, homes, family members.  Everything we hear
On the news frightens us and our children.

Many are driven to their knees and ask, “Why, Lord?”
Many are bewildered with the speed
To which this microscopic organism
Has brought the world economies to ruin.

Many, Lord, have been affected by this virus,
If not in body, then in heart and mind.
You tell believers that we are to be a thankful people.
Help us to remember that You are in control.

Help us remember that everything You do or allow
Is filtered through fingers of Your loving hands
For our good and Your glory.  Make us strong
To minister Your love to a world who needs You.

Grant us awareness of those people
Who need Your loving touch.
Help us to hold forth the saving Word of Life.
Give us patience as we wait in seclusion.

May the stimulus package bring
Relief to those who have lost income.
Grant your peace to parents who now
Must not only work from home,
But educate and comfort their children.

Please bless and guide our President,
The governors, the Coronavirus Task Force.
Bless those corporations who provide medical supplies.
Guide our Congress to work harmoniously for the good of our people.

Thank You Lord for our military
Who has stepped forward to serve.
Grant strength, wisdom, and protection
To those caring for the sick.

Grant success
To those seeking remedies and a vaccine.
Give these all strength, O Lord
In this time of need!

Lord, forgive us and bring spiritual awakening;
Help us to be patient and let You work.
And may we always remember that You
Are good and do good.

In Jesus’ Name, we pray,
Amen

 


This prayer was submitted by CWA of Massachusetts’ Sally Imhoff. Click here for more prayers from our “30 Days of Prayer in the Midst of Covid-19” effort. Here for more coronavirus-related resources.

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Day 3 – Prayer to Yahweh

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Father God, You are our Sovereign Lord,
The King of Kings and the Lord of Lords.
You made the heavens and the earth
By Your great power and outstretched arm;
Nothing is too hard for You.

So, we come to You with heavy hearts for our nation
And our people in this challenging and testing season.
You are Yahweh-Rapha, the Lord that Heals.
Your Word says, “I am the Lord that heals you,”

So, we claim Your Word for those who are suffering with this disease
And ask You bring healing to their bodies.
We remember those families who have lost loved ones and
Ask You to wrap Your loving arms around them.
Grant them Your perfect peace.

Father, we keep in mind
Our dedicated medical personnel and first responders
Who selflessly care for the sick. Protect them
From contracting the coronavirus,
Strengthen their tired bodies and keep their minds alert.
Let them know that they are appreciated.
Uphold their families and protect them from illness.

We thank you for our President and his committed task force
Who are skillfully monitoring the disease and working
To provide assistance to those who are ill
Making available protective guidelines to halt the spread.
Grant them wisdom.

Yahweh-Yireh, You are the Lord who provides.
Give those economists in our government
Prudence in dealing with the economy
And wisdom in restoring it.

Help Congress to put aside its partisanship
And help them focus on what is best for the people.
We lift up businesses, ministries, workers, and families
Knowing that You will provide for them.

“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
Will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress,
My God, in Whom I trust.’” (Psalm 91:1-2)

Yahweh-Shalom, the Lord of Peace.
We thank You for Your grace and peace that only You can give.
“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)

In Jesus’ Name,
Amen.

 


This prayer was submitted by CWA of South Dakota State Director Linda Schauer. Click here for more prayers from our “30 Days of Prayer in the Midst of Covid-19” effort. Here for more coronavirus-related resources.

Day 2- Prayer in an Anxious Time

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Lord,

In Philippians 4:6-7 Your Word says,
“Be anxious for nothing,
but in everything by prayer and supplication,
with thanksgiving,
let your requests be made known to God;
and the peace of God,
which surpasses all understanding,
will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

We are in one of those times of anxiety;
Lord, help us to seek You;
Help us to come before You
With thanksgiving in the midst of the uncertainty.

The passage continues (in verse 8),
“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true,
whatever things are noble,
whatever things are just,
whatever things are pure,
whatever things are lovely,
whatever things are of good report,
if there is any virtue
and if there is anything praiseworthy—
meditate on these things.”

Help us to dwell only on those things
That are virtuous and praiseworthy.
We rest in You; we trust in You,
And we live in Your peace that passes understanding.

We rely on You to guard our hearts and minds
Through these times of unease and worry.
Thank you for Jesus and for hearing our prayers.
Amen.

 


This prayer was submitted by CWA’s Chief Administrative Officer Kenda Bartlett. Click here for more prayers from our “30 Days of Prayer in the Midst of Covid-19” effort. Here for more coronavirus-related resources.

Day 1 – Prayer in the Midst of Covid-19

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Gracious Lord and King,
May your right hand be exalted!
Your help is never late;
Your grace, our only hope.

We praise You
For Your wondrous works.
We love You
And submit our wills to Yours.

As we face the threat of Covid-19, Lord,
We turn to You!
You are our Refuge and Strength;
You, our Guide in darkness.

May our lives be a reflection
Of Your hope and love for us
In hard times, Father.
Give us Your compassion for others.

May salvation come shining
In the lives of many of our countrymen.
A humble and contrite heart
You will not reject.

Help us turn to You, Lord!
Help us to embrace Your grace.
May pain have a purpose in our lives;
Your children never suffer in vain.

We pray against the spread of this virus.
Help us stop it, Lord, help us!
Give us wisdom. We pray for our officials.
May they be wise beyond their intelligence.

Open our eyes to see what we can do
To help stop the spread
And help those in need.
We pray, especially, for anyone infected.

For fathers and mothers, sons and daughters,
Grandparents, uncles, aunts, family, and friends;
We know that pain and fear may spread
Wider and faster than the virus itself.

But Your perfect Love casts out fear.
It is that love we want to have and spread,
Help us! We repent and pray.
In the Name of Jesus, Amen.

 


This prayer was submitted by CWA’s General Counsel Mario Diaz, Esq. Click here for more prayers from our “30 Days of Prayer in the Midst of Covid-19” effort. Here for more coronavirus-related resources.

For America (Day 112) – A Prayer Amidst Covid-19

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Blessed is the man, and nation, who fears the Lord,
Who walks in His ways, and remembers His statutes
Even and especially in uncertain times.
It shall be well with them.

For uncertain times are only uncertain to us.
You, O God know and see all,
By Your power, all things were created and are sustained.
You are the Alpha and the Omega, beginning and end.

In You we trust, that is our motto.
Therefore, to You we pray.
We pray earnestly, with thanksgiving,
Asking You to protect our families and our nation.

Indeed, we pray for all peoples being affected
By the rapid spread of COVID-19.
Be merciful, O God, give us wisdom
And give us Your favor.

We pray for those in the health community
Who have to face this virus head-on
At great risk to them and their families;
Guide them and protect them.

Give us tender hearts to attend
To the needs of our neighbors;
Help us to love as You have called us to do.
Blot out our selfish ways and let compassion spread.

We pray for the most vulnerable among us,
For the elderly who are most at risk during this threat.
“A gray head is a crown of glory,” the proverb says.
Help us to treasure them in a special way.

Father God, above all, this virus reminds us that
We are not gods; we did not create ourselves,
We stand in Your mercy, in shame
For the many times we act as if we are in control.

Forgive us, and teach us, we pray.
Open our hearts that we may receive
Your mercy and grace
For the days ahead.

In Jesus name,
Amen


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For America (Day 111)

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Gracious Lord and Father, we praise You;
Your Kingdom we exalt on earth, as in heaven,
It is Your will we seek to do and not our own.
We are servants, soldiers, slaves, in freedom and joy.

Keep us from that which you despise, Lord:
From haughty eyes, which look down on the poor
And those who are different or foreign to us;
Break our pride and let humility grow.

From a lying tongue, merciful Father, keep us;
Give us the courage to stand for truth.
Our enemy is the father of lies, and he
Shames us into his perversions with cunning evil schemes.

Protect us from his deception and open our eyes
Empowering us to expose him and help save many.
Hands that shed innocent blood, You also hate!
How can we turn a blind eye to abortion and abuse of power?

No. Help us to speak where injustice reigns,
Give us words beyond our wisdom and age,
From the mouth of babes, may Your truth be heard:
“In His image, He created us,” as the Holy Scriptures attest.

Keep us from hearts that devise wicked plans.
Wicked plans are wicked, even when done for “a good cause.”
Good intentions are not enough, Lord,
Help us be wise as serpents, innocent as doves.

The feet which make haste to run to evil, You also loath;
Keep us balanced in Your Word.
Help us pierce the veil of the world to see that evil exists,
And that evil is never “fun” or “desirable.”

Help us never be complicit in its spread.
On the contrary, we pledge to stand in its way,
That the innocent may not suffer
The consequences of its selfish ways.

Keep us from a false witness.
May we choose You, even before our own.
You gave Your only begotten Son for us,
Help us never to betray you for ours.

May Truth be our north,
Even when pain or suffering be the road.
We need help, Lord. Help!
We stand at the door and knock.

Finally, You’ve said the one who sows discord among brothers, You abhor.
Forgive us! Has any not done so?
By commission or omission, have we not sought our own?
Only by Your grace, we stand in hope.

And by faith, we ask that it be so,
That we may stand approved before You
Our Lord, Creator, Master, Savior, King,
Our refuge, strength, our shelter and help.

Amen.


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For America (Day 110)

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Anoint me with the oil of gladness
In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Let the words of my mouth and the deeds of my hands
Be to Your glory forever and ever.

My instrument is ready for your praise;
A new song I will sing—
A song of remembrance and thanksgiving.
Even (especially!) in my distress, I shall praise You.

With joy and gladness, I take on today’s challenges.
In victory, I approach the battle.
Spirit and truth are my weapons,
And I lean not on my own understanding.

Make me quick to repent before You.
Clean hands You seek; therefore, for clean hands, I plead.
Through the blood of Christ, the perfect lamb, slain,
Renew my heart and mind.

Make me a light onto the nations;
A lighthouse leading them to You,
The Safe Harbor, our Refuge,
Our Help in times of trouble.

When waters roam and foam
And the winds of life threaten
To take us under,
It is You who comes to our rescue.

For the wind and the rain must bow to Your majesty.
No mountain is too high, nor valley too low.
You reach us where we are
And protect us to Your Glory.

Now, come to our aid, Lord,
For Your Name’s sake.
Let Your Spirit fill our land;
Protect us from the enemy.

Give hope to the brokenhearted,
Bring liberty to those in chains,
Heal the sick,
Save the lost.

May the springs of Your Word
Burst out in unexpected places
That the thirsty may drink up
And thirst no more.

Let renewal be the headline that describes us
In every newspaper in every city
In every state.
May the wonder of Your grace abound.

In Jesus’ Holy Name we pray,
Amen.


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