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Day 20 – Prayer for Our Cities

By April 19, 2020Blog, Covid-19
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The Lord reigns on high,
Let the nations be glad!
For righteousness and justice
Are the foundations of His throne.

And of His kingdom, there shall be no end.
He loves and is love,
His heart moves with compassion
For the children of men.

For we are like sheep without a Shepherd,
We run towards trouble, not realizing
That calamity awaits— death is inevitable.
Help us, Good Shepherd.

We pray for our cities, LORD;
So much turmoil affecting so many.
Help us reprioritize in these desperate times,
Teach us to number our days.

Give us love for You and one another.
Give us wisdom and discernment.
We know not what we do, so many times,
Forgive us. Renew us.

We pray against the evil schemes
Of the enemy. He is a liar and a murder.
From the beginning, he was so.
Help us resist His temptations.

Preserve our lives, LORD,
Help us have peace in the middle of the storm,
Give us faith, and love,
Give us hearts full of thanksgiving.

We depend on You. We
Do not put our hope in medicine.
Policy, leadership or might
But in the Lord of Hosts, the Holy One of Israel.

Be with every governor and every member
Involved in dealing with this threat.
Keep their eyes on truth, and
Frustrate evil at every turn.

In Christ, we pray,


This prayer was written 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.