With the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans are sheltering at home. We have been given time to draw close to the Lord and intercede for President Trump, Vice President Pence, and the affairs of our nation – especially all who are fighting on the frontlines of this invisible enemy.
If there was ever a moment in history to pray for America, it is now. Deep darkness covers our land. Ours is a divided nation, but we have a Promise of hope and restoration if We the People obey God’s Command: “If My people who are called by My Name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive them, and heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14.
Many prayer groups are gathering across America via phone and video conferences to ask forgiveness for our national sins and ask God’s grace and mercy to restore this land. The following is another opportunity to pray for our state and nation.
Illinois State Rep. Darren Bailey (R–District 109) has extended an invitation for all Illinoisans to join him in a Statewide Day of Prayer on Friday, April 24, 2020.
We encourage you to take time to pray on that day for our national and state leaders. Suggested prayer points and supporting Scripture are listed below.
#1. Pray for our nation and its leaders. (1 Timothy 2:1-4)
“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession, and thanksgiving be made for all people–for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peacefully and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.”
#2. Pray for those struggling with anxiety. (Philippians 4:6-7)
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
#3. Pray for those in need. (Psalm 22:4-5, 19)
“In You our ancestors put their trust; they trusted, and You delivered them. To You they cried out and were saved; in You they trusted and were not put to shame. But You, Lord, do not be far from me. You are my strength; come quickly to help me.”
We have found ourselves as a state and nation in a season of testing. My prayer for myself and CWA of Illinois is that we will be found faithful to prayer so that this season of testing will enable us to shine our lights for God’s glory!
I leave you with one of my favorite promises from the Bible: “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us– whatever we ask–we know that we have what we asked of Him.” 1 John 5:14-15
Thank you for praying!