“Be my rock of safety where I can always hide. Give the order to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress.” (Psalm 71:3, NLT)
The Church has an admirable reputation of responding to epidemics and plagues in her history. Their contemporaries, admired their dedication by risking their lives to serve the sick. Martin Luther, advised those who had responsibility to care for the sick do so during an outbreak of the plague.
How did they do it? They trusted God! It wasn’t a matter of whether they would live or die, they just simply entrusted their lives to the Lord and went about doing good. I’m grateful for their faith and the faith of those who care for all of the sick among us.
When we trust God and refuse to succumb to our fears, we have increased opportunity to bear witness for Jesus Christ in love and faith. He is our rock and fortress! We are blessed with faith, hope, and love. Jesus is perfect love and he casts out all fear. (1 John 4:18)
Trusting God means we also take necessary precautions when we faced with a potential health pandemic. Be vigilant about taking care of yourself as well as others. You have to be healthy to serve and protect others. Wash your hands often, get plenty of rest and sleep, exercise, eat wisely, and stop worrying! Worry decreases your immunities. Sing worshipful songs, hymns, scriptures, alone or with family and friends and pray together in small groups.
How to Pray about the Coronavirus
- Cover your family daily in prayer. “Be our rock of safety.”
- Pray that all of us will share the Good News of Jesus Christ.
- Pray for revival.
- Pray for healthcare workers and for the people who are first responders.
- Pray for the researchers to develop a vaccine for the virus.
- Pray for those who are sick and especially for those who live in the most affected nations.
- Pray for our missionaries, members of the military, and others who work in foreign lands.
- Pray for an end to this virus.
CDC on Covid-19 – http://bit.ly/2TVZW6h
Managing Anxiety about Coronavirus – https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/pandemics
I found this to be an interesting article for supporting others who are worried about the virus. – http://bit.ly/2TTVh55