The session asks that all members and friends that would like to join us would lift our voices up to God in prayer every Monday at 10 A.M. We will pray for healing for the world, our nation, those suffering from Covid-19, and an end to the illness. Each Monday you will find a prayer here on our website to pray, you may also just take a moment of silence to be with God wherever you are, or use your own words to lift up the concerns on your heart to God. Believing in Almighty God we turn to God in our times of trouble and now is a good time to pray!
Psalm 107: 19-22 says, “Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress; he sent out his word and healed them, and delivered them from destruction. Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wonderful works to humankind. And let them offer thanksgiving sacrifices, and tell of his deeds with songs of joy.”
Let us pray.
A Call to Prayer from the Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
We pray for healing for those who are infected, in China and in all the places where the virus has spread. We pray for all who already have lost loved ones to the illness and those who will yet suffer such loss. We pray for doctors, nurses and aides providing medical care, for insight in their caring, and for their health and well-being. We pray for wisdom for the medical and scientific experts who are desperately seeking ways to control the spread of the virus. We pray for public officials who must make the hard decisions about the quarantining of those who may have been exposed to the virus, and we pray for all those for whom those decisions feel like unjust imprisonment. We lift up the Christian church in China and our partners throughout the region as they seek to bring Christ’s healing presence and peace. We pray for God to keep us alert to the threats posed by such a worldwide crisis, remembering the millions of God’s children who live in places where the availability of medical care is meager or nonexistent. May God open our hearts, our financial resources and our political will, so that the vision of a better future can become a reality for all of God’s children. In the Providence of the God who created us, in the Passion of our Savior Jesus Christ who redeems us, and in the Power of the Holy Spirit through whom God’s will is done. Amen.