AS WE GATHER FOR NATIONWIDE PRAYER FOR COVID-19 ON SUNDAY, MARCH 15,2020 TO: CHURCHES, SMALL GROUPS AND HOME GATHERINGS
Prayer guide for all home gatherings and small groups in Social Distancing mode.
1. BEGIN : As you gather in homes and places start with this reading. Ask one person to read this Bible Passage – READ: Psalm 91 (NLT) Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare about the LORD: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him. For he will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease. He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection. Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies in the day. Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness, nor the disaster that strikes at midday. Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you. Just open your eyes, and see how the wicked are punished. If you make the LORD your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter, no evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your home. For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go. They will hold you up with their hands so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone. You will trample upon lions and cobras; you will crush fierce lions and serpents under your feet! The LORD says, “I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name. When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue and honor them. I will reward them with a long life and give them my salvation.”
2. SHARE: Each person share one sentence on – – What the verses say about God? – What the verses say about God’s protection?
3. PRAY : Ask every person around to say one sentence prayer on the following items- – protection of every person in the home. – healing of those who are sick – wisdom for our leaders handling COVID-19 situations – protection for doctors and medics handling cases of COVID-19 – that everyone be found humble seeking sincere faith in God who alone can save, forgive, and heal. After everyone has said one sentence prayer, join saying this prayer. PRAYER Almighty Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, we join together in asking you to save and heal our nation and all countries from COVID-19. We come to You in humility and with repentant hearts asking You to forgive, save, and heal our land. Please give us courage and strength as we continue to preach the Gospel, make disciples and serve our communities in these challenging times. In the powerful name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, AMEN.
Bishop Noel A. Pantoja PCEC