Sunday, March 15th, 2020 was declared by the president of the United State, Donald Trump as the national day of Prayer over the wide spreading deadly Coronavirus. Which made the Americans to pray for divine protection and wisdom during this deadly pandemic season?
The President stated during his proclamation that “As we unite in prayer, we are reminded that there is no burden too heavy for God to lift or for this country to bear with His help.”
Among prayer offered was from different Men of God within and outside the country, some of these are;
Uplifting prayer for the country, leaders and the entire human race worldwide from Dr. James Dobson;
“Heavenly Father, we thank you for inviting us to bring our cares and concerns to you because as the scripture tells us…You care about us. We can’t explain why you are mindful of us but we know that nothing escapes your notice including those in our midst today who are suffering and fearful,” Dobson said.
“So Lord, we do call on Your Name, not just about our personal concerns but for the entire human family around the world. We want you to give wisdom and guidance to our president and the international leaders as they do their best to protect the people from the coronavirus. Be with the scientists as they seek to develop a vaccination to bring this epidemic do an end. We are in your hands today Lord and we thank you for loving us. Amen.”
Also the author of the Purpose Driven Life who’s the pastor of Saddleback Church, Rick Warren encouraged and inspired people who are afraid of the virus. He said, “The purpose of this message is to give everyone hope and encouragement to confront their fears in these anxious days.”
The author acknowledged that people are worried over the coronavirus but he is praying for relieve for those in such condition.
“Every crisis in our world is an open door to show God’s love. While the current environment around the nation is one of fear, God is in control. Now, more than ever is an opportunity for the Church to outshine the darkness and serve people in pain,” he said.
Pastor of Free Chapel reminded the listener during online service that praying is a major part of our purpose here on earth.
“From the beginning of the book of Genesis, prayer and communion with God has been a part of man’s purpose. A major part of our purpose, as being on this earth is to pray,” Franklin said. “I don’t think we are awakened to our assignment in this area like we need to be. I want more prayer in the church, I want more prayer in my life, I want more prayer in our homes, I want more prayer in our cars, I want more prayers under our breaths and on our jobs. We need to be people of prayer.”
Talking about worry, he said It is alright to be concerned, particularly if you’re in a high-risk category or love someone who is, like those in the elderly community but we don’t need to be gripped with fear.
The Lord has given us a spirit “of power, love, and self-discipline” and has encouraged us to “pray about everything,” telling him what we are scared of, worried about, and dwelling on (2 Timothy 1:7, Philippians 4:6).