Prayer For Peace Comfort And Healing
At this time of pandemic,
Let us foster respect and solidarity with others, especially those who are weak or poor.
Let us remain calm and ignore unsubstantiated rumours.
Let us take advantage of living together as a family.
Let us attend to moments of prayer.
Let us cultivate responsibility, patience and hope.
Loving heavenly Father, at a time of great need, please pour out your saving grace on our world and bring people into your kingdom in an extraordinary way.
Please use this virus, and all the circumstances surrounding it, to bring people to their knees. Turn people's hearts and minds back to you in repentance and faith. Enable us all to see that, for too long, we've based on our life on shifting sand. Bring people all over the world whether for the first time, or in a fresh way to turn to the Lord Jesus as their Rock, and to put their hope and trust in him.
Thank you that, no matter where we have wandered or how long we've run from you, you are always ready to welcome us back through Jesus and what he's done for us.
Please help me to be strong and courageous, not afraid or discouraged, because you are near. Help me not to be anxious, but to present all my requests to you in prayer. As I do that, may your peace guard my heart and mind in Christ Jesus.
At a time where it feels like the whole world is changing, I praise you, Father for you never change. I praise you, Lord Jesus, for you are the same yesterday, today and forever.
Sovereign Lord, you are the hope and healer of your people and have promised a world where there is no more sickness or crying or death.
By your death and resurrection you have set your people free from the penalty of sin and death.
We pray your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Please prosper the work of those who are seeking a vaccine for the coronavirus, please strengthen those who are treating the sick, please comfort those who are mourning the loss of loved ones or living in fear of this disease.
Please give to governing authorities wisdom in their management of this crisis, and give to your people your peace beyond understanding, generous and wise hearts and a renewed trust in your sovereign goodness and glory.
Turn the hearts of many now experiencing fear and anxiety that they they may find that peace which is the fruit of the death and resurrection of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, in whose name we pray, Amen.
In the face of illness, we recognize our need.
We need strength, we need peace, and we need You.
Just as Jesus healed those who came to him,
Extend your hand so that (name) will receive your healing power.
I ask this with my whole heart, with trust in You. Amen.
Dear Lord, I know that You are a God Who heals all manner of sickness and illness through the power of Your Holy Spirit. I ask that by His power, You would send healing and wholeness to all who are afflicted at this time with illnesses and diseases.
Send comfort and strength at this time of difficulty. In Jesus' precious name,
Dear Lord, we lift to You our concern for people who are more likely than others to become severely ill from COVID-19 the elderly and people with chronic health conditions. Protect them from harm and be their comfort in this time of uncertainty and, for many, preventive isolation from loved ones.
You know our most intimate concerns,
and thus I come to you as one who is troubled
with (name the illness or crisis).
Please ease my worry and my sorrow,
and grant me healing, or if it be your will,
the grace and strength to cope with this
suffering by offering it up to you.
I ask this in the name of Jesus,
your Son and our Savior. Amen
Bless the hands
that bring wholeness
to lives blighted by sickness.
Bless the saints who
in sad and desperate places
bring a sense of hopefulness.
Bless the Christians
facing daily opposition,
showing a faithful witness.
Bless the generosity
of the rich and powerful,
for the gift of thoughtfulness.
Bless the peacemakers
working in conditions
that are often hazardous.
Bless the politicians
whether good or bad,
for their decisions affect all of us.
Bless our words and actions
as we carry your light
into places shrouded in darkness.
Bless your children,
whoever they might be,
with the warmth of your love and grace.