5 April 2020
We pray for our relationship with God:
- We acknowledge God as sovereign over all, and we accept His plan for us all. We pray that we will humbly learn of His will for us during the present season, and we pray that we will wait patiently for His deliverance.
- We give thanks to God for our daily provisions, for His kindness through the government, the church, and other individuals. We lament our usual ungratefulness to God and to others, but we thank God anew for His grace.
- We pray that we will not become restless, but be willing to wait on the Lord, and to rest in Him. We pray that we will learn the discipline of quiet rejoicing in the Lord, even if many of our activities get disrupted.
We pray for our fellow brothers and sisters:
- Try to speak to a friend of yours within the church family and pray for him / her, via the phone, that God will look after them and provide them with their daily needs.
- Give thanks for the brothers and sisters who work at the medical frontline. Pray that God will provide them with good and wise management, as well as a good working environment so that they can focus on their work, with hope from God.
- Pray for the parents who are not used to staying in their own homes for long hours. Pray for their godliness and provisions so that they can work and look after their spouse, as well as their sons and daughters well. Pray for spiritual growth as a family in this trying time too.
We pray for the world:
- We pray for the minority communities in Sheffield. We pray that, despite the many barriers they face, they would continue to contribute meaningfully in the society, even at present time. We pray that language or culture barrier won’t stop necessary aid to go to them other.
- We give thanks for the compassion numerous governments in the world have shown to their citizens. We pray that they will continue to act compassionately.
- We continue to pray for the British government as they provide advice and co-ordinate the anti-virus effort within the society.
- Start a conversation with a friend or a neighbour (using suitable means), and offer to pray for them.