Heavenly Father, You have provided us with everything we need for life and godliness! In your Word, we find “precious and very great promises” (2 Peter 1:3-4).
One of those promises comes to us from the words of David in Psalm 27, “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? (Psalm 27:1-2). Teach us to rest in that promise even now. When fears begin to develop in our minds, may we be reminded of the confidence we have in your goodness.
Yet, we confess that we often lose sight of your precious promises to us. We are far too easily distracted. We confess our need for your Holy Spirit to bring these truths to our attention. When our hearts are faint, lead us to the Rock that is higher than us (Psalm 61:2)!
Thank you for the wisdom you have given to our government. Thank you for providing strength and endurance to our medical professionals. Sustain them all in the weeks ahead. Surround them with your love and shield them by your grace. Grant them a hedge of protection while they seek to serve and care for others.
Even as we cry out for you to revive the health of our citizens, and the health of our economy—MUCH MORE—we cry out for you to revive our faith! Lead many hearts out of the darkness and chaos of this fallen world and into the light and peace of your kingdom.
We confess how weak we are. We have fears and anxious thoughts. We have pride and selfish ambition. We even have doubt that you can turn this crisis into a revival.
But it is precisely in the moments where we are most aware of our weakness that you reveal the sufficiency of your grace. It is at the end of our rope where we learn that your power is made perfect in weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9).
Lord, we know that in times such as these you reveal yourself to be mighty to save (Zephaniah 3:17)! When idolatry was rampant in the days of Elijah, you sent fire from heaven to consume the sacrifice on the altar. In so doing, you turned back the hearts of many who had lost their way (1 Kings 18:36-39).
We also know that you reveal your strength and your mercy in a variety of ways. When you reassured Elijah that he was not alone you spoke to him. You spoke to him not in the strong wind, not in the earthquake, and not in the fire. You spoke to him in a low whisper (1 Kings 19:12).
As your servants, we ask you to show yourself in a variety of ways today! Speak to us through your word. Reveal yourself through your creation. And turn back the hearts of many who have lost their way. In a world that is desperate for rescue, show yourself to be mighty to save!
All this we pray for your glory, in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ, amen.