Whether you pray on your own or with a group, the prayers of God’s people are powerful! But sometimes, what we’re praying for seems so out of reach, it’s difficult to know where to begin. Here are 10 prayer points to get you started.

1.Pray against the fear of this pandemic. God has not given us a spirit of fear.

2. Pray for people with a high risk of developing the disease. Ask the Lord to protect and keep them.

3. Pray for many medical professionals who are tirelessly serving those infected by this virus. Ask the Lord to strengthen them as well as give them His peace and protection.

4. Pray for those who are isolated or quarantined because of the virus. Ask the Lord to be their joy, their strength and their counsel.

5. Pray for medical researchers who are working diligently to find an effective treatment. Pray that the Lord to direct their paths.

6. Pray for wisdom for our government leaders at all levels—that they would make decisions that will help contain the virus from spreading while caring for the safety of their people.

7. Pray for those who are have lost their livelihoods and incomes and are suffering from financial loss during this time of crisis. Ask the Lord to be their provider.

8. Pray for the loved ones of the people who have passed away because of this virus. Ask the Lord to comfort each of them, with His unfailing love and grace.

9. Pray for people in nations facing food shortages and where they lack access to clean water. Ask the Lord to provide their daily bread by becoming the “bread of life” and giver of “living waters”.

10. Pray for the wisdom and resilience of the global Church—that the Lord would be their strength and guide as they respond to the challenges of the virus facing their communities and churches. That they would be a vessel of healing, care and comfort in this time of pain.

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