COVID-19 Prayers from Mission Co-workers and Staff

Global Ministries will be sharing prayers for the world in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic written by mission co-workers and Global Ministries staff each week.

June 3, 2020
palm_tree_raul_santiago.jpgby Raul Santiago Rivera, mission co-worker serving in Puerto Rico with the Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico (SEPR)

God, Creator and sustainer of life, we want to thank you for your grace and blessings. Even in the middle of the distress and uncertainty we are living today, you remind us that you are the Creator and the Sustainer of life.

As the coconut palm continues to bear fruit even in the middle of the pandemic, you continuously bless us with you grace and mercy.
Open our hearts to feel your love. Open our eyes to see your mercy. Give us the wisdom to receive you grace. Gives us the courage share your blessings with the world.

Amen.

May 27, 2020
by Kahala Cannon, mission co-worker serving in eSwatini with the Council of Swaziland Churches

God, we enter into your Presence with thanksgiving. Thank you for being All Mighty God.  You are the First and the Last, the Living One, Redeemer, Creator and Lord. You alone stretched out the heavens and spread out the earth. You are the Lord our God!  We wholeheartedly put our hope and trust in you.

Thank you for hearing our cry as we lift our voice towards heaven.  We bring before you those who have faced: illness, loss of a loved one, maintaining mental and emotional health amid physical distancing and isolation, work furrows, financial hardships, fear, and a uncertain vision for the future during this coronavirus pandemic.  

Thank you for your everlasting arms that comfort us, your strength that sustains us, and your mighty hand that saves. We hold tight to your promises because You are our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in times of trouble. You promise to be with us and will uphold us with your righteous right hand. You supply all of our needs according to Your riches in glory through Christ Jesus. And you are God who healeth thee.

Thank you for your manifest presence and omnipresence in our lives. We thank you and glorify you.
In Jesus name we pray,
Amen

May 20, 2020
by Linda Lawrence, Global Ministries Child and Elder Sponsorship Program Manager

God of all creatures big and small, we want to give you thanks.
Thank you for Global Ministries domestic staff, mission co-workers, partners, donors, and friends around the world.
We pray for those experiencing homelessness, hunger, and unemployment because of the pandemic.
We pray for the already under-represented migrant workers, immigrants, and refugees here and around the world.
We pray for our first responders as they put others and their countries in front of their own lives and families.
We thank each of them for what they are doing to sustain lives everywhere as they walk the way you would walk.
Keep us still so that we may listen to you.  
Give us a sound mind about this Coronavirus.   
Be by our side as we pray daily that this will pass and will come to an end soon.
Let the prayers of all people in all nations pray that the challenges from this pandemic will end soon.
We will overcome in your Name. 
Amen

May 13, 2020
by Andrew Larsen, mission co-worker serving in the Philippines with the United Church of Christ in the Philippines

Dear Mother,

During this time of topsy-turvy, upside down existence of a pandemic we long so desperately for the simple comforts of an embrace. We are reassured God that you send your grace to us, mothering us and loving us. Your love is one that assuages the fear that creeps up within when we see what is happening to the world around us. Your love is one that never runs out of time to listen to our anxious calls. Mother, bring is unto the deep comforting hug of your existence and let us know we are with you. Hold us tight during this pandemic and remind us to love our fellow siblings in Christ. We rejoice in our global family and the care our Mom always has.

In your heavenly name,

Amen


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