3 Prayers for Those Dealing with the Coronavirus

Psalm 56:9 reminds us, “The very moment I call to you for a Father’s help the tide of the battle turns and my enemies flee. The one thing I know: God is on my side.” This Psalm stood true in biblical times, and it proves true in this day as well. Though there is great fear surrounding the threat of disease, we can rest assured that we have a Father in Heaven who is with us in all things. This truth is true especially today with the spread of the coronavirus.

What You Need to Know about Coronavirus
According to the Center for Disease Control, coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated COVID-19, began in Wuhan, China as the result of an animal-to-person spread from a market. In this article we’ll refer to the disease as the coronavirus since that is the phrase most commonly used with the public. The CDC states,

“Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some cause illness in people, and others, such as canine and feline coronaviruses, only infect animals. Rarely, animal coronaviruses that infect animals have emerged to infect people and can spread between people. This is suspected to have occurred for the virus that causes COVID-19. Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) are two other examples of coronaviruses that originated from animals and then spread to people. More information about the source and spread of COVID-19 is available on the Situation Summary: Source and Spread of the Virus.”

The disease is continuing to spread, and people are becoming infected by coming into direct contact with an infected person’s cough or sneeze. If you inhale the droplets or touch your mouth, nose, or eyes after contact you may contract the disease. Symptoms occur within two to fourteen days after exposure. Symptoms include fever, cough, general cold symptoms, and shortness of breath. Those who have underlying conditions may experience coronavirus more severely due to a weakened immune system or aggravation to vulnerable conditions.

To avoid contracting coronavirus preventative action is key. Washing hands, getting the flu vaccine, staying home when sick, and refraining from coughing without cover if you are sick is vital. Much like being mindful of avoiding contracting the flu, making important choices is the best defense in staying well. If you believe you are sick, do not go to work or out in public. Be mindful of others and contact medical attention as soon as possible. It is also a good time to choose healthy eating habits and take vitamins that are known to assist the immune system such as Vitamin D, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin C as approved by your doctor. Staying current in up to date news is also central in ensuring you and your family are taking all possible measures.

Join us in praying for those affected by the coronavirus and those who are worried.

A Prayer for Those Who Are Ill with Coronavirus
Father God,

You are the ultimate Healer. Father, we come before You to pray for those infected with this virus. We pray for not only their healing, but for them to be comforted while they heal. Lord, please eradicate every ounce of this virus from their bodies. Please heal every cell in their bodies, every infected part of their being. We pray for no lasting effects in their bodies from this illness. Father, please heal them inside and out and provide them with the medical care they need, with the medications they need, and with the healing not only physically but spiritually so that they may live life and life abundantly ahead.

In Jesus’ name, Amen

A Prayer for Those Who Are Worried about the Spread of the Coronavirus
Father,

Worry and fear are not of Your heart. 1 John 4 reminds us that perfect love casts out all fear, and we pray Your perfect love upon the hearts of all those who are burdened with fear of this virus. Lord, we know with no doubt that You are bigger than the threat of anything, especially illnesses. Please comfort those who are living in fear, please free them from the bondage that anxiety creates within. Remind them that You are still on the Throne and that You are still in control. Fully rain down the serenity that comes only from the Prince of Peace. Help those who are living in unease to trust You in this time so that in times to come we may rest assured that You will be faithful to be with us until the end of age. We rest at the Throne of the Almighty such fears and cast them upon You (1 Peter 5:7), for Your burden is Light and Your Yoke is easy (Matthew 11:30), we know You cover us with Your wings (Psalm 91:4).

In Jesus’ name, Amen

A Prayer for Those Treating the Sick
Father,

We come to pray for those who are caring for the sick. It takes a kind and selfless heart to care for those who are sick, and so Father we pray for them. We pray that You would be their source of rest, their source of replenishment when weary, and their source of hope in such overwhelming times. Lord we know in Luke 6:38 that whosoever pours out shall be given back in proportion, so we pray blessings upon these caregivers. We also pray for their health that they may not fall ill. Father protect them with a hedge of protection against the germs of coronavirus and help those who are giving to be protected as they nurse others back to health. Bless them, oh Lord.

In Jesus’ name, Amen

Now is a time to be in prayer not only for protection but for all involved in this time. Pray for a cure and for vaccines to be made so that this virus will not claim another life. Advancements are being made each day and praying for each step of the process is needed. We live in an age where we are able to look back at worldwide illness that could easily be eradicated today because of discoveries in modern medicine, and in such we have the opportunity to pray for the Lord to reveal to scientists and doctors what is needed to wipe coronavirus from the face of the earth so that it is a distant memory very soon. Relying on His wisdom through inspiration is crucial to those on the search for a cure.

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