Summary: Prayer is an essential element in our response to the coronovirus pandemic
A Daily Word Of Encouragement And Admonishment Re: Coronavirus 4
Will You Pray For Me?
Of course, as a pastor I get that request all the time. I am happy and honored to do that. BUT, I am always tempted to ask, “Who have YOU prayed for today?”
I am reminded of a time a few years ago when I was asked to visit the daughter of a friend who was in very critical condition from a skiing accident. leaving her with a broken spine. I went immediately to the hospital. When I stood at her bedside, I saw a very frail young woman barely alive. She was resuscitated four times while in the emergency room.
I leaned close to her and told her who I was and asked, “Karen, may I pray for you?” She was able to nod yes. I then said, “Karen, I do not want to pray FOR you, may I pray WITH you?” Again, she nodded. I held her hand and we prayed. I left her with tubes and wires connected to her for monitoring every function. The very next day when I arrived, her color was normal, and she had NO tubes or wires attached to her body. NEVER underestimate GOD! Karen walks and lives a normal life today.
I could share MANY MORE examples!
It is NOT que sera, sera (WHATEVER WILL BE, WILL BE) – IT IS God’s will that will be and God listens to the prayers of His righteous. (1 Peter 3:12)
I share that to say, YES we need to ALL be able to ask for prayer AND to offer prayer. Please don’t sit back and wait until someone asks you to pray; when you see an obvious need, add your prayers to theirs and others.
Remember: Safe space does not mean isolation or hibernation; it simply means maintaining a social distance of 6 to 10 feet from others