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COVID19 and Prayer
On March 11, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus, or COVID-19, outbreak to be a global pandemic. We are grieved at the number of lives this virus has claimed as well as the worldwide disruption it has caused.
In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, we are asking you to join us
in prayer to seek the Lord in unity about these matters:
1. Ask God, in His mercy, to stop this pandemic and save lives in our communities and in places that are unequipped medically to deal with the virus. (Isaiah 59:1-2)
2. Pray for our President and other government leaders -- international, federal, state, and local -- to have the wisdom to direct us in the best courses of action for prevention and care. (Romans 13:1–4)
3. Pray for the doctors, nurses, and first responders as they are on the frontline of this battle. Ask God to give them wisdom and strength to continue in the fight and ask God to keep them and their families surrounded by His presence, protection, and peace.
4. Scripture says, “Teach us to number our days carefully so that we may develop wisdom in our hearts.” Pray that the Lord will give us wisdom in this moment of fear as the foundations of what we know are shaken, that others would realize how fragile life is and how real eternity is, and they would see their need to turn to God who is our hope. (Psalm 90:12)
Philadelphia Baptist Church recognizes the foundational importance of prayer and God’s direction to an active ministry. We want to kindle a personal passion for Jesus and unceasing prayer, reclaim the church as a house of prayer for all the nations, and respond to God’s call to join in focused prayer.
We desire to become a “prayer Saturated Church,” making a difference in our community, our state, and the world. We believe a living, growing, Holy Spirit-filled church will be a praying church, and as a result, that church will be a soul-winning, Kingdom building, life-transforming church.
The PBC Prayer Ministry is dedicated to intercessory prayer. A group of prayer warriors prays over requests that come through the mail, email, or by telephone. Don’t hesitate to let us know how we may pray for you.