Dr. Doug Witherup
Throughout the month of April we ask that you continue to pray over the COVID19 Prayer Targets. It is important that we don’t “Shrink” back but that we lean in even more to prayer and fasting for our families, community, and world. The LORD promises us in Psalm 27:1 that He is the strength of our lives. Come on Church lean in to His strength as we the army of Prayer Warriors intercede together this month!
Psalm 121 is a reminder of God’s provision of protection.
“I look to the mountains— does my help come from there? My help comes from the LORD, who made the heavens and the earth! He will not let you stumble and fall; the One who watches over you will not sleep. Indeed, He who watches over Israel never tires and never sleeps. The LORD Himself watches over you! The LORD stands beside you as your protective shade. The sun will not hurt you by day, nor the moon at night. The LORD keeps you from all evil and preserves your life. The LORD keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever.”
Here are a few prayer targets:
Pray for PEACE: Ask God to help people turn to Him for peace.
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6&7 (NLT)
Pray for WISDOM and UNDERSTANDING: Ask God to grant wisdom to people to know what to do and understanding for those who are anxious.
“For the LORD grants wisdom! From His mouth come knowledge and understanding: He grants a treasure of common sense to the honest. He is a shield to those who walk with integrity.” Proverbs 2:6&7 (NLT)
Pray for the MIND OF CHRIST: Ask God to give the mind of Christ to His people in order to show the love of God throughout this crisis.
“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” Romans 12:2 (NLT)
Pray for PROTECTION: Ask God for protection for yourself, family, friends, church, community, and world.
“Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy! I look to You for protection. I will hide beneath the shadow of Your wings until the danger passes by.” Psalm 57:1 (NLT)
Pray for the church to be A LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS: Ask God to shine through you and the people of God to those lost in darkness. To offer hope and be a light.
“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.” John 1:5 (NLT)