If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14
---THIS WEEKS PRAYER---
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of His splendor. They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations.
Isaiah 61:1-4 (ESV)
Lord Jesus, You are the Anointed One. We are thankful our Heavenly Father has given us the Holy Spirit. By the power of Your Holy Spirit, enable us to boldly proclaim the Good News to a world ravaged by anxiety, fear, panic, and loss. We ask You to pour out Your Holy Spirit on our broken world so that 2020 will become “the year of the Lord’s favor.”
Oh God, we ask You to heal our broken world.
Only You can replace panic with peace, fear with faith, and grief with grace. Lord, for many of our world’s most vulnerable people groups, this worldwide quarantine has been a time of darkness, fear, and anger. Many are struggling mentally, emotionally, and financially. Lord, lift them out of despair. Deliver them by Your great salvation. May they truly discover the eternal freedom only found in You.
We thank You for mitigating the effects of COVID-19 and expanding Your footprint in the nations of the world. Millions of people are asking You for refuge and protection. We know You hear them and are freshly touching our world.
With one voice, we boldly come before Your throne of grace in prayer: Heavenly Father, in the name of Your Son, Jesus, eradicate COVID-19 and pour out Your Spirit on the earth. Amen.
---WEEK EIGHT PRAYER---
You yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 2:5 (ESV)
Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed.
Hebrews 12:12-13 (ESV)
Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.
Hebrews 13:15 (ESV)
Living God, we humbly come before You in confidence, knowing You are a merciful and loving Father who hears our prayers from Heaven. We unite before You as the Church, a spiritual house of “living stones,” a “holy priesthood.”
In the midst of this pandemic, we bring You our sacrifice of praise. We thank You for mitigating the effects of COVID-19. We realize that without Your divine intervention and protection, the devastation wrought by this disease would be far greater. We are thankful today that what is impossible with man is possible with You.
Lord, today, we choose to praise You!
In the face of pressure, panic, and pain, we choose to look beyond our circumstances and lift our hands to You. Comfort us in our weakness. Lift us up into Your presence as we worship Your Holy Name.
Lord, today, we choose to praise You!
Your Church unites to lift up sacrifices of praise. We are confident our world will experience a fresh outpouring of Your divine presence and love. This will result in the conversion of untold millions. You, and You alone, are worthy of our honor and worship.
Lord, today, we choose to praise You!
This we pray and commit in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
---WEEK SEVEN PRAYER---
Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand…
Ephesians 6:13-14a (ESV)
And Jesus answered them, “Truly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ it will happen...”
Matthew 21:21 (ESV)
Heavenly Father, for many weeks we have been living under the constant threat of COVID-19. Bombarded by bad news and sequestered in our homes, we have faced deep concerns and even the imminent possibility of sickness and financial hardship. There have been days we have struggled to stand in faith. Still, by Your power and grace, we rise up.
We put on our spiritual armor today through faith in Jesus Christ. We pray against COVID-19 by the Word of God and through the strength of the Holy Spirit. We resist all the effects of COVID-19 on us, our families, churches, cities, and nations.
This virus has loomed over the nations of the world and has reached every aspect of society. Despite these challenges, we stand before COVID-19 and declare, “Our God is able to deliver us!”
We ask, oh God, that by Your great mercy, COVID-19 will be eradicated—that we will soon see it gone and reduced to nothing.
Heavenly Father, increase our faith. Work in our hearts. Produce in us, Oh God, Your character. You have shown us Your mercy and grace countless times. We are thankful and humbly ask for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the peoples of the world. May countless millions be saved and discipled as your church boldly proclaims the Gospel in this critical hour.
This is our prayer and confidence through the mighty power of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
---WEEK SIX PRAYER---
Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth.
Philippians 2:9-10 (ESV)
“Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.”
John 14:13-14 (ESV)
“And his name—by faith in his name—has made this man strong whom you see and know, and the faith that is through Jesus has given the man this perfect health in the presence of you all.”
Acts 3:16 (ESV)
Our Lord and our God, look in Your mercy upon the suffering that covers the earth. A force called COVID-19 is dominating governments, derailing economies, and destroying peace. It is an ever-present challenge, bringing pain and devastation upon Your Creation. Yet we declare—the name of JESUS is above all names, in heaven and on earth. We believe, as Your Holy Scriptures have taught us, every person, problem, pestilence, and power must bow before the mighty name of Jesus Christ.
In the name of Jesus Christ, we ask that COVID-19 be halted and eradicated.
Lord Jesus, You created the world and everything in it. You healed the sick, walked on water, fed thousands, and raised the dead. You rule and reign. You said, “If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.”
In the name of Jesus, we boldly ask for our families, churches, cities, and nations to be protected from the effects of COVID-19.
We know the name of Jesus has great power when we speak it, for You are our Savior and our Lord. We know that even now, You are at the right hand of our Father, interceding for people as they battle COVID-19.
Lord Jesus, we are confident in the power of Your name, so we ask You to give scientists, researchers, and medical personnel the supernatural strength and wisdom needed in their battle against COVID-19. We ask for healing and restoration in the lives of all those affected by this disease.
We ask all these things in the name that is above every name, the powerful name of Jesus Christ.
--- WEEK FIVE PRAYER---
“In righteousness you shall be established; you shall be far from oppression, for you shall not fear; and from terror, for it shall not come near you...no weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed…”
Isaiah 54:14,17a (ESV)
...Under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.
Psalm 91:4-6 (ESV)
“If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
2 Chronicles 7:14 (ESV)
Heavenly Father, we humbly come before You and ask You to sustain us by Your mercy, Your grace, and Your power. We continue to trust in Your gracious promise that “no weapon that is fashioned against” us, our families, or our churches “shall succeed.”
We take refuge under Your protective wings. Your faithfulness is our shield. By Your great strength, protect our hearts and minds from the grip of terror. Empower us, oh God, so that fear will not paralyze us or define our lives.
Great multitudes are affected by this appalling pandemic, and so we lift them up before You in prayer. Heal those battling this disease and comfort those who have lost loved ones. We know You alone are our Healer.
As 2 Chronicles 7:14 urges us, we identify with the sins of our nation and ask for Your forgiveness. Have mercy on us. Spare us from this “pestilence.” Cleanse us from our sins. Heal our lands.
With one heart and one voice, we stand together in unity, asking You, Almighty God, to protect our cities, our nations, and the world from COVID-19.
WE PRAY THIS IN THE POWERFUL NAME OF JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD. AMEN.
--- WEEK FOUR PRAYER---
Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel,
Ephesians 6:18-19 (ESV)
The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
Psalm 18:2 (ESV)
Lord, we humbly call upon Your name, asking You for supernatural peace and strength. In Ephesians 6, the Apostle Paul speaks of the spiritual power of prayer. As we pray today, we’re fully engaged and armed for battle against COVID-19. Your Word says that when we pray according to Your will, our prayers are mighty and powerful. You are our Rock, Shield, and Fortress. Lord, protect our families, churches, cities, and nations from the effects of COVID-19.
We ask You to put fresh words of faith, comfort, healing, and salvation in the mouths of Your people around the world. Give pastors and their congregations the words they need to “fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel.” We pray that through this prayer of faith today, fear and worry will lose its grip over our world.
Lord, we ask You to shield us, our families, our churches, our cities, and the nations of the world from the ravages of COVID-19.
Lord, we ask You to shield all doctors, nurses, first responders, and vulnerable people from contracting COVID-19.
Lord, we ask You to shield the world from panic and despair as Your Church boldly proclaims the good news of Jesus Christ. In this uncertain time, may people find true comfort and peace in their souls as they call upon Your Name.
WE HUMBLY ASK ALL THESE THINGS IN THE POWERFUL NAME OF OUR LORD, JESUS CHRIST. AMEN!
--- WEEK THREE PRAYER---
For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.
2 Corinthians 10:4 (ESV)
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.
Ephesians 6:10-13 (ESV)
Lord, we come to you in prayer today, believing the promise in 2 Chronicles 7:14: that if we humble ourselves, pray, and turn from our wicked ways, You will hear our prayer and heal our lands. Our community, nation, and world are in desperate need of Your help, comfort, and healing power. Lord, we ask You to forgive us for turning our hearts away from You. Hear our cry today as we join with the Body of Christ around the world to stand together against the COVID-19 crisis.
Lord, strengthen our minds and emotions with the truth that You are greater than COVID-19. Your righteousness protects our hearts from despair. Your Word enables us to walk through this crisis in peace.
Although this is a physical disease, as believers, we know the enemy wants to take advantage of this moment. Together, we stand in faith against the powers of darkness in this “evil day.” We put on the “whole armor of God” and stand firm on the promises of Your Word!
With Your armor, we stand protected from the fiery darts of panic and fear. We take up the shield of faith on behalf of our families, our churches, our cities, our nation, and the nations of the world. The hope of salvation is our battle helmet.
We declare the promise in Your Word, that no weapon formed against us will prosper. Therefore, we pray in faith that COVID-19 will be eradicated, panic will stop, and God’s power will fill the earth.
WE HUMBLY ASK ALL THESE THINGS IN THE POWERFUL NAME OF OUR LORD, JESUS CHRIST. AMEN!
--- WEEK TWO PRAYER ---
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. — 1 Peter 2:9 (ESV)
Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. — Hebrews 4:16 (ESV)
Lord, we humble ourselves before You today in prayer. Our hearts are saddened by the reports coming from our own nation and around the world of the continued spread and devastation of COVID-19. Today, we draw near to Your “throne of grace” in confidence and faith knowing You will hear our prayer. Your Word says that though we were a people who once were in “darkness” without You, You were merciful to us and called us out of darkness and into Your “marvelous light.”
You made us “a royal priesthood, a holy nation.” You are a God who is full of mercy, compassion, and grace. You said we can “receive mercy” in our “time of need.” We need Your help. We cry out to You, because our world is in a desperate place. COVID-19 has created a dire time of need, but we are standing in faith on the promises of Your Word.
Today, we are believing that as you appointed the Old Testament priests to stand in the gap as intercessors to see plagues and disease eradicated, so You will use the Church to intercede and see COVID-19 eradicated from the earth. Therefore, we stand together as Your royal priesthood, and take authority over the COVID-19 virus. We pray COVID-19 will BE ERADICATED; the victims will BE HEALED; the doctors, nurses, scientists, first responders, and the vulnerable will BE PROTECTED.
WE ASK ALL THESE THINGS IN YOUR NAME, JESUS. AMEN!
--- WEEK ONE PRAYER---
THE LORD’S PRAYER:
Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.”
Matthew 6:9-13 (ESV)
Lord, You are our Heavenly Father. You rule and reign over the whole earth. Nothing takes You by surprise. Despite the overwhelming implications of COVID-19, You promise all things work together for our good. Today, our hope is not in the governments of the world. Our hope is in You.
Lord, thank You for the power of Your name.
Heavenly Father, we are asking for Your glorious kingdom to come into our broken world. As COVID-19 produces uncertainty around the globe, may millions of people in every nation find healing, safety, security, and salvation as they turn to You in repentance and faith.
Lord, thank You for Your salvation.
Lord, in an hour when resources are scarce, we thank You for giving us our daily bread. We cry out to You: Provide for our friends, neighbors, and all those hurting in the world. Give supernatural strength, protection, and wisdom to the doctors, nurses, caregivers, scientists, government officials, and spiritual leaders battling this crisis.
Lord, thank You for Your provision.
Lord, I ask for Your forgiveness for sins hindering my relationship with You. Cleanse me of my unbelief, selfishness, and unrighteous anger. I forgive those who have offended me. We cry out for our world to turn to You in repentance.
Lord, thank You for Your forgiveness.
Lord, do not let us be tempted to live in fear, panic, and cynicism. Deliver us from the effects of COVID-19. We unite in faith with millions of other Christians around the world. We ask You to eradicate COVID-19 from our planet and bring revival and awakening to the nations of our world.
Lord, thank You for delivering us from evil.