I saw this online yesterday: “Those born in the year 2000 turn 36 years old this year.” While the math doesn’t work, it sure feels like it! With the newly-released federal guidelines recommending social distancing be extended until April 30, in a few weeks they will turn 75.
Today, let’s pray for those who are working diligently in healthcare. Pray for nurses and doctors, for those in patient transport and housekeeping, for those who prepare meals and those who maintain our hospital facilities, for those who work in labs and in administrative capacities. All are at an increased risk for the new coronavirus; let us pray for their safety.
Let’s pray for the doctors and researchers who are working to find a cure or a vaccine. Pray for their stamina and endurance. Pray for new insight and discovery.
Let’s pray for our elected officials. Pray for Governor Whitmer. Pray for Senators Stabenow and Peters. Pray for Representative Amash. Pray for President Trump. Pray for them wisdom and skill in leadership. Pray for all to rise above partisan squabbles.
Let us also pray for those in our church who have lost income or work altogether. Pray for their encouragement in difficult times. Pray for God to provide for their needs and to strengthen their faith.
Continue to pray for one another and seek ways to encourage one another whether with a text or an email or even an actual phone call.
“We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers, as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing.”
2 Thessalonians 1:3