Praying During Hard Times

Times in America are hard. There are so many who are now unemployed and have families to feed. I pray for God’s provision for them. There are many who are sick or who have family members who are ill from this deadly virus. I pray for God’s healing for them and comfort as well. There are families that are separated because one of them is a health care worker and does not want to go home and infect the other family members. I pray that God will be with them and strengthen them. There are health care workers who are exhausted and discouraged. I pray for God to show Himself to them so that they know that they are not in this battle alone. There are children who are afraid but cannot express their fears of this great unknown thing that has changed their lives. I pray for the gentle hand of the Lord to uphold them and to let them know that all will be okay. There are teachers who are working long hours at home, trying to fulfill their job requirements and also take care of their families. I pray for God to give them wisdom about how to get everything done and to put God first so that priorities are straight. There are people working in the stores, stocking shelves and delivering groceries to cars. I pray for them and their families, that the Lord will provide for them and put a protective angel around them so that they stay safe and well. There are elderly people who are in nursing homes and ill, dying without a family member’s touch. There are elderly people alone in their own homes, alone and fearful. I pray that God will be close to these cherished ones and let them know that they are never alone since He is always with them.

I could go on and on with all the people who need our prayers. I’m sure you can think of others and hope that you will dedicate some time today praying for these. Yes, these are hard times. But nothing surprises the Lord and He can use this global pandemic for His glory, if we just acknowledge His presence and power in our lives. God is still on His throne and awaits our prayers so He can answer. Stop what you are doing and talk to God. He is never too busy to listen, and when we pray in His will, He answers with mercy and grace and with an answer that makes sense for all mankind, not just one person. God is eternal, so we need to remember to give Him the praise and honor Him for each day that we are here to praise and pray to Him.

God’s promises are true! Spend some time in God’s Word today and stand on the promises that you find there. I’m praying Psalm 91 every day and hope that you will join me. Blessings to each of you, no matter where this sickness finds you. God is still there for each of us!

7 thoughts on “Praying During Hard Times

  1. Lee Poskey

    Thank you for sharing your encouraging thoughts miss Vickie.
    Good mornin to you.

    In addition to your petition, I petition Christians to thank God for His having perfected us in Christ.

    “For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.” (Also: Col. 2.13, Rom. 5.19, Rom. 3.22)

    That’s news to be excited and thankful about.

    All glory to the risen Lord Jesus Christ! And no glory to us whatsoever!

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