United in prayer – 26 Apr to 2 May

In today’s sermon, Paul referred to the prayer initiative “Unite714“, based on 2 Chronicles 7:14, in which Christians everywhere unite in prayer for our world during the present pandemic.

Here is the prayer for this week (you can download it here):

Our Lord and our God, look in Your mercy upon the suffering that covers the earth. A disease – COVID19 – is dominating governments, derailing economies, very likely to cause severe famine in the poorest countries and is leading to unrest. It is an ever-present challenge, destroying lives and livelihoods and bringing pain to your world. 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.

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 Saviour 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.