A prayer for South Africa during COVID-19
Almighty God and Heavenly Father
We worship You as Father, Son and Holy Spirit
At this time of trial, we approach You with gratitude and deep humility
Thank you for the loving and merciful God you are
Thank you that we may know You
Thank you for Your undeserved kindness and favour over so many years
We give You all the glory
In this hour of crisis, we bow in deep dependence and humility before You
Lord we believe that we are in Your hand and that You can bring rest and tranquility
We humble ourselves before You
We confess that we have lived too recklessly for years and have often cared too little
We confess that we have been indifferent to You and others and Your creation
Still, we plead for Your mercy and grace
Of course, we want to intercede for our friends, family and those close to us
But we especially want to come and pray for the vulnerable, the exposed, the poor...
We want to pray for those who are struggling physically and emotionally. For the anxious and the disheartened.
We pray for our elderly and children
We pray for the leaders who must guide us and make decisions in these days
Lord have mercy on us
In Your time and Your way
You know what we need
We believe that everything will work out for the best...
We believe that nothing can separate us from Your love
Lord I pray that You will provide rest and peace for all who share in this prayer.
Lord, “when anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy” (Psalm 94:19)