Paul tells us in the book of Philippians not to worry or to be anxious about anything. Instead, Paul says we should pray!
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. —Philippians 4:6 (NIV)
Here are two ways we can pray together!
Pray for Essential Workers
Pray for the essential businesses and workers in our communities using the pictures and prayer below.
A Prayer for Essential Businesses and Workers
Heavenly Father, we pray for the essential businesses and essential workers in our communities. Please be present now to all who need your loving protection because of COVID-19.
We pray for hospitals and healthcare facilities. Bring your protection upon our healthcare professionals as they work with patients. May those who are sick feel your power of healing through the care of doctors and nurses.
Bless and protect the police officers, firefighters, EMS workers, and other first responders who run toward danger to keep us safe.
We are grateful for food and agriculture businesses and for all the people who continue to work each day so that people can eat. We ask that you bless and protect them as they serve.
Lord, for pharmacies and researchers developing new medicines, lead them to identify ways to eliminate the disease's spread and give them the supplies and protective items needed.
Be with the organizations that provide charitable and social services; help them to be your hands and feet, and surround them with your love and protection.
For our energy, water, transportation, and public works services, renew their strength, and sustain them as they work to provide the resources that we depend on daily.
God, for our communication, information technology, and media professionals, may they seek your wisdom to truthfully and calmly communicate the information your people need to keep them safe.
Heaven Father, guide our leaders in government and finance that are making decisions that affect our lives and futures.
For all the critical trades that provide services, we need and rely on, bring your protection upon them and keep them safe.
Heavenly Father, we lift to you all of our essential workers and ask that you protect them from harm and be their comfort in this time of uncertainty. AMEN!