4 Simple hooks on which to hang prayers for India
The scale of the COVID-19 tragedy in India is devastating and it’s good that #PrayFor India is trending. But how does one pray about the COVID-19 crisis in India? Here are some simple hooks on which to hang your prayers:
# 1. PEOPLE SUFFERING
Pray for those in hospital with COVID-19. Those sick at home. Those suddenly bereaved.
‘Mourn with those who mourn.’
# 2. PHYSICIANS, NURSES AND KEY WORKERS
Pray for these people who are labouring every waking moment under impossible conditions.
‘He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.’
# 3. POLITICIANS
Pray for the politicians who are overseeing the roll-out of the vaccine, trying to support hospitals, businesses and to hold the nation together.
‘I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all those in authority.’
(1 Tim 2:1-2 )
# 4. PASTORS AND PRIESTS
Pray for pastors and priests who, seeking to shepherd churches through this crisis, are facing unprecedented challenges themselves, but who also have unprecedented opportunities to proclaim the hope of the gospel.
‘The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers.’
(Luke 10:2 )
SOURCE: Jill Weber (24-7 Prayer International)