Welcome back! If you are joining me for the first time, welcome to you too. Today, I would like to pray for you. I hope you don’t mind. We can all use prayer these days. I don’t know about you, but life can get pretty heavy, and if we are not careful, we can find ourselves falling into a pit of despair. It’s important to remember we have hope, not in this world, but in the one who created the world, the Lord Almighty.
Today’s prayer is specifically for the sick. In the past month, four people I know have been on ventilators. I am happy to report three of the four are off ventilators and recovering. A couple have already gone home. Praise the Lord.
Let’s be real for a minute. There’s a ton of information circulating – some misinformation and some legit. But now and days, I don’t know what to believe. Everyone’s arguments are convincing on both sides. I am not here to debate the matter. There are sick people everywhere. That’s a fact. There are healthy people everywhere – again, a fact. And there are folks in between.
What do we need to do? Pray. Pray for the sick, the healthy caring for the sick, the medical staff, and everyone who assists with all those sick and dying.
Several people are battling cancer, diabetes, fibromyalgia, dementia, Parkinsons, deafness, blindness, depression, anxiety, and on and on. Many are struggling with diseases they have had for years. Those battles are real too and they haven’t disappeared because the virus has taken center stage.
What do we need to do? Again, pray. Prayer is one of the most powerful tools we have, and yet many use it the least. So, let’s pray.
Heavenly Father, I thank you for another day. I thank you, Lord, that you are mighty, holy, powerful, all-knowing, and everywhere. Lord, you are kind, loving, gentle, merciful, and giving. You are just and righteous. Father, I thank you for my daily bread, clean water, and a safe place to rest my head. Lord to you, be honor and glory forever.
Lord, it’s hard. Each day brings news of more sick people. One moment they are fine; the next moment, they are not.
Father, I want to thank you for all the people who work in the medical field; doctors, nurses, intake, ambulance drivers, cleaning crew, surgery, scheduling, ER, maintenance, kitchen, front desk, administration, valet parking, candy stripers, volunteers, biologists, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, assistants, techs, transports, lab techs, bloodsucker people, CNA’s, and anyone else I have missed. Father, please bless each one.
Each day, they give of themselves to help others who feel sick and helpless. These people have chosen a profession that can be taxing and unforgiving. Lord, I think of the tech who took my blood pressure a few weeks ago. She commented on how rude people have been. They want answers and want to know what’s wrong with them and why they can’t get this medicine or that medicine. Father, may we be kind even when we are sick when we are in the same room with medical personnel. They are servicing the sick, sometimes when they are tired and worn out mentally and emotionally.
Lord, I pray for the sick. I lift them to you and pray for mighty healing in Jesus’ name. Father, you know who they are. I ask you to comfort them in their time of need. I ask Lord that you comfort their loved ones who feel helpless and tired. They want so desperately to take it away from their loved ones, and they can’t.
Heavenly Father, I continue to lift all my friends who are in the hospital with various illnesses. Please give them comfort today, knowing they are in the best place. Strengthen them each day.
Father, I pray for all those who are living in fear because of the virus. I pray, Lord, you would remove their fears and replace those fears with comfort and peace.
Thank you, Lord, for everyone who works in the medical field. Thank you, Lord, for hospitals, doctor’s offices, and urgent care facilities. Father, thank you for intelligent brains, compassionate hearts, and gentle hands.
Praise you, Lord, for answered prayer! Praise you, Lord, for hearing our prayers. Let everything in me praise you!
Father, please accept this prayer on behalf of the sick. Lord, I pray all this in Jesus’ precious name, amen.
The Teaching Lady