Please Pray For India

A flooded room inside the Nalanda Medical College and Hospital after heavy rains in Patna on July 28, 2018.

India’s Coronavirus cases have jumped from 2 million to 3 million in three weeks. The situation has been further endangered by heavy rainfall, causing scenes such as the one above, adding a fight against water-borne diseases to that of Covid-19.

Prayer during the Coronavirus epidemic

(Based on Psalm 91.1-6)

God of love and compassion,
we live in the shelter of your love,
we settle in your beautiful shadow.
We trust that the earth and all that is in it,
is always in your loving embrace.
You deliver us from the traps of our own making;
you sustain us in times of dreadful disease.
You cover us with your great and mighty wings;
you defend us when we are weak and afraid.
In faith, we will put aside our fear;
we will look out for others in daytime and darkness.
We will not give in to hopelessness or despair;
even if we fall ill, your love will support us.
In Jesus Name, Amen

A Prayer for God’s blessing

Loving God, bless and receive all who are affected by Coronavirus:
Those who are sick and afraid
Those who are especially vulnerable
Those for whom home is not safe or available
Those who have lost their livelihoods
Those who have lost their lives.

Bless all people caring for the sick
Give them strength, wisdom, endurance
Grant them healing hands
Surround them with your love.

Spare us in the time of trial
Deliver us from evil.
In Jesus Name, Amen

(Prayers courtesy of Churches Together)

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