Let Us Pray

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:6-7

According to a recent Kentucky Today news article, a record number of Kentuckians have been hospitalized with COVID-19.

Thousands of families have been impacted, including some on our team and the family of Bob Russell (former pastor of Southeast Christian Church in Louisville). Bob Russell’s grandson, Charlie, is currently in ICU and urgently needs your prayers.

Scripture is clear that we should not be overcome with fear, instead taking our anxiety captive by bringing everything to God with thanksgiving.

Rather than focusing on the very real hardships we are enduring, we are to have our minds dwell on excellent and praiseworthy things so that the peace of God will be with us (Phil. 4:8-9).

No matter the evil circumstances we endure or succumb to in this fallen world, we can take comfort in the fact that every member of the Trinity is working together on our behalf — God the Father is working all to the ultimate good of those who love Him (Rom. 8:28); Jesus Christ is interceding on our behalf (Rom. 8:34); and the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness (Rom. 8:26).

Father, we lift up those who are currently being impacted by COVID-19. May You provide healing to those hospitalized and comfort those watching their loved ones go through this. Strengthen health care workers who are carrying extra burdens. Give wisdom to lawmakers as they weigh options and decide on a course of action in the midst of the pandemic. In the midst of it all, may we focus our eyes on You, that we may find hope and peace. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. 

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