Praying for the coronavirus situation


Where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2

This are unusual and daunting times for us and the world, but we have a Heavenly Father who continues to be sovereign and trustworthy who delights to hear us in prayer.Please join us in praying for the situation, our country and other countries, medical staff – especially at St George’s – and those who are unwell, isolated, lonely or anxious.

You might find it helpful to pray at a particular time of day or set a reminder for yourself, or maybe while walking during your exercise time praying for your local community. You might like to pray with a friend on the phone, or maybe you have more time at the moment and might be able to spend a bit more time in prayer than you might have had chance to before.

Here are some ideas of things to pray for during this time and some Bible references you might find helpful:

  • Give thanks to God for his unending love for us even in hard circumstances (Psalm 63:3)
  • Pray for our government and our leaders around the world (1 Timothy 2:1-2)
  • Give thanks for NHS medical and support staff, especially at St George’s Hospital and those who live and work in our local area (James 1:17)
  • Pray for key workers in healthcare, social care, delivering food, working in supermarkets, government and emergency services.
  • Pray for those who are unwell at the moment and people who are isolated and lonely (James 5:13)
  • Pray for people who are worried for themselves or loved ones and for those who are bereaved (1 Peter 5:7)
  • Pray for ourselves to trust the Lord and rely on him during this time and for fellowship among the church even when we are apart (Colossians 3:16)
  • Pray for others around the world in affliction and in need (Romans 12:12-13)
These are just ideas and there will be much more to pray for.