As for me, I said, “O LORD, be gracious to me; heal me, for I have sinned against you!” (Psa 41:4 ESV)
Father, you are the God who heals us. People are hurting. People everywhere are getting sick, some are dying, and people everywhere are having to stop their lives and stay apart because of this pandemic.
Father, your servant Paul told us:
do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. (Php 4:6 ESV)
So, Lord, we bring these requests to with thanksgiving for all you have done and provided for us.
We thank you, Father, for giving us life in the first place. We thank you, Father, for sending your son to walk among us, to teach us, to lead us with the great power of God, to die on the cross for us, to pay the price for our sin, and to make available that we should have eternal life, and share in the riches of his glory.
But now, Father, the whole world has stopped as this coronavirus, COVID 19, has appeared and spread around the world in a short time.
Dear Father, guide the physicians and healthcare professionals who are valiantly on the front line dealing with this dangerous and deadly new health threat. Thank you, Father, for working in the hearts and minds of people everywhere to heed the wisdom that we have learned on how to resist this disease through handwashing and social distancing. Thank you, Father, for leading men to learn how to treat this disease, and lessen the severity of this threat.
Father, thank you for comforting each and every soul with your divine comfort.
Thank you, Father, for providing for people in this time of economic uncertainty caused by this virus, and that soon people can go back to their jobs and resume their daily lives more thankful to you for your gracious mercy to us.
More than that, we ask you, dear Father, to mutate this virus away from its deadly form into another form without these deadly attributes so that people can resume their lives without fear of it, or, if it be your will, that researchers can find a cure, or a vaccine, or a treatment that mitigates the severity of this pathogen on us.
We know that this is available because of what your son showed us when he rebuked the wind, walked on water, fed thousands of people miraculously at a time, and frequently healed one after another of us. Lord Jesus, we ask that you mediate this for us now because you graciously said you would.
We thank you, Father, that all things are done unto your glory, and that this, as all the challenges of life, only serves to work to make people turn closer to you both in the saving knowledge of your son and in the rightly divided knowledge of being disciples of our Savior Jesus Christ.
We ask these things in the name of our living Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.