Dear Gracious Heavenly Father,
We thank You for the community that You have allowed us to live in and the love for one another that we have. We come to you in a time unlike any that we have experienced before. We are facing a nation gripped by fear and uncertainty. We have those who are out of work by no fault of their own and are worried about how they will pay their bills. We are moms, dads, doctors, nurses, teachers, children, and people from all walks of life, but most importantly, we are Your children. Hebrews 13:5 tells us that You will never leave us or forsake us. Your Word also tells us in James to pray for one another and that the fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. So we lift up those in our community who have been affected by this trial. We pray Your protection over each and every one who reads this. We pray that instead of seeing all of the negative that the world wants us to see, that we see YOU. We see You in the kindness of neighbors. We see You in the prayers of a stranger. We see You and Your all consuming healing powers. We see You in a small group bible study. And we see You in ourselves. We know that the church building is simply a place and that we as individuals working together are the Your church. We pray that You guide us in continuing to be Your church outside of the walls of the building. We pray that You allow us to minister, both spiritually and physically, to those in this community that have a desire to move closer to You. We know the promises that You have made us and we know that You are still in control. We thank You for Your love, mercy, and grace. And in all things, we give You the glory. Amen.