Today has been chosen as a day of prayer and fasting by the Nazarene leadership in our district. We are asking that everyone join in and cry out to the Lord. The following guidelines have been provided. Please read through them and join us in crying out to our Lord in this time of need and uncertainty.
if My people who are called by My Name will humble themselves and pray and seek
my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will
forgive their sins and restore their land.”
2 Chronicles 7:13-14 (NLT)
praying, stop and ask the Lord to speak to you.
Let His promises speak into your life right now.
9:10, Psalm 16:8, Psalm 18:30, Psalm 32:6-7, Psalm 33:4, Psalm 37:4, Psalm 46:1,
Isaiah 26:3-4, Isaiah 43:1d-3a, Lamentations 3:21-26, Luke 11:9-10
acknowledge to God that you are ready to seek His Purposes.
the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you
everything you need.” Matthew 6:33 (NLT)
Chronicles 16:11, Psalm 40:16, Psalm 63:1, Psalm 105:1-4, Proverbs 8:17, Proverbs
19:21, Jeremiah 29:13, Lamentations 3:25, Hebrews 11:6
yourself of God’s Greatness
Consider His power and majesty. Think of the good things God has done in your
life. Consider His marvelous working
Chronicles 16:8-10, 1 Chronicles 29:11-13, 2 Chronicles 20:6, Psalm 29:2, Psalm
66:1-5, Psalm 77:12-14, Psalm 126:3, Isaiah 40:23-26, Ephesians 3:20-21
your sins to God
we have sinned and done wrong. We have
rebelled against You and Your commands and regulations.” Daniel 9:4 (NLT)
time here to honestly evaluate your life.
Where are you living outside of God’s will for your life?
who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the
Almighty. This I declare about the
Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of
safety; He is my God, and I trust Him.
For He will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly
disease.” Psalm 91:1-3 (NLT)
my desperation I prayed, and the Lord listened; He saved me from all my
troubles. For the angel of the Lord is a
guard; he surrounds and defends all who fear Him.” Psalm 34:6-7 (NLT)
32:5, Psalm 38:18, Psalm 51:10-12, Psalm 66:18, Psalm 103: 1-5, 10-12, Proverbs
28:13, Isaiah 55:6-7, 1 John 1:9
God to intervene and stop the spread of COVID-19.
pray that it won’t be as bad as feared, that the spread of the virus would
recede and the numbers of those infected would not be as pervasive and
widespread as many fear.
1:9, Job 5:8-9, Psalm 23:4, Isaiah 41:10, Jeremiah 17:14, Philippians 4:6, 2
for those who are infected.
23:25, Deuteronomy 7:15, Psalm 41:3, James 5:14-16, 3 John verse 2
that those who need treatment will have access to it.
23:1, Matthew 6:8b, Matthew 7:7, Luke 12:24, Philippians 4:19
for all of us in isolation.
Psalmist said, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in times of
trouble. Psalm 46:1
Chronicles 20:12c, Psalm 23:2-3a, Psalm 46:10, Isaiah 32:17, Zephaniah 3:17, 1
for the health workers/caregivers/first responders who are caring for those
for their protection from the virus, for their stamina during long and intense
work hours, and for safe protocols to be observed in their institutions in
order for the maximum number of people to remain protected.
121:7-8, Proverbs 18:10, 2 Corinthians 9:12-13, Galatians 6:9-10, Ephesians
6:7, 2 Thessalonians 3:3, Hebrews 13:20-21
for those who are grieving at the loss of loved ones/friends from this
for these that they would know the nearness and comfort of the Holy Spirit, that
they would feel the compassion of friends and family members – even though
we’ve been encouraged to practice social distancing – and a true sense of
empathy and care.
34:18, Psalm 119:50, John 14:1-4, 16, 26-27, Revelation 21:4
for the U.S. and World Economies
businesses that are having to shut down or will be adversely impacted by the
associated economic downturn. Please
pray for those whose livelihoods are up in the air, who are waking up every
morning with questions and are facing the future with a real sense of
nervousness and anxiety.
8:18, Matthew 6:31-34, Luke 12:27-31, Romans 8:31-32, 2 Corinthians 9:8-9
for President Trump and the COVID-19 Task Force and all government officials
and decision makers who are leading their respective countries and
organizations through this crisis.
that they might be used of God in their places of influence. Pray that they would be able to mobilize
resources quickly and effectively and get them to the people and places where
they are most needed.
33:12a, Proverbs 3:5-6, Joel 2:12-14a, Hebrews 13:7, 17, James 1:5
for pastors and missionaries.
for wisdom for each to know how best to carry out their ministry
responsibilities, given the current restrictions. Pray that God would give them the right words
at the right time and the right actions for their situation. Pray that their ministry’s effectiveness
would not be compromised, but that God would carry them through this difficult
time and use them for His glory.
33:11, 2 Chronicles 1:10, Psalm 25:4-6, Psalm143:10, Isaiah30:21, Ezekiel
36:23b, Zechariah 4:6b, Romans 10:13-15, 1 Corinthians 2:13, 2 Corinthians 4:1-2,
Ephesians 6:19-20, Colossians 1:28-29, 2 Thessalonians 3:1
for the church.
she would rise up and be what the Lord calls her to be: an entity that cares in practical and
sacrificial ways for “the least of these,” that she would manifest a winsome
witness that would arrest the attention and capture the imagination of a
surrounding skeptical world to where people that are currently far from God
would begin to seek the Lord and open up to Him in real and genuine ways.
1:5, Isaiah 65:1, Habakkuk 3:2, Matthew 4:19, Matthew 9:37-38, Luke 24;45,
Acts, 2:46-47, Colossians 4:2-6, 1 Thessalonians 1:5
The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Unless noted, all
Scriptures are from the NIV.