I’ve found myself saying much more often these days, “I’ll pray for you.” When I can’t go into the hospitals, I can’t visit the quarantined, I can’t wrap my arms around the grieving, I say “I’m praying for you.”
It doesn’t seem like enough. And for that, God, I apologize. I underestimate you and how much you listen to our prayers. I am boldly praying for an end to this pandemic. I am praying for all those that are ill and those that are vulnerable. Protect them.
I am praying for a calm to descend upon our lives that we will not be overly anxious and worried. This pandemic has slowed us down. Teach us to use our time in relationship. Help us to find ways to be well in body, mind and spirit.
May prayer become natural and personal and healing. You don’t have to have formal, poetic or professional prayers. Just talk with God and maybe listen a little too. Sometimes our best prayers are when we are just quiet.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything make your requests to God by prayer, thanksgiving and placing your request to God, the peace of God will guard your heart and mind fully beyond understanding (Phil. 4:6–7).
Pastor Lynnae I Sorensen