Prayer card illustrated with the photo of a woman speaking on the phone.

We, therefore, convey our common allegiance to Christ Jesus; to offer intercessions especially for the most vulnerable, those who have lost their loved ones to the pandemic and for those who are on the frontline caring for the sick often under harsh circumstances; and to recommit ourselves to active compassion

across what separates us, in obedience to the One who had compassion for the crowds and ministered for their healing:

At a time like this, which is causing distress, grief, misery, sickness, pain, loss, calamity, and the like.

Beloved, God created us and our emotions, and it is not sinful or inappropriate to express our emotions or grief as Job did in the Bible.

Our faith in God and trust in Him should not depend on what we receive from Him, but rather because of who He is – The Alpha and Omega, the Creator of the whole universe, able to say and do, our Protector, Provider and Sustainer.

COVID-19 is not as a result of the personal sin of the afflicted. As we intercede on behalf of those afflicted, let us continue to intercede for our world that God may grant healing to all the affected persons, and that God may heal our world through Christ Jesus our Lord and Saviour, Amen.

At times like this, let us stay true to God and His Word. For no matter how bad the world becomes, no matter how the situation is, God remains God.

Beloved, at times like this, let us remember to always check on all our brothers and sisters, parents, and children, and all our loved ones. A call may save a life. May the good Lord grant us the grace to care for His creation in Jesus’ name, Amen.

According to Psalm 91:7, a thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you in Jesus name, Amen.

We commit those who have lost their loved ones and are therefore grieving into the hand of God for divine comfort in Jesus name, Amen.

We also commit all those who are sick, either on hospital beds or at home into the hands of God for divine healing in Jesus name, Amen.

Heavenly Father, do Thou protect us all from deadly virus and ailments, and don’t allow any evil to befall us or come near our dwelling. All these we ask in the name of our Lord and Saviour – Jesus Christ, Amen.

His Holiness, the Most Rev. Dr Rufus Ositelu