A Prayer for this National Day of Prayer

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At this moment on Sunday afternoon, the headline of Drudge Report reads “TRUMP: PRAY”.

That is in response to President Donald Trump, who on Saturday declared that Sunday, March 15, will be a “National Day of Prayer for All Americans Affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic and for our National Response Efforts.”

Thus, I am re-posting “A Prayer Amid an Epidemic” written by Kerry Weber the executive editor of America.(AmericanMagazine.org )On Friday, my husband was sent this prayer and passed it along to me.

Jesus Christ, you traveled through towns and villages “curing every disease and illness.” At your command, the sick were made well. Come to our aid now, in the midst of the global spread of the coronavirus, that we may experience your healing love.

Heal those who are sick with the virus. May they regain their strength and health through quality medical care.

Heal us from our fear, which prevents nations from working together and neighbors from helping one another.

Heal us from our pride, which can make us claim invulnerability to a disease that knows no borders.

Jesus Christ, healer of all, stay by our side in this time of uncertainty and sorrow.

Be with those who have died from the virus. May they be at rest with you in your eternal peace.

Be with the families of those who are sick or have died. As they worry and grieve, defend them from illness and despair. May they know your peace.

Be with the doctors, nurses, researchers and all medical professionals who seek to heal and help those affected and who put themselves at risk in the process. May they know your protection and peace.

Be with the leaders of all nations. Give them the foresight to act with charity and true concern for the well-being of the people they are meant to serve. Give them the wisdom to invest in long-term solutions that will help prepare for or prevent future outbreaks. May they know your peace, as they work together to achieve it on earth.

Whether we are home or abroad, surrounded by many people suffering from this illness or only a few, Jesus Christ, stay with us as we endure and mourn, persist and prepare. In place of our anxiety, give us your peace.

Jesus Christ, heal us.

It it my hope that RedState readers will say this prayer and forward it to others. I believe the Lord is testing our nation and we should respond with faith and trust in Him.

Myra Adams is a conservative writer and media producer.  MyraAdams.com  She is also Executive Director of www.SignFromGod.org a ministry dedicated to educating people about the Shroud of Turin. Myra and her SignFromGod board are serving as advisers to the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. for a groundbreaking high-tech exhibition about the Shroud that millions believe is the burial cloth of Jesus. The exhibition is scheduled to open on Feb. 17, 2021.   [email protected]