Our church is known throughout our community for all the ways we show God’s love through acts of service. Many of you have asked me how we can best serve our community and stand in social and spiritual solidarity with our neighbors in this time of physical distancing.
Perhaps the best, most effective thing we can do is pray.
Taking the needs of others to God in prayer is an act of love and service that transcends time and space. And Scripture encourages us—commands us, even—to bring our needs, and the needs of those around us, to God in prayer.
This week, I want to share with you the prayer requests of the leader of a local non-profit.
I invite you to join me in lifting up these requests in your prayers this week:
- Pray for our volunteers and staff to stay healthy and strong, physically and mentally, so that we can continue to continue to assist the families that rely on us.
- Pray for our clients to stay healthy and strong in all areas. Most of our families were already living under a lot of stress and strain financially prior to this virus crisis
- Pray specifically for the seniors who come for our services and our senior volunteers as they are more at risk of becoming very sick during this time
- Pray that we can be wise stewards of our resources as we try to predict how demand will change during this time
- Pray for families to be understanding and patient with us as we have to ask them to adapt to new policies we have put in place because of the pandemic.