Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Prayer by Anna Szabo

Have you been impacted by the global hysteria that resulted from the spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19? Your faith is stronger than your fear. God is more powerful than a virus. In the midst of deaths, illnesses, jobs lost, homes foreclosed or evicted, relationships strained, and the global financial crisis, reach out to God. I bottle my fears on my knees. Let me share with you my Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic relief prayer.

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READ: Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic Gratitude Prayer

Introduction

Today is April 4th, 2020. I am home in my pajamas working on this ministry. God put on my heart to write this prayer for the world, for our nation, for our state, for our economy, for my neighborhood, for my friends, and for myself.

On March 1st, 2020 I got sick after a trip to IKEA where I was in line at a cafe upstairs with about 200 other people from all over the world. It was Saturday. I got home from IKEA and went to bed after submitting my TEDx speaker video to the TEDx Marietta Square organizers, which I recorded in my car when I arrived home from IKEA.

I woke up at 3 am on Sunday very sick after haven’t been sick for 13 months. My throat was swollen, I could hardly breathe, my nose turned into a waterfall, and I had to use towels instead of Kleenex to just keep up with my nasal congestion. My body was hurting: every bone, every tooth, every inch of me was aching. I coughed dry cough, had a fever, and was very weak.

If you know my situation from following this blog, you know that exactly a year prior to this incident I quit my job as the Director of Marketing at a tech company to pursue this ministry, Online Discipleship For Women.

I’ve been faithful ever since, dedicating my time to creating valuable content for you about the six pillars of joyful living: faith, food, fitness, finances, felicity, and fortitude. I produced one million words of content to help you create a joyful life by embracing God’s word and to help alleviate suicide among women globally by sharing hope in Christ. I’ve done some speaking engagements as well, which you can see on my Christian YouTube channel.

To visit my YouTube channel, click here.

I created a collection of encouraging poetry, a Christian guided meditation library, a Christian podcast for women, and even wrote a book of Christian bedtime stories to share how God taught me faith and fortitude. My book of three autobiographical fairytales is called How Princess Lana Developed Faith and Fortitude. I write books under my pen name of Anna Stevens.

Princess Lana Fairytales by Anna Szabo - How Princess Lana Developed Faith and Fortitude

I pay my bills by doing marketing contract work here and there. All of that is to say this: I have no health insurance. So, I never went to get tested for the COVID-19 virus, and the CDC made it clear that there was no cure.

So, I stayed home for 13 straight days, never saw a living being, and cured myself by sleeping a lot, drinking celery-garlic-onion-pepper-orange-apple-kale juice made daily, eating tons of homemade organic soups I cooked, and praying to God for a speedy recovery.

I am completely healthy now.

God restored my health.

Let me share with you the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic relief prayer God put on my heart. Before I do, let’s take a closer look at the Coronavirus COVID-19 so that we can look at it from the 300 ft view.

About The Coronavirus COVID-19

I complied some information about this virus for you to be able to quickly see the situation at a glance. I used only the most trustworthy sources, such as the CDC and the World Health Organization.

Person-to-person spread


The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms. Maintaining good social distance (about 6 feet) is very important in preventing the spread of COVID-19. 


Spread from contact with contaminated surfaces or objects

It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes. This is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads, but we are still learning more about this virus. CDC recommends people practice frequent “hand hygiene,” which is either washing hands with soap or water or using an alcohol-based hand rub. CDC also recommends routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces.


How easily the virus spreads


How easily a virus spreads from person-to-person can vary. Some viruses are highly contagious, like measles, while other viruses do not spread as easily. Another factor is whether the spread is sustained, which means it goes from person-to-person without stopping.
The virus that causes COVID-19 is spreading very easily and sustainably between people. Information from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic suggest that this virus is spreading more efficiently than influenza, but not as efficiently as measles, which is highly contagious.


SOURCE: CDC
Global COVID-19 Statistics 

Coronavirus Cases:
1,142,294
view by country

Coronavirus Deaths:
61,239

Coronavirus Recovered:
238,525

Coronavirus Active Cases:
842,530
- 802,841 (95%) in Mild Condition
- 39,689 (5%) Serious or Critical
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Coronavirus Closed Cases:
299,764
- 238,525 (80%) Recovered / Discharged
- 61,239 (20%) Deaths
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SOURCE: WORLDOMETERS
#HealthyAtHome Campaign by The World Health Organization (WHO)

WHO is providing advice to help you and your family be healthy at home, with tips on staying physically active, looking after your mental health, quitting tobacco, and practicing healthy parenting. WHO is encouraging people to share how they are staying #HealthyAtHome as part of the new challenge.

From Twitter:

"Many people are making great sacrifices to #StayHome and protect their health and that of others from #COVID19. Here some ideas to stay healthy:
Be active
Eat healthy
Don’t smoke
Meditate
Read books

Join the new @WHO challenge and show us what you do to be #HealthyAtHome!"


SOURCE: WHO


p.s: Read my Healthy At Home blog full of great tips.

HELPFUL RESOURCES

Spiritual Warfare Prayers for Protection by Anna Szabo

The Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Prayer

The Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic relief prayer was given to me by God this morning. Two days ago, I had a full-blown panic attack after discovering that a few of my neighbors can’t pay their rent, several friends lost their jobs, and even more friends are losing their minds from social isolation. My bills are paid but my heart is broken for my world, my country, my state, my neighborhood, and my people.

What breaks my heart is not the COVID-19 virus.

It’s the F-virus.

The F-virus is highly-contagious and deadly.

It’s spread by the media.

What agenda does the media have?

Revenue.

The media websites and channels make money based on the number of eyeballs they attract. This is measured in views and watchtime on YouTube, in clicks and time on page on websites, and in ratings point is of viewership of a particular show for television programs.

The more you click on headlines, the more you watch the news, the more videos for a specific channel you watch on YouTube, the more often you come back, the longer you stay, the more you share their content on social media, the more money those media outlets make of off you.

You drive revenue for the media.

You’re a money-making machine.

The most valuable asset is your attention.

Your attention span is 8 seconds these days. Many things compete for your attention all at once. So, the media is challenged a lot today: it’s a tough task to get and keep your attention.

It’s hard to attract your attention with the good news of how many people are doing well. You just don’t click that much on the news about anything good or positive. Yet, the media does want and need to make money off of you. So, the best way to get your attention is by using fear.

To create a panic is the best way to attract you to the media so that you’re forced to watch and listen and read, and the media can make money off of you. You need to read my article about Satan, who he is, and what weapons he uses to bring you down.

READ: Who Is Satan?

How does the media make money?

Advertising.

Advertisers pay the media websites and channels to show you their ads: during a YouTube video on the bottom, prior to a YourTube video starting, in the middle of a YouTube video, during TV programs you watch and in between, while you’re scrolling through a website, and everywhere you consume content. Everywhere ads are shown to you, and millions of dollars are made from trading the most valuable commodity – your attention.

The more eyeballs on a page or a channel, the more money that channel makes from advertisers. It’s called CPM and measures cost per 1000 views on ads, which can range from $30 up to hundreds of dollars per CPM.

So, to make money off of you, the media outlets must scare the life out of you every minute of every day in order to attract and keep your precious and highly-valuable attention.

That’s why the media and its F-virus are worse than the Coronavirus COVID-19 virus. It’s way more evil because it’s spread intentionally with a specific negative agenda in mind. What’s the agenda? To steal your faith and to get you sick with fear, to distract you from God and to make you feel forsaken and hopeless.

The media is its own virus.

It’s the F-virus, which is far more contagious.

The F-virus spread by the media is called fear.

You are vulnerable to it, and the media knows it.

Washing your hands all day long won’t protect you. You need to wash your mind. You need to give a good wash to your perspective. You need to shower really well your relationship with God. You need to bleach your faith very well with a prayer to wash off all the media-induced viruses. You must guard your heart against the F-virus with faith-filled protective equipment to cover up your entire being.

Guard your heart with all diligence, for from it flow springs of life.

Proverbs 4:23
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To protect yourself from the F-virus, you need a strong immune system of steadfast, unshakable faith. Faith is an antidote to fear. Faith is the only cure for the F-virus spread by the media.

READ: What Is Faith?

Did you know that the word “pandemic” is a made-up word?

A pandemic is an epidemic of disease that has spread across a large region, for instance, multiple continents, or worldwide, accompanied by a persistent sense of panic.

The people spread the virus by traveling from country to country. But the media spreads the panic by affecting every mind at a much faster rate than the COVID-19 virus affects human immunity. The Coronavirus is scary and dangerous. But the F-virus is much scarier and way more dangerous.

Fear s our real problem right now.

Let’s conquer fear with faith!

Let’s pray!


Prayer for My World

The world is currently on lockdown. People are ordered to stay home, and some countries, such as Italy, enforce the stay at home order by deploying law enforcement. Let us begin the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic relief prayer with our global world in mind.

We are all connected. We all affect each other.

Jesus taught us to love one another.

READ: Who Is Jesus?

To love is to protect.

The world is our one home, and we must take care of it and of each other. The illusion of anyone being disconnected from anyone else is false. We can now clearly see how a bat someone in China ate can cause millions of people over the world to lose their jobs, homes, and lives.

Dear God, I am lifting up our global world in prayer right now asking you to heal our planet from the Coronavirus COVID-19 and to free us all from the panic. Abba, Psalm 24:1 says “The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it – the world and all who live in it.” We are all yours. Everything in this world is yours. Let us remember that we belong to you and you’re here. You have a plan. You’ve got this. Father God, you said in Titus 2:11-12 “For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in this present age.” The media is working overtime to scare us. Give us the wisdom and strength to discern. Allow us to say no and resist our worldly passion for knowing what’s going on every second or every minute of every hour of every day. Let us practice self-control and stay focused on you, not viruses. God, you said in John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” Let us not be afraid. Instead of clicking on every bad news headline and spreading fear on social media, let us trust you, God, let us rest in your peace, let us stand on your 3573 promises and keep an eternal perspective on the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. You asked us in Mark 16:15 to “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” Let this season be the season where we don’t spread any scary news from the media but spread the good news from you, God. Give us the courage to comfort the world and each other by sharing your peace which passes all understanding. God, you love our world. John 3:16 says “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son.” You proved your love for our world. Let us learn in this season how to appreciate your love, how to trust your love, and how to love you back, God. In Jesus’ name. Amen.


Prayer for My Country

The death toll in the United States of America from the Coronavirus COVID-19 reached 7100 today. As I continue sharing the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic relief prayer, I know you’re in conflict wondering how a good God could allow something like this. It’s understandable, and I myself doubt and question God often. It’s good for you to seek answers.

READ: Is God Good?

We don’t understand God fully because we are not god. We didn’t make Him. He made us. In America, we say: in God, we trust. Let’s remain true to our faith-based convictions and not give in to the fear spread by the secular media, which profits on our fear and intentionally causing us to panic.

God has not forsaken America.

He is still good, He has a plan, His plan is perfect, and America is a part of God’s perfect plan. We are a part of God’s plan. Our faith is bigger than our fear. Both fear and faith take the same amount of work and effort.

Let’s work on our faith and not fear!

Father God, I pray for our country. Free it from Coronavirus COVID-19 and the panic. Liberate our country from the spread of illnesses and deaths. Set our country free from the economic hardships it’s currently enduring. Bless our country with peace, health, and prosperity. Colossians 3:2 asks us to “Set our minds on things above, not on earthly things.” Here on earth, the media is creating panic and enticing us to fear. Let us remember that you are in charge, God. Let us focus on our many blessings, even in the midst of the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. God, in Psalm 23:4 we have a promise for the hard times like this from you: “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” Father God, we are walking through the valley of the shadow of death right now as a country, so let us fear no evil and receive divine comfort from you every moment. In the name of Jesus. Amen.


Prayer for Those Who Are Sick

There are 842,530 reported cases of the Coronavirus today and many more cases have never been reported. As I continue sharing the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic relief prayer, I want to focus on those who need healing. On this blog, I’ve written countless prayers for healing.

READ: Christian Prayers for Healing

I want to uplift those who are sick. Not everyone who is sick has symptoms. Not everyone who has symptoms can afford medical help. Not everyone who get’s medical help has enough faith to fight. So, I want to ask for more faith for those who need to fight in sickness.

God, you’re always good. I trust your 3573 promises as I’m lifting up to you right now the 842,530 + people who are sick with the Coronavirus COVID-19 and need to fight in faith. Father God, your word in Proverbs 17:22 says “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” Let everyone who’s sick have a cheerful heart from hope in you, God, not anything else: not vaccines, not the governments, but you, Father God. Protect the hearts and minds of all who are sick from the F-virus spread by the media (fear). Let every sick person fight for their health trusting you, God, and relying on your protection. May every sick person be uplifted by your healing words, God, not the deadly words of the media which have the agenda to destroy every person’s spirit and health. Heal every sick person, God, restore them back to wellness. In Jesus’ name. Amen.


Prayer for The Families of Those Who Have Died

More than 61,239 people have died from the Coronavirus COVID-19. Some deaths from unreported cases have not been included in this number. As I continue sharing the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic relief prayer, I want to focus on the families of those who have lost their battle to this virus.

I want to encourage all who grieve their loss of a loved one to cast their anxieties on God who cares. How? I recommend talking to God. Yes, have a real conversation with God to share your heart with Him and ask for help.

READ: Conversations With God

I’ve talked openly here on this Christian blog about my own conversations with God and how I cast my anxieties on the one who can actually change things for me. Talking to God is a healthy way of dealing with grief.

If you lost a loved one, you feel anger, resentment, bitterness, and pain. You’re questioning God. You’re wondering why your loved had to be taken. Nothing can make anything right because it’s a wrong thing that your loved one would suffer and die. But God can offer you comfort and peace.

Dear God, I want to lift up to you all those who are grieving the death of loved ones whom they lost to the Coronavirus COVID-19. Proverbs 12:25 teaches us that “Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.” I want to comfort everyone who’s suffering with your promises, God: that you heal the brokenhearted and bind up their wounds (Psalm 147:3); that you will make all things together work for good (Romans 8:28); and that you God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted (Matthew 5:4). May those who mourn experience your divine comfort now, God. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.


Prayer for Those Who Have Lost Their Jobs

The United States of America has suffered a job loss of 701,000 as of today. I am continuing the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic relief prayer by lifting up everyone who lost their job and income during this season. The most important thing each of us can do right now is pray to God.

READ: How To Pray

Pray for comfort. pray for clarity. Pray for peace and protection. Pray for faith and fortitude. Pray for hope and help.

Dear God, I pray for all those who’ve lost their jobs during the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. I pray for everyone who can’t make their ends meet and is questioning everything right now. I pray for financial help and for lessons learned. I pray that everyone wakes up to reality and realized that your principles of financial health stand true today, and we must obey them: the borrower is a slave to the lender (Proverbs 22:7) so may everyone learn to pay off their debt and live debt-free; keep your life free from love of money and be content with what you have (Hebrews 13:5) so may everyone learn to be content with the blessings you’ve given them already, God. Matthew 6:21 says “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” God, let everyone who has lost a lot during their season to realize that you are the truest treasure, and you are still here. You are still our good and sovereign God. Let us keep our hearts focused on you. Father God, your word says in Isaiah 26:3 “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.” Let every mind stay focused on you and trust you so that they may be kept in perfect peace. In Jesus’ name. Amen.


Prayer for Those Who Have Lost Their Homes

Approximately 10 million Americans have filed for unemployment in the past few weeks. I have neighbors who can’t pay rent. Many houses in the nearby neighborhood where I walk my 10,000 steps daily are empty. As I continue sharing the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic relief prayer, I want to lift up all those who have lost their homes since this virus attacked us in January. I myself experienced homelessness first hand, so I know the pain.

READ: My Story of Homelessness

If you’re in the midst of turmoil due to the loss of employment, income, housing, and even transportation, I want you to know that in 2009, I was homeless in America, which was a foreign country to me at the time, I spoke no English, I had no SSN, no work authorization document, and no one to money. I know a thing or two about hardships.

Still, I want you to know: God delivered me from those hardships. God has a plan for you. He’s not on vacation. He is still your sovereign, all-knowing, ever-present, powerful, and good God. He will never fail you. He will never forsake you. He loves you and He cares about you.

Dear God, I am coming before you right now to lift up those who’ve lost their homes during this pandemic. In 2 Thessalonians 3:3 your word declares “the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you” so, God, I pray that everyone who lost their homes may take comfort in your promises. Strengthen and comfort them, God. Be faithful to them. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.


Prayer for Those Who Have Lost Their Hope

Due to the spread of the pandemic at people staying at home, more and more domestic violence cases are reported to law enforcement, as well as murder-suicide cases.

Several weeks prior to the pandemic outbreak, I wrote a blog post called “Will I Still Go To Heaven If I Commit Suicide?” and the organic traffic to this blog post in the last ten days has been a genuine concern for me.

Organic traffic means that people type into Google search such phrases as “Will I Still Go To Heaven If I Commit Suicide?” or “Are Christians Who Commit Suicide Condemned To Hell?” or “Can a Christian Commit Suicide?

The growth of the organic traffic to my blog post about suicide and heaven shows me the mental health toll COVID-19 has had on our nation. All of the organic traffic to that article comes from the United State of America.

READ: What Depression Feels Like

In addition to my own observations, there’s data.

The most comprehensive article about the impact of COVID-19 on suicide rates is here. It says the most common concerns of those who call the suicide hotline are the top concerns among callers have been anxiety, stress, fear of eviction, inability to pay utilities, unemployment, health concerns and losing loved ones to the virus.

Didi Hirsch’s Suicide Crisis Line suggested that those feeling overwhelmed by the coronavirus crisis should seek ways to connect with others via phone calls or video apps just to check-in or to spend time with family while at home.

I suggest getting on your knees and reaching out to God.

READ: My Suicide Story

We need people, yes, but we need God even more. The way I think about it is this: if I were flying somewhere on an airplane (one time, I had a 33-hour long trip from Russia to Bali) and the airplane crashed, I was thrown on a wild island alone without any people, churches, books, technology, communication options… Would I still be a disciple of Jesus Christ? Yes. Because God is everywhere all the time, so there’s no way I’m ever alone. I never feel lonely because I always have God.

As I continue sharing the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic relief prayer, I want to share my hope in Christ. I want you reading this to know that 13 months ago, after I quit my job as the Director of Marketing in technology, I quit my social life, too. I’ve spent most of the 13 months at home alone with God working on this online ministry. Why? Because we are all connected too much to each other but not God. I wanted to connect with God in a relational way, not functional.

What do I mean?

“Be still, and know that I am God” Psalm 46:10 teaches us. Yet, we pride ourselves in being busy, going to church religiously, attending church groups, going on mission trips, and never actually getting still to get to know God intimately.

I got to know God intimately in social isolation over the past 13 months. I also wrote about it. My hope is to encourage those who are in isolation always: those who have no access to social gatherings or churches, those in remote locations, those disabled who aren’t able to be social, those who are prosecuted for their faith in Christ, those who are afraid of Christians because of their bad experiences with church, and those who suffer from social anxiety and prefer social isolation. That’s who’m I’ve built this online ministry for, and it’s been thousands of hours of work for me, all done in social isolation to prioritize God and be still with Him.

I recommend using social isolation to get closer to God.

If you’ve lost hope, here’s my prayer for you.

Dear God, everyone’s life sometimes rocks and sometimes sucks. Yet, it’s worth living. You are the only one constant and everlasting. You’re always good, and your plan is perfect. You tell us in Psalm 42:11 to “Put your hope in God.” We put our hope in the government, the economy, the job, the income, the doctors, the vaccines, the family, the friends, the gym, the restaurants, the grocery stores, the toilet paper, but all we need is you. God, you are the one and only source of all hope. Open up our eyes and let us see that hope and help both come from you (Psalm 121:2). Hope in the good things yet unseen is what our faith is all about (Hebrews 11:1). Let us hope by faith, Father God. Psalm 121:7-8 tells us “The Lord will keep you from all harm – he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.” Let us trust this promise, Father God. Let us remain hopeful despite the fear spread by the media and despite our unstable emotions right now. Let us find stability in you and hope in your 3573 promises. I pray in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.


Prayer for The Ignorant People Who Don’t Care

There are people who don’t think the Coronavirus COVID-19 is anything to take seriously. They don’t recognize the pandemic. They don’t honor the measures we are all taking to protect our wellbeing. Some of those are church congregations that continue meeting, though the Bible teaches us to practice wisdom (meaning don’t be stupid and gather people at church when your congregation has 50 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus).

God gave us wisdom and discernment. He asked us to be wise.

Also, the Bible calls us to submit to the government authorities, and those authorities ordered us to stay home and be still. It’s a perfect opportunity to be with God. Yet, some people don’t care.

READ: Some People Have No Conscience

As I continue sharing the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic relief prayer, I want to pray for the ignorant people who have no conscience and don’t care about the wellbeing of others.

Dear God, you teach me how to recognize and stay away from fools. You warn me that “fools find no pleasure in understanding” (Proverbs 18-2) and that “fools despise wisdom and discipline” (Proverbs 1:7). God, you tell me that “the way of a fool is right in his own eyes” (Proverbs 12:15) and that “the fool speaks folly” (Isaiah 32:6). Father God, I recognize the ignorant fools you taught me about, I see that they don’t care, and I am sad that they don’t care. Yet, I myself used to be like that until you opened up my eyes to the things unseen and gave me your wisdom and discernment. I myself used to be a fool, despise wisdom and discipline, and speak folly. Father God, I come before you humbly to pray for the foolish and the ignorant and for those who don’t care. I pray that you open up their eyes to the things unseen and give them wisdom. In Jesus’ name I pray this. Amen.


Prayer for The Delusional People Who Are Naive

There are naive people who believe that they are above the Coronavirus COVID-19 and that it’s not that big of a deal for them. They don’t see the danger so they put no effort into avoiding it. So, they get themselves infected, and they infect others. Some of them even quote Bible verses to justify their delusions.

READ: How To Know Jesus and Not Just The Bible

As I continue sharing with you the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic relief prayer, I want to pray for the naive and the delusional. That convinced against their will are of the same opinions still…

So, I want to ask God to convince them.

Dear God, you teach us through Proverbs 27:12 that “The prudent sees danger and hides himself but the simple go on and suffer for it.” Father God, I pray for all the delusional and naive people who go on toward danger and suffer for it. God, they don’t suffer on their own – they spread the suffering all around the world. I pray that you open up their eyes, wake them up, reveal the truth to them so that they can see the danger, and give them discernment so that they can hide themselves from the danger. In Jesus’ name. Amen.


Prayer for The Coronavirus Heroes

During this pandemic, we are still getting our food delivered to the grocery stores, we have those stores open and functioning properly, we have our mail coming regularly, and our doctors work tirelessly on the frontline of this global battle.

Every time I see a UPS or a FedEx track driver, I wave and say: “Did you know you’re a hero? Thank you for your service!” A few days ago, I saw Mrs. Mary, our mail-delivery lady, and I greeted her with enthusiasm. I asked if people thank her these days for even being willing to work. She said people are mean to her and ask her to disinfect mail before giving it to them.

What?

Um…

What can I say?

I want to punch them in the face but it’s ungodly and foolish, so… I’ll just let it go. But I do want to continue the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic relief prayer by lifting up people like Mrs. Mary and my friend Maria who sees patients every day, even though there’s the Coronavirus everywhere. I will include all of them in my gratitude journal.

READ: Gratitude Journal

There’s a police officer patrolling my neighborhood daily due to the increased number of domestic violence complaints nationwide. I’m grateful for him. I’m grateful for the Costco and Target and Kroger and Publix workers who ensure that we have what we need.

Are you experiencing and expressing your gratitude to the Coronavirus COVID-19 heroes?

Dear God, I pray for all the heroes: doctors, mail-men and women, grocery store workers, delivery truck drivers, warehouse operations staff, police officers, mask makers, toilet paper angels, and all those who ensure our safety, security, and the supply of all our basic needs – at the expense of their own need for safety and wellbeing. I pray that they are guarded against the virus with your divine protection, God. I pray that when they lie down to sleep, you watch over them, recharge them, and restore their wellbeing. I pray that they get through this unharmed and that we all ditch our ingratitude, arrogance, and prejudice and wholeheartedly express gratitude with genuine enthusiasm to encourage those who keep us going. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray for humbleness and kindness toward the Coronavirus heroes. Amen.


Prayer for My Friends

I love my friends. Their ages range, and some of them have their kids do grocery-shopping for them because they don’t want to take any risks. I want to continue the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic relief prayer by lifting my friends up to God. Some of my friends write prayers and poems to God and share them on my blog called Poems From God in the comments, so you can click there to get to know my friends’ hearts.

READ: Poems from God

My friends are my spiritual squad. I encourage them and they encourage me. I’m Russian, so I’m very blunt. I’m extremely straightforward, smalltalk-allergic, sugarcoating-disabled, linear in thinking, and I don’t BS my friends (and you’ve probably noticed from reading my blog, I’m very strong with my language as well). I call things what they are and I hold people accountable. I set boundaries and I expect people to do the same with me.

So, it takes a very special person to be my friend.

My friends are very special.

I love my friends.

Some of my friends run their own businesses and are now stuck at home with kids and spouses, all in small spaces, and they are losing their sanity. Some of my friends run large companies and are now losing clients and revenue. Some of my friends can’t pay their bills and are losing hope.

Dear God, I pray for the health, wellbeing, and sanity of my friends. I pray that you reveal yourself to each of them in a special way right now so that they all have hope. I pray that my friends survive the Coronavirus and learn to thrive from this experience. I pray that they trust your promises, God: that you are constant and reliable (James 1:17), that you are loving (John 3:16), that you are good (Luke 18:19), that you will use all things together for good (Romans 8:28), and that you have a plan to prosper and not to harm my friends (Jeremiah 29:11). I pray in the marvelous name of Jesus Christ. Amen.


Prayer for My Neighbors

I love my neighbors. We take care of each other. We spend time together. We swim, kayak, eat, and walk 10000 steps together. Some of my neighbors are unable to pay their bills, they are overwhelmed by stress, and it breaks my heart. I don’t spend time with men since I’ve been living a completely celibate life for many years, so everyone I’m talking about is a woman. I believe that empowerment is what every woman needs today. Empowered women empower women.

READ: Empowering Women

I want to continue the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic relief prayer by lifting up my neighbors in prayer right now and hoping for their empowerment. I want to see all my neighbors get through this and become stronger, wiser, and better. I want every neighbor here to grow in faith and increase in hope as a result of this adversity.

Dear God, I am praying for my neighbors. I want to ask for divine empowerment for everyone who surrounds me here at home with neighborly love, care, and friendship. God, you said in James 1 that in this world, we will have troubles. I pray that every neighbor here gets encouraged by you and can grow in their hope and become more steadfast in their faith. I pray that you draw my neighbors close to you through this experience and renew their minds every moment of every day so that they can see this pandemic as an opportunity to experience you, God. Abba, you are the God of all comfort and the Father of compassion who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from you, God (2 Corinthians 1:3-4). Father God, you have comforted me in many troubles. Allow me to comfort my neighbors with hope from you and faith in you. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.


Prayer for Myself

I am fearful and faithful, all at the same time. It’s a daily battle but getting on my knees every morning helps my faith win over my fear. What keeps me grounded are my habits. I read daily, I cook three meals a day, I eat at a table, I do my laundry every three days, I vacuum and mop my floors every other day, I take a cold shower in the morning and a hot shower in the evening, I write in my journal and on this blog, and I walk 10000 steps daily. I drink water, work out, sleep at night, and practice social distancing. I talk to friends on FaceTime or phone, I pray throughout the day, and I meditate.

READ: Christian Guided Mediation

Also, I nest: I cleaned all my windows, blinds, washed my curtains, steamed them, and even set up a gorgeous patio. I have rearranged my furniture, lighting, and plants.

Also, I painted a new painting.

Every day, I remember who I am in Christ.

READ: Who Am I In Christ?

The media says we are going to die. The news show me how people kill others and themselves due to this pandemic. The hysteria entices me to hoard toilet paper and food but I don’t.

Instead, I focus on what God says about me.

READ: What Does God Say About Me?

So, I want to conclude the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic relief prayer by asking God to help me with my own physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. I am as fragile as anyone else. I have no health insurance and I work for myself, so there’s no steady paycheck coming my way.

Yet, I trust God who never failed me.

Dear God, I am scared of COVID-19 but I trust your goodness and sovereignty. I am fragile, and I need you, God. I want to pray for my physical wellbeing and mental health during this time of global hysteria, cruel pandemic, and unbearable uncertainty. I thank you for my sanity, my faith, and my hope in you. I stand on your 3573 promises, God, and I ask that you protect me, Father, that you guard me, that you fill me up with the Holy Spirit so that I can be comforted and comfort others. Thank you for my food, shelter, and bills paid. Thank you for the clean drinking water and hot showers at home. Thank you, God, that I can cook, clean, and create. Thank you for my self-care skills. Thank you for keeping me humble so that I remember that I can’t do anything without you but I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13); that I must trust in the Lord and not lean on my own understanding and you will make my path straight (Proverbs 3:5-6); that I must guard my heart against the F-virus spread by the media (fear) because my heart is a wellspring of everything I do (Proverbs 4:23); and that I must intentionally focus on my thinking on whatever is true, whatever is honorable, and whatever is pure (Philippians 4:8). I pray these things in the holy name of Jesus Christ, my lord and savior. Amen.


Summary

I shared with you the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic relief prayer about many aspects of what I personally, my friends, neighbors, colleagues, and peers are experiencing here in Atlanta, here in America, and here on earth.

Here’s a summary of this prayer for you.

A Prayer for the Coronavirus Relief

What helps fuel my faith is my solid understanding of who I am in Christ. I had struggled with identity for decades. Then, God drew me close and revealed to me who I really am as His child: loved, accepted, precious, and blessed with a divine purpose. Today, I help women see themselves the way God sees them. 

In the last few years, I’ve personally been on a quest to figuring out and conquering the negative voices in my head that distort my understanding of who I am. I call those voices the Shitty Committee, and each of us has that special committee in our headspace. 

I’ve specifically been focusing on my identity in Christ. From the Bible, I discovered 52 incredibly-positive things God says about us as His children. Those 52 precious discoveries turned into 52 Biblical affirmations I created to encourage and empower Christian women. 

To help share this life-changing information with you, I created an ebook called #52Devotionals. Download it now for free

My free ebook helps you understand who God says you are. Don’t be vulnerable to identity attacks from the mainstream media, relatives, coworkers, your boss, society, culture, and the voices in your head. 

Stand firm and know what God says about you.

Anna Szabo Ebook Devotionals for Women #52Devotionals

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