Prayers for Everyone Affected by the COVID-19 Crisis

New Home Misionary Baptist Church has created COVID Corner to update and motivate you during the current COVID-19 Crisis

COVID-19 is doing more than threatening our physical health, for many, it’s affecting their mental and emotional health as well.

The coming months will likely be full of disappointment, sacrifice, and mourning. But, as followers of our Lord Jesus Christ, we can also look to the months ahead and anticipate joy, personal growth, and new opportunities to live out our faith.

With that being said, the best thing we can do right now is pray. 

Below are 10 prayers for those affected by COVID-19 (which is all of us!). Use these prayers as a guide to pray for yourself, but don’t forget that being others-focused is a constant theme throughout scripture, and should be a constant theme in the lives of all Christ-followers.

Please let these prayers be a reminder of what others are going through during this time. Let’s take each other’s burdens before the throne of God! 

For all of us affected by COVID-19, “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” (Romans 15:13

A Prayer For Those Asking, “God Are You there?”

     I’ve never really talked to you before.

Are you really there? Can you really hear me?  

I know people who claim to know you and they don’t seem as afraid as I do.

I don’t want to be so afraid.

If I knew that you were real, I would want to trust in you.

Would you help me to believe?

If you’re real, would you open my eyes and heart to you?

Would you give me faith to believe in you and trust you?

While I’m stuck at home, would you please guide me to online sources where I can learn more about you.

I want to know you’re real and I want to know the comfort that you give to your people.

In Jesu Name, Amen

Prayers For Everyone

Prayer for Strength and Blessings from Pastor Anthony Robertson

Most Gracious and Eternal Father God.

How we bless you, how we thank you.

Thank you for navigating us through another day, another week and another month.

Lord we know it nothing short of your goodness that we are here today.

Father we want to say thank you! No matter what is going on we can confess that you have been so faithful.

Father we know someone is down and out.

We also, know your Spirit can lift them up. So Master, we thank you in advance for how you are going to work in their situation.

Master, you taught us to love our neighbor, and to care for those in needas if we were caring for 

you. In this time of anxiety, give us strength 
to comfort the fearful, to tend to the sick, and to assure the isolated 

of our love, and your love. Father, please help us to continue to be strong and not to give up. I pray that you will give us peace in this heartbreaking time, give us rest during these trials, and never let us doubt what we know is real. Keep our hearts open and set on pushing through. In Jesus’s name, I pray. Amen.


Prayer for the Isolated

Father God,
     I have never felt so alone.

I could never have imagined facing something like this on my own and I’m afraid.

Please remind me that you are with me.

Allow me to feel your presence.

Remind me that, as your child, you have not given me a spirit of fear.

Remind me that I can trust you with whatever may come.

Lord, this isolation is overwhelming. I know I could pick up the phone and call someone, but I don’t want to be a burden.

Please help me to have concern for others above myself.

I know I’m not the only one feeling lonely, give me the courage to reach out and offer encouragement to others.

Prayer For Those Sick and Infected

Father God,
     I never imagined that I would get this virus.

I trust you, but I confess I’m afraid of the unknown.

I don’t know how bad my symptoms will get, and I hate knowing I might have infected other people before I knew I was sick.

You are the Great Physician, and so I pray for healing.

I pray I don’t end up in the hospital and I pray that I didn’t spread this to other people.

Give me courage to face the day.

Give me the self-discipline to rest and take care of my body while I’m recovering.

Help me to praise you, even in this storm. Help me to glorify you with my attitude even in this trial.

Help me to spread hope, not fear.

Remind me that while I don’t know what my future holds,

I know who holds my future. 

In Jesus Name We Pray, Amen

Prayer For the Frustrated

     I am so frustrated. I want to make sure I have what my family needs during this time.

I see people not taking this pandemic seriously, and I see other people hoarding supplies so that others can’t get what they need.

Help me with my attitude towards these people.

Help me to hold my tongue on social media, to be a light and an encourager, not a sharp-tongued slanderer.

Remind me that we all want to keep our families safe, and we all react differently to fear. Remind me to pray for those who are causing frustration, not to be angry with them.

Help me to be an example by following the guidelines set forth by our authorities, and also by putting the needs of others before my own by offering to help my neighbors if they are in need. 

In Jesus Name I Pray, Amen

Prayer For Those Who Live in Fear

Father God,
      I don’t even have words for what I’m feeling.

My stomach is tied up in knots, my thoughts are skipping so fast I can’t keep up.

I’m exhausted but I can’t rest. My dreams at night are as stressful as my thoughts during the day.

Excessive hand-washing has left my skin raw. Social distancing has left me feeling more alone than ever.

I could call a friend, but I’m afraid they won’t understand.

I need help. Please help me to calm down. Help me to stay focused on You.

Help me to not be afraid. I feel paralyzed. Please take this feeling from me and give me courage, strength, and an unwavering trust in You. 

In Jesus Name I Pray, Amen

Prayer For the Parent

     I admit I fear the unknown.

I fear how others will act during this time of uncertainty, how long this will last, and not knowing what the world will look like for my children when this is over.

Father, calm my heart. Help me to trust you.

Please keep my children safe from this virus.

Please allow me to stay healthy so that I can take care of them.

Help me to rest at night, so that I have energy and clarity of mind. Keep me focused on you, so that I can fill my children with encouragement and not panic.

Help us to not grow weary of one another while we’re home together for who knows how long.

Show me how to make the most of this time and disciple my children with a new urgency.

In Jesus Name we Pray, AMEN

Prayer For the Newly Unemployed

Father God,
     You are our provider. Everything we have comes from You. But right now I feel like everything is being taken from me.

I’ve been laid off from work, and if I can’t make money, how will we pay our bills?

How will I feed my family? I’m usually the strong one, but even I feel anxiety now.

Please be with us. Please help me to point my family to you, even though I feel so lost and confused.

Help me to demonstrate trust in you to my family.

Give me the discipline to lead my family in worship since we can’t gather with our church family.

Give me peace.

Use this time to help us learn new things about each other, about ourselves, and about you. I trust you.

Help me to demonstrate that to my family so that they feel safe during this crazy time.

In Jesus Name, Amen

Prayer For the Business Owners

     My business was booming just a week ago, and now there are no customers walking through the door.

I’m feeling the weight of having to make decisions that will affect my employees.

I may have to lay off some of my workers.

They all have families and bills to pay.

I feel so helpless. Please give me wisdom as I make these tough decisions.

Please give me compassion as I have these tough conversations with my employees.

Help me to be an example to them, to show them that I trust you to provide for us even in these dark times.

I don’t know what that will look like, but I believe it to be true. Father, give us courage as we face uncertainties and above all, I pray I glorify you in my response to this crisis. 

In Jesus Name, Amen

Prayer For Our Healthcare Workers

     I’m exhausted. There are so many people relying on me, and I’m not sure I can be stretched any thinner.

I honestly didn’t know I could keep going on such little sleep, so I give you praise for keeping me going!

Please, Lord, keep me safe. Keep me healthy so that I can continue caring for the sick.

I ask that you protect all the healthcare workers. We need them to be healthy and available.

I know that you are the great physician. You are the healer.   I ask that you would put your healing hand on our patients.

I ask that you would work through us to give them the best care possible.

Give us strength when we are weak, endurance to push through the long hours, and tongues that offer hope and compassion to these people who are sick and scared.

Some of our patients won’t survive this virus. Lord, don’t let us become numb.

Allow us to mourn with those who mourn, but also give us the strength to keep going, to keep working.

Give us opportunities to share the hope that is found in you. Help us not to be afraid.

Remind us to praise you in this storm.I

n Jesus Name, Amen

Prayer For Our Church Leaders

Father God,

     This virus is presenting new challenges every day.

The emotions and attitudes of those in our church family are varied.

Some are more afraid than others, some are more prone to anxiety than others, some run towards danger with no thought of the consequences.

Lord, as a church leader, give me wisdom as I talk with and encourage your people.

Give me the clarity to see the needs of the people.

Please allow your Spirit to guide me and to speak through me as I offer hope and point them to you.

Show me ways to keep our body connected during this time of social distancing. I praise you that we live in a time with technology that allows us to stay connected, yet I know many of our members still feel isolated and alone.

Lord, give us eyes to see the needs. I ask that you equip your people to offer hope during this time, not panic.

I pray that you would use your church to advance your kingdom, to be examples of your great love and to be ready to offer an explanation for the hope we have in you. 

In Jesus Name, Amen 

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Corona Virus Resources For You

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Sundays 10:00 a.m.

Our hours of worship are Sundays 10:00 AM

We have in-person services at the church and online services too.

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