While we may not always understand what God is up to, we can always trust who He is.
We mustn’t interpret God’s character by our circumstances, but turning to scripture reminds us that we have placed our hope in a gracious God who is sovereign over all, and who has chosen us!
These are important ideas about God to hold onto in our prayer lives in the time of Covid.
“I will sing of the steadfast love of the Lord, forever; with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations. . . . You have said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one; I have sworn to David my servant . . .” (v.1-3)
My steadfast love I will keep for him forever, and my covenant will stand firm for him. (v. 28)
I will not violate my covenant or alter the word that went forth from my lips. (v. 34)
“Praise be to the Lord forever!” Amen and Amen. (v.55)
Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. 36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. 38 Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” (Matthew 9:35-38, 35)
Questions for Reflection:
1. Where have you observed God’s sovereignty and His ultimate power? (maybe in creation, through your prayer times, in moments of supernatural provision, or other ways)
2. We talked about God as being a covenant maker and a promise keeper. What promises from scripture or through prayer, have you taken as being personally given to you?
3. Can you practice a prayer in the time of Covid now? Try to include the elements we discussed, God’s Sovereignty, God’s Promise Keeping, and then move to where you are at. It’s okay to question, to offer Him your pain, uncertainty, wonderings, even accusations. End your prayer with “Praise be to the Lord forever!” Amen and Amen. If you are with others, after the prayer, talk about how it felt to pray that way, share your experience.