5 biblical prayers for critical times

March 21, 2020

During these critical and ever-changing times, God is calling His people toward prayer that focuses more on Him and His kingdom purposes. Below are five biblical prayer points that every believer, family and church can pray in the midst of the Father’s opportune time today.

  1. Pray that God’s people will see these days as an opportunity to seek and depend upon Him.
    God has been trying to get His people’s attention for some time and can use the COVID-19 crisis to draw His people to seek Him in an extraordinary way (Isaiah 55:6, James 4:8).
  2. Pray for God’s abundant mercy, help, grace and restoration.
    God delights in those who fear Him and earnestly long for His mercy. He alone is able to protect, heal and restore in the spiritual, physical, mental, emotional, financial and relational realms (Psalm 147:11, Psalm 121, 1 Peter 1:3-9).
  3. Pray for personal holiness through a humble, broken and repentant heart.
    A humble, broken and repentant heart that is available for God to use starts with me, my family and my church — not someone else (2 Chronicles 7:14, James 4:10, James 5:16).
  4. Pray for God’s protection, wisdom, boldness and power to engage the crisis and share the gospel.
    Biblically and historically, during times of crisis, God has always used His people who were consecrated and available as instruments of His love, goodness and salvation through Christ (James 1:5; John 17:15; Acts 4:29-31; Psalm 23).
  5. Pray for an outpouring of God’s Spirit through revival and spiritual awakening in our nation and world.
    God can use times like these to fan the flames of revival and spiritual awakening. When the Lord moves through revival and spiritual awakening, the church is renewed in its mission and multitudes of lost people experience God’s forgiveness and new life through Jesus, healing the spiritual famine in the land (2 Chronicles 7:14, 2 Thessalonians 3:1, Acts 3:19).


by Chris Schofield  
Office of Prayer  /  Baptist State Convention of North Carolina

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