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Pandemic Prayer Prompts for [email protected]

11 May 2021
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Here are this week's suggestions for prayer, along with archived suggestions from past weeks. The current week's prompts are also available at TheEFC.ca/Covid-19.


[email protected] Prayer prompts for Sept 21-Sept 28 

Suggestions for this week’s prayers. Pray them anytime or at the suggested communal time of each Friday at 4:00 p.m. local time. Suggestions from past weeks are archived at TheEFC.ca/[email protected].

  • Pray for those battling Covid 19 in their bodies, and for their families and friends that they might be comforted.
  • Pray for those experiencing hardship and the lasting physical, social, economic, psychological, and spiritual effects of the restrictions.
  • Pray for pastors and church leaders as they confront the effects of the pandemic manifest in their churches and communities, and address tensions arising among vaccinated and un-vaccinated persons to whom they minister and with whom they serve. 
  • Pray for strength and resilience for medical teams in this fourth wave, particularly in Alberta.
  • Pray for children attending school this fall, and for their parents amidst the uncertainty and concerns about the spread of the virus, and varying protocols.
  • Pray for countries experiencing increases in daily confirmed cases such as Brazil, Cuba, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Serbia and Ukraine, and other countries that continue to experience high rates of infections. (For a pre-Covid guide to praying for many countries that includes facts and descriptions see Brian Stiller’s An Insider’s Guide to Praying for the World).

[email protected] Prayer prompts for September 14-21 

Suggestions for this week’s prayers. Pray them anytime or at the suggested communal time of each Friday at 4:00 p.m. local time. Suggestions from past weeks are archived at TheEFC.ca/[email protected].

  • Pray for those battling Covid-19 in their bodies, and for their families and friends that they might be comforted. 
  • Pray for strength and resilience for medical teams in this fourth wave, particularly in Western Canada.
  • Pray for pastors and church leaders as they confront the effects of the pandemic manifest in their churches and communities, and address tensions arising among vaccinated and un-vaccinated persons to whom they minister and with whom they serve.  
  • Pray for Christian colleges and universities as they begin the fall semester.
  • Pray for countries experiencing increases in cases such as like Brazil, Germany, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Russia, Thailand, the United Kingdom, the United States and Vietnam. (For a pre-Covid guide to praying for many countries that includes facts and descriptions see Brian Stiller’s An Insider’s Guide to Praying for the World).
  • Pray for those experiencing hardship and the lasting physical, social, economic, psychological, and spiritual effects of the restrictions.

[email protected] Prayer prompts for September 7-14

Suggestions for this week’s prayers. Pray them anytime or at the suggested communal time of each Friday at 4:00 p.m. local time. Suggestions from past weeks are archived at TheEFC.ca/[email protected].

  • Pray for those battling Covid-19 in their bodies, and for their families and friends that they might be comforted. 
  • Pray for strength and resilience for medical teams in this fourth wave, particularly in Western Canada.
  • Pray for pastors and church leaders as they confront the effects of the pandemic manifest in their churches and communities, and address tensions arising among vaccinated and un-vaccinated persons to whom they minister and with whom they serve.  
  • Pray for Christian colleges and universities as they begin the fall semester.
  • Pray for countries experiencing increases in cases such as like Brazil, Germany, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Russia, Thailand, the United Kingdom, the United States and Vietnam. (For a pre-Covid guide to praying for many countries that includes facts and descriptions see Brian Stiller’s An Insider’s Guide to Praying for the World).
  • Pray for those experiencing hardship and the lasting physical, social, economic, psychological, and spiritual effects of the restrictions.

[email protected] Prayer prompts for August 31-September 7

Suggestions for this week’s prayers. Pray them anytime or at the suggested communal time of each Friday at 4:00 p.m. local time. Suggestions from past weeks are archived at TheEFC.ca/[email protected].

  • Suggestions for this week’s prayers. Pray them anytime or at the suggested communal time of each Friday at 4:00 p.m. local time.
  • Pray for those battling Covid 19 in their bodies, and for their families and friends that they might be comforted. 
  • Pray for strength and resilience for medical teams in this fourth wave, particularly in Western Canada
  • Pray for countries experiencing increases in cases such as like Germany, Italy, India, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, the United Kingdom and Vietnam. (For a pre-Covid guide to praying for many countries that includes facts and descriptions see Brian Stiller’s An Insider’s Guide to Praying for the World).
  • Pray for Christian colleges and universities as they prepare for the fall semester, and for ministries and churches as they plan for the fall amidst continued uncertainty.
  • Pray for pastors and church leaders as they confront the effects of the pandemic are manifest in their churches and communities. 
  • Pray for those experiencing hardship and the lasting physical, social, economic, psychological, and spiritual effects of the restrictions.

[email protected] Prayer prompts for August 24-31

Suggestions for this week’s prayers. Pray them anytime or at the suggested communal time of each Friday at 4:00 p.m. local time. Suggestions from past weeks are archived at TheEFC.ca/[email protected].

  • Pray for those battling Covid 19 in their bodies, and for their families and friends that they might be comforted.
  • Pray for Christian colleges and universities as they prepare for the fall semester, and for ministries and churches as they plan for the fall amidst continued uncertainty.
  • Pray for countries experiencing increases in cases such as like Cuba, Israel, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States. (For a pre-Covid guide to praying for many countries that includes facts and descriptions see Brian Stiller’s An Insider’s Guide to Praying for the World).
  • Pray for our political leaders and health officials as they make decisions and vary the restrictions amidst the changing dynamics of the pandemic in different parts of Canada.
  • Pray for pastors and church leaders as they confront the effects of the pandemic that are manifest in their churches and communities.
  • Pray for those experiencing hardship and the lasting physical, social, economic, psychological, and spiritual effects of the restrictions.

[email protected] Prayer prompts for August 17-24

Suggestions for this week’s prayers. Pray them anytime or at the suggested communal time of each Friday at 4:00 p.m. local time. Suggestions from past weeks are archived at TheEFC.ca/[email protected].

  • Pray for those battling Covid 19 in their bodies, and for their families and friends that they might be comforted.
    Pray for Christian colleges and universities as they prepare for the fall semester.
  • Pray for summer camps as they welcome and engage with children and youth who are coping with the impact of many, many months of disruption and isolation, and for those who have needed to suspend activities due to new Covid 19 cases. 
  • Pray for countries like Brazil, India, Iran, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Russia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States that are experiencing high levels of new cases. (For a pre-Covid guide to praying for many countries that includes facts and descriptions see Brian Stiller’s An Insider’s Guide to Praying for the World).
  • Pray for those experiencing hardship and the lasting physical, social, economic, psychological, and spiritual effects of the restrictions.
  • Pray for pastors and church leaders as their congregations begin to meet and the effects of the pandemic are manifest in their churches and communities.

[email protected] Prayer prompts for August 11-18

Suggestions for this week’s prayers. Pray them anytime or at the suggested communal time of each Friday at 4:00 p.m. local time. Suggestions from past weeks are archived at TheEFC.ca/[email protected].

  • Pray for those battling Covid 19 in their bodies, and for their families and friends that they might be comforted.
  • Pray for summer camps as they welcome and engage with children and youth who are coping with the impact of many, many months of disruption and isolation, and for those who have needed to suspend activities due to new Covid 19 cases. 
  • Pray for countries like Brazil, India, Iran, Indonesia, Russian, Thailand, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States that are experiencing high levels of new cases. (For a pre-Covid guide to praying for many countries that includes facts and descriptions, see Brian Stiller’s An Insider’s Guide to Praying for the World).
  • Pray for the manufacture and effective distribution of vaccines as many countries have few vaccines to distribute. 
  • Pray for countries like India, Indonesia, Iran, Russian, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States that are experiencing high levels of new cases.
  • Pray for pastors and church leaders as their congregations begin to meet and the effects of the pandemic are manifest in their churches and communities.
  • Pray for those experiencing hardship and the lasting physical, social, economic, psychological, and spiritual effects of the restrictions.

[email protected] Prayer prompts for August 3–10

 

Suggestions for this week’s prayers. Pray them anytime or at the suggested communal time of each Friday at 4:00 p.m. local time. The current week's prompts are also available at TheEFC.ca/Covid-19.

  • Pray for those battling Covid 19 in their bodies, and for their families and friends that they might be comforted.
  • Pray for those battling Covid 19 in their bodies, and for their families and friends that they might be comforted.
  • Pray for summer camps as they welcome and engage with children and youth who are coping with the impact of many, many months of disruption and isolation.
  • Pray for Christian colleges and universities as they prepare for the fall semester.
  • Pray for medical researchers and scientists as they examine and respond to new variants.
  • Pray for pastors and church leaders as they minister amidst the social, economic, psychological, and spiritual effects.

[email protected] Prayer prompts for July 28–August 3

 

Suggestions for this week’s prayers. Pray them anytime or at the suggested communal time of each Friday at 4:00 p.m. local time. The current week's prompts are also available at TheEFC.ca/Covid-19.

  • Pray for those battling Covid 19 in their bodies, and for their families and friends that they might be comforted.
  • Pray for the manufacture and effective distribution of vaccines as many countries have few vaccines to distribute.
  • Pray for countries like India, Indonesia, Iran, Russian, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States that are experiencing high levels of new cases.
  • Pray for summer camps as they welcome and engage with children and youth who are coping with the impact of many, many months of disruption and isolation.
  • Pray for pastors and church leaders as their congregations begin to meet and the effects of the pandemic are manifest in their churches and communities.
  • Pray for those experiencing hardship and the lasting physical, social, economic, psychological, and spiritual effects of the restrictions.

[email protected] Prayer prompts for July 20–July 27

 

Suggestions for this week’s prayers. Pray them anytime or at the suggested communal time of each Friday at 4:00 p.m. local time. The current week's prompts are also available at TheEFC.ca/Covid-19.

  • Pray for those battling Covid 19 in their bodies, and for their families and friends that they might be comforted.
  • Pray for countries in Africa, Asia and South America where another wave of the virus is impacting their populations.
  • Pray for the manufacture and effective distribution of vaccines as many countries have few vaccines to distribute.
  • Pray for medical researchers and scientists as they examine and respond to new variants.
  • Pray for pastors and church leaders as their congregations begin to meet and the effects of the pandemic are manifest in their churches and communities..
  • Pray for those experiencing hardship and the lasting physical, social, economic, psychological, and spiritual effects of the restrictions.

[email protected] Prayer prompts for July 11–17

Suggestions for this week’s prayers. Pray them anytime or at the suggested communal time of each Friday at 4:00 p.m. local time. The current week's prompts are also available at TheEFC.ca/Covid-19.

  • Pray for those battling Covid 19 in their bodies, and for their families and friends that they might be comforted.
  • Pray for countries such as Indonesia, India, Uganda and Brazil where another wave of the virus is impacting their populations.
  • Pray for medical researchers and scientists as they examine and respond to new variants, and for the manufacture and effective distribution of vaccines.
  • Pray for pastors and church leaders as their congregations begin to meet and the effects of the pandemic are manifest in their churches and communities.
  • Pray for those experiencing hardship and the lasting physical, social, economic, psychological, and spiritual effects of the restrictions.

[email protected] Prayer prompts for July 4–10

  • Pray for those battling Covid 19 in their bodies, and for their families and friends that they might be comforted.
  • Pray for countries in Africa, Asia and South America where another wave of the virus is impacting their populations.
  • Pray for the manufacture and effective distribution of vaccines as many countries have limited access to vaccines.
  • Pray for pastors and church leaders as their congregations begin to meet and the effects of the pandemic are manifest in their churches and communities.
  • Pray for our political leaders and health officials as they make decisions and vary the restrictions amidst the changing dynamics of the pandemic in different parts of Canada.

[email protected] Prayer prompts for June 27–July 3

  • Pray for those battling Covid 19 in their bodies, and for their families and friends that they might be comforted. 
  • Pray for pastors and church leaders as their congregations begin to meet and the effects of the pandemic are manifest in their churches and communities.
  • Pray for countries where the virus is overwhelming medical capacity such as Nepal and in several countries in South America.
  • Pray for medical researchers and scientists as they examine and respond to new variants.
  • Pray for our political leaders and health officials as they make decisions and vary the restrictions amidst the changing dynamics of the pandemic in different parts of Canada.

[email protected] Prayer prompts for June 20–26

  • Pray for countries where the virus is overwhelming medical capacity, such as Nepal and Columbia.
  • Pray for medical researchers and scientists as they examine and respond to new variants.
  • Pray for those battling Covid-19 in their bodies, and for their families and friends that they might be comforted.
  • Pray for those experiencing hardship and the physical, social, economic, psychological and spiritual effects of the ongoing restrictions.
  • Pray for pastors and church leaders as worship services are resuming at greater capacity and the effects of the pandemic become manifest in their churches and communities.

[email protected] Prayer prompts for June 13–19

  • Pray for those battling Covid 19 in their bodies, and for their families and friends that they might be comforted.
  • Pray for those experiencing hardship and the physical, social, economic, psychological and spiritual effects of the ongoing restrictions.
  • Pray for therapists counselling persons and families suffering due to the effects of the virus, and the isolation and other harms resulting from the restrictions.
  • Pray for pastors and church leaders as they begin to resume some programs after many months while also comforting those suffering from the various effects of the virus and the restrictions imposed to minimize the spread of the virus.
  • Pray for our political leaders and health officials as they make decisions and vary the restrictions amid the changing dynamics of the pandemic in different parts of Canada.

[email protected] Prayer prompts for June 6–12

  • Pray for those who grieve the loss of loved ones and whose lives have been severely impacted throughout the pandemic.
  • Pray for resilience and continued vigilance while the number of infections diminish, those vaccinated increase and restrictions lift.
  • Pray for those who battle with Covid in their bodies, for their families and friends that they might be comforted, and for strength for their medical teams.
  • Pray for pastors and church leaders as worship services are resuming at greater capacity and the effects of the pandemic become manifest in their churches and communities.
  • Pray for the supply and distribution of vaccines, both in Canada and globally, and for those countries facing new waves of infection.

[email protected] Prayer prompts for May 30–June 5

  • Pray for the province of Manitoba and their hospital staff as they continue to cope with high numbers of Covid 19 patients.
  • Pray for those who battle with Covid in their bodies, and for their families and friends that they might be comforted, and for strength for their medical teams.
  • Pray for individuals and families who continue to be separated from their loved ones, that they also may be comforted. 
  • Pray for therapists counseling persons and families suffering due to the effects of the virus, and the isolation and other harms resulting from the restrictions.
  • Pray for pastors and church leaders as they begin to resume some programs after many months while also comforting those suffering from the various effects of the virus and the restrictions imposed to minimize the spread of the virus.
  • Pray for our political leaders and health officials as they make decisions and vary the restrictions amidst the changing dynamics of the pandemic in different parts of Canada.

[email protected] Prayer prompts for May 23–29

  • Pray for the province of Manitoba and their hospital staff as they are being stretched with patients fighting the virus.
  • Pray for those battling Covid-19 in their bodies, and for their families and friends that they might be comforted.
  • Pray for those experiencing hardship and the physical, social, economic, psychological, and spiritual effects of the on-going restrictions.
  • Pray for pastors and those seeking to connect and comfort those being treated in hospitals and those suffering from the various effects of the virus and the restrictions imposed to minimize the spread of the virus.
  • Pray for our political leaders and health officials as they make decisions and vary the restrictions amidst the changing dynamics of the pandemic in different parts of Canada.

[email protected] Prayer prompts for May 16–22

  • Pray for resilience and continued vigilance as the third wave has peaked in most places and the number of infections diminish and we long to be able to gather with family and friends.
  • Pray for those who battle with Covid in their bodies, and for their families and friends.
  • Pray for stamina for medical teams who have been wrestling with the virus for more than a year.
  • Pray for pastors and church leaders who have been diligent while learning to do things differently in offering care and hope to their congregations and communities.
  • Pray for those languishing under the ongoing threat of the virus and the impact of the restrictions.
  • Pray for our political leaders and health officials as they make decisions and lead amidst a long and challenging crisis.

[email protected] Prayer prompts for May 9–15

  • Pray for our political leaders and public health officials as they assess the situation, advise us and determine the restrictions necessary to limit the spread of the virus and the rollout of the vaccines.
  • Pray for those directly impacted by the virus and their families, that they will be comforted.
  • Pray for those experiencing hardship and the physical, social, economic, psychological and spiritual effects of the lockdowns.
  • Pray for the resilience of medical teams and first responders as the number of those infected in many jurisdictions in Canada continues to stress public health capacity.
  • Pray for countries in the world like India being devastated by the virus.
  • Pray that churches in Canada shine as beacons of hope and resilience and offer effective witness in the midst of suffering neighbours.

[email protected] Prayer prompts for May 2–8, 2021

  • Pray with the regional body of the World Evangelical Alliance, the Asian Evangelical Alliance, calling for prayer for the nation of India, the people of India and the Church in India which is being overwhelmed by the virus.
  • Pray for all those involved in the distribution of the vaccine, for wisdom and strength.
  • Pray for individuals and families who continue to be separated from their loved ones, may they be comforted. 
  • Pray for those battling Covid in their bodies. May they be comforted in their journey through the valley of the shadow of death (Psalm 23).
  • Pray for the loved one of those infected with Covid 19. May they also be comforted.
  • Pray for those who grieve the loss of loved ones while in a vacuum of not being able to gather to mourn.
  • Pray for medical teams and first responders as they care in spite of the risk to themselves, that they might have strength and not grow weary.
  • Pray for pastors and those seeking to connect and comfort those being treated in hospitals and those suffering from the various effects of the virus and the restrictions imposed to minimize the spread of the virus. May they know resilience and be steadfast in their care.

[email protected] Prayer Prompts for April 25–May 1, 2021

  • Pray for the supply and distribution of vaccines, both in Canada and globally.
  • Pray for medical teams in the parts of Canada where they are being stretched. May they know strength and protection.
  • Pray for the therapists counseling persons and families suffering due to the effects of the virus, and the isolation and other harms resulting from the restrictions.
  • Pray for those battling Covid in their bodies. May they be comforted in their journey through the valley of the shadow of death (Psalm 23).
  • Pray for the loved ones of those infected with Covid 19. May they also be comforted.
  • Pray for those who grieve the loss of loved ones while in a vacuum of not being able to gather to mourn.
  • Pray for pastors and those seeking to connect and comfort those being treated in hospitals and those suffering from the various effects of the virus and the restrictions imposed to minimize the spread of the virus. May they know resilience and be steadfast in their care.

[email protected] Prayer prompts for April 18–24, 2021

  • Pray for those battling Covid in their bodies. May they be comforted in their journey through the valley of the shadow of death (Psalm 23).
  • Pray for the loved one of those infected with Covid 19. May they also be comforted.
  • Pray for those who grieve the loss of loved ones while in a vacuum of not being able to gather to mourn.
  • Pray for medical teams and first responders as they care in spite of the risk to themselves, that they might have strength and not grow weary.
  • Pray for pastors and those seeking to connect and comfort those being treated in hospitals and those suffering from the various effects of the virus and the restrictions imposed to minimize the spread of the virus. May they know resilience and be steadfast in their care.
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