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Prayer for 2020 Montgomery County National Day of Prayer Breakfast – May 7, 2020

By: Nicole D. Hayes

May 7, 2020

Prayer Offered by Nicole D. Hayes
CMDA of Washington, D.C. Area Director

Heavenly Father,

Thank you for this new morning and new day you have gifted to us. Thank you for your mercies that are new every morning. Thank you for each person, household and organization gathered and represented here this morning in a spirit of prayer to lift up our petitions to you, Lord, and a spirit of praise to thank you for how you are keeping us even in these perilous times.

Heavenly Father, we lift up to you our Montgomery County and area healthcare professionals as they render care and comfort to patients impacted by this virus. Lord, strengthen their bodies, their minds and their spirits as they are being pressed into service in unprecedented ways. There is a greater demand on them physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually, and we pray that you would undergird them with your supernatural strength to carry them through these arduous days. You indeed are our strength and our shield, and we are greatly helped, and therefore, our hearts rejoice. You are the saving strength of your anointed (Psalm 28:7). Lord, give them your wisdom in how to best care for their patients. We also pray for godly healthcare professionals who have the opportunity to serve as the hands and feet of Christ and who can share about you to those who seek a firm foundation in which to place their hope. Lord, we pray that you would give our healthcare professionals courage and confidence in what is a fearful and dangerous environment. Keep them and protect them.

Lord, we pray that you would comfort and quicken to health those who are sick. We pray in their recovery that they would testify that it is you who healed them, that they would give you the glory.

Thank you, Lord, for raising up your people for such a time as this, to be deployed as the body of Christ, the collective church to bring together the wonderful and diverse gifts of the body to bring healing to our pandemic-ravaged communities both physically and spiritually.

May we do it all to your glory.

In Jesus’ name we ask this,

Amen

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