Across many denominations in Australia, we are being called to pray for our nation in response to COVID-19. The suggestion is that we pray daily at 1900 hours (7pm) and a call to pray and perhaps fast on Sunday 29 March 2020.
A suggested prayer from Phillip Higgins (Bishop National Council of Churches Australia) is below
We give thanks anew for your providence and presence.
We prayerfully seek your grace, amidst COVID-19 here and overseas.
We pray for those in need of healing.
We pray for your peace with those who are anxious or grieving.
We pray you will continue to strengthen and sustain all those who are serving in response.
We pray for your Holy Spirit’s discernment amidst the many choices and decisions facing our national, community and medical leaders.
We pray we each might see quickly what more we can do to help those who are vulnerable.
This prayer for our nation in the family of nations, with all that is on our hearts, we gather now and pray through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.
Please be encouraged to be in prayer for our nation and globe.