Everyone needs some prayer during these difficult times.

By Kennedi McCoy, Staff Writer

This month, for those who need prayer around the world, I want to focus on family. 

This is such a hard time for any family, together or apart. Being in lockdown has forced people to separate from loved ones, and that is so hard. I ask you to pray for those who are apart from their family and cannot be with them. I ask you to pray that they find comfort in their hearts and stay grounded mentally. 

This also is a hard time for people that are with their families. Tension can arise when you are around anyone for too long of a period. I want to ask that you pray for pastors and understand their hearts. I want to ask that people hold peace in their hearts and don’t allow all the negativity around them to fill their spirits. 

I also ask that you pray for people working right now. Not everyone can stay at home in a safe environment. So, I ask that you pray and thank God for watching over them while they are out in this dangerous world. I ask that you pray for those who don’t understand, don’t care and are not patient. Pray that God enters their spirits and shows them the beauty of selflessness.

Lastly, I would like for you to pray for yourself. In times like this, a lot is happening, and we worry about those around us so much that we forget to check in on ourselves. I ask that you pray for a sound fight and a hopeful spirit. I pray that you thank God for the little things he does for you every day. Pray for motivation if you’ve lost it. If you have it, thank him and pray that he continues to help you feel motivated. 

Finally, I ask when you’re done praying, you get up, and you spread love and hope to other people’s spirits, whether it’s with a phone call to check-in or making your family a yummy, comforting meal. I just ask that once you’ve loved yourself and talked to God, you share his love with someone else, too.

I will end this with a verse of hope. I believe that it will warm your hearts and fill your spirits with true hope for the future and passion for the present.

“And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.”
1 Peter 5:10