Flatten the Curve Friday
Ask for a spirit of grace and supplication as you pray for the curve to flatten!
2 Corthinians 1:11
Join us in this work. Lend us a hand through prayer so that many will give thanks for the gift that comes to us when God answers the prayers of so many.
verses 8-10 tell us why they asked for the joining of prayer:
8 My brothers and sisters, we have to tell you that when we were in Asia the troubles we faced were nearly more than we could handle. The burdens we bore nearly crushed us. Our strength dwindled to nothing. For a while, we weren’t sure we would make it through the whole ordeal. 9 We thought we would have to serve out our death sentences right then and there. As a result, we realized that we could no longer rely on ourselves and that we must trust solely in God, who possesses the power to raise the dead. 10 Miraculously, God, Himself delivered us from the cold hands of death. We again place our hope in Him alone, and we know He will deliver us.
Father, we thank you, you’re both mighty and merciful, we too as your people ask for the work of your delivering hand over this coronavirus. Deliver us from the evil of this hidden enemy and premature death, deliver our city (name your city) deliver our state (name your state) and together in unity of prayer, in one spirit, deliver our nation back to you.
We ask for a miraculous work of your hand over our nation; we plead the report of your atoning blood to speak across the state lines. We place our hope, our focus, and strength in the Holy Spirit and truth. We thank you and hold you to the integrity of your word that it shall not return void but will succeed in the matter in which it is sent for the greater glory of your name.
Isa 8:9 – Decree, listen closely Corona Virus, get ready… to be shattered!!!
Listen closely, even if you’re far away:
Get ready for battle—get ready to be battered;
get ready for battle—get ready to be shattered.
Isa. 1:28 – Decree the Corona Virus curve to be crushed, shattered, and ask for the warring angels to complete our petitions and prayers.
But those who arrogantly persist in doing wrong will be crushed.
Nevertheless, He saw their great struggle, took pity on them,
and heard their prayers;
A similar thing happens when we pray. We are weak and do not know how to pray, so the Spirit steps in and articulates prayers for us with groaning too profound for words
but fervent and persistent prayer for him (Peter) was being made to God by the church.
Amazing! The Lord has sent His messenger to rescue
When Peter came to his senses, he said, “Now I know for certain that the Lord has sent His angel and has rescued me.
We too, friends, will know for certain we have been rescued by the Lord Jesus Christ.
Col 4:2-6 – Encouragement with purposes to remain constant & continue to pray.
Pray, and keep praying. Be alert and thankful when you pray. And while you are at it, add us to your prayers. Pray that God would open doors and windows and minds and eyes and hearts for the word so we can go on telling the mystery of the Anointed, for this is exactly why I am currently imprisoned. Pray that I will proclaim this message clearly and fearlessly as I should.
Be wise when you engage with those outside the faith community; make the most of every moment and every encounter. When you speak the word, speak it gracefully (as if seasoned with salt), so you will know how to respond to everyone rightly.
The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you,
Deborah ~ 4 Unfolded Hearts Ministry