Coronavirus Global Prayer Devotion – 19 April 2020
Prayer focus – REPENTANCE
(Greek – Metanoia -change of heart, 180 degrees turn )
Father this day we humble ourselves before You, for Lord You are gracious and compassionate. You will not turn Your face from us if we return to You. (2 Chronicles 30:9 b)
Lord all of us, as the nations of the world have sinned against You. We want to repent of our own and our nations sins before You our God.
(Take time to examine your own hearts and lives before the Lord – ask His Holy Spirit to show you the sins and condition of your own heart – and as He does it – repent from deep within – remembering that our God is a holy God)
Lord Your word says that when You shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence (coronavirus) among Your people, if we, Your people, who are called by Your name, will humble ourselves and pray and seek Your face and turn from our own wicked ways, then You will hear from heaven, and will forgive our sins and will heal our land.(2 Chronicles 7:13,14 )
Father You called king David a man after Your own heart. (Acts 13:22) Oh Lord he also sinned against You and today we want to use his words of repentance in Psalm 51 to repent to You, our God.
“Lord Have mercy on us , Oh God, because of Your unfailing love. Because of Your great compassion, blot out the stain of our sins. Wash us clean from our guilt. Purify us from our sins. For we recognise our rebellion; it haunts us day and night. Against You, and You alone, have we sinned; we have done what is evil in Your sight. You will be proved right in what You say, and Your judgment against us is just. For we were born sinners — yes, from the moment our mothers conceived us . But You desire honesty from the womb, teaching us wisdom even there. Purify us from our sins, and we will be clean; wash us , and we will be whiter than snow. Oh, give us back our joy again; You have broken us – now let us rejoice. Don’t keep looking at our sins. Remove the stain of our guilt. Create in us a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within us. Do not banish us from Your presence, and don’t take Your Holy Spirit from us. Restore to us the joy of Your salvation, and make us willing to obey You. Then we will teach Your ways to rebels, and they will return to You. (Psalms 51 :1-13 NLT)
Forgive us for shedding blood, O God who saves; then we will joyfully sing of Your forgiveness.(Psalms 51 :14 NLT) Forgive us Lord for all the unborn babies that our nations have killed. Forgive us for all the murders and for all the innocent blood spilled. For the blood spilled in wars. Forgive us also for the hatred against one another.
Lord forgive us for our pride – for thinking that we are better than others, for not bowing our knees to You the Creator of all. Lord forgive us for judging one another, You have not called us to judge but to love with a love that covers and heals. (Matthew 7:1,1 Peter 4:8) Lord forgive us for not loving You or one another – we broke the two most important commandments that You have given us. Yes Lord we broke the royal law.(Matthew 22:36-40, James 2:8 )
Lord forgive us for our unbelief.(John16:9,Hebrews 3:12)
Lord forgive us for our hard, wicked hearts and the wicked words spoken over our lips. (Proverbs 10:19)For Lord it is from out of our hearts that evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, wickedness, deceit, lustful desires, envy, slander, pride, foolishness and all vile things come from.( Mark 7:21-23 NLT)Lord forgive us! Lord cleanse our hearts.
Father forgive us for putting our trust in men and not in You! (Psalms 118:8)
Father forgive us for the stealing, the corruption and the many broken covenants – our yes is not yes and our no is not no – we lie and deceive, forgive us. (Matthew 5:37)
Lord forgive us for falling into the same sins as Sodom – who You destroyed. For behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had arrogance, abundant food and careless ease, but she did not help the poor and needy.(Ezekiel 16:49). Lord have great mercy – forgive us Lord for not caring for the poor and the needy. Open our hearts in this time to love and care for them as many are suffering even more because of this virus.
Lord forgive us for our sexual immorality and idolatry -Forgive us Lord we have sinned Your word says – that wrongdoers will not inherit Your kingdom. Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.(1 Corinthians 6:9-10 NIV) Oh Lord have mercy we are guilty of all these sins and we ask that You would forgive us in Your great mercy! Lord we ask that Your Holy Spirit would convict many across the earth of their sins – Lord in Your great mercy bring them to repentance. Lord let them turn to You.
Forgive us for our occult practices – for worshiping and sacrificing to demons (Deuteronomy 32:17). For witchcraft, divination, sorcery, ancestral worship, talking to mediums – Lord we provoked You to anger , forgive us. ( 2 Chronicles 33:6)Lord cleanse our nations and the land we live on.
Unseal our lips, O Lord, that our mouths may praise You. You do not desire a sacrifice, or we would offer one. You do not want a burnt offering. The sacrifice You desire are broken spirits. You will not reject broken and repentant hearts , Oh God. Look with favour on us and help us …”
(Psalms 51: 15-17 NLT)
Oh Lord we have sinned before You, please accept our repentance and heal our nations. Lord please destroy this coronavirus pestilence across the nations.
We pray this in the Name above all Names , the Name of our Saviour