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A Day of Prayer in Quarantine

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Let's Pray

Let's Pray

A Day To Pray!

When storms hit, we hear the word, pray, long after society threw it to the curb! During times of crisis, prayers swoop back to shore as though tides should never have permitted them to leave. But when storms pass, the act of unceasing prayer slips away as sinking sand.

Imagine the surprise when, in the early phase of the COVID crisis 2020, the White-house designated a day of prayer. A shock, an extraordinary event! Faith is not a call we often hear from our government. Unless they are throwing up their hands, Ironic, hierarchy turns to God’s unwavering power!

When people pray, they become a vessel for the influence of an omnipotent, knowing, and loving God to intervene. In the stillness, God is present, revealing ways to connect with Him! Once the connection is stable, we should move outward to share this love.

Social distancing orders have unsettled routines. Still, we need to honor the call to stay separated and safe while together. God allows for time to regroup, with novel methods of remaining close? There’s a heightened level of infighting and general banter. Why do we disappoint God?

This crisis intimidates, and people react. But we can choose faith over fear! As life humbles our fear reactions, the days trickle, causing people to share their stockpiles and generate results.

The fact is, loving others gets our focus off our fears. Love helps us to have a sense of safety. Keeping our minds away from the negatives allows us to use our energy for positive solutions. Even a person who isolates wants compassion. It’s time to build a connection. Maybe write a letter, share a song, leaving a gift on a porch, play a board game, pray for one another to win through with a renewed spirit.

But, the truth remains, a stockpile will waste if not shared! We become caught in the externals hoarding the clutter, finding it unnecessary to bring the hands and feet of Christ to others. God wants us to come to His altar. Let’s give up the idols of this life, trusting God as our ancestors before us! Wow, the stories of rebirth, growth, fortitude, and strength that came from wars, economic depressions, parables, and our Lord’s original flock of believers.

How insane? Toilet paper and hand sanitizer are our first issues of concern! There are places where freshwater is not available. In those countries, people must walk endless miles to a decent water source. Not only do they roam, but often with bare feet and a sweltering heat beating upon them. They move with servitude and gracious thankfulness to fill their jugs for their family.

Can we admit, to our first world experience, a collective spoiling and self-centeredness? We show a lack of composure when our comfort is altering in the slightest. I choose not to speak of divisions, as they are disconcerting when the focus needs to be on Godly pursuits! I try to serve as best I can. While flawed, I seek to see how God our Father wants us to move through this season of uncertainty.

There have been losses, financial burdens—everything out of whack. People are in a struggle with isolation. The emotional battles of mental health are significant as feelings present in a storm. We have concern for our elderly and the ill, unable to access their desires because of shutdowns or greed. There are disagreements as frustration mounts with the lack of balance in our communities. Are these novel problems? Blinding ourselves by driving with the music turned deafening! Take out the earbuds and get busy! We need to recognize work demands to continue!

During this stage, with limits for safety, reach out in tenderness. Pray for one another, share hope for the future, and encourage a focus on God and how he teaches us to love our neighbor. He provides our needs with fresh air to breathe, the sun to warm our faces, a meal, a smile, and even space to contemplate new ideas to use when things settle. Get yourself available for serving. Be mindful of prayer and how God will speak to you. He moves and benefits you in this season and the next. Be receptive to His desires for your future impact on Him!

Will You Stop And Pray With Me!

Will You Stop And Pray With Me!

Stop & Pray

We Must Stop And Pray!

I understand the genuine feelings of fear, anger, sadness, as when I first came upon my storm in life, I went through the grieving of loss and change. I often slip and revisit areas of moments that are not productive to my call to use God’s breath in my lungs. We can adjust our prayerful focus!

God Has A plan Trust Him

I’m an immune-compromised person who's been on a ventilator. So I get the fear! However, I will share God gives clarity in the storms! He has us in His capable hands. We can live knowing one day we join the paradise in praise when we are home with our Father.

I was alone in the veil with my battles. On my darkest days, the heavens were the brightest in my stillness. I tremble, but the Spirit is strong. When I failed and gave in to the assault, He lifted me above it to where I never wanted to leave His grasp. I pray everyone finds God in this storm. Listen, and God will guide you. He is with us! He speaks in the quiet with purpose and in-between the flesh and the heart.

There is a scramble out there. I’m not qualified to decipher the pros and cons of action, are you? For now, they call to mask and practice social distance in groups. We can do that in the interim during this unpredictable season and help reduce the progressing runaway virus with staunch limits. This act of sacrifice will save lives! Thus, we aid in decreasing the impact on the economy that can burden even further without intervention.

Essential workers need to continue to carry out tough decisions, with the ability to do their jobs! We can experience hope ahead of the tears if together we sit in Prayer. Believe it will quiet our hearts. My thoughts go to, I can produce more food for others, play with creativity, connect with family, clean and organize, and pray. We wait in prayerful concern for good to win. If we lose a house, we will double up and share one. We will distribute our talents and help one another. We live as children of God, knowing He has a perfect plan. For myself, it's not my first rodeo, nor yours. Remember, God has been there through every storm, crisis, and joy. Pray today and every day.

Be thankful for Days of Prayer! God meets us in the quiet and in the chaos. Are we listening?

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Comments

Kathy Henderson (author) from Pa on March 23, 2020:

Bill,

You're the sweetest, you stay safe and healthy too. Especially in Washington! We are praying for the world and hard-hit areas.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on March 23, 2020:

Sending a prayer your way. Stay safe and healthy, my friend, and thank you for the beauty you bring into the world through your words.

Kathy Henderson (author) from Pa on March 23, 2020:

Manatita44 -

Oh, I am so happy you listened to the song; it is a beautiful prayer. Yes, a few rough patches, and while they continue they have all become growth spurts in hindsight. How we are molded to lean on the Devine Power of God in storms. There we experienced His unfailing love, and while the flesh is weak, His power is made great in our weakness. Stay safe as we pray together.

Kathy Henderson (author) from Pa on March 23, 2020:

Thanks, Peggy, peace to you and yours, as we stand in faithfulness.

Hugs

manatita44 from london on March 23, 2020:

'Your laughter scatters my enemies.' What a line! Humour and even a smile is so powerful in spiritual living!

This is an exquisitely beautiful Hub and one saying all the right things as inspired from on High. Your words are powerful, so common sense and meaningful! We truly need more receptivity from humans.

I was one of those who welcomed the Day of Prayer. It is good to know that the Heart of powerful individuals are not dead and can respond positively to Light.

You seemed to have been through rough patches. Let us pray.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on March 23, 2020:

What a beautiful and insightful post to read now when we all need it the most. May God bless you and everyone worldwide as we navigate through this Covid-19 pandemic. I'll be sharing this! Thanks!

Kathy Henderson (author) from Pa on March 21, 2020:

Brenda,

Thanks for the comment. Yes, let's make every day a day of prayer.

Take care and God Bless.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on March 21, 2020:

Great Article.

I hope we can all make every day a Day of prayer.

We need something.

Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Henderson (author) from Pa on March 21, 2020:

Dora, Amen, all we need is love, and to love as God loves us. Take care of yourself, hugs.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on March 20, 2020:

Insightful and a great conclusion! Amen to your prayer that all things will work for good to those who love.

Kathy Henderson (author) from Pa on March 17, 2020:

Eric,

Nice to see your comment, this means you are well and able to post. Praise God. God is good in all things. His purpose will unfold in time. Thank you for your comment and stay safe.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on March 17, 2020:

Well done and right on point. The changes are quite strange. I like the truth that in prayer the rest does not really matter.

Kathy Henderson (author) from Pa on March 15, 2020:

Manatita,

How lovely to hear from someone so far from me. A beautiful reminder of how our words and prayers reach across the miles. Another example of how God is the mountain mover. Yes, prayer is a mighty powerful antidote in these times and all times. His living water is our sustenance.

Peace to you and blessings.

manatita44 from london on March 15, 2020:

A very sane and practical Hub. I just mentioned this in a Hub written by a Muslim, he too was talking of a sane approach.

When I heard the President speak of this last night, I was so happy! More, I say, not because of Covid 19, but because prayer is our birthright. We are souls and we need feeding, otherwise our youths will stagnate, like water. I'm happy if the message is getting through. Peace.

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