No one living today had seen anything like this coming. Covid 19. An invisible virus made its way around the world. Having a deadly effect. Silently, insidiously invading the lungs and lives of hundreds of thousands of people. In addition to that reality was the inevitability of increased fear, anxiety, pain, and loss. What a sad, sobering reality we are living in at this time.
What was our recourse to be? How are we to deal with this pandemic pandemonium? Sit in front of our televisions, watching the 24/7 news stations receiving more frightening news? Stay glued to our devices for the next conspiracy theory, or bad news story about the lack of supplies, ventilators, or alas, the combustible nature of our hand sanitizers? What were we to do?
Then there was the need for social distancing, the shutdown of our jobs and business, causing more isolation than ever. The increase of depression, anxiety disorders, and a host of other mental health issues as if we didn’t already have a big enough problem with that all over the world before Covid19–it just seemed like humanity overload.
But there is an answer. We have a great recourse. PRAYER. The invisible, mighty power from God to invade the planet. To change the hearts and minds and lungs of all involved. Taking away the fear, anxiety, and pain, and helping us deal with the losses in this life as only prayer through Jesus Christ can do.
I saw this power in my experience as an RN in New York State during the crisis when I received a call from my staff at 7 am that one of my residents had a 106-degree fever. No emergency rooms would take him unless he couldn’t breathe. We were left with providing our own interventions to deal with the deadly effects of this intruding invader. I prayed. The staff prayed. We gave some Tylenol, yes. We implemented hydrotherapy and loaded his system with antiviral plant-based food combinations. Within hours his temperature returned to 98.7 and stayed there. Prayer. It’s powerful.
What would happen if we utilized the power of prayer at all times, in all situations, in season, out of season, fervently, and with total faith in God to do what only He can do according to His will?
He says in His word that if His people pray, He will heal the land. He says in His word that the effectual, fervent prayer of the righteous does much.
Why don’t you and I become an army of invaders just like the Covid19 virus and pray our way over the world, bringing about healing, a revival of true godliness and repentance to prepare the way for the Lord’s coming?
Further Study: 2 Chronicles 7:14, James 5:16