A Response: Prayer for Coronavirus

The following prayers are taken from Pete Grieg 24/7 Global Prayer movement.

Lord, God Almighty, I ask You to protect us and our land from the spread of the coronavirus. You are all powerful and merciful, so this is my prayer:  “Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me, for in You I take refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of Your wings until the disaster has passed.” In Jesus name: Amen. (Ps 57:1)


Jehovah Shalom, Lord or Peace, I pray for those living in coronavirus hotspots and those currently in isolation. I pray they will know Your presence in their isolation, Your peace in their turmoil and Your patience in their waiting. God of Peace, You are powerful and merciful, so this is my prayer:

“May Your mercy come quickly to meet us, for we are in desperate need. Help us, God, our Saviour, for the glory of Your name:” In Jesus name: Amen. (Psalm 79:8)


God of all Comfort and Counsel, I pray for those who are grieving, reeling from the sudden loss of loved ones. I pray they will find fellowship with You in their suffering, Your comfort in their loss, and Your hope in their despair. I pray protection for the vulnerable and afraid, the frail, sick and elderly. God of all Comfort, You are powerful and merciful, so I pray: “He has delivered us from such a deadly peril and He will deliver us again. On Him we have set our hope that He will continue to deliver us.” In Jesus name: Amen (1 Corinthians 1:10)


Jehovah Rapha, God who heals, I pray You will render this virus powerless and I pray for all medical staff dealing with this crises. I pray You will give them strength in weariness, wisdom in diagnosis, compassion as they care and keep them safe from infection. I pray the researchers will find a cure, give them clarity, serendipity, and breakthrough. Bring Your light into the darkness, even as I pray: “Sovereign Lord, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for You.” In Jesus name: Amen. (Jer 32:17)


God of all Wisdom, I pray Your guidance for our leaders, the World Health Organisation, national governments, local representatives, heads of schools, hospitals and other institutions. During this time give them ability to contain this virus, faith beyond their own faith to fight fear, and strength beyond their strength to sustain vital services in these times. You are God of All power and mercy, so I pray: “God is our refuge and strength an ever present help in times of trouble. Therefore we will not fear”. In Jesus name: Amen (Psalm 46:1-2)


In the name of God Almighty, I bless this land and its peoples with the words of Ps 91. “For He will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease. He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armour and protection. Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies in the day. Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness, nor the disaster that strikes at midday. Make the Lord your refuge, make the Most High your shelter.” In Jesus name: Amen (Psalm 91:3-7,9)


El Shaddai, Lord God Almighty who loves, please manifest Your protection. Jesus Christ, Son of God who died to save, bring Your salvation. And Holy Spirit who brings order and hope from chaos, fill this land with Your presence and blessing for I pray: “The Lord will rescue me from ever evil attack and will bring me safely to His heavenly kingdom. To Him be the glory for ever and ever.” In Jesus name: Amen (2 Tim 4:18)