THE CORONA VIRUS
PRAYERS AGAINST PLAGUES
Lord God, we pray for Your protection as we begin this day. You are the hiding place, and under Your wings we can always find refuge. Protect us from trouble wherever we go and keep evil and illness far away. No matter where we are, we look to You as Protector, the One Who fights for us every day. Your love and faithfulness, along with Your goodness and mercy, surround us daily, so WE will not fear whatever might come against us.
Our trust is in You, God, and we give thanks to You for Your love and protection.
St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world,
seeking the ruin of souls. Amen
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
April 12, 2020... Easter Sunday is coming...
IN TIMES OF TROUBLE
There are many things we seek protection from. As hard as you try to protect yourself from the evils of the world, you are never completely removed. Whatever the world sends your way, you must never lose your sense of reality. Keep your focus on Jesus Christ the true healer, then let your worries rest at the feet of God.
There is no problem too tough for God. When you mature spiritually, you awaken to the reality that fear is not productive. God rules all things, the path for your journey was written before you were born. Nothing in this world can overpower God’s plan or alter your divine path. The devil will try, folks will try, governments will try... but only “God’s will,” shall prevail.
We have nothing to fear but fear itself. Today, the schools are closed in Atlanta, a teacher in a school near me tested positive for the virus. While I was at the neighborhood Publix yesterday, many folks were wearing masks. While the medical experts say masks offer no protection, if it makes you feel comfortable and safe, that is what you should do. But the masks can hold bacteria and make you sick even if you have not been exposed.
As God’s children, living on earth.. we are vulnerable simply because we don’t know the truth. Not knowing what you fear is the worse kind of fear. My non-medical advice would be to drink plenty of water, wash your hands, drink hot liquids, and sanitize your work and home space. Bleach wipe your doorknobs, light switches, remote control, counter tops, tabletops, and cell phone. Once you do that, talk to God and place your worries in His hands, then let go.
Fear paralyzes, don’t let it stop you from living life.