A call to prayer

One year on...

Let's pray for one another

February 28 marks one year since the COVID-19 outbreak here in Aotearoa. We are reminded to pray for one another during a time that is still difficult for many around the world. Below are some prayer points we encourage you to reflect on and pray over today.

Front-line Workers
Our front-line workers have been working extra hard over this past year. Pray that they will continue to be energized and thank God for their willingness to use their skills to help others. 

Gratitude
There are many things special to each of us that we are grateful for. Pray over something you are grateful for this year.

Health
People are still actively fighting COVID-19. Pray for recovery and healing of people affected by it.

Leadership
World leaders have had to make big decisions around COVID-19. Pray for wisdom and discernment in decision make for our country leaders and for world leaders. 

Loss
Many people lost loved ones in the last year. Pray for families and friends that are still grieving, that they may feel comforted and supported at this time.

Lockdowns resulted in people losing jobs and income. Pray for people who are still looking for work that they will find the right placement they need to provide for themselves and their families. 

Vulnerable Populations 
Communities living in poverty have been some of the worst affected by COVID-19. Pray for resilience and restoration.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 4:6-7