March 31, 2020
Today’s devotion is based on Luke 18:1 where we hear Jesus saying to his disciples who were discouraged. You might want to read the parable verses 2-8.“And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart.
I firmly believe that during these testing times, God is calling us to humble ourselves, surrender ourselves, and rely on his strength and power instead of anything or anybody else, especially our own self. This pandemic is bigger than anything, many of us have ever faced, and regardless of the intelligence and expertise of human beings, our only hope lies in the love that God the Father has for us.
The most potent weapon we humans have at this time is prayer. None of you reading this devotion may possess the scientific expertise and skill to create a vaccine or organize medical or quarantine procedures. Still, each of us praying as one with Christians all over our planet can change the course of this pandemic. God listens to and responds to earnest prayer. That is his promise.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Father, Lord of all creation, seen and unseen, we are your children and you are our God. You are our hope, our strength, and our rock during this time, and you have given us authority through your Son to cry boldly for healing and renewal in your people and your creation. We come before you acknowledging our dependence on you. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.