I turned each verse into a (sometimes paraphrased) prayer for you and your loved ones.
Philippians 4:6-7, “I and my family (call out there names) are anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, we let our requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard our hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
John 14:27, “Me and my family are left with God’s peace that He already gave to us because of all Jesus did, so I take it now by faith for us; peace that is not as the world gives does He give to us. We do not let not our hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”
Psalm 34:14, “My family and I choose to depart from evil and do good; Seek peace and pursue it.”
Colossians 3:15, “The peace of God rules my heart and each of my family members’, to which also we were called in one body; and we are thankful.”
2 Timothy 1:7, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind,” so I “dose” it to myself and loved ones like medicine, life, and health to our minds and bodies.”
Matthew 6:25-26, “My Lord Jesus told us not to worry about our lives, what we will eat or what we will drink; nor about our bodies, what we will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? I see God always takes care of the birds of the air, and I know me and my family are much more valuable to Him for He sent His Son to die for us. It’s pointless to worry for it will add nothing good at all.”
1 Corinthians 2:16, “For “who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ,” so I take this by faith and let Him and allow Him to rule our minds and hearts in full surrender.
1 Peter 5:7, “I cast all the cares regarding me and my family upon God, for He cares for us,” into the beyond capable hands of Almighty God, I commit them all.
Isaiah 26:3, “You will keep me and my loved ones in perfect peace, because our minds are stayed in You and we trust in You,” and You are Your Word, so we get it rooted in us deeply that the enemy cannot steal it from us nor shake us.
“For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?” (1 Samuel 17:26)
First, here are two articles (below) I recently read and agree with because of what I have been hearing from the Holy Spirit about the coronavirus as well as mounting evidence in the natural that it has insidious origins with evil intentions, the enemy using those who allow themselves to do his wicked desires. Those fools who say:
“There is no God.” They are corrupt, They have done abominable works, There is none who does good. The Lord looks down from heaven upon the children of men, To see if there are any who understand, who seek God. They have all turned aside, They have together become corrupt; There is none who does good, No, not one. Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge, Who eat up my people as they eat bread and do not call on the Lord?” (Psalm 14:1-4
As God’s people, we must never allow any evil to defy the armies of the living God, but we are seeing much evil abound right now. We are living in the last of the last days, so we must healthily question everything we see, hear, read, and are taught (including from pulpits) and pray, seek the Lord, search the scriptures, so we have eyes to see and ears to hear in every matter.
Yes, the virus is real but how it’s being represented worldwide is a farce with very evil intentions to gain control over the nations, with particular interest in destroying the United States of America. What the enemy and those submitted to him have meant for evil, God will use for the good of those who love Him (Romans 8:28). BUT we must pray, stay in faith, not fear, and take Him for His Word no matter what we see.
How do we defeat giants? This one in particular?
We pray like we’ve never prayed before and with fasting if possible healthwise. We are not a people who are called to fear, passivity, to lay down and die and accept the evil reports of men as well as their evil intentions.
Father, who are these uncircumcised Philistines that they should defy Your living armies? Give Your people, its leaders, this nation and the nations wisdom, discernment, eyes to see and ears to hear everything we NEED to know at this time. Shine Your light on every darkness and every perpetrator of it using this virus as weapon against us, Your people and all peoples, Lord our God. Cause all of what was meant for evil for the good of those who love You.
Do not let our enemies rejoice over us. We declare no weapon formed against us will prosper. We repent of every area this nation and the nations have given place to the devil. Your mercy is great towards those who fear You, and we greatly fear You, so for the sake of those who fear You, love You, and honor Your namesake have mercy on us, O God.
We plead the blood of Jesus Christ over us and ours and cover us and ours in Psalm 91 where no plague nor destruction will come nigh us as Your Word is literally a shield and armor around us. We only believe.
We bless this nation and the nations. We ask that You protect, revive, and speedily restore the United States economy and those of the world that we not enter into a depression. We ask that You draw many peoples unto You that they walk in faith not fear. We rebuke the spirit of suicide over this nation and the nations and that people trust You to provide and ask that You do so – all of our needs according to Your riches and glory – even if You must do so supernaturally as we have faith in You and Your Word.
We thank You for hearing our prayers and cries for help. We pray believing and taking for Your Word only. You are good and will be glorified in the earth in these times through Your children in Jesus’ name, amen.