Praying is a good thing. Always! For the believer prayer should be the first thing we go to. And yet we know that some prayers are more effective than others, at least to our human experience. So how should you pray during the COVID-19 crisis?
Within the past few days life for those of us living in the US has changed. In some other parts of the world this is nothing new. The current pandemic is a real threat – to the health of humans, and to our local, national, and worldwide economy. How do you battle fear over the coronavirus (COVID-19)?
You’re still frequently angry and bitter. Curse words are still coming out of your mouth. You keep satisfying your sexual desires in ways you know you shouldn’t. Selfishness and greed pop up every day. You seem incapable of acting with courage, listening well to others, forgiving, or loving well those closest to you. Is it human weakness? Are you undisciplined? Is it your personality? Why can’t I stop sinning?
If you have a child or grandchild, you’re watching them count the days until Christmas with great excitement and anticipation. If you’re tired or lonely you may also be counting the days – but for a very different reason. Far beyond waiting for Christmas, waiting is part of our experience as followers of Jesus. And it’s not easy.