But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. — 1 Peter 2:9 (ESV) Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. — Hebrews 4:16 (ESV) The Prayer THE PRAYER Lord, we humble ourselves before You today in prayer. Our hearts are saddened by the reports coming from our own nation and around the world of the continued spread and devastation of COVID-19. Today, we draw near to Your “throne of grace” in confidence and faith knowing You will hear our prayer. Your Word says that though we were a people who once were in “darkness” without You, You were merciful to us and called us out of darkness and into Your “marvelous light.” You made us “a royal priesthood, a holy nation.” You are a God who is full of mercy, compassion, and grace. You said we can “receive mercy” in our “time of need.” We need Your help. We cry out to You, because our world is in a desperate place. COVID-19 has created a dire time of need, but we are standing in faith on the promises of Your Word. Today, we are believing that as you appointed the Old Testament priests to stand in the gap as intercessors to see plagues and disease eradicated, so You will use the Church to intercede and see COVID-19 eradicated from the earth. Therefore, we stand together as Your royal priesthood, and take authority over the COVID-19 virus. We pray COVID-19 will BE ERADICATED ; the victims will BE HEALED ; the doctors, nurses, scientists, first responders, and the vulnerable will BE PROTECTED . WE ASK ALL THESE THINGS IN YOUR NAME, JESUS. AMEN!