Since the end of 2019, the outbreak of pneumonia in Wuhan has been continuing. On 20 January new cases of Novel Coronavirus were reported across the country, and as the number of reported cases rise, the public gets constantly nervous about it.
China's Lunar New Year is about to begin, it is the year's busiest population mobility season. Human-to-human contact is the main mode of transmission of the epidemic; with such a large-scale movement of people, it is very easy for the disease to spread. So on a day when the whole country is worried about the disease, we Christians should also raise our hands to pray for the outbreak to be brought under control and for the people to return home safely and peacefully:
God our Heavenly Father, please use your Holy Spirit's hands to clean this land in person, please show mercy on this land to all the people you created. May your power cover and get rid of all the viruses, give the medical staff wisdom so that they can help every infected patient get an early recovery.
Personally watch over every health care worker and keep their physical and mental health safe even when they are exposed to a place with very high rate of cases; may your protection and care can also bring peace.
We ask our that Heavenly Father's hand touch the hearts of every patient so that their painful bodies will receive healing, and their panicked hearts will be comforted. Please get rid of their disease completely, freeing them from all diseases and pain and not leave them struggling in the abyss of pain.
God our Heavenly Father, on the occasion of this Spring Festival, may you keep every homecoming child safe and sound on the journey, and may the light of your Holy Spirit build a solid shield around them to resist all evils so that we can return in peace and security.
Father, when you help, none can resist! If you heal, we get healed, and if you save, we are saved. Creator Lord of Heaven and Earth, we ask you to watch over us, extend your holy hand to heal diseases on earth. We repent before you of all our sins, and ask you to clean this place with the blood of Christ and the true Way, and the epidemic will be prevented and quickly controlled.
May each of us look up to you with a seeking mind, being not afraid of the outbreak, and have peace from you. And we ask the Father to listen to our prayers, and may every one of your children raise their hands for this and offer sincere prayers for the people on this earth who are still suffering from disease.
In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen!
- Translated by Charlie Li