Many countries around the world are experiencing a shortage of essential supplies due to COVID-19. These items are increasingly required for people who are leaving their homes to go anywhere. If they walk the dog, go to the supermarket, or check their mail, they are required to wear a mask. The rapid depletion of masks and hand sanitizers has made it more difficult to keep up with daily activities. In five different areas, BGR partners are working in partnership with local churches to distribute 30,000 surgical masks and hand sanitizer. They hope to supply aid to an estimated 3,000 families through this distribution and also strengthen relationships between the churches and their local communities.
As communities around the world continue to grapple with the very present threat of the coronavirus, it’s only natural to feel a sense of fear and uncertainty. It’s easy during times like this to get lost in the chaos of the moment or give in to a sense of helplessness. My friend, I encourage you, instead, to lean into the truth of our loving heavenly Father who never leaves or forsakes us. Claim the power of prayer and join us as we face this trial from the position of our greatest strength—on our knees.
- Pray that those who receive the supplies will see the Love of God through those who are reaching out to help them.
- Pray for the churches to be strengthened by God’s Spirit as they minister to those affected by COVID-19.
- Pray that positive relationships will be developed between government officials and the churches as they coordinate relief efforts
- Pray for the leadership of schools, towns, states, and countries around the world, that they may be of calm and sound mind, able to make wise decisions for the well-being of those whom they serve.
- Pray for the medical professionals on the front lines of treatment and triage, as well as those searching for vaccines and other effective countermeasures. Pray that their heads will remain clear and that their bodies remain healthy and strong.
For the latest information on the outbreak, as well as tips on prevention, symptoms, and other questions you may have regarding the virus, please visit the CDC website.