For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
Romans 14:17 (ESV)
…And provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of His splendor. They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations.
Isaiah 61:3-4 (NIV)
How beautiful upon the mountains
are the feet of him who brings good news,
who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness,
who publishes salvation,
who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.”
Isaiah 52:7 (ESV)
And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness.
Acts 4:31 (ESV)
Lord Jesus, thank You for planting us in Your Father’s Kingdom. Through Your great salvation, we have received the righteousness, peace, and joy we need to thrive in the midst of the trial and tumult currently shaking our world. We ask that Your divine peace will settle over our broken world and supernatural grace will sustain those who have suffered great loss during this pandemic.
Father, in the name of Your Son Jesus, we ask You to release Your peace into our world to replace the panic. Release Your comfort to alleviate the grief and sorrow in the hurting hearts of mankind.
Heavenly Father, we are also thankful for Your promise to rebuild, repair, and raise up broken and ruined places. You are filled with compassion for the struggle of humanity. We are confident Your heart has been moved by the devastation wrought by COVID-19.
Father, in the name of Your Son Jesus, we ask You to eradicate this virus, provide supernaturally for the many affected, and heal shattered hearts worldwide.
Lord, wherever Your Kingdom is proclaimed and established, there is healing. As we approach Pentecost Sunday, we ask for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Your Church and the world we have been called to reach. Grant us the boldness we need to clearly proclaim Your Word with power and confidence.
Lord, send a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit to embolden us to powerfully proclaim the message of the Gospel. We pray this in the name of Your dear Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.