It takes courage to live as well as to die. For the Christian, death is not the worst thing. Because of Christ’s substitutionary death for our sins and triumphant resurrection, death for the believer opens the door to an eternity with God and pleasures forevermore (Psa. 16:11). As the apostle Paul declared, to be with Christ is “far better” (Phil. 1:23).
But to live day after day facing uncertainty, trapped in a body wracked with pain or surrounded by harsh and unyielding circumstances, is often much harder to face with courage. The coronavirus pandemic has brought to us a season of uncertainty that is unlike any in recent memory. Schools have been closed, businesses have been shuttered, and everyday activities have been severely curtailed. Unprecedented numbers of Americans are now seeking courage for things they never imagined facing.
The apostle Paul exhorted believers to “be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God” (Phil. 4:6). This prayer guide is designed to help you take cover in the Lord in the midst of this uncertain and difficult time. Each day will present a brief meditation as well as suggested topics to focus on in prayer. The believer will find biblical encouragement to take cover in the promises and presence of God.
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