Praying through a Pandemic – Book 1 – Our Initial Confinement

These past weeks have been an unprecedented time in most of our lives. The upheaval, confusion, isolation, conflict, grief and fear were widespread, but so, too, was creativity, renewal, and re-connection as we reinvented our lives.

While some of us have found insight and relief from pausing life as usual, others have been pressed into harrowing, unrelenting service, and still others have lost loved ones, ministries, businesses, or dreams.

I attempted to cope with the COVID19 pandemic as I have with most of my life – through turning to God’s Word, through prayer, and through writing. On March 18th, I began typing a daily prayer onto my Facebook status and readers responded, asking for more. And so, I continued to type a daily prayer (as I still do.)

On May 9th, our tiny state, Rhode Island, began Phase 1 of returning to life beyond COVID19. I decided then to compile all the prayers from our initial confinement into a pdf booklet that I could share with you. You can download a copy of Praying through a Pandemic – Book 1 – Our Initial Confinement by clicking HERE or the link at the end of this post.

I offer these prayers for your use as God leads. Please feel free to pray these prayers in your prayer time or just read them as an historical, spiritual record.

You are welcome to print the booklet and share it with others.

I invite you to share individual prayers as you feel led as long as you reference the booklet.

I would love it if you find value in these prayers and in my posts, if you would share my website with others and invite them to subscribe. When they do, they’ll receive the same free download.

May God bless you with His presence during this trial we endure together, yet apart, and with a fresh revelation through His Word of the work of Jesus Christ on the cross and of His vision for your life.

I often refer to you readers as loved ones because you are – wholly, lavishly loved by our infinitely wise God. Take heart in the words of our Lord Jesus who said, “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 ESV.

Pray without ceasing during this time of re-invention. God is faithful and will be with us through whatever may come. “For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised. For, ‘Yet a little while, and the coming one will come and will not delay; but my righteous one shall live by faith, and if he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him.’ But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls.” Hebrews 10:35-39 ESV

Praying through a Pandemic – Book 1 – Our initial confinement by Lori Stanley Roeleveld

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  1. Doris says:

    Thank you.

  2. […] PS. Here’s some great articles on prayer written by friends, Sandy Chambers on her site dedicated to prayer called Pray Waves, and Lori Stanley Roeleveld who has a free book on prayers during this crisis.  […]