What to Pray for this Holy Week?

Now that many communities are back to Enhanced Community Quarantine, a lot of people are left wondering: when will this pandemic end? 

Nobody knows for sure, except God.  

But if there is one thing you can be sure of, it is this: God hears prayers. That’s why this Holy Week, take this perfect opportunity to pause, ponder, and pray.  

As God says in 2 Chronicles 7:14 NIV, “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”   

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  1. Pray for your family

“Heavenly Father, thank You for everything that You have done and continue to do in the lives of my loved ones. 

I trust that You love them more than I do, and You are willing to take away any fear, any sickness, or anxiety that they feel. Thank You for drawing them close to Your heart, and I pray that You will continue to protect, bless, and meet them in their point of need.” 

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  1. Pray for frontliners and all essential workers 

“Lord, amid the lifesaving work of our frontliners, health experts, and essential workers, we know that they are exhausted. They’re risking their lives in the front lines while barely having the time to look after themselves or their own families. But Lord, we know that their work is not in vain! 

We ask for your mighty hands to sustain and protect them. Thank You for pouring out Your grace, mercy, and provision to their families. I declare that You will restore them physically, mentally, and most importantly, spiritually.” 

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  1. Pray for COVID-19 affected families 

“Heavenly Father, I may not know all their names, but they surely need Your loving grace. May Your healing power surround each and every COVID-19 patient and comfort their families.  

We also remember our kababayans who lost their jobs and those who are struggling or hurting. Father, strengthen and bless them, and allow them to see the hope that is in You! Lord, I pray for the revival of Your people, and I claim that they will encounter Your saving love during this crisis.” 

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  1. Pray for the Philippines and the world

“God, I pray for our country’s leaders – from the highest seat up to the leaders in our barangays. We lift them up to You and pray that they may reflect Your wisdom and compassion to people, and not be swayed by selfish interests. 

At this very moment, Father, may You touch the hearts of all the world leaders so they will work in harmony. Give them the courage to make bold decisions according to Your will, and according to what is good and pleasing to You. May You use this time to turn their eyes upon You.” 

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  1. Pray for God’s family

“Lord, even in trying times, I pray that the gospel will be proclaimed and that Your people will be even more strengthened to do Your work. 

I pray for the body of Christ and trust that You will bless and keep all church leaders, missionaries, and everyone involved in Your ministry. Heavenly Father, I pray that every worker will be salt and light in their respective churches and communities! 

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  1. Pray for faith and personal guidance from God 

“Heavenly Father, we’re back to ECQ without the end in sight, but I praise You, Lord, for sustaining me through and through! 

I pray that Your loving grace will continue to guide all my decisions, comfort me, and cover me every day as You strengthen my faith. Help me be strong and courageous, and to always wear Your full armor of God.  

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May You open my eyes to the plight of others and grant me opportunities to help those who are in need. Here I am Father, use me as a channel of Your love, grace, and mercy to the people around me! 

Ultimately, I pray that love and compassion will spread like a pandemic and that people will seek Your presence in times of crisis. I declare that in Your perfect time, the world will conquer COVID-19. I declare and believe that You – Jesus Christ, the living God – is greater than any crisis! 

Thank you, Father! All these we ask in Jesus’ mighty name. Amen!” 

Rediscover and celebrate the risen God’s victory this Holy Week! Download CBN Asia’s Holy Week Devotional, The Hope for RedemptionVisit this page and complete the form to receive your FREE copy! 

If you need prayers and encouragement right now, you may send your prayer requests to CBN Asia Prayer Center or call 8-737-0-700 and we would love to pray for you. 

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