Gratitude Day 443

Wed., Apr. 22, 2020

Colossians 4:2: Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.

For those of us who aren’t doctors or nurses, first-responders or scientists, what are we to do in our current pandemic crisis? If we aren’t skilled at making PPE or a mortician or a caring for those shut-ins a nursing home, what devices to we bring to the crisis table?


It requires no special training or skills. No previous training or abilities are required. All that is needed is a heart who yearns to go to God and ask for help. Plead for intervention. Loudly … or quietly … makes your wishes known.

We say that we pray … but do we? Do we take more than 10 seconds in a day to quiet your hearts and minds and speak only and directly to God?

I pray that we do.

And now, I challenge you to extend that prayer time just a bit for the next 40 days and make praying for the current pandemic part of your daily prayer life.

It’s really quite simple. I’ve put together a 40 Days of Praying COVID-19 calendar. Every day, a specific item is listed for you to pray. There’s a second page where you can jot down a name or situation that you specifically prayed for that day. It’s just an easy way to keep you on track and mindful of what you are praying for. This allows you to go back through the list and pray for everything on your list anew each day.

How cool is that?

Please download this prayer guide. Print it off. Share with everyone you know, whether they are a prayer warrior or not. Let’s bath this pesky virus in prayer and see what happens. Let’s be watchful and thankful that we have the most important job of all during this pandemic: PRAYER.

For the ability to pray, I am grateful.

Blessings –


Almighty God – too often, we think of prayer as a last resort rather than a first resort. May this COVD-19 prayer calendar help keep us directed towards specific ways we can pray for the next 40 days. Thank you for this special way of communicating with You. Amen.

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