Urgent Prayer Alert: Coronavirus Outbreak

Join us as we pray for God to end the coronavirus and heal all those affected

China is suffering.

The coronavirus has claimed more than 1,300 lives and the number of people infected has grown to more than 48,000 cases. Entire cities have been shut down, including the city of Wuhan, where the virus is thought to have initially broken out. People are confined to their homes. Others are quarantined, separated from their families.

Our hearts are with the people of China. We are praying for God to intervene. And he is moving in the midst of tragedy.

Chinese Christian Community Unites Against Coronavirus

Since the coronavirus outbreak, churches in Wuhan and many cities and towns all over China, have suspended their gatherings. But that hasn’t stopped the church!

Although it is not possible to assemble in the church, worship services are pre-recorded on audio or video and sermons are being shared via social media channels to the church members.

Prayer is rising! Chinese church leaders are leading their congregations in united intercession for the sick, the health workers, and the authorities working to stop further spread of the virus.

But that’s not all. Many churches in China have donated funds to relief foundations like Amity Foundation, the Red Cross, and the National Three Self-Patriotic Movement, the governing body for the Protestant Christian church. These funds are being used to purchase and deliver medical supplies to the affected areas. In these dark days, we are seeing God’s love in action through the Chinese Christian community.

We too can support our Chinese brothers and sisters through our prayers. With the coronavirus spreading, we’re urging the global community of faith to pray. Join us as we pray for the following:

Pray For

  • China. Ask God to save this nation. Pray that no more lives will be lost as a result of this virus. Pray for their strength, wisdom, and comfort.
  • An end to the virus. Pray for God to stop the further spread of the coronavirus which has now been confirmed in 25 countries outside of China. Pray for wisdom for authorities.
  • Christian church in China. Pray for churches to be strengthened as they share the love and hope of Jesus with a nation gripped by fear.
  • Healing. Pray for healing for those affected by the virus. Pray that they’ll respond to treatment and recover quickly.
  • Medical Workers. Pray for the safety and endurance of all medical staff working to help the sick.
  • Quarantined patients. Pray for all quarantined patients to be comforted by God as they wait to be reunited with family.

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Nena Podbury
Nena Podbury

Nena Podbury is a Prayer Mobilization Associate at American Bible Society. Originally from the Bronx, she served in children’s ministry for 12 years doing Sidewalk Sunday School. Nena is married with two children, Noah and Emilia.

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