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 will forgive their sin and heal their land.2 Chronicles 7:14
Now, the whole world is in crisis due to coronavirus outbreak. Everyone is trying their best, doing their part to reduce the spread of this virus. This is not something you say, “not my problem”.
This is everybody’s problem and so we all need to get involved to do all we can to ensure our own safety. This is because one person’s negligence can affect a whole lot of people.
How the coronavirus crisis is affecting us all
The thing about this pandemic is that it doesn’t matter if you don’t have the virus or you don’t personally know anyone who has it, it is still affecting us all one way or the other.
Right now, schools are on lockdown, churches and all other social gatherings are on hold. Even sporting events have been put on hold. People are advised to stay away from crowded areas and stay home. People have started working from home. Borders to other countries are being closed.
Sometimes, it feels like the whole world is shutting down because we need to put in place these measures to prevent the spread of the virus. Coronavirus is impacting our personal lives, our social lives and our economy.
These are all reasons why we need to pray to God for his healing mercies. We need God to heal our land and that means we have to do exactly what he says in 2 Chronicles 7:14.
God, please heal our land
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 will forgive their sin and heal their land.2 Chronicles 7:14
We are all praying to God to deliver us from coronavirus, but from the scripture above, we can see that we need to do a lot more than just pray if we actually want God to hear our prayers and heal us.
He said, “if My people who are called by My name”- this means that if we, as Christians would do these things, then he will hear us, forgive us and heal our land.
What must we do for God to heal our land
The scripture talks about 4 things we need to do for God to heal our land.
1. Humble ourselves
Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.”1 Peter 5:5
If we want to find mercy in the eyes of God, then we need to be humble. Humbling ourselves in the sight of God means being humble to all. We need to be submissive to one another. Whether, it’s the young, the old, the poor, the rich…we have to be humble to everybody if we want God’s grace on our land.
Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.1 John 5:14
If we want God to heal our land, then we need to pray. Prayer is communication between us and God. So we need to talk to God, we have to pray to Him if we want Him to heal our land.
Yes, God sees all we are going through and yes, He knows we need Him. But if we don’t pray to Him to ask for His help, it is like we are implying we can do it on our own. So He will watch us and wait for us to call on Him.
That is why it is important for us to pray about this crisis. When we pray to Him, it means we believe in Him and we believe He can heal our land.
3. Seek His face
And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.Jeremiah 29:13
The next thing we have to do is to Seek God. We need to seek God more than ever. We have to reach out to Him, find Him, draw closer to Him. If we do this, He will draw close to us too.
Usually.when we are going through bad times in life like this, we begin to question if God is there and He can see what we are going through. Well, the answer is YES. God is right here, all we have to do is to seek Him and we will find Him.
4. Turn from our wicked ways
And he spoke to the congregation, saying, “Depart now from the tents of these wicked men! Touch nothing of theirs, lest you be consumed in all their sins.”Numbers 16:26
Now, lastly, if we want to find favour in the eyes of God, then we have to turn from our wicked ways. We can’t be wicked to others and expect God to have mercy on us.
We have to live a righteous life and obey God’s commandments. We have to do what He wants if we want him to hear our plea. Turning from our wicked ways means, We acknowledge we are sinners and repent of our sins.
If we do all these with a sincere heart, then our Lord of mercy will hear us, forgive us and heal our land.
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We call on you today.
Please have mercy on us and listen to our plea.
Forgive us our sins and give us the strength
to turn away from our wrongdoings
So that we may come closer to You.
Father, our land is in crisis now.
Please don’t forsake us because of our sins.
Have mercy and deliver us from this coronavirus
Father, your children are panicking because of this.
We are dying Lord, please save us.
Forgive our sins and heal our land.
So that in the end, we will glorify your
name for hearing our plea.
In Jesus’ name, we pray.