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This is a good time to encourage our children and young people to pray. I believe that one of the reasons God blesses us, in addition to loving us, is the Abraham blessing – I will bless you, so that you can bless others.
I think this is a good time to start talking about the fact that God has sent people to work in hospitals, ambulances, public health, governments, positions of authority. And to encourage our children and young people to pray blessings on these people so that they can bless those around them.
Let’s encourage them to bring Coronavirus before God and pray that God would resource the people who are fighting this. Saying: God, we’re acknowledging that sickness is here, but we’re also acknowledging that you provide people to treat sickness and to deal with it.
This is a good opportunity for us to encourage children and young people that while we may be small, we can pray for people who make a big difference. Whether or not our leaders are believers, this is an opportunity to remind ourselves and those we minister alongside to pray for the leaders of the land – for God to give them wisdom in what they’re doing.