History is unfolding before our eyes. A new coronavirus (COVID-19) disease is spreading around the world and has been officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. The outbreak of this disease is something we haven’t experienced before and it’s left many feeling fearful of the future for their jobs, community and loved ones.

As Christians, we are called to turn to God in times of fear and uncertainty just as we do in times of joy and celebration. The Pledge presents a Day of Hope on Thursday, March 26th. For 24 hours, we will pray for God’s heart of love, mercy, and truth to dwell in us and show us how to face the challenges posed by the new coronavirus. Each hour, we will focus our prayer on a different aspect of this disease. Together, we will stand strong in faith, unite in prayer, and remain grateful that we serve a God who listens.

You can opt into our text group by texting the word ‘hope’ to 88474. This will get you signed up to receive a text reminder each hour with that hour’s prayer focus.

Prayer Focus by Hour:

6 AM
Topic: Those infected with COVID-19
Pray against fear, anxiety, and feeling isolated.

7 AM
Topic: Those at high risk of developing COVID-19
Pray for those who are elderly, people with chronic health conditions.

8 AM
Topic: Caregivers, medical professionals
Pray for wisdom, strength, protection.

9 AM
Topic: Researchers working on a vaccine
Pray for important discoveries to be made and for God’s wisdom

10 AM
Topic: Workers who have lost jobs/wages
Pray for provision, for friends to rally to help. Pray against anxiety and fear.

11 AM
Topic: The church to lead the way
Pray that the church rises and leads in helping those that need it. Pray the church is unified as one church and a calming influence as we radiate light in the face of darkness and fear.

12 PM
Topic: Those who have fear or anxiety
Pray that God would calm fears in the chaos.

1 PM
Topic: Government leaders at all levels
Pray that our leaders would be led by God in making decisions, that politics would be put aside and they would work together as a united team.

2 PM
Topic: Parents
Pray that parents can calm fears and concerns of their children. Help parents find childcare if they still have to work outside of the home. Pray that parents are able to afford food for the extra meals at home.

3 PM
Topic: Children
Pray for children who are scared or don’t understand what is happening. Pray for children to embrace being quarantined from school or friends. Pray for children to be able to focus if doing school work remotely.

4 PM
Topic: First responders: Police, EMTs, Military, etc.
Pray that they are protected as they respond to ordinary emergency situations. Pray for protection and wisdom.

5 PM
Topic: Homeless
Pray that they stay safe from the virus and get the healthcare that they need. Pray for those that are fearful or have extreme anxiety about their situation.

6 PM
Topic: Those infected with COVID-19
Pray against fear, anxiety, feelings of isolation.

7 PM
Topic: Those at high risk of developing COVID-19
Pray for those who are elderly, people with chronic heart conditions

8 PM
Topic: Caregivers, medical professionals
Pray for wisdom, strength, protection.

9 PM
Topic: Researchers working on a vaccine
Pray for important discoveries to be made and for God’s wisdom

10 PM
Topic: Workers who have lost jobs/wages
Pray for provision, for friends to rally to help. Pray against anxiety and fear.

11 PM
Topic: The church to lead the way
Pray that the church rises and leads in helping those that need it. Pray the church is unified as one church and a calming influence as we radiate light in the face of darkness and fear.

12 AM
Topic: Those who have fear or anxiety
Pray that God would calm fears in the chaos.

1 AM
Topic: Government leaders at all levels
Pray that our leaders would be led by God in making decisions, that politics would be put aside and they would work together as a united team.

2 AM
Topic: Parents
Pray that parents can calm fears and concerns of their children. Help parents find childcare if they still have to work outside of the home. Pray that parents are able to afford food for the extra meals at home.

3 AM
Topic: Children
Pray for children who are scared or don’t understand what is happening. Pray for children to embrace being quarantined from school or friends. Pray for children to be able to focus if doing school work remotely.

4 AM
Topic: First responders: Police, EMTs, Military, etc.
Pray that they are protected as they respond to ordinary emergency situations. Pray for protection and wisdom.

5 AM
Topic: Homeless
Pray that they stay safe from the virus and get the healthcare that they need. Pray for those that are fearful or have extreme anxiety about their situation.