Covid-19 Prayer

Chief Rabbi composes special prayer to halt plague

The Rishon L’Tzion, Israel’s Chief Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef composed a special prayer to stop the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic.
The prayer should be said when the Holy Ark is opened on Shabbat, Mondays, and Thursdays when the Torah is read publicly:
May it be Thy Will our G-d and G-d and our ancestors, that You be overcome with mercy upon all the world’s inhabitants and upon the inhabitants of this land, and protect them from all the harsh and evil decrees that may visit the world, and rescue us from every sickness, disease, plague, and epidemic. May all patients infected with the disease be completely cured. To You O G-d is the Greatness and the Rigor, the Splendor and the Eternity and the Majesty, because all in Heaven and Earth to You do individually concede the Kingship and the Authority, and in Your hands is the soul of all living and the spirit within all flesh, and it is in your Power and Strength to grow and strengthen and cure humanity to the utmost, to the most minuscule reaches of the spirit, and nothing is beyond Your Ability.
 
Therefore, may it be Thy Will O Faithful G-d, Father of Mercy, Healer of all ills among His People Israel, You Who are the Faithful Healer: Send healing and cure, and act with utmost kindness, pardon, and compassion to all patients infected with this disease.
 
Please O G-d, may Your Mercy awaken upon all inhabitants of the world and all Your People Israel. Please alight Thine Throne of Judgement and sit upon the Throne of Mercy, and go beyond the letter of the law to abolish all harsh and evil decrees. “And Pinchas arose and prayed and the plague was halted.”
 
And decree upon us good judgments, salvation, and consolation for the sake of Thy Mercy, and tear up our evil decree, and may our good points hold prominence before you; Arise, help us and redeem us for the sake of Your Kindness.
 
Hear now please the voice of our plea, for You hear the prayers of all; Blessed is He Who hears prayer.
 
May the utterances of my mouth and the reasoning within my heart find favor before You, O L-rd my Rock and Salvation.
 
And may it be fulfilled within us the Bible verse that says: “All the sickness I placed upon Egypt I shall not place upon you, for I am the L-rd your Healer,” Amen. 
The Rishon L’Tzion, Israel’s Chief Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef composed a special prayer to stop the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic.
The prayer should be said when the Holy Ark is opened on Shabbat, Mondays, and Thursdays when the Torah is read publicly:
May it be Thy Will our G-d and G-d and our ancestors, that You be overcome with mercy upon all the world’s inhabitants and upon the inhabitants of this land, and protect them from all the harsh and evil decrees that may visit the world, and rescue us from every sickness, disease, plague, and epidemic. May all patients infected with the disease be completely cured. To You O G-d is the Greatness and the Rigor, the Splendor and the Eternity and the Majesty, because all in Heaven and Earth to You do individually concede the Kingship and the Authority, and in Your hands is the soul of all living and the spirit within all flesh, and it is in your Power and Strength to grow and strengthen and cure humanity to the utmost, to the most minuscule reaches of the spirit, and nothing is beyond Your Ability.
 
Therefore, may it be Thy Will O Faithful G-d, Father of Mercy, Healer of all ills among His People Israel, You Who are the Faithful Healer: Send healing and cure, and act with utmost kindness, pardon, and compassion to all patients infected with this disease.
 
Please O G-d, may Your Mercy awaken upon all inhabitants of the world and all Your People Israel. Please alight Thine Throne of Judgement and sit upon the Throne of Mercy, and go beyond the letter of the law to abolish all harsh and evil decrees. “And Pinchas arose and prayed and the plague was halted.”
 
And decree upon us good judgments, salvation, and consolation for the sake of Thy Mercy, and tear up our evil decree, and may our good points hold prominence before you; Arise, help us and redeem us for the sake of Your Kindness.
 
Hear now please the voice of our plea, for You hear the prayers of all; Blessed is He Who hears prayer.
 
May the utterances of my mouth and the reasoning within my heart find favor before You, O L-rd my Rock and Salvation.
 
And may it be fulfilled within us the Bible verse that says: “All the sickness I placed upon Egypt I shall not place upon you, for I am the L-rd your Healer,” Amen. 

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Ten Ways to Pray for your Child

1. Pray for Faith
I pray that ______ will love the Lord with all of their heart, soul and mind and that they
would love their neighbor as themselves.
 
2. Pray for Growth
I pray that _______ would grow in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man.
 
3. Pray for Friendships
I pray that you will surround _______ with companions of character—friends that love at all
times, even through adversity.
 
4. Pray for a Future
I pray that you would give _____ a plan for a future of hope and prosperity.
 
5. Pray for Character
I pray that you would teach _____ to be loving, joyful, peaceful, patient, kind, good, gentle,
faithful, and self-controlled.
 
6. Pray for Safety
I pray that you will protect ______ from harm and disaster. I pray that you will command
your angels to guard _______ in all his/her ways.
 
7. Pray for Joy and Peace
I pray that the light of Your face would shine down on ________ and fill his/her heart with
joy. I pray that _______ would lie down and sleep in peace.
 
8. Pray for Strength Against Temptation
I pray for _______ to be alert and discerning, able to resist temptation, standing firm and
confident in his/her faith.
 
9. Pray for Humility
I pray that _______ will be humble and listen to his/her parents, teachers and coaches.
Keep him/her from rebellious thoughts and ways.
 
10.Pray for a Heart of Service
I pray for ______ to be motivated to serve and work wholeheartedly as if he/she was serving
and working for You

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Ten Ways to Pray for your Family


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How to Pray for your Congregational Leader

You want to pray, but you’re not sure how to pray for your Rabbi or Pastor. Listed below are 10 prayer requests that can help you start praying for them.
  • Insight into scripture and an understanding of how it applies to people today.
  • Protection from the work of Satan.
  • Help him keep a soft heart in the face of abrasive and abusive people.
  • His personal spiritual growth.
  • A successful ministry – however God defines success in his life.
  • Boldness to speak the truth, and grace to speak it with humility.
  • That he would persevere through whatever trial he is facing.
  • His children – that they will grow up with a positive impression of ministry.
  • That he would remain pure, and that his love for his wife would increase daily.
  • That you would know how to encourage him today.
Pray for Your R-A-B-B-I
 
Here’s another way to pray for your rabbi – especially if you have trouble remembering what to pray about. Use the letters of the word, R-A-B-B-I to remind you of specific prayer requests. For example:
R – Rest. Your rabbi needs rest. Pray that your rabbi will sleep well each night and that he will take enough time away from ministry so that he does not get worn out.
A – Adversity. Pray for your rabbi that he will be able to confront adversity with faith and endurance.
 
B – Boldness. Pray that your rabbi would walk boldly, confidently, and courageous, as he faces opposition from people and the adversary everyday.
 
B – Balance. Pray that your rabbi would maintain biblical balance and priorities in order, in his life and ministry, as it is easy to get of course trying to balance marriage, family and ministry.
 
I – Integrity. Pray that your rabbi would lead a life of integrity, that he will remain pure and honest in the face of constant pressure in an immoral culture.
Pray for Your P-A-S-T-O-R
 
Here’s another way to pray for your pastor – especially if you have trouble remembering what to pray about. Use the letters of the word, P-A-S-T-O-R to remind you of specific prayer requests. For example:
P – Purity. Pray that your pastor will remain pure in the face of constant pressure in an immoral culture.
A – Adversity. Pray for your pastor that he will be able to confront adversity with faith and endurance.
S – Strength. Most pastors work long hours and at least six days a week. Pray that he will have the strength to continue his ministry.
T – Teaching. Pray for your pastor that his teaching and preaching will be effective, powerful, and clear.
O – Organization. Your pastor has more to do than any one person can handle. Pray for your pastor that he will be able to prioritize correctly.
R – Rest. Your pastor needs rest. Pray that your pastor will sleep well each night and that he will take enough time away from ministry so that he does not get worn out.
 

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Prayer for Our Military

When we think of our fellow Americans serving in the military and the sacrifices their jobs place upon them and their families, we are in deep gratitude. During these desperate days let us be faithful prayer warriors on behalf of those who have committed themselves to defending America. Likewise let us Pray for the IDF, as they continue to defend Israel.
 
1. Protection – Psalm 34:7, Psalm 32:7
2. Wisdom – James 1:5
3. Peace – John 14:26, Philippians 4:7
4. Presence of YHVH – Psalm 46:1
5. Inner strength – Ephesians 3:16
6. Clear mind – II Timothy 1:7
7. Security – Psalm 17:8
8. Health for physical body – Philippians 4:13
9. Courage – Joshua 1:9
10. To help others – Philippians 2:3-4
11. To be aware of YHVH’s love for them – Psalm 42
12. Family concerns – I Peter 3:8
13. Rest – Matthew 11:28-29
14. Adjust to time change, sleep – Psalm 4:8
15. Unity in purpose – I Peter 3:8
16. Loneliness – Deuteronomy 3:16
17. Children of military – Isaiah 54:13, Psalm 68:5
18. Spouses of military – Isaiah 40:11
19. Patience while waiting – Psalm 33:20
20. YHVH directing their steps – Psalm 32:8
21. Diligent in their work – Colossians 3:23
22. Resist temptation – I Corinthians 10:13
23. Discernment – Philippians 1:9
24. Traveling safety – Psalm 121:7-8
25. Fighting depression – Psalm 42:5
26. Protection from evil – II Thessalonians 3:3
27. Encourage those around them – Proverbs 11:25
28. Personal prayer life – Jeremiah 33:3
29. Deliverance from the enemy – Psalm 31:15
30. Angels to guard them – Psalm 34:7
31. Persistence for the task – Galatians 6:9

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Prayer to End Abortion

Prayer to End Abortion

 

Lord God, I thank you today for the gift of my life,
And for the lives of all my brothers and sisters.
I know there is nothing that destroys more life than abortion,
Yet I rejoice that you have conquered death
by the Resurrection of Your Son.
I am ready to do my part in ending abortion.
Today I commit myself
Never to be silent,
Never to be passive,
Never to be forgetful of the unborn.
I commit myself to be active in the pro-life movement,
And never to stop defending life
Until all my brothers and sisters are protected,
And our nation once again becomes
A nation with liberty and justice
Not just for some, but for all,
Through Christ our Lord. Amen!

 


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