Prayers for frontline workers in this fight against COVID-19. Pray for nurses, doctors, medical staff, grocery store workers, police, firefighters, paramedics, and all essential workers during this global pandemic. Pray for their health and safety.
Prayer for Front Line Workers during the Pandemic
Heavenly and Almighty God, who has all power and might to heal and protect. I pray today for the health and safety of all those on the frontlines of our fight against COVID-19. In particular, I pray for the doctors, nurses, and medical staff caring for the sick. Lord, protect them from exposure to this virus and keep them safe. Give them the strength to carry on each day, comforting their tired and weary hearts. Lord, I pray also for the first responders – police, firefighters, and paramedics – who keep us safe and continue to work in our communities. Keep them safe from the virus, so they can continue to serve and protect our cities. Lord, I also pray for the essential workers who didn’t expect to be on the front lines. Protect our grocery workers, store clerks, truck drivers, those who produce our essential goods, and all others serving our communities. Lord, support and encourage them, and keep them protected from this virus. Lord, there are many heroes in this battle, although none greater than you. For we have no power to face this virus and its impacts on our own, Lord, so we fix our eyes on you. We will not be afraid. We will not be discouraged. For you, Lord, are with us every step of the way. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
Psalm 91 (NIV)
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
Surely he will save you
from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.
If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
and you make the Most High your dwelling,
no harm will overtake you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
He will call on me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”