As we navigate through our global COVID-19 crisis, we need helpful resources to respond in practical ways. We also need methods of encouraging each other. And we need prayer!
Intentional Living wants to come alongside you in prayer as we await the outcome of our global crisis. 10 Days of Prayers is a tool to help you pray through this crisis.
More About This Prayer Tool
10 Days of Prayers is a tool to engage prayer in a tangible, practical method during this pandemic time. The prayers are written out in the article below – BUT they are also a downloadable resource. The downloadable zip file contains both a 10-picture set (usable on your device) and a printable pdf arrangement. The set is beautifully formatted, creating an attractive set of prayer cards. Here is the set with a special FREE download offer.
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If you prefer your device, use the picture set. If you prefer hard copy, print a set on card stock and cut apart to carry with you, put on your family dinner table, or slip into your Bible. I think you’ll like the set. Pass this special prayer card offer on to others.
The content of 10 Days of Prayers focuses on 1. who God is and 2. what Scripture says – so you can safely apply the content to your heart during these uncertain COVID days.
How To Use The 10 Days of Prayers
10 Days of Prayers can be part of your private, daily prayers, or they can be shared with your family or house-hold group. If you are in a group, read one of the prayer cards together. Even children can participate. Take turns or divide the prayer between readers.
If you are by yourself, lift your heart in single, strong testimony of God’s unchanging goodness and love.
You can use these prayers anytime – perhaps to begin the day, or as the prayer at your main meal, or to close the day. Once you complete all the prayers, you can circulate back through again.
These prayers are inspired from Psalm 103 with specific verses referenced. I’m including Psalm 103 in its entirety at the end of these 10 prayers, below.
May you be blessed, encouraged, and filled with hope as you use these 10 Days of Prayers.
Thank You, God – Friend of people – for Your sweet companionship during these difficult global times. You said You would never leave us or forsake us. Thank You for new beginnings – each new day, every meal, encouraging conversations, tiny bits of good news, each positive perspective adopted by someone. These new beginnings help us stay focused and balanced. During these troubled times, we place ourselves in Your over-care . “We praise You with our souls, with all our inner beings. We praise Your holy name.” We love You back. (Ps. 103: 1)
Thank You, Creator of all things, for making us in Your image. You made it possible to know You and share Your joy each day. Because we are made in Your image, we can solve problems and find solutions. Please help humanity find a cure and vaccine in this pandemic. You know every detail of this viral threat. “We are mortals made from dust and our lives are short – like flowers in a field. You work righteousness and justice for all the oppressed.” Yet, You empower us to do great things in Your name. We trust You, and we love You back. (Ps. 103: 6, 14, 15)
Thank You, Father – Daddy – our Abba – for loving us as Your children. We praise You for giving us a place in Your royal family. Help us conduct ourselves like royalty even in these hard times. Enable us to reach for our best responses and for practical solutions. Since you created each person in Your image, may we always see Your likeness in one another and love each other as You love us. “As a father has compassion on his children, so You have compassion on those who respect You. You make Your ways known to us. Your righteousness is with our children . . . and their children as we all resolve to keep Your ways.” We love You back. (Ps. 103: 7, 13, 17, 18)
Thank You, Jesus – Emmanuel – for becoming one of us . . . God with us forever! It is unbelievable that You squeezed Your greatness into a tiny baby body to identify intimately with us. Flesh joined to flesh. You are our Brother, “slow to anger and abounding in love.” In these fear-filled days of unknowns, You bear the burdens we bring to You. Help us let go of them into Your excellent over-care. We thank You for sharing in our trials as a human and as God. As the God-man, You grew up as a visible person, a model of how to please our Heavenly Father. You show sincere compassion for our sufferings. Help us trust Your love deeply. Thank You for hope. We love You back. (Ps. 103: 8)
Thank you, Man of Joy, for teaching us about the “magic” of Your creation. Wonders surround us every day. Blessings co-exist even with our troubles. “You satisfy our desires with good things and renew our youth like the eagle’s.” Teach us to focus on Your good gifts, to hope in Your promises, and to live inside Your power. Open our eyes to see more of Your beauty. “Praise the Lord, all His works everywhere in His dominion.” We love You back. (Ps. 103: 5, 22)
Thank You, Man of Sorrows, for taking our sins away from us and absorbing them into Yourself on the cross. We are sorry for our wrong-doings. Please forgive us of all our sins and make us holy like Yourself. “You forgive all our sins. As far as the east is from the west, so far have You removed our sins from us.” Thank You for caring about our sorrows, our disappointments, and our losses. We have many of them on our globe today. You walk the path of suffering with us during this pandemic. We love You back. (Ps. 103: 3, 12)
Thank You, Spirit of God, for living inside our hearts as we trust Christ for salvation. We are Your “holy of holies.” What an undeserved privilege! You comfort our hearts as we lean into You in these desperate times. You never leave us, and You give us Your peace. Teach us God’s ways, and help us surrender increasingly each day. Teach us how to be a living sacrifice. Make us pure and holy like You are. “From everlasting to everlasting Your love is with us as we trust You deeply.” We love You back. (Ps. 103: 17)
Thank You, Shepherd, for Your rod and staff. They correct us when we slip off the path of faith. They scoot us forward when we are afraid. And they discipline us when we are self-sufficient and stubborn. Please use Your shepherd tools to keep us on a good path in these very hard times. We accept Your guidance, courage, and discipline. “You are slow to anger, abounding in love. You will not always accuse or harbor justified anger forever. And You do not treat us as our sins deserve.” So, we cling to Your love, and we love You back. (Ps. 103: 8, 9, 10)
Thank You, Healer, for Your miracle of intervention in our diseases and brokenness. During this global time of suffering and sickness, please heal Your children. We need Your touch on our bodies, minds, hearts, and perspectives. “You heal all our diseases and redeem our lives from the pit. You crown us with love and compassion. As high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is Your love for us as we trust You.” We accept Your gifts of hope and peace by faith. And we love You back. (Ps. 103: 3, 4, 11)
Thank you, our Shelter and Provider, for remembering our needs and supplying resources. At this time, every person on the earth needs You more than anything else. We need Your protection through shelter and provision. Because we need Your intervention in so many ways, we look to You. You have said that the one who trust in You will never be put to shame. “You satisfy our desires with good things. Your compassion and grace encourage our hearts. We praise You and remember all Your blessings.” Thank You. We love You back. (Ps. 103: 2, 5, 8)
Psalm 103 – Inspiration for 10 Days of Prayers
This is the psalm that provides the foundation and inspiration for 10 Days of Prayers. It wonderfully expresses praise for who God is and the way He lovingly interacts with His children. God loves you – so much! May this psalm grow your love for Him.
Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
2 Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—
3 who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,
4 who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion,
5 who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
6 The Lord works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed.
7 He made known his ways to Moses, his deeds to the people of Israel:
8 The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.
9 He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever;
10 he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities.
11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him;
12 as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
13 As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;
14 for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust.
15 The life of mortals is like grass, they flourish like a flower of the field;
16 the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more.
17 But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children—
18 with those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts.
19 The Lord has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all.
20 Praise the Lord, you his angels, you mighty ones who do his bidding, who obey his word.
21 Praise the Lord, all his heavenly hosts, you his servants who do his will.
22 Praise the Lord, all his works everywhere
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