For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope. Romans 15:4 (NKJV)
Recently I was checking My TEA CUPP Prayers listing on Goodreads.com and discovered my daughter had left a comment! She said, “There could be another line in Ecclesiastes 3, ‘a verse for every purpose under heaven.’ Many good verses for any situation and encouragement in prayer. And my mom wrote it, so… :D”
So, of course, I had to return her compliment with Proverbs 31:29, “Many daughters have done well, But you excel them all.”
Truly there is a Bible verse for every situation, even for COVID19! I’m sure many of you have found such verses as you’ve endured this year and read your Bibles. Here are just a few I found..
…A time to embrace,
And a time to refrain from embracing. Ecclesiastes 3:5 (NKJV)
Those stuck in quarantine…
You have put away my acquaintances far from me;
You have made me an abomination to them;
I am shut up, and I cannot get out;
My eye wastes away because of affliction…Psalm 88:8-9 (NKJV)
The reason for the plague…
Thus they provoked Him to anger with their deeds,
And the plague broke out among them. Psalm 106:29 (NKJV)
Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Isaiah 5:30 (NKJV)
God promises us…
Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler
And from the perilous pestilence. Psalm 91:3 (NKJV)
No evil shall befall you,
Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling. Psalm 91:10 (NKJV)
Let this be our petition and our story…
Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble,
And He saved them out of their distresses. Psalm 107:19 (NKJV)
He sent His word and healed them,
And delivered them from their destructions.
Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness,
And for His wonderful works to the children of men! Psalm 107:20-21 (NKJV)
Our prayer for the USA after healing…
That they may know that this is Your hand—
That You, Lord, have done it! Psalm 109:27 (NKJV)
But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. 1 Peter 5:10 (NKJV)
Today’s TEA CUPP: What other verses can you find to help you through this COVID19 election year? Underline them in your Bible. Share them with a friend. Share them on Facebook. Most of all, use them as conversation starters as you share a TEA CUPP with Jesus.
The people who walked in darkness
Have seen a great light;
Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death,
Upon them a light has shined. Isaiah 9:2 (NKJV)
Dear Jesus, We ask that you shine Your light on our nation. We’ve been in the shadow of death this year with COVID19. We’ve been in the dark, wandering around in our sins. Forgive us, Jesus. Wash away our sins and hurts. Heal our land. Shine Your light into our hearts and clean out every corner. Fill us with Your Holy Spirit and help us shine for You, so others will see Your light. Please keep healing our President and his wife and every person who needs Your healing. Today I pray especially for________________. In Jesus’s precious Name we pray. Amen.
P.S. Please keep praying for THE GREAT REVIVAL, the last great revival before Jesus’ return, where many new hearts are brought into His Kingdom to welcome His coming. Will you join me in fasting every Tuesday, though the USA election on November 3, 2020? Our country needs our prayers now as much as ever.
Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982