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COVID19 Call to Prayer – May 31: Praise the Lord

31 May 2021

2.2 MINS

1 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.
~ Psalm 103

My wife recently read this psalm to an elderly lady suffering from dementia.
It moved her to tears, because of its beauty and application to her situation.
The whole psalm is one of the most assuring and lovely things you will ever read.
Why not take some time today, just to sit down and read, meditate and be thankful?
It’s the best medicine you could get!

Ah, what a life is the life of a Christian!
Christ all for you, and you all for Him!
~ Flavell

Petition: Please join with us in praying for:

1. The World — The number of confirmed cases is 166,767,496 (+ 3,406,948; a drop of 12%).
The number of deaths of people with Covid-19 is 3,537,779 (up 81,104; – 1%).
The number of cases in India is declining.
There is growth however in Argentina, Columbia, Chile, South Africa, and Indonesia,
with concern that a new variant has been discovered in Vietnam.

2. Australia — There have been 30,098 cases in total (up 87 compared with 36 the week before).

State Total Cases Weekly Change TW/LW Total Deaths Change in Deaths TW/LW
ACT 124 0 (+0) 3 0
NSW 5,585 + 28 (+12) 54 0
NT 173 +2 (+2) 0 0
QLD 1,601 +17 (+12) 7 0
SA 754 +6 (+6) 4 0
TAS 234 + 0 (0) 13 0
VIC 20,593 +47 (+3) 820 0
WA 1,017 +1 (+1) 9 0

The big concern is Melbourne, which is again in lockdown after 47 locally acquired cases to date.
There are 19 people in hospital (+1), with 1 in ICU (+0).
There were 462,057 tests, with 0.2% positive. There are 102 active cases (+20).

3. Vaccine and Cures — There have been 1.84 billion vaccine doses (+201 million).
In Australia, the number is rapidly increasing, with over 4 million doses now given.
In Papua New Guinea, there have only been 11,000 doses.
The UK now has 95 out of 100 vaccinated.

4. Church — There has been a lot of positive press (for a change!) for the appointment of Kanishka Rafael as the new Anglican Archbishop of Sydney. As the son of a Sri Lankan immigrant mother, he ticks a lot of ‘secular’ cultural boxes. Give thanks for his faithfulness to the Lord, and pray that he will be used to influence and encourage all the Lord’s people.

5. Personal and Family — Pray for parents who are discouraged and disheartened when their children turn away from the faith they were brought up in. Pray for restoration and renewal.

A Prayer of Repentance:

Keep, we beseech You, O Lord, Your Church with Your perpetual mercy:
and because the frailty of man without You cannot but fall,
keep us ever by Your help from all things hurtful,
and lead us to all things profitable to our salvation;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
~ Book of Common Prayer

Song: Watch ten thousand worshippers sing this triumphant resurrection song in the Cairo Cave Church. Originally recorded at the 13.11.12 night of prayer, this was recently watched by 1.6 million people on SAT-7 ARABIC’s Facebook page.

A Prayer of Thanksgiving:

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 in His dominion.
Praise the LORD, my soul.
~ Psalm 103:19-22


Weekly devotions by David Robertson via Christians United — COVID19 Call to Prayer.[Photo by Mathew Schwartz on Unsplash]

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