BT Daily: Coronavirus Prayer


[Darris McNeely] We’re all still watching
news about the coronavirus as it continues to spread among the nations. More than 80,000 people have been infected
by it, more than 3,000 people have died as of the last news report that I had on this
subject. And we are still very much fearful of where
it will go and what will happen even as nations such as the United States take the necessary
precautions to shield its citizens and to work toward a vaccine to ward this off. We’re not out of the woods yet, but there
is hope and there is reason to expect that we will see better days on this. An interesting picture came up on the internet
recently. In the United States, President Trump has
appointed Vice President Pence to head up the team, the task force that is dealing with
the coronavirus. In a meeting in the offices of the vice president,
before they began, they did something that you see on that picture there. They all bound their heads and they asked
a prayer. Pretty good thing, to ask prayer for something
like the coronavirus or any other type of a pandemic or serious national crisis and
emergency. It’s unbelievable, the criticism that came
as a result of this picture when it got posted on the internet and what people thought. Critics, people of different ideas about God,
Bible, religion, criticizing leaders praying for wisdom and for God’s hand and his intervention
in this world crisis that is developing this pandemic of coronavirus. It brought to mind a scripture. In 2 Chronicles 7:14, it says from God to
the people of Israel what to do at a time of crisis. It says, “If my people, who are called by
my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways,
then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” Those were God’s words to His people. Those were God’s words to any people, and
they are words that we should listen to today. I have no problem with the vice president
leading a group prayer as they try to tackle this problem, and seek a solution, and come
to a point for it. We should applaud that, and we all should
go to God and ask God to give us wisdom and to heal our land. There may be a bigger crisis that will hit
this land that will teach us this very same lesson, to call out to God, and to ask for
his mercy, and ask for his help. That’s “BT Daily.” Join us next time.

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