Having to stay at home or “shelter in place” is the new reality for many people across the world. Time at home presents new opportunities and new challenges. For followers of Christ, an unhealthy scenario includes things like wasting time on boring activities, getting into conflict with your spouse and/or children, or falling into discouragement or depression.
On the other hand, this can be a time of restoration and renewal, and an opportunity– to spend time with family, connect to loved ones through social media, and catch up on neglected projects at home.
This is also a crucial time to be encouraged and strengthened in God’s Word, prayer, and worship.This is indeed a remarkable opportunity for prayer and intercession, but how will we use it? God’s people are called to prayer during this crisis! The power of prayer is real, and changes lives. With so many people facing crisis, sickness, death, or the loss of loved ones, how could we not pray?
Below are some areas to consider for prayer. A daily, structured time for prayer and reading can keep you from neglecting these opportunities and can keep you from falling into a couch potato format. Areas for prayer:...