Asking God for Mercy and Deliverance

By Waylon Bailey

I want to encourage you to fight this virus attacking the world by praying for God’s mercy and deliverance.

I read recently that 70% of Americans are praying for health and protection. Therefore, a lot of us are praying in this way. Could I ask you take this a step farther?

I want to ask you to pray morning and night for God’s deliverance for the virus that is attacking America and the world.

Many people around the world are praying at 7:14 AM and PM for God’s blessings. Martha and I have set the alarm on our phones to remind us to pray each morning and night. Since we are staying at home in accord with our governor’s request, we are having the joy of praying together. Soon, we hope to move to some of our friends and fellow believers both near and far.

We pray at 7:14 because of God’s promise in 2 Chronicles 7:14, “If my people who are called by my name humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin, and will hear their land.”

It is time for believers in America and around the world to unite to plead with God to heal our land.

I am tremendously encouraged to know that people around the world are praying together in the name of Jesus.

Locally, I am involved with people all over the New Orleans region who are banding together to pray. We are doing so across denominational lines as we appeal to God to heal our land.

We are praying the elements of 2 Chronicles 7:14: God’s people, humbling themselves, praying, seeking God, turning from their wicked ways.

When we pray in this way, God promises to forgive our sin and heal our land.

Let us join together to pray.

Tomorrow I intend to look closely at this prayer.