Prayer #28: For Wisdom for the Timing for Reducing and Eliminating Restrictions Due to the Coronavirus
As we move toward the month of May, there is a desire for many to see the restrictions that have been implemented to begin to be phased out. There is, however, much difference of opinion as to the timing of this. President Trump's Coronavirus Task Force recently released a 3-phase approach for gradually taking the restrictions off and, ultimately, reopening the economy. The decision to begin the process and to make the calls to move forward through each of the three phases is up to the governor of each state since restrictions were implemented by the governors and vary from state to state. So, we want to pray for God's wisdom for them for the right timing to begin and continue this process.
Pray that each governor would truly seek the wisdom of God, rather than rely on their own wisdom or that of their advisors. Pray for a clear understanding of the right timing to begin this process. Pray for careful monitoring once the process of re-opening has begun. And pray that the virus would not multiply as restrictions are relaxed. Pray that people would still exercise good caution even as restrictions begin to be removed.
Prov. 2:6: "For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding."