So what if we are praying for God to heal our land of the Coronavirus but our prayers are blocked?
Greetings again beloved and Shalom!
I want to share a very *simple yet important* thought with you now. Listen; many times our prayers can't even go as high as the ceiling much less a drone.
Jesus taught us that when we pray we should say ... "Forgive us our debts as we forgive OUR DEBTORS. I submit to you that we disqualify ourselves, not only for God's forgiveness of our sins, but also from receiving answers to our prayers.
In Matthew 18 v 21 and 22 Peter said Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, *Until seventy times seven.*
The sad thing is, unforgiveness is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die... and bitterness is like acid; it does more harm to the container in which it is stored, than the object on which it is poured. But most importantly, it blocks your answers to prayers.
So let's pray for a divine intervention in this COVID19 crisis but remember, let it go.
Come on!!! LET IT GO! If you want answers to your prayers, let go and let God! AS a matter of fact we have to forgive and forget. Yup! That doesn't mean you won't remember the incident that caused the hurt, but what it means is, is that you will not feel the hurt whenever you see the offender or remember what they did. That's when you know you're truly healed.
And you know what? It's a good time to do this because we all tend to tune-in to our spiritual side more that usual in times like these.
Forgive and forget that pain-producing event then pray that God will not allow His chosen generation to die by this plague.
Father we come to you now in the matchless name of your dear Son Jesus Christ.
I honour you because of who you are. And Lord I pray for your peace to flood my soul in this time of panic and fear. Abba, I have no reason to fear because I belong to you and you promised never to leave me alone.
So dear Lord, I choose to walk in faith and not in fear. I choose to forgive and forget the hurts and pain that others caused me to experience in the past.
I'm no longer enslaved to bitterness. I will walk and live in freedom by the power of your love.
Thank you Father. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen!
Bishop Dr. C. Everton Thomas OD