Socially Distancing from Everyone but God

Apr 3, 2020 by

by Tony Perkins, FRC: If God is trying to get people’s attention, a new Pew poll says He’s succeeding. Turns out, the coronavirus hasn’t just impacted people’s lives, it’s led to a growing outbreak of faith. Almost everyone agrees that the pandemic is significantly changing how they act. They don’t feel comfortable in crowds, they avoid parties, and they’re trying to stay away from places like restaurants. But it’s what Americans are doing...

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A Day to Fast and Pray: Saturday, April 4

Apr 3, 2020 by

By Julius Kim, The Gospel Coalition: […] Billions across the world have watched with dread as COVID-19 continues to spread—infecting hundreds of thousands and greatly disrupting the lives of most of the world’s population. Much has already been lost, and the uncertainty of what more can be lost—and when it will stop—leaves people deeply anxious. For many, the scariest feeling of all is helplessness. But we worship a mighty and sovereign God who is not helpless. We cry out to him in our...

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Pew Research Center: Majority of Americans respond to the Coronavirus with prayer

Apr 1, 2020 by

from Anglican Ink: As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to rise and schools, workplaces and public gathering spaces across the United States remain closed, a new Pew Research Center survey finds that the coronavirus outbreak is having profound impacts on the personal lives of Americans in a variety of ways. Nearly nine-in-ten U.S. adults say their life has changed at least a little as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, including 44% who say their life has changed in a major way....

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When coronavirus comes to persecuted Christians—and how you can pray

Mar 28, 2020 by

from Open Doors: Across the world, nations are fighting the coronavirus outbreak as increasing numbers of countries go on lockdown, closing restaurants, stores, schools and workplaces. But in some countries—where Christians are devalued, discriminated against and even attacked for their faith—the outbreak has hidden consequences. In these places where leaving your family’s religion to follow Jesus is considered betrayal, such as India or North Africa, or is against the law (Iran, Brunei, North...

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Archbishop of Canterbury backs worldwide call for Christians to say the Lord’s Prayer

Mar 25, 2020 by

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has given his backing to a call from the Pope for Christians across the world to join in saying the Lord’s Prayer as part of the response to the coronavirus pandemic. Pope Francis has invited Christian leaders and congregations worldwide to pray the Lord’s Prayer simultaneously at noon Rome time (11am UK) on Wednesday, on the Feast of the Annunciation. The Church of England is encouraging everyone to share a photo or video using #PrayTogether....

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The Suffering Church and a Call to Prayer and Fasting

Mar 25, 2020 by

By Faith McDonnell, Gafcon: […] A group of church leaders in East Africa are looking at the crises facing the world today with both faith and determination. If COVID-19 can spread across the globe, why cannot a movement of God spread across the globe? If those with COVID-19 can infect an average of 3 or 4 others, why cannot those with the power of Christ and the Holy Spirit infect 3 or 4 others? We have seen the contagious character of a deadly virus. Can we create a #prayercontagion? Because...

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