CORONAVIRUS

RESPONSE



DBC Family

 

As we are all increasingly aware of the spread of Covid-19 (coronavirus) both on a local and global level, we wanted to highlight some spiritual and practical pointers for each one of us – particularly as we think about our calling to be disciples who make disciples within the gathered and outreach times we have within the life of the church.


We are thankful to the Baptist Union of Scotland (BUS) and their spiritual recommendations for churches in the midst of this crisis. Specifically the call to be;


1. Trusting God and being agents of peace to others.

2. Finding people who are affected and offering practical support.

3. Giving special attention to health care workers of whom much is demanded.

4. People of prayer.


Like all of life, there is a vertical and horizontal dimension to how we respond to this crisis. We would encourage you to pray through each of these four points above; asking God for His power, seeking God for His wisdom, believing that in Christ you can make a Kingdom difference to others. This is an unprecedented season of life and there will be regular opportunities to show others why Jesus really is the Greatest News in the world!


We need not be afraid. In Paul’s letter to the church in Philippi he writes these powerful words; “Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” (Phil 4:6-7)

 

What a promise! What a Saviour! We love each one of you and pray for you all regularly.


Mark, Paul, TJ

BUS Prayer in the midst of Coronavirus Crisis

 

Lord, Jesus Christ, we come to you carrying the fears and uncertainties of this current crisis, hearing your invitation to cast all our cares on you. 

 

Jesus, the Great Healer,
for those suffering the symptoms of coronavirus, bring recovery, immunity and new strength. 

 

Jesus, the Prince of Peace
for those full of fear at what might come to pass, let the knowledge of your presence calm their troubled hearts.

 

Jesus, the Servant of All,
for those providing health care in these demanding times, give strength, skill and support. 

 

Jesus, Lord of the Church,
For the sake of your world and the glory of your name, raise us up for deeds of compassion and mercy in these days. 

 

Jesus, Crucified and Risen Saviour,
may your power be made known, for the blessing of your world and the glory of your name. 

 

Amen