Dimapur, June 4: The Nagaland Baptist Church Council (NBCC) has called for a ‘Day of Prayer’ on June 7 (Sunday) from 7 am to 5 pm to seek God’s guidance as the State battles against the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a letter to all the Executive Secretaries/ Director of Baptist Associations under the council, NBCC general secretary Rev. Dr. Zelhou Keyho thanked God for the continuing witness of the associations and Churches in the fight against the pandemic by extending loving and caring services to the affected people.
“In this difficult time, I would like to encourage the churches and believers not to allow the circumstances brought about by COVID 19 to define them. Rather, let our faith and hope in Christ define and strengthen us as we face the challenges ahead. Indeed, our God is sovereign in all circumstances and we are called to keep hoping, worshiping and praying to Him,” he said.
Kayho appealed to the associations and their churches to let the ‘Day of Prayer’ on June 7 commence with the ringing of the Church bell at 7 am. He requested the association’s leaderships to plan in their own creative ways to sustain the Prayer Day.
Some prayer pointers given by the NBCC are pray for the response to the virus in Nagaland; pray that the virus will not spread to the community; pray for those who are spending time in quarantine or self-isolation; pray for God’s love, mercy and healing upon all who have been tested positive; pray for Government officials and decision makers who are leading through the crisis; pray for the protection of the health workers who are caring for those with COVID-19; pray for God to intervene to stop the spread of the virus.
“We stand in solidarity with all members of the Churches, their families and all who have tested positive. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time and may God grant you with all the wisdom and strength that you need for this time. May God bless you,” prayed the NBCC. (Page News Service)