To assist in praying on CUFI’s Day of Prayer and Fasting concerning the COVID-19 coronavirus, we compiled a number of prayer pointers.

Please click here to view our broadcasts from our day of prayer on 18th March.

Then I proclaimed a fast there at the river of Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God, to seek from Him the right way for us and our little ones and all our possessions.

“So we fasted and entreated our God for this, and He answered our prayer.”
Ezra 8:21,23



Bless the Lord God, the God of Israel, whose glorious name will be forever (Ps. 17-19)
Come before Him confessing your sins and thanking Him for His forgiveness and mercy.
Pray that this nation, which is being humbled, will turn back to God. (2 Chronicles 7:14)
Pray that hearts will turn to Almighty God for help at this time of trial.
Pray that God will heal our land.


Remember that the Lord is a covenant keeping God and is faithful to keep His promises.
Thank God for who He is and for what He has done for you.
Remember that He is Creator and the giver of life.
Remember that there is safety in abiding under the shadow of the Almighty.
Remember that the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds (2 Corinthians 10:4)
Pray for God’s protection over this land, asking for His deliverance from this destructive virus.


Pray for God’s protection over your family.
Name those close to you and whoever God may place specifically on your heart.
Pray that you will have wisdom to decide where is essential to go to and what may not be priorities.

Intercede that God will protect this nation and that the virus will be stopped.
Intercede for specific nations that God may place on your heart, for example, China, Italy, Spain and others
Pray for Israel and for the peace of Jerusalem.

Pray for those most vulnerable in society, including the elderly and those with underlying illnesses.
Pray for the children we know – may they develop a strong faith in God through this experience.
Pray that those who are isolated physically, or feeling isolated emotionally, will find strength.



Pray for healing for those who are suffering with this illness, including those concerned that they may have symptoms. May the peace of God bring calm and comfort during this time.

Pray for those who are mourning the loss of a loved one.

Pray for those who have lost jobs or are struggling financially due to loss of work. May the Lord restore what the locusts have eaten.

Pray that those who are experiencing panic and anxiety will know your perfect peace. Pray against the spirit of fear that is sweeping the nation. Ask God for courage

Pray that those unable to attend church gatherings will experience the joy of God’s presence, even at home and have a sense of His love. Pray that the Church will emerge bolder and thirstier through this storm.



Pray for Godly wisdom for the government to know how to advise correctly for our well-being. Pray that our leaders will humble themselves to God and submit to His authority. Pray also for this nation’s economy and future prosperity. Amid the confusion and the chaos, pray for clarity.

Pray for those who work in the health service, for NHS staff, doctors, nurses and other staff working to care for those affected with long hours and at greater risk to themselves.

Pray for those whose vocation is to look after the elderly and other essential services that cannot stop in this outbreak.

Pray for the health of our Queen, the Prime Minister and government.


Reach out

Pray that our neighbours, our friends, family and colleagues will see the hope and compassion evidenced in those that place their trust in the Lord.

Pray for your next-door neighbour. See if there is anything you can do to help them and show God’s love to them.

Pray that we will all be examples of putting others before ourselves, to seek out those who are in greatest need.

Pray for your local community, for schools, businesses, restaurants and places where people gather. Pray that the disruption will soon come to an end.

Pray for your local church family, especially those who are in need or struggling right now.

Pray for those in church leadership, that they will have discernment in how the church can minister to the needs in the community.


Praise that God is still on the throne.

Praise that we are safe and secure in the certainty that our lives are not driven by fear but by the faithfulness of God who loves us.

Praise that God’s plan and purpose will come to pass.


Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.

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