Today we say a special prayer for God’s strength upon all of our frontline healthcare workers, and everyone behind the scenes.
God promises to strengthen us when we put our faith in Him..
“But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. — Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)
“I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being”. — Apostle Paul’s letter to the Ephesians 3:16 (NIV)
From one end of the Bible to the other, we read of how God strengthens His people.
When the Israelites passed through the Red Sea, they praised the Lord, saying: “The Lord is my strength and my song.” (Exodus 15:2 NIV).
Deuteronomy 33:25 says: “As your days, so shall your strength be”.
Nehemiah 8:10 says, “Do not sorrow for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
Psalm 27:1 declares, “The Lord is my light and my salvation. Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Psalm 46:1 avows, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in time of need.”
Isaiah said, “Trust in the Lord forever, for in YAH, the Lord, is everlasting strength” (26:4).
Isaiah 40:31 promises that “those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”
The apostle Paul told us to “be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might” (Ephesians 6:10). “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,” he said in Philippians 4:13.
Throughout the Bible we find a simple formula: when the Word is declared, praise goes up, and faith goes out, and God goes forth to strengthen His people.
Today, as we honor the day of rest of our Lord, we uplift all of Samoa into the mighty hands of our Father in Heaven in prayers. We especially uplift all our first responders who are at the frontline of Samoa’s efforts to fight off the pandemic and minimise its effects on our people.
We pray for each and every member of the NEOC, the Ministry of Health, Samoa Police, Prisons and Corrections Services, FESA, Support Service frontliners taking risks at the wharf and at the airport, and our essential service providers with the EPC, SWA and all other services who are camped and not able to go home to their families. May God continue to give you strength.