Dear Christian Sisters and Brothers,
If you have room in your giving budget, would you buy PB&J or instant mac n cheese or cereal and donate it to your local food shelf?
A lot of public school kiddos do not have lunch foods when they are not in school–and perhaps not breakfast, either.
If you have room in your food budget, get take out or go out to eat. We don’t worry in our house, so we have no problem going to a restaurant to eat and then we tip well.
With everyone keeping themselves in their own homes, businesses are suffering. This will have a ripple effect in our economy/society. If you have the means to help prevent that, please help by giving restaurants business.
As Christians, we need to stand firm Armor of God style, so I’m including a prayer for you below. I published this prayer in my Worship to End Abortion booklet. I encourage you to stand firm rather than in fear.
AND take your vitamin D, which research shows helps to protect you against the flu. Here is my favorite Vitamin D3, which includes K2 (they like to work together).
Armor of God Prayerbased on Ephesians 6:10-18
(Start any way that you like according to your own tradition, then…)
Lord, I praise you that I am in the power of Your might and that I am strong in You. Open my heart to feeling Your strength.
Today, I put on the whole armor that You gave me so that I am able to stand firm against the schemes, strategies, and deceits of the devil. I take up the whole armor so that I am able to withstand in the evil day, having done all that crisis demands, to stand victorious.
Thank You for girding my waist with truth. I confess my sins to You now so that my breastplate of righteousness is securely in place, protecting all my vital organs.
Thank You that my feet are firmly grounded with the gospel of peace.
Thank You for reminding me throughout the day to defend myself by using the shield of faith to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.
Thank You for my helmet of salvation, which protects my mind.
Thank You for the sword of the Spirit, the word of God, my only offensive piece of armor.
Thank You for reminding me to pray and ask in the Spirit throughout the day, staying alert for all of Your people.
Blessings to you all!