good Friday

Fasting and praying

Nova’s denominations, Converge and EFCA, are calling us to fast and pray on Good Friday.

Converge is inviting everyone to a live prayer zoom call at 9:00 a.m. PST (register here).

EFCA – The Evangelical Free Church of America is providing a prayer guide:

A Prayer Guide for Good Friday 2020

May we know the Lord’s comfort and strength as he exhorts us to pray: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6–7).

Let us all pray:
  • for God’s love to be the foundation of our hope;
  • for God's mercy in stopping the spread of this virus;
  • for God’s healing of those who are sick throughout the world;
  • for God’s strength for medical personnel serving tirelessly;
  • for God’s insight to be given to researchers seeking solutions;
  • for God’s wisdom to guide civic leaders and health officials;
  • for God’s peace to guard us from fear or anxiety;
  • for God’s provision for those whose livelihoods and income have been affected by this crisis;
  • for God’s creativity to make us agents of love and compassion; and
  • for God’s Spirit to draw people to the saving power of Jesus.

*From Walter Kim, President of the National Association of Evangelicals.