Day of Prayer for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Global Pandemic
Sunday, March 15, 2020
In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, we are asking all Southern Baptists and our 47,500+ churches of the Southern Baptist Convention to commit to a dedicated time of prayer this Sunday, March 15, 2020, to seek the Lord in unity about these matters:
1. Ask God, in His mercy, to stop this pandemic and save lives — not only in our communities but around the world, particularly in places that are unequipped medically to deal with the virus. (Isaiah 59:1-2)
2. Pray for President Donald Trump and other government leaders — international, federal, state, and local — to have the wisdom to direct us in the best courses of action for prevention and care. (Romans 13:1–4)
3. Scripture says: Teach us to number our days carefully so that we may develop wisdom in our hearts. Pray that the Lord will give us wisdom in this moment of fear as the foundations of what we know are shaken, that others would realize how fragile life is and how real eternity is, and they would see their need to turn to God. (Psalm 90:12)
4. Ask God to protect our missionaries and their families around the globe, using this global crisis to advance His Good News to the whole world. (Mark 16:15)
Danny Akin, president, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, N.C.
Jason K. Allen, president, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Mo.
Paul Chitwood, president, International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, Richmond, Va.
Jamie K. Dew, president, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, La.
Kevin Ezell, president, North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, Alpharetta, Ga.
Ronnie W. Floyd, president and CEO, Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, Nashville, Tenn.
J.D. Greear, Southern Baptist Convention president and senior pastor of The Summit Church, Raleigh-Durham, N.C.
Adam W. Greenway, president, The Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth, Texas
O.S. Hawkins, president and CEO, GuideStone Financial Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention, Dallas, Texas.
Jeff Iorg, president, Gateway Seminary of the Southern Baptist Convention, Los Angeles, Ca.
Ben Mandrell, president and CEO, LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention, Nashville, Tenn.
R. Albert Mohler, president, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky.
Russell D. Moore, president, Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, Nashville, Tenn.
Sandra Wisdom-Martin, executive director and treasurer, Woman’s Missionary Union auxiliary to the Southern Baptist Convention, Birmingham, Ala.