Please Let me introduce you to Father Simon Kurshid , a Catholic Priest at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pakistan.
I first met Simon a few years ago through my Kingdom Blog.
We have been in communication ever since.
He and the churches he serves have participated in the recent Kingdom Call To Prayer held during Easter Week.
Simon is aware that most Christians in Pakistan are finding it difficult to feed their families due to the fact that most are day workers paid by the hour with no benefits.
They have no work because of the coronavirus and no government assistance.
For more details on how anyone may help this Fr Kurshid in Toba Tek Singh Pakistan feed the needy please Private Message:
Frank Manasseri or you may contact me via email:
If you wish you may also send donations through Western Union to:
Name: Faraz Yousaf
Address: Catholic Church waryam road Toba Tek Singh, Punjab Pakistan
Name of Bank: Allied Bank Limited
Address of bank: Allied Bank Limited, Kenal road branch Toba Tek Singh
IBAN: PK63 ABPA 0010 0674 0778 0025
Greetings in Christ. I hope this email finds you well.
Just wanted to share some beautiful Bible verses and prayers for this tragic time. I thought of sharing it with my friends. I’m sure you will like these too.
We will start buying the food materials from tomorrow may be. If anyone wants to donate something, they can contact you and then you can send those donations.
Please pass on these prayers if you liked.
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea …
—Psalm 46:1-2 (NIV)
Pray for people who are infected with COVID-19 or facing quarantine.
Jesus, during Your ministry on Earth You showed Your power and caring by healing people of all ages and stations of life from physical, mental, and spiritual ailments. Be present now to people who need Your loving touch because of COVID-19. May they feel Your power of healing through the care of doctors and nurses.
Take away the fear, anxiety, and feelings of isolation from people receiving treatment or under quarantine. Give them a sense of purpose in pursuing health and protecting others from exposure to the disease. Protect their families and friends and bring peace to all who love them.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
—Philippians 4:6 (NIV)
Pray for people at higher risk of developing the disease.
Dear Lord, we lift to You our concern for people who are more likely than others to become severely ill from COVID-19 — the elderly and people with chronic health conditions. Protect them from harm and be their comfort in this time of uncertainty and, for many, preventive isolation from loved ones.
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
—1 Peter 5:7 (NIV)
Pray for medical professionals, caregivers, and researchers responsible for fighting the new coronavirus.
God, as more people get sick, healthcare workers and first responders are working longer hours with fewer supplies and with more risk of contracting the new coronavirus themselves. Renew their energy and sustain them on long shifts. Bring Your protection upon them as they work with patients. Multiply their supplies so they have the protective items needed to stay safe on the job.
Inspire and invigorate the research doctors developing better tests to diagnose the virus, create vaccines to prevent it, and identify protocols to eliminate the disease’s spread.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
—Psalm 23:4 (NIV)
Pray for leaders responsible for making decisions about the new coronavirus.
Father, we seek Your wisdom daily. Be with people making decisions that affect the lives and futures of our families, communities, countries, and the wider world. We pray that they communicate clearly, truthfully, and calmly — with each other and with the public — and that their messages are received and heeded. May truth and empathy be the touchstones of people setting policies for our protection.
He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers …
—2 Corinthians 1:10-11 (NIV)
Pray for families adjusting to new ways of life.
Holy Spirit, as families adjust to everyone being home as businesses and schools close, we ask that You guide people in their new realities. Give spouses grace for each other. Prompt worn-out parents to speak words of kindness and encouragement to their children. Help children find creative ways to experience the beauty of all You have created and continue learning.
Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me, for in you I take refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed.
—Psalm 57:1 (NIV)
Pray for business owners and families facing financial stress.
Jesus, we thank You for Your faithfulness in how you have guided and equipped people in their jobs and have provided in the past. It can be scary and overwhelming not knowing how bills and obligations will be met or to not be able to provide for families. As people feel financial strain during the uncertainty, bring them comfort and peace, reminding them that You are there for them. Provide for them in their times of need.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
—John 14:27 (NIV)
May God bless you
In communion of prayers
Fr. Simon Khurshid
Sacred Heart Church
Toba Tek Sing