How I’ve been praying during COVID-19

When I first heard about the outbreak of the coronavirus, I didn’t think much of it. A few weeks later, we were unexpectedly getting a week off from school, and at first, I was happy. It felt like another vacation. However, I quickly became disappointed, and even scared, as I saw my school and the rest of the country getting shut down. Like lots of people throughout the world, I went from living my normal life to being in lockdown almost instantly and without warning.

I felt lonely, confused, and fearful about the future. Would my father’s business have to close permanently because it might be shut down for too long? Would life ever go back to normal? 

It was hard to look outside and see empty streets that were once full of people. To comfort myself, I began thinking about some of the things I’d learned in the Christian Science Sunday School. I remembered something Jesus said: “Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:27). And I also thought about Bible passages that encourage us to trust God, like this one: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart” (Proverbs 3:5, New King James Version). To me, trusting God means letting God take care of me. God is Love, so God really does take care of us in every situation, and as we recognize divine Love’s care, fears begin to fade.

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