Stay alert - Control the virus - Save lives.
The latest government slogan got me thinking about the well known or less well known; 'Be Alert', exhortations in the Bible.
Here are some, in no particular order.
My prayer is that we would let God's word the Bible; lead us, in what to pray and at the same time, feed our souls and direct our steps
With every prayer and petition, pray at all times in the Spirit, and to this end be alert, with all perseverance and requests for all the saints.
Ephesians 6:18 NET
Be sober and alert. Your enemy the devil, like a roaring lion, is on the prowl looking for someone to devour.
1 Peter 5:8 NET
Be devoted to prayer, keeping alert in it with thanksgiving.
Colossians 4:2 NET
Stay alert, stand firm in the faith, show courage, be strong.
1 Corinthians 16:13 NET
Therefore be alert, remembering that night and day for three years I did not stop warning each one of you with tears.
Acts 20:31 NET
The sovereign Lord has given me the capacity to be his spokesman, so that I know how to help the weary. He wakes me up every morning; he makes me alert so I can listen attentively as disciples do.
Isaiah 50:4 NET
But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have been alert and would not have let his house be broken into.
Matthew 24:43 NET
(Look! I will come like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays alert and does not lose his clothes so that he will not have to walk around naked and his shameful condition be seen.)
Revelation 16:15 NET
Then he came to the disciples and found them sleeping. He said to Peter, “So, couldn’t you stay awake with me for one hour? Stay [alert] awake and pray that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
Matthew 26:40-41 NET
A prayer for today.
LORD, my flesh is weak but my spirit is willing.
LORD, help me to stay alert, to stay awake, help me to be; vigilant, aware, watchful, attentive, observant, wary, on my toes...
LORD, I pray that I will not fall into temptation.
LORD, help me to stand firm in the faith, show courage, be strong.
LORD, help me pray at all times in the Spirit, to be alert and with all perseverance make requests for all the saints.
Listen or watch: Our Father.