Praying for Medical Workers in Seattle

March 24, 2020 - 4:30pm

Hi Friends,

Rabbi Matt here - I am sitting in my office (yesterday) praying, listening, attempting to calm my spirit and find Shalom. I know you can relate, and most cannot find the time or place for quiet because our kids are out of school or we are stuck in our homes.

I watched this sermon from Beltway Park Church in Abilene, Texas. Pastor David McQueen is a friend and has been a mentor to me for several years now. I thought his sermon, "The Shepherd…Provides," would encourage many of you to do what we have encouraged anyone connected to Restoration to do: do not fear, but use wisdom in all things!

Click here to watch the message: The Shepherd...Provides

Also, one of our members/medical professionals who works at a hospital in Seattle sent some prayer requests. Let's pray these together:

1. God would have mercy on all of us. That He would look down and see even a few who are seeking and serving him and have mercy on us as a whole. As families, as a  congregation, as a city, country, and world.
2. God would protect first responders and healthcare workers. The lack of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is real and puts us all at significant risk. It really does feel like we are going to war without armor. That major producers of goods would turn their warehouses into factories to make what we need. That our leaders would step up and move past politics and do what our country needs. And that the people of this country would come together to provide for each other.
3. God would give those first responders and healthcare workers peace. They have fear about the war they’re being asked to fight, but then also have to worry about taking care of their families.
4. God would miraculously stop the spread of this virus. That he would look down and in his power and mercy eradicate the spread and bring healing in a way that can only be contributed to Him.
5. God would bring believers to pray and have eyes opened to see what God is showing and teaching us. That we would have the courage to change our daily routines to help those who are affected most.
6. God would be glorified in all things and Satan will not get a foothold on all the fear and uncertainties we have right now.

Remember: love one another, reach out to one another. Check into:
ShalomSeattle.com
The Restoration App: https://subsplash.com/restoration/app
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RestoreSeattle/
Instagram: www.instagram.com/restoreseattle

We are posting videos, messages, sermons, and updates. Like and share posts and help us encourage our synagogue, our city, our country, and beyond. Our synagogue is not closed just because we aren’t having Shabbat Gatherings. Our synagogue is YOU and how we love each other. Pray, pray, pray! May God heal our land, heal those who are sick, and stop this virus in its tracks. May the God who created all things bring people back to Himself and give us wisdom in how we can help stop this virus with practical steps: Wash your hands, keep yourself at home and keep your distance from others!

I love you, I miss you, and the best is yet to come!

Rabbi Matt