“Blessed is the Lord God of Israel, for He has visited and redeemed His people” (Luke 1:68 NKJV).


On the eighth day after John the Baptist’s birth, his father Zechariah was filled with the Spirit and prophesied. The Lord spoke through him announcing the purpose of his son’s life, namely, to prepare the way for the Messiah. For the Lord had visited their relative Mary and she would soon give birth to Jesus. He would grow up to be their long awaited Redeemer and ours too.
Today, because of the Coronavirus we have been instructed to close our church doors, but we will still worship together online. As we pray every Sunday, we ask the Spirit of the Lord to visit us, to be present. We have prepared and made ourselves available, but unless the Lord shows up, nothing will happen. For He alone is able to redeem us and cause life change.
PRAYER: Dear Father, visit us today by your Spirit. May the Spirit of Christ be with us as we set this day apart for worship and prayer. We will not fear or panic about the things around us, for we look to You. Strengthen us and build us up this day for Your kingdom work. In Jesus’ name, amen.