Place A Protective Covering of Us

Artist: Henry Lee Battle

Lord, thank you for your grace and your mercy.  Father, God, the world is still suffering from COVID-19.  And, sadly, most Americans feel they are immune to the virus despite CDC’s warnings and government suggestions.

If we, Americans, don’t join together and set healthier boundaries beyond what officials have suggested it will change the face of America and the world forever.  And it grieves me to learn that Black communities are being hit the hardest.

I don’t know why so many Black people won’t follow the rules.  Including one of my own children.  Or could it be that hospital’s are sending infected black people home, and, as a result, they are infecting others.  And!  It infuriates me to know my son lied to me to gain shelter.  And, I allowed him back into the house after being places only you know of.

Please protect me and Michael from Kaleph’s foolishness.  Michael and I are following the rules.  We’re staying home.  We’re practicing social distance.  We’re concern about ourselves as well as others.

Lord, Black people are at the bottom of the list when it comes to receiving quality healthcare and barely on that list as being part of the human race.  We deserve services to sustain life and lives.  Yet, it always seem we’re last to receive fair treatment despite our stations in a world you created.

Lord, quicken the spirits of my people.  Deliver those that suffer from delusional minds.  Guide us!  We need your help.  Reports are showing we’re dying at records numbers.  Show us how to protect ourselves, our loved ones, our friends and our family during these perilous times.  Let there truly become unity in the black communities.  Not because we are better or want more than other races but because we’re dying at record numbers.  Amen

Praying for World Favour

Artist: Henry Lee Battle

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanks giving, present your request to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.  Amen

Good morning, Lord!  Today I ask that you pour out your favour on the World.  Amen

Praying for Hope

Artist: Henry Lee Battle

I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.  Psalm 34:4

Good morning, Lord.  Today, I ask that you remove fear concerning COVID-19 and instill hope in everyone.  Hope is much needed during this pandemic.

In Colorado medical professionals are so scared that they are of no use to the sick.  Lord, please help until you can help.  Amen

Praying for Medical Supplies

Artist: Henry Lee Battle

Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you. Proverbs 2:11

Good morning, Lord.  Today, I humbly ask that you provide the US with a suitable laboratory.  Give the people there the courage needed to create and produce test kits for COVID-19.  America and it’s people need them badly!  If we had ample supply medical personnel could test people without question. Testing without question would ease the minds of many Americans.  We’re all scared Lord.  Please protect the county I love and the World.  Amen


Protection for Medical Professionals

Artist: Henry Lee Battle

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.  Isaiah 41:10

Prayer:  Good morning, Lord.  Today I pray you will pour out your guidance and wisdom within each medical professional community.  Show them how to combat COVID-19.  Protect each person as they become your legs, arms and body in an effort to heal your people.  Amen

Lord Help Until You Can Help

Artist: Henry Lee Battle

Heavenly Father, the world is in a pandemic crises.  We have a virus that is killing people in days and or weeks by the hundreds.  It’s called COVID-19.  It’s new to the world but not to you.  You know all and see all.  And, you know where this virus was created and what it was created with.  Lord, help until you can help.  Amen


Ms. Germophobe: Groceries

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By now my once estranged family have concluded I’m a germophobe.  And, I don’t care what they think about my inherent behavior because most of my friends are germaphobes.  Conversations between my friends and me are usually briefing and debriefing each other on how to keep ourselves safe from this Coronavirus flu.  Like, yesterday, I talked to my friend Yvonne as I stood for nearly and hour wiping down groceries.

I was a fussy Gussy!  I complained about this and about that!  But my biggest complaint was about wiping down everything I purchased.  Normally, I only wiped down things that went into the fridge.  And, now, I gotta wipe down everything I buy.  And, shopping is harder because the shelves are pretty much emptied of American’s favorite foods.  So, I was tired from shopping.  All I wanted to do was lay down.  Truly.

Well, Yvonne,  being my senior, was intrigued I was wiping down my groceries with mild soapy Clorox water.  DO NOT TRY THIS!  I’ve been wiping down my packaged food products for over 4 decades!  So!  I’ve profected the ratio of how much Clorox and dish soap to use along with a technique on wiping packaged food items.  And!  Believe me when I write, I’ve done this for decades.  I’m a germophobe!  And!  Right now I’m wearing the title proudly!

Any-who, I wrote all of the above to write this statement:  I don’t think during this pandemic people realize how easily this virus, like all viruses, spread.  We’re so use to buying foods after it’s been touch/handled by others and bringing it home and putting it away.  Up till now, most people, including me, didn’t really think about such because most food is packaged or canned.  But!  Now!  My germ detective radar is working at full capacity!  So my thoughts have turned to:  “If one person unknowingly has the virus or a person is a carrier then everything they touch could be infected with the virus.”  This is a classic thought for a germophobe!  Really.

Let’s say, Susan, just a random name I selected, has the virus.  She goes to the groceries.  She picks up a can of beets.  Changes her mind and puts the can back on the shelf.  It’s a great chance that canned product now contains the virus.  You pick the can up and place it in your cart with the rest of your product.  There’s a great chance everything that came in contact with that one can is also contaminated.  So to prevent spreading the virus to myself and others, I’ve been wiping down my packaged and canned foods before putting them away.

The labels on my canned items are wrinkled but I can live with that!

DISCLAIMER:  My theory hasn’t been tested by CDC or scientist.  It’s my theory based upon how I see things; therefore, I do not recommend people wiping down their food items with the product I use or any other chemicals.