Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in southern California is calling Americans to pray for an end to the spread of coronavirus and to calm fears over the outbreak.
“There’s a lot of panic. In some ways, I think the viral fear about it may be worse than the virus itself,” Laurie said in a video posted on Instagram.
“The Bible tells us, don’t worry about it – pray about it. Don’t worry about anything. God is bigger than the coronavirus,” he added.
Laurie is urging the nation to focus on three key items relating to COVID-19:
1. Be Practical about hygiene habits
2. Pray for God’s protection over the nation
3. Proclaim the gospel
The pastor wrote that we should follow advice from medical professionals, but continue to pray for God’s protection.
“Listen to the medical experts and take appropriate measures (Wash your hands, etc.) But we need to replace our fear with faith and pray for our nation, that God would protect us.”