Day 14 | 30 Days of Prayer | Malaysia
Today we pray for Self-Care Teams
Volunteers: Silvia, Debbie, Jamie, Kathy and Ann
Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, others will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else. And in their prayers for you their hearts will go out to you, because of the surpassing grace God has given you. Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift! 2 Corinthians 9:13-15
Dear Heavenly Father,
We pray for the pampering teams who will give Your love to the attendees through excellent massages, beautiful haircuts and extreme foot-washing pedicures. They will have many opportunities to lovingly touch and care for the attendees while prayerfully listening and carefully holding their stories.
Please bless the work of their hands. May the hairstyles meet the expectations of the attendees, may the massage bring relief to tired bodies, and may the pedicure room be an opportunity for one-on-one connections, prayer and fun conversations. May these and the opportunities to have their colors and make-up done, exercise, or read a new book bring rest and refreshment to the women with a reminder that You not only love their minds, hearts and spirits, but You also love their bodies and desire that they care for themselves.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Regional Prayer Focus Nation: Papua New Guinea
Challenges for Prayer
Witchcraft and sorcery are on the rise again. “Witch hunts” are becoming more common wherein those suspected of black magic are tortured into a confession and killed. This gruesome trend is in part a reflection of the spiritually-attuned culture, but also a reaction to the rapid increase in AIDS. Pray for an end to occult activities and related violence; the existence of such problems in a 96% Christian nation illustrates both the failure of and challenges to the Church.
Excerpts taken from Operation World
About the author
Linda Swanson serves with Paraclete as a member care provider, retreat speaker and spiritual director. She comes alongside global workers to help them be effective in life and ministry. Via Skype, Linda provides spiritual direction for global workers. With her husband, Kevin, Linda served for 28 years with MAF, both overseas as a pilot/mechanic family and at headquarters in administration and member care. During eight of those years, she helped direct Fairhaven Ministries, a retreat center for clergy and global workers. Now, Linda lives in Englewood, New Jersey where her husband is a pastor with the Evangelical Covenant Church. Their two children are married and they have two grandsons.View all articles by: Linda Swanson
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