Day 18 | 30 Days of Prayer | Malaysia
Today we pray for Adult Children
Attendees: Elizabeth, Rachel and Jonja
The Lord will save me and we will sing with stringed instruments all the days of our lives in the temple of the Lord. Isaiah 38:20
Dear Heavenly Father,
When global women send their grown-up children to their new adult lives, they are sending them far away: countries and continents, and many time zones away.
Mothers everywhere wonder if their children are ready to fly. They spend hours in prayer as they wait for texts, emails, and phone calls while wondering if their children are OK. Moms often struggle with the empty bedroom and wish they could be more involved in their adult or almost adult children’s lives. Moms overseas face additional challenges of international borders and multiple time zones.
Please help these courageous, generous and willing moms find encouragement while they are at the retreat. May their faith in You as their children’s loving Heavenly Father go deeper than it has ever gone before. And, please, Dear God, help their children to be all You created them to be and may they walk with You all the days of their lives.
In Jesus name, Amen
Regional Prayer Focus Nation: India
Challenges for Prayer
Bible-believing churches and groups are growing to a degree that far exceeds what is reflected in official figures, but it is hard to reliably enumerate the scale of growth. Current reality on the ground, however, is but a fraction of the goals expressed by the Church and by mobilization movements such as Vision 2020. Some of the many factors related to this growth are:
- a) A multiplicity of dynamic, newer Pentecostal and charismatic fellowships. These have sprung up and spread to every area of India.
- b) The number of evangelical denominations has increased and congregations multiplied. Several key networks link many denominations – Evangelical Fellowship of India (links over 224 denominations and agencies), Pentecostal Fellowship of India (links all major Pentecostal denominations) and Baptist Evangelical Alliance, to name a few. These are used of God to mature, stabilize and mobilize believers through prayer, conventions, pastors’ retreats, and coordination of training, literature production, missions and outreach.
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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