I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body (Psalm 139:14,15).

Father, we want to lift up Debbie and Stephanie as they thrive on interacting with the women through offering color-analysis and make-up, affirming the women’s unique qualities by highlighting them. May every woman sense Your Spirit, feel accepted and heard. May they also have enjoyment and feel uniquely special as they try new things that they have never done before (voluntarily!). Our desire is to affirm their God-given gift of femininity. We pray for positive logistics as to lighting, space and fitting everyone into the schedule, as well as stamina to do our work with excellence and humor. We pray for Brazil today. We pray for the end of endemic corruption, cronyism, injustices of society and discrimination (against the poor, underprivileged children and indigenous tribal peoples). We pray that Evangelicals may use their growing influence wisely and in biblical holiness and humility. We also pray for the over-evangelized but underfed converts, many petty legalisms and an enormous rate of of ex-Evangelicals who are now disillusioned with Christianity. We pray for godly servant leadership, accountable to those to whom they minister. Not only is Brazil the largest Catholic country, but also the largest spiritist country in the world. Father, we pray for spiritually-equipped Christians to minister to and deliver those bound by Satan. We pray that the Church may find effective means to break through into ethnic minorities and the nation’s elite within the cities, which are far less reached. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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