Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ…Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should (Colossians 4:2-5).

Lord Jesus, to know and love You more, and share this life giving intimacy with Christ with others is Erin, Pamela and Amy’s desire (as well as the rest of the attendees). You also know, Father, that busyness, exhaustion and the overwhelming needs of life can distract one from their ultimate purpose and passion. Many of the women serve in orphanages where the need outweighs staff. We ask that they guard their times in the Word over and above other “urgent” things that clamor for their attention. Remind them of their value as Your daughter and enable them to respond to divine appointments to share Jesus with the kiddos, in spite of exhaustion.. May they see permanent and multiplied fruit from their obedience to You. In Ecuador, the culture has been influenced by Catholicism over centuries. Though there is freedom of religion, much of the population is reluctant to consider change. However, we thank you, Lord, that there has been great impact of the Gospel in the highland regions. Thank you for the effective radio ministry of HCJB in Ecuador. We pray for the country to have an honest government that gives stability and peace, yet has the courage to tackle the serious economic and social problems. We ask for unity among the believers that transcends class, culture, and personalities. We pray for a healthy integration of the Quechan and Lowland Indians into the political, economic and spiritual life of the country, while preserving their cultural integrity. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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