Day 9 | 30 Days of Prayer | Central America

Posted on: April 18, 2013 Written by
Day 9 | 30 Days of Prayer | Central America
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TODAY WE PRAY FOR THE ATTENDEES GRIEVING LOSSES LONG-DISTANCE

I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord (Psalm 40:1-3).

We want to lift up Linda, KathyJo and Mary to You, Lord. We ask that your comfort be felt in tangible ways when they experience loneliness, depression and grief. So often while serving overseas one has to grieve losses long-distance. When news of a loved one’s sickness, divorce, struggles or death occurs, the missionary can feel very isolated. There are times when the losses can be multiple (i.e. death of mom, grandmother, close friend). Processing these can be a lonely, long road. Lord, we ask You to be their anchor in the middle of their emotions, and pray for your loving arms to hold them. Be their rock and give them a new song. May they each meet someone at the retreat with whom they can share their heart with and feel heard. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

© 2013 Thrive.



About the author

Debbie Suits grew up in Naples, Italy, and fell in love with the city and its people. She came close to returning to Italy, but ended up in Madrid, Spain, where she and her husband worked for 16 years. They returned to the States due to the special needs of one of their children. She now lives in Denver, CO, with her husband and three kids (ages 24, 22 and 18). Debbie is a bi-lingual nanny, companion to the elderly, and Color Consultant. She is the author of the 30 Days of Prayer and is a representative of Get Hope Global (micro-enterprise loans). Debbie has been a part of Thrive retreats for many years as a Color Consultant and shares a kindred spirit with fellow women who work abroad.

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