We pray that we not show contempt for the riches of His kindness, tolerance and patience, toward us, help us fully realize (and allow) that God’s kindness lead us toward repentance (Romans 2:4). If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness (I John 1:9).

Today we want to lift up Debbie, Annita and Cheryl to You. Only You know the individual strongholds that need demolishing for each of the women attending – both personally and work-wise. Give them an intimate sensitivity and responsiveness to your Holy Spirit and the Word to combat sin, evil, fears and lies. May they each live experiencing the power of Jesus Christ and His completed work for them. Have them hear “Dear daughter, I forgive you,” when they repent, confess and ask for forgiveness, and enable each of them to accept that forgiveness and walk free of guilt, shame, and self condemnation. We ask that You protect and guide them in the midst of their battles. May they live in truth and experience your freedom as a result. Make the retreat be a sanctuary of peace and healing for their bodies, minds and souls. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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