TODAY WE PRAY FOR MISSIONARIES WITH AGING PARENTS
“I tell you the truth,” Jesus said to them, “no one who has left home or wife or brothers or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God will fail to receive many times as much in this age and, in the age to come, eternal life” (Luke 18:29-30 ).
There is no doubt that loss, pain, worry (even guilt) accompanies leaving loved ones behind for the sake of following His call on one’s life. May every goodbye be sweet. Lord, Counselor, would you please give great discernment and wisdom of how best to care for aging parents long-distance. We ask for peace, love, understanding, and clear communication among siblings, along with provision for the various stages of transition as the needs become more complicated. We ask that Your grace, mixed with faith and love, be poured over and into each one of these ladies and their families – all because of Jesus. If their parents don’t know Jesus as their Savior, would you bring them into intimate relationship to You before they die. Clearly show them when to fly out, or to stay, and if they misjudge the time, relieve them of guilt. Lord, we ask that Edith, Judith and Marilee will have divine appointments with other women attending the retreat–one’s that only You could orchestrate.
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