Day 24 | 30 Days of Prayer | Central America

Posted on: May 03, 2013 Written by
Day 24 | 30 Days of Prayer | Central America
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TODAY WE LIFT UP LONG-DISTANCE GRAND PARENTING

I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also (II Timothy 1:5).

How exciting that Beth and Blair are in for three special days at the retreat! May it be a memorable experience that continues to encourage them as time goes by.

Dear Father, we ask that You would be with the grandmothers who are serving overseas and missing their grandchildren. They think about the kind of legacy they could leave behind if they spent more time together. It would be easy to feel a bit cheated or experience a sense of loss. Help these women see the legacy they are leaving by following Your call on their lives—even though it takes them away from their grandchildren— might be even greater than the influence they could have by being physically near. As they love and obey You, though the cost is high, they are communicating to their grandchildren Your honor and worthiness of such sacrifice.

The rest of the volunteer staff flies to Guatemala City today. Lord, they covet travel mercies, luggage arrival along with a sense of expectation and adventure. Go before them in customs, and we pray for a cloak of safety while they are there. 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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