Mark 11: 23-24 Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

Today, please pray for retreat attendees Rosemary, Pam and Sarah, and retreat staff, Joan and Diane (volunteers).

Dear Heavenly Father,

On July 2nd, North American Women who serve cross-culturally overseas will be gathering at Iverness Hotel and Conference Center in Denver, Colorado, to attend the Thrive Furlough Retreat. May this furlough retreat be a special time for them to come away with You to find rest and refreshment.

These women are in the States to report to their sending churches and agencies about their work overseas. They hope to enjoy special times with family and friends. Many of them will be crisscrossing this country in a vehicle with their children, staying in people’s homes and eating at many people’s dining room tables, while also speaking to interested groups and raising awareness of prayer and support needs. Their time in the states, their “furlough,” will not be a vacation or restful—it may even be more stressful than their lives overseas.

We ask, dear Father, that you use the furlough retreat to provide an oasis of peace, calm and rest for them. Please use the time to encourage their faith and meet the heart needs they are bringing with them to the retreat.

In Jesus Name,



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