Day 11 | 30 Days of Prayer | Colorado Furlough

Posted on: June 17, 2013 Written by and
Day 11 | 30 Days of Prayer | Colorado Furlough
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Isaiah 40:29-31 – He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

 

Today we pray for Carolyn and Vera, retreat attendees and Phyllis, one of the volunteers.

 

Heavenly Father, today we pray for the Massage Team volunteers, and thank you for their unique gift of relaxing touch. Please provide opportunities and spaces for scheduling those who would especially benefit from massage, but who might not normally be bold enough to ask for it. May you give the massage team strength and good health throughout the retreat, and sensitivity to the needs of each lady. Help them to know when to engage in conversation or allow a time of quiet. Guide them as they silently pray while they are with their ladies. We pray for endurance for them, and that you would provide a peaceful and restful ambiance for administering massage.

 

Lord, today we also pray for the attendees’ extended families. While on furlough, we ask that they will have the opportunity to spend rich times of relationship-building with their families and friends, and that you would instill deeper understanding and support in those who love and care for them. Let this time in the states and with their families bring greater love and blessing to you as a result.

 

In Jesus’ name,

Amen

 

© 2013 Thrive.

 



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As a former missionary and current pastor's wife, Jill thrives when she is able to come alongside missionaries. Her ministry with PD Ministries and Thrive allows Jill to use her organizational and leadership skills as well as her flair for beauty to encourage missionary women. Jill loves to get away with her husband to mountain top retreats and to visit her far-away grandchildren. Her adventurous spirit has taken her para sailing, scuba diving, she has eaten strange foods like scorpions and crickets, and traversed the Amazon's Chanchamayo River. Her creativity shows itself in her pottery and her spirit is renewed by reading, keeping a quiet heart, and coming alongside others as a teacher, coach, mentor and friend. She says, " I get ecstatic watching God speak in specific situations and issues through His Word and resolve challenges in a way that makes it clear HE's at work! It is exciting to watch His Word literally come alive in the midst of very real concerns."

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Linda Swanson serves with Paraclete as a member care provider, retreat speaker and spiritual director. She comes alongside global workers to help them be effective in life and ministry. Via Skype, Linda provides spiritual direction for global workers. With her husband, Kevin, Linda served for 28 years with MAF, both overseas as a pilot/mechanic family and at headquarters in administration and member care. During eight of those years, she helped direct Fairhaven Ministries, a retreat center for clergy and global workers. Now, Linda lives in Englewood, New Jersey where her husband is a pastor with the Evangelical Covenant Church. Their two children are married and they have two grandsons.

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