Day 12 | 30 Days of Prayer | Colorado Furlough

Posted on: June 18, 2013 Written by and
Day 12 | 30 Days of Prayer | Colorado Furlough
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1 Peter 4:10-11 – Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.

 

Today we pray for Frederique and Monica as they come to attend the retreat, and for Pat, a volunteer who comes to serve.

 

Father, today we are thankful that you have made us with certain individual gifts and abilities with which we can serve you. We lift up to you the hairstylists who will be using their particular talents and strengths to serve the ladies who are our guests during the retreat. The hair salon always tends to be a delightful atmosphere, a wonderful place to enjoy being pampered.  We ask that you would create that comfortable and fun atmosphere for them. We ask for the hairstylists that you would draw them together as a team with a sense of unity and grace, and a heart attitude to serve you and each other, in addition to the retreat attendees. According to your Word, give them your needed strength to serve you. And we pray that you would provide openings in the schedule for all the ladies who desire that “new do”!

 

For the attendees, we pray for their work as they are away from their areas of service during this time in the States. Protect it and undergird it with your grace and provision, and sustain its effectiveness for your sake and for your glory, Lord.

 

We ask these things 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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