Day 13 | 30 Days of Prayer | Colorado Furlough

Posted on: June 19, 2013 Written by and
Day 13 | 30 Days of Prayer | Colorado Furlough
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Psalm 42:8, 11b – By day the Lord directs his love, at night his song is with me – a prayer to the God of my life. Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.

 

Today we pray for Myrna and Linda, retreat attendees and Patricia, retreat volunteer.

 

Father, we praise you today for your unending love and faithful presence in our lives as your children. Our hope is in you alone. Today we pray for the attendees, that you would provide for them a sense of shelter and safety, and the ability to truly experience heart rest while they are at the retreat. We pray, as this scripture says, that the ladies would experience your love by day, and your song in the night. May they experience your refreshment in every way.

 

An especially fun aspect of the retreat is the Color and Fashion Room. We pray that you would give the volunteers special energy and sensitivity as they “analyze” and get to know each of the ladies to determine their unique style and colors that favor them most. Let it be an environment of laughter and fun as, together with the attendees, they gain a new appreciation for your esteem for them, and ways they can enhance the way you’ve created them with their own unique beauty.

 

We pray this 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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