Day 16 | 30 Days of Prayer | Colorado Furlough

Posted on: June 22, 2013 Written by and
Day 16 | 30 Days of Prayer | Colorado Furlough
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Psalm 127:1 – Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.

 

Today, please pray for retreat attendees Cathy and Sharol, and Vada, one of the retreat volunteers

 

Father, the volunteer team is given a great deal of training as they come together before the retreat begins. Our prayer today is that you, through your Holy Spirit, would guide the training time to provide to each one a rich understanding of the ministry, of their commitment to each other, and details of how you desire to “build your house” during the retreat. We pray that each volunteer would quickly grasp the vision for serving the attendees and each other, and that you would be blessed as a result.

 

For the attendees we ask that you create in them tender hearts that will receptive to your voice. Whether they participate in the activities or need time alone, we pray that you would create the environment each one needs to be able to hear  your voice clearly and unmistakably. May they be able to respond with a sense of deep thankfulness that they have heard from you.

 

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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