Day 22 | 30 Days of Prayer | Colorado Furlough

Posted on: June 28, 2013 Written by and
Day 22 | 30 Days of Prayer | Colorado Furlough
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Romans 12:12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

Please pray for retreat attendees Jennifer and Lorena today.

Dear Heavenly Father,

Some of the attendees are coming with heavy burdens in their hearts. They may have hurts from traumas suffered while serving you oversees or through relationships gone awry. It is possible that some of them are grieving loss of parents or children who’ve relocated for college in the states. Others may be wrestling with questions of faith or the mystery of why there is so much suffering in our world. Thankfully, you have provided wonderful counselors for them to meet with during the retreat. Please give the retreat attendees courage to face what is in their hearts and wisdom for the counselors and the ability for them to listen with love, compassion and a heart to understand and give your hope. Please bless each counseling visit with the healing and insights only you can provide and may your truth shine a light to each one’s path.

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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