2 Corinthians 9:13-15 Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, others will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else. And in their prayers for you their hearts will go out to you, because of the surpassing grace God has given you. Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!

Please pray today for retreat attendees, Heidi and Melanie.

Dear Heavenly Father,

You have brought the volunteers to the furlough retreat to fill many roles. Today we pray for the pampering teams who will give your love to the attendees through excellent massages, beautiful haircuts and extreme foot-washing pedicures. They will have many opportunities to lovingly touch and care for the missionaries while prayerfully listening and holding close their stories. Please bless the work of their hands. May the hairstyles meet the expectations of the attendees, may the massage bring relief to tired bodies, and may the pedicure room be an opportunity for one-on-one connections, prayer and pampering. May these and the opportunities to pick out new clothes, exercise, hike the trails, or read a new book bring rest and refreshment to the women with a reminder that you not only love their minds, hearts and spirits, but you also love their bodies and desire that they care for themselves.

In Jesus name,


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