Day 28 | 30 Days of Prayer | Colorado Furlough

Posted on: July 04, 2013 Written by and
Day 28 | 30 Days of Prayer | Colorado Furlough
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Isaiah 56:7 These I will bring to my holy mountain and give them joy in my house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.

Today we bring our last two retreat attendees to God in prayer.

Dear Heavenly Father,

You have said that you love the world, that you are building your Church, that you are calling all people to yourself. We pray for the nations of Latin America, asking that the church you are building there will be strong and faithful. We pray for there to be justice and mercy in the governments and the societies so issues of poverty and exploitation, and needs for education, housing, and employment will be met. As the retreat attendees return to their homes and areas of service, please empower them to do Your Work with the resources you have given them. May their hearts be full of courage and good cheer as they serve you in communities that are desperate for you. Thank you for their service. How beautiful are the feet of those who bring Good News!

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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