The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and His understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint (Isaiah 40:28-31).
Thank you that Ruth, Penny and Barbara are able to come to Bali. Lift their hearts with joy and rest, soaking in the various retreat activities that will revitalize them. Touch their spirits by Yours; reconnect with You, and the unique community of other ladies living out their calling. Quicken their faith and enable them to respond to You as You draw them close. Let each woman feel uniquely cherished, called and loved with a recharged hope in their Lord.
JAPAN: One of the world’s economic superpowers, Japan faces social challenges that can seem insurmountable. Materialism runs deep and many young people are seeking to fill their lives with the latest electronic gadgetry. In a culture that deeply values uniformity, choosing to follow Jesus and become his disciple is a courageous decision. We pray for the churches of Japan, usually no more than 50, and their commitment to outreach and spiritual growth. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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