I invite you to join me in the opportunity of empowering women serving God in the Middle East and other nearby countries by lifting them up to the One who is “Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6).
We will begin each day with a verse on which to meditate. Then, throughout the 30 days, we’ll pray for every attendee and staff by name, lifting up requests common to women in this area of the world, and finally, praying for each of the 20 countries the attendees represent.
There is no greater gift you can give these women that will restore their souls and impact the Kingdom than sincere prayers on their behalf.
Praying with you,
For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ (II Corinthians 10 :3-5).
Lord, we commit Luanne, Judith, and Tiffany to You. We pray that they will find the Retreat to be a sanctuary of rest from this warfare. We ask that You guide, protect and convict them when sin is trying to take root. Strengthen them in battle when Satan attempts to gain a foothold in their hearts. Through Your Spirit, make them sensitive to enemy encroachment; may they run to You to be their stronghold and refuge in time of trouble. May the cry of their heart be “cleanse me from secret faults” (Psalm 19:12). Deliver them from every evil work and preserve them for Your heavenly kingdom. Give them strength to combat the lies that infiltrate their thoughts, and replace them with Your truth.
It must be hard when all your neighbors want a part of you. Literally. Macedonia walks a fine line in forging its own way. As a former territory of Yugoslavia with much ethnic diversity, this country’s characteristics give more to segregation than harmony. One of the neediest countries of Europe, it is also one of the most difficult to access with Christian workers. In this country of 2 million plus, the evangelical witness is small but steadily growing. We pray for effective partnerships between sending organizations and national ministries. We pray that ministries targeting ethnic communities, especially Albanians, Gypsies, and Turks, would see people movements that would prevent sectarian violence that has plagued the neighbors of Macedonia. In Jesus’ name, Amen.