Blessed is the woman who trusts in the Lord and whose hope is in the Lord.  For she’ll be like a tree planted by the waters, which spreads out its roots by the river, and will not fear when heat comes; but its leaf will be green, and will not be anxious in the year of drought, nor will cease from yielding fruit (Jeremiah 17:7,8).

In whatever circumstances MaryChristine, and Amy (and all attendees) are arriving with, may they experience Your light and hope in some tangible way during the Retreat.  May God visit these women with grace in their seasons of transitions.  We pray that the barren landscape of trial will become the fertile soil for new growth.  May our gracious God revive their spirit and restore their laughter.  May they find Him in their pain and trust Him in their waiting.  May the One who redeems all things meet them powerfully as they journey through a “Land Between” (The Land Between: Finding God in Difficult Transitions, Jeff Manion). We pray that You free them from a spirit of fear.

Hungary is a middle European country that has a rich history of Christianity but seems to have lost contact with the gospel. Decades of Soviet oppression and a string of government scandals, disillusion and dissatisfaction reigns among Hungarians. There are pockets of church growth but much of the country is in need of Christ’s salvation. We pray for productive collaboration amongst the Christian groups in reaching the lost of Hungary. In Jesus’ name, Amen.


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