Day 12 | 30 Days of Prayer | Middle East

Posted on: February 03, 2014 Written by
Day 12 | 30 Days of Prayer | Middle East
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Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work:  If one falls down, his friend can help him up.  But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!  Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm  But how can one keep warm alone?  Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves.  A cord of three strands is not quickly broken (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12).

Lord, significant friendships are even more valued when one leaves their family and country to serve You elsewhere.  We want to ask Your blessing and provision of a deep friendship for Jamie, Dana, Camille, Caralee, and Lisa today.  May they all thoroughly enjoy the “girl time” at the retreat, feel they can be themselves and be accepted.

Father, we want to lift up the single women serving you overseas. We pray that they would find a close friend either on their team or with a national believer; may this person join them in fellowship with You. We ask that they will develop friends that are like-minded; may they find girlfriends that they can just have fun with!  Help them guard their schedules.  As they say goodbye and hello to many roommates, enable them to keep their hearts open. Provide for their needs in unique ways and encourage them when they long for companionship and the closeness of family and friends in the States. Help them lean hard into You during dry, hard and lonely seasons of life. Many of them have the desire and are open to getting married.  May they trust You in this area of their life–we ask You to orchestrate meeting godly, available men, in Your perfect timing. If they are in a relationship, we ask that You give them wisdom and discernment as to Your will for them. Fill them with godly contentment and intimate encounters with You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

 

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About the author

Debbie Suits grew up in Naples, Italy, and fell in love with the city and its people. She came close to returning to Italy, but ended up in Madrid, Spain, where she and her husband worked for 16 years. They returned to the States due to the special needs of one of their children. She now lives in Denver, CO, with her husband and three kids (ages 24, 22 and 18). Debbie is a bi-lingual nanny, companion to the elderly, and Color Consultant. She is the author of the 30 Days of Prayer and is a representative of Get Hope Global (micro-enterprise loans). Debbie has been a part of Thrive retreats for many years as a Color Consultant and shares a kindred spirit with fellow women who work abroad.

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