Day 1 | 30 Days of Prayer | Colorado Furlough
“Furlough is not a vacation” is what the attendees tend to agree with unanimously! As these ladies have chosen to attend the Thrive retreat, what a opportunity for them to receive our prayers for their rest, encouragement, and spiritual nourishment. What a privilege we have to uphold these sisters in Christ who are serving Him in 27 different countries. Get out your maps and discover where each of them are! Praying for each lady is a way to effectively partner with each ministry and thus be a part of a global eternal impact – all this without leaving your house. May He lead us as we pray for the next 30 days.
Praying with you,
Author of the 30 Days of Prayer
Today, please pray for…
Retreat Attendees: Becky, Melody
We ask God to fill us (and each attendee) with the knowledge of HIS will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. We pray this in order that we may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please Him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to HIS glorious might so that we may have great endurance and patience, joyfully giving thanks to the Father (Colossians 1:9-11,The Message).
TRANSITIONS: A main characteristic of cross-cultural workers. They can be exhausting or exhilarating… embraced or resisted…clear or unknown…unexpected or planned…smooth or jolting…short term or long term…purposeful or imposed. Some of these are done alone, others with spouses, little kids, or adult kids – all which add color, flavor and nuance. Holy Spirit, please deepen their trust in You and quiet their hearts with your love.
Thank You for the work You are doing in Haiti. The Christians there are increasingly bolder to take a stand against voodooism. Vision Haiti in 1997, with a widely supported prayer and fasting movement, has been seen by many as a turning point in the ending of the curse placed on the country back in 1791 by the slaves. God, would you please bring complete freedom to the people of Haiti from the bondage of their past? The tyrannies, cruelties and use of voodoo as a means of control by the black elite have fostered a spirit of evil which permeates every level of society. More recent interventions – especially by the USA – have not improved the people’s circumstances. We pray that the powerful spirits that underlie voodooism might be bound in the name of Jesus and that this demonic system no longer be seen as Haiti’s cultural heritage. We also ask that this nation find true liberty and social change through the power of the gospel. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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.View all articles by: Debbie Suits
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