Day 13 | 30 Days of Prayer | Colorado Furlough
Today we pray for…
Retreat attendees: Julia and Jenny
I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in Me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing (John 15:5).
Lord, we yearn for these women to remain deeply in You, your Word, and in intercession; may they experience intimacy in Your presence. The areas many are working in are arid, physically and spiritually. Our desire is that they grow in every fruit of the Spirit regardless of their situations due to You being their root. If they are feeling worn down, burned-out, cynical, and hardened, Spirit would You revive them and their faith. May their time at the retreat be the start of this renewal. Gently soften their hearts, and release any anger, resentment, or fears they may have. We ask for an outpouring of Your Spirit, resulting in praise and thankfulness!
Like its neighbors, Iran and Afghanistan, Pakistan faces overwhelming challenges. With a weak civilian government, autocratic military rule, Islamic extremists, a decades-long conflict with India, and dealing with Afghanistan, the country is faced with a bleak hope for the future. Yet there are estimates of two and a half million Protestants in this Muslim country of 150 million. Cross-cultural workers are still active in this desperate country in spite of the pressure of ministering under Islamic rule. Many are involved in medical care or job training, focusing on the poor. Pray for the perseverance of Christian workers in the face of persecution and intimidation. National believers have been politically marginalized with little protection from discrimination or abuse. You, Lord, are their only hope! 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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