Day 20 | 30 Days of Prayer | Colorado Furlough

Posted on: July 09, 2014 Written by
Day 20 | 30 Days of Prayer | Colorado Furlough
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Today we pray for…

Retreat attendee: Lena

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life (Psalm 143:8).

Reverse culture shock…coming back to what one would consider “home”, after being gone for two or more years can be exactly that…a shock. Their lives have undergone radical change, (purposeful pursuit of God’s calling, culture, language, sickness, spiritual encounters, danger). There is an excitement, hope and expectation of reconnecting with family and friends, and sharing about all that God has done in their lives. They may feel disappointed if the connection is not as deep as they would like. Lord, help them not to take this personally. Guide them to and surprise them with those who will truly listen and interact with them. May they show grace to those who don’t. Lord, we pray the women maintain a learning posture (about the US culture that used to be a “given”), and a sense of humor. Give them significant conversations while at the retreat with tips of how to maneuver and make the most out of their time Stateside.

Solomon Islands: Consisting of 7 major islands and small atolls, their names read like a World War II history book. One of the few countries with a history of revivals, the population is largely Christian. Unfortunately, those revivals are of the past. A destructive conflict at the beginning of the decade left the country in ruin, which impacted even to this day the church’s abilities to witness. We pray that leaders would boldly lead their churches in making a difference in the lives of the people. 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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