Today we pray for…
Retreat attendee: Kris
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 the 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. 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.
Poland is one of the first eastern European countries to shake off Soviet rule. The Poles dream of growing in wealth has proven elusive and hollow for most. Poland’s Christian community saw significant growth following the fall of communism but that has slowed down. We pray that national and expat believers would grow in their boldness and effectiveness in sharing the gospel with Poles, especially the youth. In Jesus’ name, Amen.