Day 1 | 30 Days of Prayer | Africa

Posted on: September 29, 2014 Written by
Day 1 | 30 Days of Prayer | Africa
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INTRODUCTION:

I invite you to join me in the opportunity of empowering Global Women serving God in the Southeastern part of Africa, Tanzania, and other nearby countries by lifting them up to the One who is “Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace”  (Isaiah 9:6).

We will begin each day with a verse on which to meditate. Then, throughout the 30 days, we’ll pray for every attendee and staff by name, we’ll lift up requests common to Global Women and finally, we’ll pray for each of the 13 countries the attendees represent.  Our 30 Days of Prayer will take us through the last day of the retreat and the first day of the volunteers’ reflection time.

There is no greater gift you can give these women than sincere prayers on their behalf that will restore their souls and impact the Kingdom.  I am sure we will all experience wonder at how He answers our prayers.

Thank you for loving and caring for these women of the harvest!

Praying with you,
Debbie Suits

 

The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and His understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. (Isaiah 40:28-31)

Attendees: Catherine, Julena and Sue

There is no doubt that living in Africa is complicated and takes more effort.  Every day events like shopping, cooking (from scratch), insane traffic, homeschooling, etc. take more time. Jesus, we ask that You would give these ladies renewed strength, rest, empowerment, that You would lift them up and deepen their hope in You. Breathe Your hope into every crevice of their beings so that they leave the retreat able to soar, run and walk without fainting. Remind them that You are the One who never tires and are always there for them.

The country where coffee is said to have originated, Ethiopia is no stranger to Christianity. North Ethiopia was one of the first Christian nations, dating from the 4th Century. 16 years of persecution under a Marxist regime refined the church and saw courageous witness from all denominations that has resulted in growth. War with Eritrea has challenged economic growth and many Ethiopians live in grinding poverty. The surrounding Muslim countries are seeking the Islamization of the country using bribes and aid. We pray for the witness of God’s salvation to go to 60 Ethiopian people groups (out of 90) who are under-evangelized. 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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