Day 6 | 30 Days of Prayer | Africa

Posted on: October 04, 2014 Written by
Day 6 | 30 Days of Prayer | Africa
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Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7)

Attendees:  Sarah, Jessica, Debora, Ann and Lori

Many of the women who have attended past retreats say that sending their kids off to college in the US is one of the hardest sacrifices they make in being Global Women. It is a time of difficult transitions for the entire family. Parenting these kids long-distance is a real challenge. This can quickly feel negative. Lord, we ask for Your comfort when the anxieties overwhelm them. Guard their minds with Your truth, and may they have Your strength to reject lies with which Satan would like to paralyze them. We ask for consistent and honest communication. Please provide healthy relationships and an intimate holistic journey in Jesus for each of these young adults.

As mothers, free the women from anxiety about their adult kids, so they can have peace.  Reaffirm to them that You are greater than anything they face.  Help them not to blame themselves for things that go wrong in their kids’ lives.  Redeem parental mistakes and release them from guilt.  Help them forgive their kids for things they’ve done that hurt or disappoint them.  Help them forgive anyone who has hurt their kids in any way.  Give them faith to believe and patience to wait for the answers. Their heart’s desire is that each one walk intimately with Jesus. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

 

©2014 Thrive.



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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