Each of you must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband. (Ephesians 5:33)
Volunteer counselors: Patty, Sue, Miriam, Melissa and Lydia
Father God, cause each of these women to honor their marriage and remain faithful to their husbands in every way. Help couples to love one another as You love them so that their relationship will point others to You. Holy One, we also ask that You protect each woman from every kind of impurity. Enable these women to resist the compromises that may be present in the surrounding culture. Holy Spirit, if any of the ladies are experiencing the unexpected journey of walking through the valley of their husband’s sexual brokenness and are living with feelings of distrust, shame, fear, anger, betrayal and grief, please guide them to the path of healing and healthy sexuality. Grant them courage to share their pain with someone during the retreat. Our counselors are onsite to listen and to be a safe place for the ladies to unload and share their burdens.
Lord, we ask that you give the couples in ministry energy, desire, unity and intentionality to continue to invest in the growth of their marriage. Help them combat subtle isolation. Let creativity along with intentionality abound when child care is not available. May they have someone with whom they can share their journey, be encouraged and be accountable.
We pray for traveling mercies (luggage/customs) for the volunteer staff as they begin their journey to Tanzania. In Jesus’ name, Amen.