Day 16 | 30 Days of Prayer | Africa
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.
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.View all articles by: Debbie Suits
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