“I tell you the truth,” Jesus said to them, “no one who has left home or wife or brothers or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God will fail to receive many times as much in this age and, in the age to come, eternal life.” (Luke 18:29-30)
Attendees: Beth, Debbie, Leah and Gail
There is no doubt that loss, pain, worry (even guilt) accompanies leaving loved ones behind for the sake of following His call on one’s life. Lord, Counselor, would you please give great discernment and wisdom of how best to care for aging parents long-distance. We ask for peace, love, understanding and clear communication among siblings, along with provision for the various stages of transition as needs become more complicated. We ask for wisdom and provision (and timing) in “emergency” visits. If their parents don’t know Jesus as their Savior, would you bring them into intimate relationship to You before they die. Lord, we ask that the women in this situation will have divine appointments with other women attending the retreat – ones that only You could orchestrate.
We pray the volunteers get over jet lag quickly and enjoy the “bonding” process as they prepare things for the ladies’ arrival. In Jesus’ name, Amen.