Day 18 | 30 Days of Prayer | Africa

Posted on: October 16, 2014 Written by
Day 18 | 30 Days of Prayer | Africa
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The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame.  You will be like a well watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail. (Isaiah 58:11)

Attendees:  Diana, Stacy, Angela and Stephanie

Father God, You are the Healer.  Many women are suffering with chronic illnesses and pain – ranging from cancer, migraines, back issues, anxiety attacks, malaria, Dengue fever and chronic fatigue syndrome.  Not feeling well is demotivating, yet often a reality. Help these ladies to give themselves grace (and their teammates’ understanding), while relying on the truth that “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9).  Several also have children who are ill and the medical care is scarce. Give wisdom to call a medical plane in for evacuation when necessary.  Lord, only You know how to lead them and grant them peace. We ask that the above verse be a reality in their lives as only You can make happen.

We recognize, Father, that no matter what continent you live on or what your station in life is, infertility and miscarriage are very painful. Lord, we ask that You comfort the women who live with this reality day in and day out. Please give them grace and strength to deal with the complicated medical terminology in a different language, learn first-hand how different cultures grieve (not usually our way) and deal with unintentional hurtful, thoughtless comments of others. Abba Father, please remind them today that You really care about them. You know their secret thoughts and feel their hearts’ yearnings. They matter to You. “Thou hast…put my tears in thy bottle…” (Psalm 56:8).

 

©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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