Day 21 | 30 Days of Prayer | Africa

Posted on: October 19, 2014 Written by
Day 21 | 30 Days of Prayer | Africa
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Attendees: Lesley, Jamie and Ruth-Ann

How blessed is God!  And what a blessing he is!  He’s the Father of our Master, Jesus Christ, and takes us to the high places of blessing in him.  Long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love. He wanted us to enter into the celebration of his lavish gift-giving by the hand of his beloved Son. (Ephesians 1:3-6 The Message)

On this first day of the retreat, as the women arrive (please bring each of them on time without complications!), let a sweet spirit of prayer, acceptance and excitement be evident in each greeting. We ask that this be a sanctuary, a safe haven, a place of peace. Holy Spirit saturate every detail.

Jesus, bless the interactions of each small group, lead us in authentic sharing and listening.  May it be a time the ladies look forward to.

Pour out Your Spirit as we are still before Him during our sanctuary of prayer time this evening.  Let your healing and gentle touch be experienced.

We want to thank and enjoy you!! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Sudan is Africa’s largest country.  Thank you, Lord, that due to the long and terrible warfare, Christians have spread all around the country, leading to a multiplication of congregations in areas of many unreached peoples.  Sudan’s civil war has been one of the world’s longest conflicts in the 20th Century.  We pray for peace and the formation of a viable multi-cultural, multi-religious society.  Lord, we pray that commitment to Jesus will increase despite aching needs and terrible suffering.  We also ask for a unity that transcends tribal boundaries and battle lines. For those Global Women who are based out of Kenya but travel into Sudan, we pray for protection, faith, grace and peace along with unity in their marriages as the stress toll is immense. We ask all this in Jesus’ name, Amen.

 

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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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