The One who died for us – who was raised to life for us! – is in the presence of God at this very moment sticking up for us. Do you think anyone is going to be able to drive a wedge between us and Christ’s love for us? There is no way! Not trouble, not hard times, not hatred, not hunger, not homelessness, not bullying threats, not backstabbing. I’m absolutely convinced that nothing – nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable – absolutely NOTHING can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us. (Romans 8:34-39 The Message)
Attendees: Kelly and Jodi
On this last day of the retreat, as the women have worshiped in a sanctuary of praise and found a safe refuge, we pray that their love for Christ has been rekindled, their souls re-calibrated to Jesus, and that as a result they will return to their families and ministry free to walk in grace, joyfully responding to the promptings of the Spirit. May they own a renewed sense of identity, as beloved daughters of the King.
Lord, you know that the internet is a blessing and a curse. We ask that you give these families self-control in balancing the use of it in ways that are pleasing to you. Break any bondage to unpure sites, or even “escapism” using social media. Help them balance staying in touch with their supporters rather than feeling enslaved to doing so. Please provide for their needs in surprising ways.
We ask for your cloak of protection as they return home and continue to work deep in their hearts as they live out your truth. In Jesus’ name, Amen.