Attendees: DeNise, Crystal, Jayne, Debbie, and Audra
The little children were brought to Jesus for him to place his hands on them (power of touch) and pray for them.
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these” (Matthew 19:14).
There are quite a few women who minister to little ones in Peru and surrounding countries. Many have their own children, plus kids that they’ve adopted. Heartbreak is thick as these ladies observe and interact with the realities of poverty and abuse. We ask, in Jesus’ name, for these precious ones to come to an intimate relationship with Jesus and experience healing and hope in their lives. Uphold the women ministering to have strength, love, wisdom, and patience as they desire the best for each, while self-will (and Satan), along with cultural norms battle deep in them. We pray that the women won’t be so overwhelmed with their practical needs that they fail to guard their own faith, joy, and identity in Christ.
Church growth through the blood of martyrs can describe Peru from the 1960s into the new millennium. In spite of several decades of violent confrontation between an often corrupt Peruvian government and terrorist groups with evangelicals often caught in the middle, the church grew from roughly 80,000 to almost 4 million believers. Pray for a unity amongst a wide range of Protestant groups that will give them a greater voice in addressing the ills of the country. Evangelicals have a great opportunity to be a prophetic voice as the country battles corruption and injustice. In Jesus’ name, Amen.