Day 8 | 30 Days of Prayer | Peru
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.
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.View all articles by: Debbie Suits
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