Today we pray for…
Attendees: Grace and April
I lift my eyes to the hills – where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip – He who watches over you will not slumber; He will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore (Psalms 121:1-8).
As these ladies re-enter the States and visit churches and families, the change of environment (wealth and culture) can be emotionally staggering, overwhelming, and disorienting. Father, remind them You value them even when they feel inferior, incompetent, and panicked. Help them give themselves grace and time to adjust. Guard their hearts from becoming critical, and lead them to a balanced perspective. Lead them to encounters with people who care to know their story. Bless the retreat with ample times of mutual understanding, and even humor.
The economy of Papua New Guinea is predominately one of subsistence agriculture, leaving many people dependent on the natural conditions of the land. The rugged terrain, extreme rain, and extreme drought, natural disasters and strained relationships between land owners and buyers present many challenges for the people there. We pray for the provision of food and employment for the people. May they begin to learn of Your character as a loving and providential God even before they come to believe in You. We pray for global workers who are working in agricultural development and other methods of natural support. Bless their efforts and give them sound working relationships with the local people.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.