Today we pray for…
Attendees: Carol and Katie
We pray that out of his glorious riches He may strengthen each of these ladies with power through his Spirit in their inner being, so that Christ may dwell in their hearts through faith. May they have the power to grasp (and experience!) how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ. Do so in a way that is immeasurably more than all they could ask or imagine according to His power that is at work within each of them! (Ephesians 3:14-20)
Lord, there are ladies who have said goodbye to their areas of ministry and are transitioning back Stateside. We pray that they maintain a spirit of thankfulness and praise for all You have done in and through them and ask that You direct their next steps. Heal their wounds, renew their strength, give them a new vision, and provide friends to come alongside them in this new phase. May the retreat be a safe place to process, slow down, and hear Your voice.
Please help the attendees figure out the logistics of leaving kids and ministry behind. Please keep everyone healthy. Give them travel mercies and may they arrive on time to enjoy every minute of the retreat.
Like its neighbors, Iran and Afghanistan, Pakistan faces overwhelming challenges. With a weak civilian government, autocratic military rule, Islamic extremists, a decades-long conflict with India, and dealing with Afghanistan, the country is faced with a bleak hope for the future. Yet there are estimates of two and a half million Protestants in this Muslim country of 150 million. Cross-cultural workers are still active in this desperate country in spite of the pressure of ministering under Islamic rule. Many are involved in medical care or job training, focusing on the poor. Pray for the perseverance of Christian workers in the face of persecution and intimidation. National believers have been politically marginalized with little protection from discrimination or abuse. You, Lord, are their only hope!
In Jesus’ name, Amen.