Today we pray for…
Attendees: Beth and Mary Ann
Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? (Matthew 6:26)
When one spends most of their time overseas, the periodic visits Stateside automatically incur many logistical needs: car, place to live, kid’s schools, visits to schedule, presentations to prepare. The unknown and waiting for things to fall into place is stressful. Lord, You are faithful and will provide, please help them navigate this faith walk. Many will be needing to raise extra support, please lead them to those You would have partner with them.
The United States has a wealth of resources of which the ladies can take advantage. Guide them to the right doctors, counselors and trainings with which You would bless them. May they also take and find time to rest and experience (guilt free) things their countries may not have. We pray that they will leave the retreat with a lighter spirit, and deeper joy.
The volunteers arrive today to begin preparations for the ladies. Many have not met each other before. Holy Spirit would you unite them quickly and give them a supernatural love for one another. Calm the new volunteer’s hearts of the unknown experience.
Few countries have undergone such a change in their makeup as the United Kingdom. After a long history of influencing the Christian world of cross-cultural ministry, the secularization of England is matched only by the variety of people groups who now call the British Isles home. From Kenya to India to Pakistan to literally hundreds of other countries, the evangelical church in the United Kingdom has the world coming to them. And ironically, evangelicals from these countries look at Britain now as a field. We pray for unity and wisdom in outreach efforts among the churches and missionaries. There is still a strong evangelical current within the Church of England, we pray that its influence would grow in this largely liberal body.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.