You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because You were slain, and with Your blood You purchased men for God from every tribe and language and people and nation. You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth. Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise! (Revelation 5:9, 10, and 12)
Lord, lead the volunteer team as they reflect upon all they have heard, felt, and seen. Help them be able to put a frame, some semblance of order around their experience so that they are able to share it effectively to their family, friends, and supporters. Spirit, lead them in worship, thanksgiving, and absorbing the change the retreat has made on their hearts. May they continue to pray for these ladies and be their advocates as they return to their routines.
Alleluia! You are indeed worthy, Lord! Thank you for Your precious life-giving blood. Thank you that we are part of Your Body around the world. Thank you for calling people from every tribe, language, people, and nation. Thank you that we have been a part of this plan through every prayer we’ve offered for these cross-cultural workers living around the world proclaiming Your salvation. Take our offerings of prayer and multiply them. We give You all our praise! You are worthy!
Besides being the land of the Lord of the Rings, the beautiful country of New Zealand is experiencing a growing percentage of ‘non-religious’ national population and a rapidly growing immigrant population bringing Islam and Hinduism to its shores. Lord we pray that evangelicals will be passionate in reaching out to the growing number of immigrants as well as working together in reaching nationals.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.