________________________ DAY 3 – VOLUNTEERS________________________
O LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise Your name, for in perfect faithfulness You have done marvelous things, things planned long ago. Surely this is our God; we trusted in Him, and He saved us. This is the LORD, we trusted in Him; let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation.
Isaiah 25:1, 9
I/we thank you, Lord, for your provision for this retreat, for the resources given, and for those who are willing to give of their time to join You in Your work. Today I/we specifically thank you for the team of thirty two women who are going to serve as volunteer staff for this retreat. May they experience Your faithfulness as they see their financial support come in, intercession committed to their journey, and care provided for their families. I/we ask that each volunteer come with healthy “margins” emotionally, physically, and spiritually as the energy needed to pour into attendees serving in this area of the world will be great. Father, protect and prepare each volunteer in the blood and name of Jesus. I/we ask that the new volunteers quickly feel “up to speed” and are able to serve wholeheartedly.
I/we ask a special blessing on Jill, Alicia, Andrea, Sandra, Lydia, Sue, Emily, Kari, Cassie, Jennifer, and Courtney as they come to do pedicures today—which are truly like spiritual foot washings—with color! I/we ask that they connect well with the women and are able to listen attentively while massaging and carefully painting toenails. Bless every encounter and be pleased with Your servants.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.