Day 4 | 30 Days of Prayer | Italy
_____________________ DAY 4 – TEAM UNITY_____________________
A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.
Today I/we pray for attendees: Heather, Carey, Sharla, Liz, and Carol
Lord of the universe, the cross-cultural community can begin to feel small, with teams comprised of various nationalities, backgrounds, and giftedness, with a variety of ministry focuses. This can give rise to comparison, competition, and perceived differing values—regarding issues such as how fast one learns the language or sees conversions, how one’s kids adapt to national schools/churches, and/or how one furnishes (or the size of) her home. Differences in support levels, marital/family status, and level of adventurousness or timidity can also cause tension. All of these things can equate to ample opportunity for Satan to cause disunity, discontent, and hurt. Many times this feels like an emotional quagmire. I/we pray for confession of wrongs, healing of hurts, and rebuilding of trust to unify teams and clearly reflect Jesus.
Lord, Germany’s wealth, power, and strategic location in Europe could be of inestimable value to the kingdom of God. I/we pray for a strong, courageous leadership based on Christian values. Ministry focused on young people is vital for the future of the church as over 55% of active Christians are now over 50 years of age. I/we pray for relevant and effective ways to impact the youth in a new way.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
About the author
Debbie Suits grew up in Naples, Italy, and fell in love with the city and its people. She came close to returning to Italy, but ended up in Madrid, Spain, where she and her husband worked for 16 years. They returned to the States due to the special needs of one of their children. She now lives in Denver, CO, with her husband and three kids (ages 24, 22 and 18). Debbie is a bi-lingual nanny, companion to the elderly, and Color Consultant. She is the author of the 30 Days of Prayer and is a representative of Get Hope Global (micro-enterprise loans). Debbie has been a part of Thrive retreats for many years as a Color Consultant and shares a kindred spirit with fellow women who work abroad.View all articles by: Debbie Suits
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