____________ DAY 20 – PERSEVERE WITH LITTLE “FRUIT”____________
Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food… yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he enables me to go on the heights.
Today I/we pray for attendees: Robyn, Jaimie, Jeannette, and Naomi
Lord, You know the ladies’ hearts and their needs at this time. I/we pray that they would not feel pressured by their churches, agencies, friends (or themselves) to be producing ´successful´ work in their area, but that they would follow closely after You. You are the vine, the source of all things. You work in Your own way, on Your own timeframe, and You value many things other than numbers and accomplishments. Help these women to know this and to resist the pressure to perform in certain ways. Help them to be honest in their sharing about ministry, and give them opportunities to share how they have grown in their knowledge and love of You. I/we ask that You provide for their financial needs, and give them creativity, discipline, and grace as they budget.
As the volunteers begin their journey to Rimini, fill them with anticipation, excitement, and energy. I/we ask for traveling mercies and that all their luggage arrive with them. Please grant them good health.
Father, there’s nothing like a warm, Irish brogue to bring a smile out in people. Unfortunately, the Emerald Island has seen one of the quickest transformations, going from a deeply religious culture to a secular one. I/we pray for workers in Ireland to build relationships and for wisdom in engaging people with the Savior.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.