Day 24 | 30 Days of Prayer | Dubai
______________________ DAY 24 – ABIDING IN HIM______________________
I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in Me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing.
Today we pray for attendees: Tina and Shelley
Lord, we pray that each lady will remain deeply in You, your Word, and in intercession; may they experience intimacy in Your presence. The areas many are working in are arid, physically and spiritually. Our desire is that they grow in every fruit of the Spirit regardless of their situations, due to You being their root. If they are feeling worn down, burned-out, cynical, and hardened, Spirit would You revive them and their faith. May their time at the retreat be the start of this renewal. We ask for an outpouring of Your Spirit, resulting in praise and thankfulness!
The attendees are in route to the hotel today and tomorrow. May they have peace and protection, sensing your presence with them in every connection. Please bring everyone on time along with their luggage and good health.
Djibouti is a hot, dry desert enclave between Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Somalia. Some have called it “Hell’s waiting room”. It is Africa’s third smallest state, a haven of calm in a stormy region. It is also a key base for Christian witness. We pray Lord that the present freedoms may not be eroded by the politics of the Horn of Africa nor by the Islamist voice which gets louder as the economic situation declines. The only legally recognized Protestant witness is that of the French Protestant Church, which began in 1960. This group has given hospitality to Ethiopian, Malagasy, and local believer groups and agencies entering those countries. We pray for continued effective cooperation and unity among Christians. Global work is a tough challenge in this hot, dry but often humid land; working conditions are extreme. We pray for ministries of education, public health, literature, Bible translation, literacy, and youth work. We pray that contacts may lead to disciples for Jesus. Ethiopian refugees are often destitute–many are Orthodox Christian. We pray for their lively congregations that they be both relevant and effective in their witness.
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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