Day 1 | 30 Days of Prayer | Brazil
I invite you to join me in the opportunity of empowering global women serving God in Brazil and other nearby countries by lifting them up to the One who is Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6).
We will begin each day with a verse on which to meditate. Then, throughout the 30 days, we’ll pray for every attendee and staff by name, lifting up requests common to women in this area of the world, and finally, praying for each of the countries the attendees represent.
There is no greater gift you can give these women that will restore their souls and impact the Kingdom than sincere prayers on their behalf.
Praying with you,
Author, 30 Days of Prayer
Today we pray for…
Attendees: Mary and Janelle
The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden; like a spring whose waters never fail (Isaiah 58:11).
We recognize Father, that no matter what continent we live on, or what our station in life is, infertility and miscarriage are very painful. Lord, we ask that You comfort the women who live with this reality day in and day out. Please give them grace and strength to deal with the complicated medical terminology in a different language, learn first-hand how different cultures grieve (often not in our way), and deal with unintentional, hurtful, and thoughtless comments. Abba Father, please remind them today that You really care about them. You know their secret thoughts and feel their hearts’ yearnings. They matter to You. Put my tears in Your bottle (Psalm 56:8 NASV).
Father God, You are the Healer. Many women are suffering with chronic illnesses and pain—ranging from cancer, migraines, fibromyalgia, and back issues, to anxiety attacks and chronic fatigue syndrome. Not feeling well is de-motivating, yet it is often a reality. Help these ladies to give themselves grace (and their teammates’ understanding), while relying on the truth that My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9).
Several attendees have children who are ill and medical care is scarce. Give them wisdom to call a medical plane in for evacuation when/if necessary. Lord, only You know how to lead them and grant them peace. We ask that 2 Corinthians 12:9 be a reality in their lives.
In May of 2015 the first cases of Zika were being detected in Brazil. The government declared the mosquito-borne virus a national health emergency on November 11th, 2015. Front line health workers have been frustrated by a lack of funding, government corruption, and inequality of where help is given. For any of the women who are pregnant, we pray for protection from the Zika virus. We pray that eradication efforts would see progress. 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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