Day 21 | 30 Days of Prayer | Brazil

Posted on: April 20, 2016 Written by
Day 21 | 30 Days of Prayer | Brazil
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Today we pray for…

Attendees: Judy and Kathleen

Being confident in this, that he who began a good work in them(these ladies children) will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. This is our prayer: that their love will abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that they may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ – to the glory and praise of God (Philippians 1:6, 9-11).

I believe as mothers, our heart’s cry is for our kids to personalize their faith. The process is at times (most of the time) unlike what we imagine. Living away from kids from college on (having sent them to the US) is difficult. Not being with them in their mistakes, depression, jobs, relationships, career choices, and marriage (sometimes meeting their future spouse for the first time only weeks before the wedding) are all significant losses.  Missing grandchildren adds to the feeling of loss.  There is great need for faith that He is in control.

Lord, free mothers from anxiety about their adult children, and give them peace. Reaffirm to them that You are greater than anything they face. Help them not to blame themselves for things that go wrong in the lives of their children. Redeem parental mistakes and release them from guilt. Help them forgive their children for things they have done that hurt or disappoint them. Help them forgive others who have hurt their children in any way. Give them faith to believe and patience to wait for the answers. Their heart’s desire is that each one walk intimately with Jesus. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

 

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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.

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