Day 23 | 30 Days of Prayer | Brazil
Today we pray for…
Know that the Lord is God. It is He who made us, and we are His; we are His people; the sheep of his pasture (Psalm 100:3).
You are who You are, Lord God. Thank you for making each of us unique and giving us a true, unshakable identity and security in belonging to You. May we follow your lead, Shepherd, as we journey through life.
Language and culture learning may be some of the most draining, as well as humbling, things about beginning a new life on the field, yet they are also the very things that bring a worker to a place of contentment and effectiveness. Father God, we ask that You give them courage, perseverance and energy for this process. During the retreat, may they each thoroughly enjoy the interaction with other women, in English, who are in or have been in their similar struggles.
We pray for Brazil today. We pray for the end of endemic corruption, cronyism, injustices of society, and discrimination (against the poor, underprivileged children and indigenous tribal peoples). We pray that Evangelicals may use their growing influence wisely and in biblical holiness and humility. We also pray for the over-evangelized but underfed converts, many petty legalisms and an enormous rate of of ex-Evangelicals that now are disillusioned with Christianity. We pray for godly servant leadership, accountable to those to whom they minister. 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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