Day 29 | 30 Days of Prayer | Brazil
Today we pray for…
Attendees: Caitlyn and Deborah
For I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through Him who gives me strength. And my God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:11-13; 19).
On this last day of the retreat, we invite you to do ALL that you desire in and through each lady present.
Father, we ask for special grace for these ladies to learn to live and adapt to a foreign culture, where oftentimes electricity, clean water, cell phone coverage, and Internet access are a luxury, and where personal safety is not a given. We pray particularly for the single women. When things fall apart in their homes, or their cars break down, would You provide the resources to help them out?
In the Latin American culture “singleness” is commonly misunderstood, so for these dear single workers, it can be difficult and tiring to prove their “value”. It may be these women want to get married but haven’t met the right guy. We ask You, Father, that they may be “adopted” by a South American family, as well as a team family, so as to have a cultural reference for their “belonging”. May they enjoy healthy friendships with families in their area.
When they need to have an advocate for their cause, will You lay it on a man’s heart to defend her. We ask for particular sensitivity on the part of field leaders to include the singles as fully-valued teammates. As they attend the Thrive retreat, may they enjoy connecting with other single women and share their hearts – may it be like a refreshing glass of cold water to them. We ask for an abundance of laughter to flow and be a revitalizing part of their soul renewal. 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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