Today we pray for…
Attendees: Becky and Krista
The Lord will guard your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forever
Dear Heavenly Father,
It isn’t easy to transition. Even the transition from a busy home assignment to a retreat setting can be a jarring experience. Please help the women who are attending the retreat to be able to quickly adjust to the retreat’s setting and pace. May they find deep rest and renewal, new friends, and encouragement as they set aside time to be still and know that you are God.
These women have faced many transitions. They have probably experienced sad goodbyes when they left for their field assignments and when others moved away. Saying goodbye to their homes and work to spend some time in the US this summer may have been a welcome break, but it is still a break from their routines and homes. May the retreat be a place of healing for all of their transitions and a place to gently walk into all You have for them.
Father, without a doubt Costa Rica is one of the success stories of Central America. A long history of a stable, democratic government has made it an anchor of stability in the region. The evangelical church is not stable as congregations are noted for “the large back door”, a sign of weak discipleship training. Rivalry, divisions, and over the top legalism plague many churches. Ironically, Costa Rica is the home for several well thought of training schools and seminaries. Pray for the realization and growth of cooperation between evangelical groups that would allow them to influence not only Costa Rica but other Central American countries.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.