Day 7 | 30 Days of Prayer | Colorado
Today we pray for…
Attendees: Carolyn, Nikki, and Brittnee
Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends (John 15:13).
Dear Heavenly Father,
Many of our attendees and some of our volunteers are single. Some are widows who have lost their life companion and others have never married. We pray that they will find special friendships and community while at the retreat and that You will provide special friendships for them while they are on home assignment.
Our single friends have taught us much about loving You and following You where You lead. You know the joys and burdens of their singleness, the questions with which they wrestle, and the answers they’ve found that have been helpful. Please build their trust in You and help their identity as Your beloved daughters to be firm. If any of them are unsure of their worth as a single, please assure them of Your delight in them and that they really are enough, just as they are.
When it is time for our single attendees to return to their place of service, please help their teams and the people they serve to warmly welcome them into their homes and into their circle of friendships.
Hungary has a rich history of Christianity but seems to have lost contact with the gospel. Hungarians are groping for life solutions amidst uncertainty and rapid changes in society. There has been an increase in stress and many fall prey to alcoholism, suicide, burgeoning cults, and the occult. Opportunities to minister exist in the church and public schools, hospitals, prison, and in almost every element of society. We pray that the Church might truly be a relevant witness to Hungarian society, displaying both compassion for the lost and confidence in the Savior. We pray for those who minister to young people, one of the most receptive groups to the gospel in Hungary. Thank you for the faithful work of those who live in this country and seek to share your truths with the people there.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
About the author
Linda Swanson serves with Paraclete as a member care provider, retreat speaker and spiritual director. She comes alongside global workers to help them be effective in life and ministry. Via Skype, Linda provides spiritual direction for global workers. With her husband, Kevin, Linda served for 28 years with MAF, both overseas as a pilot/mechanic family and at headquarters in administration and member care. During eight of those years, she helped direct Fairhaven Ministries, a retreat center for clergy and global workers. Now, Linda lives in Englewood, New Jersey where her husband is a pastor with the Evangelical Covenant Church. Their two children are married and they have two grandsons.View all articles by: Linda Swanson
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