Day 8 | 30 Days of Prayer | Colorado

Posted on: June 25, 2016 Written by
Day 8 | 30 Days of Prayer | Colorado
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Today we pray for…

Attendees: Fredda, Emily, Val, and Barb

 

Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the Lord your God gives you (Exodus 20:12).

 

Dear Heavenly Father,

Each of the attendees have family who live far away from where they serve. Some of those relationships are very healthy while others are broken or damaged. There are health concerns for aging parents or sick siblings and heart concerns for family members who are not making good choices. There are even faith divisions when families cannot agree about a global woman’s choice to follow You into service overseas.

May this stateside time of home assignment provide opportunities for extended families to enjoy each other and heal in ways that are needed. May there be many heart-deep conversations over coffee and around special and ordinary events. May relationships be restored to all that You dream they can be before these global women return to their places of service. Please give the family members who stay behind and those who go creative ideas for maintaining healthy family relationships.

Thank You for the families You have given each attendee, even though sometimes there is a bit too much family drama. Thank You that You are Lord even of dysfunctional families who so desperately need You. We all need You.

India has long been one of the most fascinating countries in the world. Second only to China in population, it dominates south Asia and the Indian Ocean. Though its constitution allows religious freedom, Hindu extremists have been waging a war of hate against Muslims and Christians in the past decade. Yet the Holy Spirit continues to raise Indian Christians who have had a tremendous impact on the social and religious fabric of this country. We pray that this flowering of Christian leadership would continue to grow as well as for continued growth of church movements that are underway.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

©2016 Thrive.



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.

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