Day 14 | 30 Days of Prayer | Colorado

Posted on: July 01, 2016 Written by
Day 14 | 30 Days of Prayer | Colorado
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Today we pray for…

Attendees: Megan and Janet

 

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit (Psalm 34:18).

 

Dear Heavenly Father,

One of life’s greatest mysteries is the dilemma of our emotions, which aren’t always healthy. Many women suffer from PMS, moodiness, chemical imbalances, PTSD, and depression. None of these ladies would choose to have to deal with these mood killers, and they often feel guilt and shame when their emotions get the best of them.

Please, kind and loving Father, heal their hearts. Heal their emotions. Help them turn to You in their times of need to find the solace and comfort they need. Protect them from shame and condemnation. Help them to seek the help they need from medical caregivers and from their community of friends, family, and co-workers.

Overseas there may not be as much help for depression and emotions that surge up and down. Not only may help not be available, global workers often see and experience trauma, poverty, and injustice which can fuel their emotional struggles. Help them to hope and trust in You, to learn to see their lives and experiences from Your perspective, and to receive Your healing for their souls.

Mongolia is found wedged between Russia and China, this country of approximately 3 million people has seen rapid growth among the Christian community. There may have been only 4 believers in 1989 and today there are over 40,000. Pray that growth would continue, but with a Mongolian flavor, Biblically-centered but with cultural relevance. There has been a resurgence of traditional religions that can dilute the Christian message among those new or immature believers and churches. We pray for solid teaching of God’s word and equipping sound church leaders.

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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