Day 17 | 30 Days of Prayer | Colorado

Posted on: July 04, 2016 Written by
Day 17 | 30 Days of Prayer | Colorado
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Today we pray for…

Attendees: Melba and Tracy

 

I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; from where shall my help come? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep (Psalm 121:1-4).

 

Dear Heavenly Father,

This year, we’ve had a new health scare burst into life; Zika. Add that disease to the others global women already face, international wars and terrorist dangers, injustice of all different shapes and horrible sizes, weather disasters, accidents, and other forms of trauma. There are many reasons our attendees need Your protection.

Thank You that there is no disease, war, trauma, disaster, or challenge that is too big, too hard for You. Thank for never leaving us alone to face these dangers. Thank You for walking through the valley of the shadow of death with us. Thank You for sheltering us under Your wings and holding us in Your hands. You are great and mighty and our confidence is in You.

We ask with faith believing for Your strength and protection from the many dangers that lurk in our world. We ask for more faith to believe and not be afraid. We place these global women in Your hands with trust and hope, knowing You love them more than we can imagine.

Papua New Guinea, just north of Australia, with 830 languages lays claim to have 20% of the world’s languages. No wonder Wycliffe and New Tribes Mission have large bases on the island. The sheer ethnic diversity and geographic isolation of so many groups make reaching the habitants of PNG one of the greatest challenges in global work. We pray for those who are involved in translating the Bible for the many language groups, from scholars to national language helpers. We also lift up the efforts to communicate the gospel in a way that is understandable and relevant to the lives of the people of Papua New Guinea.

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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