Day 19 | 30 Days of Prayer | Colorado

Posted on: July 06, 2016 Written by
Day 19 | 30 Days of Prayer | Colorado
           

Today we pray for…

Attendees: Courtney and Jenine

 

On their release, Peter and John went back to their own people and reported all that the chief priests and the elders had said to them. When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God. “Sovereign Lord,” they said, “you made the heavens and the earth and the sea, and everything in them(Acts 4:23-24).

 

Dear Heavenly Father,

During the retreat, the attendees will have the opportunity to meet six times with a small group made up of about 5-7 global women and 2 volunteers. A few of those visits will be over meals, but most of the time, the groups will meet after a time of worship and teaching. The groups will be made up of married and single women from all different backgrounds and areas of service. They will have a chance to get to know one another as they share their life stories with each other and process the messages they are hearing. Please help each one to feel safe, honored, and respected as they share. Please teach them how to care for and pray for each other. Please help them to fall deeper in love with You as they share this time with each other.

We want to lift up Madagascar to You today. We praise You, Lord, that there is complete freedom of religion after years of Marxist rhetoric. Thank You for the deep spiritual hunger the people are experiencing. As many come to Christ, we pray against compromise with old beliefs, veneration of ancestral spirits, and witchcraft. In many cases, a form of worship remains, but many have little understanding of the Biblical message of salvation. We pray for unity among true believers and also for effective evangelism through them. Lack of theological training is the greatest source of weakness for the church, so we pray for the provision of well-trained, Spirit-led leaders who are able to apply Biblical truth to the Malagasy worldview.

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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