Day 22 | 30 Days of Prayer | Colorado

Posted on: July 09, 2016 Written by
Day 22 | 30 Days of Prayer | Colorado
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Today we pray for…

Volunteer Counselors: Elisabeth, Miriam, Linda, Judyann, and Nadine

 

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer (Romans 12:12).

 

Dear Heavenly Father,

Some of the attendees are coming to the retreat with heavy burdens on their hearts. They may have hurts from traumas suffered while serving You oversees or through relationships gone awry. It is possible that some of them are grieving the loss of parents or of children who’ve relocated for college in the US. Others may be wrestling with questions of faith or the mystery of why there is so much suffering in our world. Thankfully, You have provided wonderful counselors for them to meet with during the retreat. Please give the attendees courage to face what is in their hearts. Please give the counselors the ability to listen with love, compassion, and a heart to understand and give Your hope. Please bless each counseling visit with the healing and insights only You can provide. May Your truth shine a light to each one’s path.

Heavenly Father, we thank you for those who have been won to Christ in Croatia. The deep impact of historic and recent hatred between Croat, Serb, and Bosnian on every aspect of national life may hamper the nation for generations to come. We pray that, through Christ, true reconciliation will be achieved. Thank you, Lord, that the compassionate ministry of both foreign and indigenous agencies in dispensing aid, giving trauma therapy, and loving those who have suffered, has won much credit for the gospel. We pray for these ongoing outreaches and their lasting spiritual impact.

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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