Today we pray for…
Volunteer Pampering Teams: Vada, Joan, and Karen (hair); Paula, Linda, and Lauren (massage); Nancy (color); Rebecca (make up); Jill, Pat, Bev, Linda, Ginny, Jessica, and Karen (pedicures)
Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, others will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else. And in their prayers for you their hearts will go out to you, because of the surpassing grace God has given you. Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift! (2 Corinthians 9:13-15)
Dear Heavenly Father,
You have brought the volunteers to the retreat to fill many roles. Today we pray for the pampering teams who will give Your love to the attendees through excellent massages, beautiful haircuts, and extreme foot-washing pedicures. They will have many opportunities to lovingly touch and care for the global women while prayerfully listening and holding close their stories. Please bless the work of their hands. May the hairstyles meet the expectations of the attendees, may the massage bring relief to tired bodies, and may the pedicure room be an opportunity for one-on-one connections, prayer, and pampering. May these and the opportunities to have their colors and make up done, pick out new clothes, exercise, hike the trails, or read a new book bring rest and refreshment to the women with a reminder that You not only love their minds, hearts, and spirits, but You also love their bodies and desire that they care for themselves.
In the past years Vietnam has had an increase in the number of Bibles printed and released in Vietnamese and other tribal languages. The government has granted permission for the printing of these Bibles and has even permitted their own publishing company be used to print Christian books and study materials. We pray that these materials be spread to provide for the shortage of materials in the heart languages of Vietnam’s peoples. While Communism, Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism are traditionally practiced, the biggest challenge to Christianity is ancestor worship. We pray for Christians to address this problem in Biblical ways.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.