Day 2 | 30 Days of Prayer | Cape Town

Posted on: September 27, 2016 Written by
Day 2 | 30 Days of Prayer | Cape Town
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Today we pray for…

Attendees: Deborah and MaryAnn


We pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen each of these ladies with power through his Spirit in their inner being, so that Christ may dwell in their hearts through faith. … May they have the power … to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ … Do so in a way that is immeasurably more than all they could ask or imagine according to His power that is at work within each of them! Ephesians 3:14–20 (paraphrased)


Language and culture learning may be two of the most draining things women experience when beginning a new life on the field, yet they are also the very things that bring a global worker to a place of contentment and effectiveness. Father God, we ask that You give them courage, perseverance, and energy for this process. Help them maintain (or develop) a sense of humor in the midst of the struggles. Grant them creativity (especially with little ones) and discipline—interspersed with much grace. Guard them from the ever-present comparison game.

Few countries have suffered through decades of civil war like Angola. Lord, we pray for reconciliation and peace among the people of Angola. May the Christian church step up and be peacemakers in a land where forgiveness is scarce and hatred runs deep. We seek Your Spirit moving upon the leaders of the country to put aside their agendas and seek justice and help those trapped in poverty. May this broken country find healing through a revival of hearts that seek to trust in You.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.


©2016 Thrive.

About the author

Debbie Suits grew up in Naples, Italy, and fell in love with the city and its people. She came close to returning to Italy, but ended up in Madrid, Spain, where she and her husband worked for 16 years. They returned to the States due to the special needs of one of their children. She now lives in Denver, CO, with her husband and three kids (ages 24, 22 and 18). Debbie is a bi-lingual nanny, companion to the elderly, and Color Consultant. She is the author of the 30 Days of Prayer and is a representative of Get Hope Global (micro-enterprise loans). Debbie has been a part of Thrive retreats for many years as a Color Consultant and shares a kindred spirit with fellow women who work abroad.

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