Day 23 | 30 Days of Prayer | Cape Town

Posted on: October 18, 2016 Written by
Day 23 | 30 Days of Prayer | Cape Town
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Today we pray for… 

Attendees: Deb, Ellie, Hilary, Sue, and Terina

 

It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep. Psalm 127:2

 

There are always more things to do and people/children to care for than hours/energy in a day. Father, we pray that these ladies invite You into their chaos, schedules, and relationships on a daily basis. Even if in spurts, may Your Word and thanksgiving be a part of their day. Soften their hearts, keep them tender toward You. Guard them from having judgmental and critical spirits. Give them ears to hear Your voice and experience the intimacy of Your presence. May they learn to enter into Your REST (emotional, spiritual, and physical). Empower them to walk in obedience in step with Your Spirit. May they feel revived at the retreat, laugh much, and return home more connected to You.

Sudan is Africa’s largest country. Thank You, Lord, that due to the long and terrible warfare, Christians have spread all around the country, leading to a multiplication of congregations in areas of many unreached peoples. Sudan’s civil war has been one of the world’s longest conflicts in the 20th Century. We pray for peace and the formation of a viable multi-cultural, multi-religious society. Lord, we pray that commitment to Jesus will increase despite aching needs and terrible suffering. We also ask for a unity that transcends tribal boundaries and battle lines.

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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