Day 3 | 30 Days of Prayer | Malaysia
Today we pray for Funding
Attendees: Tabitha and Sonia
Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. James 1:17
Dear Heavenly Father,
We are grateful for Your generous and abundant provisions for all our needs. We are trusting you for the spiritual and financial needs at the Thrive Retreat. Please provide prayer partners who will remember to pray with us for the retreat and all its needs. Please provide financial partners to cover the cost of the attendees’ retreat expenses and give generously so the volunteers can serve. We expectantly lay these needs at Your feet, knowing that all good gifts come from You.
Thank You for the many retreats You have fully funded. You give gifts for us to share with the attendees. You raise up the volunteer team who will generously give themselves to the attendees.
As we wait for Your good gifts for this retreat, we remember and celebrate You. You are the Source of all we are able to do at the Thrive Retreats.
In Jesus Name, Amen
Regional Prayer Focus Nation: Hong Kong
Challenges for Prayer
Church growth, rapid in the 1960s, slowed in the 1980s and again in the 21st Century. High emigration in the 1990s and following (19% of Christians) was offset by new believers coming into the Church. Hong Kong’s high pressure, competitive environment regarding living space, work hours and education as well as many uncertainties about the future often make people open to the gospel. Fastest growing are large churches and megachurches that incorporate a cell group structure.
Many challenges confront the Hong Kong Church:
- a) The continuing need for renewal and revival. Only half of Protestants regularly attend church. Many high-profile crusades have drawn much attention but little lasting fruit. The Church Renewal Movement works toward cultivating spiritual change and social impact by the churches.
Excerpts taken from Operation World
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.View all articles by: Linda Swanson
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