Day 4 | 30 Days of Prayer | Malaysia
Today we pray for Infertility, Loss of Children
But as for me, I shall sing of Your strength; Yes, I shall joyfully sing of Your loving kindness in the morning, For You have been my stronghold And a refuge in the day of my distress. Psalm 59:16
Dear Heavenly Father,
We ask for the miracle of Your comfort for the women who feel the emptiness of their arms and struggle to learn contentment in this season of want. The loss of a child, the inability to conceive, the single woman’s desire for a family break many women’s hearts.
You are Lord of Life and the Giver of Life. You are also the Only One Who will comfort these women with Your love and encouragement. Please help our attendees who are feeling this kind of grief discover how You are meeting this deep need in their heart.
And, we ask for the other women at the retreat to know how to come alongside their sisters who mourn their barrenness. May they be sensitive and welcoming, may they be willing to listen and hold the stories of waiting for a child with dignity and compassion. Please help them to realize they can’t fix this problem but they can be a companion in the sorrow and a pathway for You to restore hope and joy to the hopeless and mourning.
In Jesus name, Amen
Regional Prayer Focus Nation: Laos
Challenges for Prayer
Much of Laos remains unevangelized. The remarkable growth of the church is still dwarfed by the size of the task remaining. Most peoples remain unreached, and the gospel has not easily crossed ethnic barriers. Buddhism and tribal religions are often blended together and prevail throughout; compare 5,000 temples to the 250 church buildings. Pray for the gospel light to shine throughout Laos and to draw many to Christ.
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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