Day 11 | 30 Days of Prayer | Malaysia
Today we pray for Transitions
Attendees: Nancy, Rdeen and Sandy
The Lord will guard your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forever. Psalm 121:8
Dear Heavenly Father,
The women coming to the retreat have faced many transitions. They have said too many goodbyes. It isn’t easy to transition and many of our guests face continual change with co-workers coming and going, relocations of their own. Even coming to the retreat is another “change.” Please help the women who are attending the retreat to be able to quickly adjust to the retreat’s setting and pace. May they find deep rest and renewal, new friends and encouragement as they set aside some time to be still and know that you are God. May the Thrive Retreat be a place of healing for all of their transitions and a place to gently walk with you through whatever change they may be facing.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Regional Prayer Focus Nation: Mongolia
Challenges for Prayer
The less evangelized for prayer:
- a) Nomads find their traditional life increasingly difficult to maintain. Pray for culturally sensitive holistic ministries that demonstrate the gospel to them.
- b) Kazakhs are a majority in the far-western province of Bayan-Olgiy. Most are Muslim, but a few are Christian. Some Christians work among them, and Muslim missionaries seek to re-Islamize these people.
- c) Ethnic minorities. The Chinese and Russian communities have a few believers, with at least one church for each group. Little to no specific outreach is directed toward the Kalmyk, Tuvan and Evenki peoples.
- d) CCCI, IFES, UBF (Korean student campus churches) and others work to reach students through camps, seminars and student discipleship groups. Mongolian leadership is emerging through this ministry, but the process of taking young adults from initial interest to mature disciples requires patience and faith.
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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