Day 12 | 30 Days of Prayer | Malaysia
Today we pray for Reconciled and Healthy Teams
Attendees: Jan, Pam and Tamara
For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, 16 I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.
Dear Heavenly Father,
You value unity and love for one another so much, yet teams often struggle to work well together. You know what disagreements or broken relationships our attendees may be struggling with. We ask for reconciliation and for Your godly wisdom for the women to know how to deal with divisions or differing perspectives. Please give those on unhealthy teams a desire for harmony and peace. Gifts of humility, compassion, true friendship and unity are needed for each team represented at the retreat.
As the women enjoy the tranquility of the retreat, may You teach them how to live in peace with their teammates.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Regional Prayer Focus Nation: Taiwan
Challenges for Prayer
Taiwan remains a stronghold of Buddhism and Taiwanese folk religion. Over 90% of Taiwanese see themselves somewhere in the spectrum of Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism and Taiwanese folk religion. Many adherents mix Buddhist ideas with a folk religion worldview, seemingly unconcerned by the contradictions.
- a) “Purer” Buddhism is growing steadily in influence, most evident at universities and among educated professionals; at the grassroots level, Buddhism faces the same challenges Christians faced in overcoming thousands of years of traditional Chinese folk religions. The largest of the Buddhist organizations has millions of adherents and uses its influence to build temples and monasteries overseas and spread Buddhism throughout the world.
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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