Day 19 | 30 Days of Prayer | Malaysia
Today we pray for Rest
Attendees: Denise and Angela
Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest. Mark 6:31
Dear Heavenly Father,
Women around the world are stretched thin. Striving to meet the demands of our roles as workers, friends, wives, mothers, sisters and daughters, and neighbors stretches us out of our capacity and comfort zones. The retreat attendees find this to be even more real while living cross-culturally and doing life in another language.
We humbly ask that the retreat may be a time of deep rest and renewal for the global women who may be coming tired and in need of rest. For those who feel burned out or on the edge of their capacity, please let the retreat be an oasis of peace and quiet for their souls. Please help the volunteer team offer the gift of quiet and gracious hospitality and a restful setting.
Thank You that You invite us to come away with You and get some rest. You know our deepest needs and daily You meet them.
In Jesus name, Amen
Regional Prayer Focus Nation: Philippines
Challenges for Prayer
Many new challenges confront evangelicals, often in significant contrast to the typical Catholic hostility and poverty of earlier generations. Pray for the spiritual health of the Church and the right way to address:
- a) The unabating fragmentation of churches. There are now over 2,000 registered religious denominations, not including the hundreds of unregistered cults and sects. Diversity itself is not a problem, since there are many strong umbrella networks for churches. Too often, the divisions reflect schisms, broken fellowship or unhealthy and authoritarian leadership patterns.
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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