Today we pray for Attendees: Karen, Judy, Anna and Nicki
“They said to him, “Then say Shibboleth,” and he said, “Siboleth,” for he could not pronounce it right. Then they seized him and slaughtered him at the fords of the Jordan.” (Judges 12:6)
Language and culture learning may be some of the most draining and humbling things about beginning a new life on the field, yet they are also the very things that bring a worker to a place of contentment and effectiveness. Although the verse is kind of drastic (and we trust the women don’t experience it!), the frustration is real.
Father God, we ask that You give them courage, perseverance and energy for this process. Help them maintain (or develop) a sense of humor in the midst of the struggles. Grant them creativity (especially with little ones), discipline, interspersed with much grace. Guard them from the ever present comparison game with others.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Regional Prayer Focus Nation: Poland
Challenges for Prayer
Evangelical Christians have always been a very small minority, but some positive development is evident. Unfortunately, the growth immediately following Communism’s fall was replaced by relative stagnation in the new millennium.
a) Evangelical unity is progressing well from the divisions of years past, but genuine cooperation is still new territory for most churches. The Polish Evangelical Alliance now represents over 90% of evangelicals. Pray for the ministry of the Polish Ecumenical Council which brings together many Christian groups outside of the Roman Catholic Church. Pray that the Holy Spirit may bring reconciliation, fellowship and unity of vision in Jesus’ name.
Excerpts taken from Operation World