Day 2 | 30 Days of Prayer | Croatia

Posted on: April 01, 2017 Written by
Day 2 | 30 Days of Prayer | Croatia
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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.


©2017 Thrive


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

About the author

Debbie Suits grew up in Naples, Italy, and fell in love with the city and its people. She came close to returning to Italy, but ended up in Madrid, Spain, where she and her husband worked for 16 years. They returned to the States due to the special needs of one of their children. She now lives in Denver, CO, with her husband and three kids (ages 24, 22 and 18). Debbie is a bi-lingual nanny, companion to the elderly, and Color Consultant. She is the author of the 30 Days of Prayer and is a representative of Get Hope Global (micro-enterprise loans). Debbie has been a part of Thrive retreats for many years as a Color Consultant and shares a kindred spirit with fellow women who work abroad.

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