Today we pray for Volunteers: Anna and Ally
The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul. The precepts of the Lord are right giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving life to the eyes. Psalm 19:7–8
Father, we thank you that Anna is coming as the speaker to Croatia. Her passion for the Word runs deep, along with her heart for women on the field. Lord, please guide her every thought, guard her from distractions, help her focus, and give her insights as she prepares as well as during her talks. Grant her the gift of discernment, extreme sensitivity, and responsiveness to Your Spirit’s guidance.
Dear God, we also lift up Ally and Anna as they lead the women in worship and We pray for unity in the worship team. Thank you for music, which is a balm to our souls and connects us deeply with You. For those women who are exhausted and dry, may the music and words fall gently upon them and bring new life to their spirits.
Our prayer is that each time Your Word is sung, prayed, or taught at the retreats, that it will revive the ladies’ souls and give them joy in their hearts. May they leave with eyes that are bright with hope, love, and purpose.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Regional Prayer Focus Nation: Jordan
Challenges for Prayer
Religious freedom could be a casualty amid rising religious tensions. This nation is a centre for many Christian activities and ministries, and much Christian work in the Middle East would suffer were a setback to occur in Jordan. A number of converts find life difficult – pressure comes from family, work and society. Emigration is often seen as an obvious and safe option. Pray for the freedom to proclaim the gospel and for followers of Jesus to be able to remain in Jordan.
Ministry opportunities for foreign Christians are under threat, but remain important. A crackdown on Islamist extremism resulted in some Christian ministries being shut down and visas denied. Several agencies are involved in a wide range of activities, usually supporting and enhancing the national Church and meeting humanitarian needs. Jordan also hosts a language school wherein many learn Arabic for their service in the Arab world. Pray that these expatriates’ lives may commend the Lord Jesus and gain witness opportunities. Pray that the well-placed Jordanian Church might experience growth in its mission vision.
Excerpts taken from Operation World