Today we pray for Attendees: Brea, Ariel, Laurie and Mary
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes4:9–12
Father, we want to lift up the single women who are serving You overseas. We pray that they would find a close friend either on their team or with a national believer; may this person join them in fellowship with You. We ask that they will develop friends that are like-minded; may they find girlfriends with whom they can have fun! Help them guard their schedules. As they say, “Goodbye” and, “Hello” to many roommates, enable them to keep their hearts open. Provide for their needs in unique ways and encourage them when they long for companionship and the closeness of family and friends who are in the States. Help them lean hard into You during dry, hard, and lonely seasons of life.
Lord, we realize that many of these women have the desire for and are open to getting married. May they trust You in this area of their life, we ask You to orchestrate meeting godly, available men—in Your perfect timing. If they are in a relationship, we ask that You give them wisdom and discernment as to Your will for them. Fill them with godly contentment and intimate encounters with You.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Regional Prayer Focus Nation: Netherlands
Challenges for Prayer
There are signs of hope amid the decline. Pray for:
a) Growth in the number and strength of many independent churches, and continued vitality among charismatic Pentecostal Christians. Pray that spiritual depth, lasting discipleship and effective outreach might be strengthened. There are new international churches and small congregations being planted which demonstrate the openness of some hearts to receive the good news.
b) Immigrant churches bring diversity, vitality and a new sense of hope to the Netherlands. Pray for the effective integration of these 700,000 immigrant Christians into Dutch church life. Pray also that they might have dynamic partnerships with indigenous congregations and a burden for cross-cultural church outreach to their host nationality and to other immigrant groups.
Excerpts taken from Operation World