Topic: Counseling/Prayer Team
Today we pray for Volunteers: Ruth Ann, Allyson, Bobbie, LuWanna, Ann, and Irene
How blessed is God! And what a blessing he is! He’s the Father of our Master, Jesus Christ, and takes us to the high places of blessing in him. Long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love. … He wanted us to enter into the celebration of his lavish gift-giving by the hand of his beloved Son.
Ephesians 1:3–6 (The Message)
Father, may each woman feel the gaze of Your love upon her; be the lifter of her guilt, shame, and failures, and may she realize that this time is Your gift to her. Through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, may she fully receive You.
God, today We want to ask for Your special blessing for our volunteer counselors; prepare their hearts and lives for the task awaiting them. May You lead them to connect quickly and deeply with the women; empower their listening, understanding, compassion, touch, and words. We pray that the women feel “safe” with them and are able to share their real issues quickly. We ask for wisdom, discernment, and insight for the counselors, and that they be highly sensitive and responsive to the leading of the Spirit. May the women feel heard and loved and leave with hope, healing, new insights, and resources. Let each encounter be glorifying to You.
Lord, we ask that Your Holy Spirit have full reign in every prayer session. May those praying hear your direction clearly and boldly claim Jesus’ name over each request.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Regional Prayer Focus Nation: Hungary
Challenges for Prayer
Expatriate missions increased numerically in the 1990s, but have since levelled off. Pray for sensitivity and a true servant attitude in seeking to help the Hungarian Church. The main ministries required of expatriates are leadership training and mentoring, equipping the laity and imparting missionary vision. The need is still very real for long-term workers who will learn the language and culture. The Hungarian missions movement is still in its infancy, but the great promise is beginning to be realized – a Missions Expo recently attracted 20,000 people. The largest agencies are: CCCI, YWAM, RG, ABWE, Greater Grace World Outreach.
Christian help ministries:
a) Scripture distribution. The Hungarian Bible Society was revitalized in 1989. Pray for its ministry in distributing the Bible. A revised New Translation of the Bible in 1990 marked the 400th anniversary of the original Hungarian version.
b) Christian literature is in demand. Many new Christian publishing companies have been founded. The need continues for Christian books, written in Hungarian, that communicate the gospel to non-Christians in today’s language and idioms. Balanced books, written in Hungarian, for the spiritual growth of believers are also needed. CLC has two bookstores in Hungary. The Hungarian Literature Mission is a major source of evangelistic materials.
Excerpts taken from Operation World