Day 13 | 30 Days of Prayer | Croatia
Topic: Caring for aging parents
Today we pray for Attendees: Leanne, Vicki, Janelle, and Debbie
“I tell you the truth,” Jesus said to them, “no one who has left home or wife or brothers or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God will fail to receive many times as much in this age and, in the age to come, eternal life.” Luke 18:29–30
There is no doubt that loss, pain, and worry (even guilt) accompanies leaving loved ones behind for the sake of following His call on one’s life. Lord, Counselor, would You please give great discernment of how best to care for aging parents long-distance. We ask for peace, love, understanding, appreciation, and clear communication among siblings—along with provision for the various stages of transition as the needs become more complicated. Grant wisdom and provision (along with timing) for “emergency” visits. If parents do not know Jesus as their Savior, would You bring them into intimate relationship with You before they die? Father, comfort all hearts involved, and bless families with significant connections when face-to-face, as well as long distance.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Regional Prayer Focus Nation: Ukraine
Challenges for Prayer
Expatriate agencies. Light in the East, SGA, SEND,IMB and others faithfully served the persecuted church before 1989 and continue to do so today. More have flocked to the country since then, but all too often with insensitivity to local cultural and financial issues. There is still a place for long-term workers willing to learn the language and culture, most particularly in Bible teaching, leadership training and facilitating/assisting Ukrainians in setting up their own ministries and missions.
Indigenous agencies. A blossoming of agencies followed independence with Ukrainians now working in outreach (evangelism, literature, media), with children (in summer camps and schools), and especially in humanitarian work (with prisoners, hospitals, orphanages and soup kitchens).
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.View all articles by: Debbie Suits
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