Day 14 | 30 Days of Prayer | Croatia
Today we pray for Volunteers: Jill, Jeanne, Nancy, Jessi, Cara, Becky, Sheryl, Connie, Barbara, Marci, Sarah, Shelley, Cristi, Lydia, Joan, Vada, Paula, Elaine, Jaime
How can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” Romans 10:15
We ask a special blessing on the volunteers as they come to do pedicures – which are truly like spiritual foot washings – with color! We ask that they connect well with the women and are able to listen attentively while massaging and carefully painting toenails. Bless every encounter and be pleased with Your servants.
Father we praise You for our hairstylists, and our massage therapists! Please grant them strength, endurance, and divine appointments. We pray that the team will be highly sensitive and obedient to the Spirit’s promptings.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Regional Prayer Focus Nation: United Kingdom
Challenges for Prayer
Students in higher education are exposed to great pressures. A largely godless, consumeristic and hedonistic younger generation is being formed by the secular system. Less than 2% of students are actively involved in church. Pray especially for a life of consistent and loving witness by Christian students; they are the ones best equipped to reach their own peers. Pray for:
a) The Christian Union groups among students, especially the more than two million in colleges and universities. Their growth and diversity are encouraging, the main ones being Agapé (CCCI), Navigators, Fusion and UCCF(IFES). The oldest and most widespread is the work of UCCF, with over 10,000 students involved in Christian Unions. Pray for mature, stable leadership and for effective support and advice from the 70 full-time workers and more than 60 volunteers. Pray also for solutions to the increasing challenge of maintaining a witness on campuses, which are ever more biased against Christianity.
b) Overseas students. There are about 400,000 international students in the UK – 80,000 from China alone – plus many thousands in English-language schools. Outreach to them is varied but too limited, and many return home without hearing the gospel. Friends International, UCCF(IFES), Navigators, COCM and others have ministry to them.
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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