Day 6 | 30 Days of Prayer | Colorado
Today we pray for Attendees: Vicki, Jessica, Daisy
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. (Psalm 147:3)
The call to a life of service has often led our attendees to loneliness and grief. They have said so many goodbyes: when they left their homes to serve overseas, when co-workers moved away, when children moved back to the States.
They have witnessed and experienced many types of grief as they’ve come alongside hurting people around the world. They have sometimes felt deep sadness for the injustices of our world.
You are the One Who invited them into a life that is often lonely and can bring much grief. Thankfully, You have always been present with them, coming alongside them even as they’ve come alongside the least of these. Our attendees are Your beloved and You care for each one when they are lonely and grieving.
May your arms of comfort wrap around the deep places of their hearts that are hurting. May the retreat help them to realize in new ways how beloved they are to You.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Attendee Country of Service Prayer Focus Nation: Ghana
Challenges for Prayer:
Mature Christian leaders remain at a premium. As churches multiply, biblical faith is challenged and doctrines become confused. Compared with some other countries, however, Ghana is blessed by the number of training institutions. Among the many schools are Christian Service University College in Kumasi started by WEC, Maranatha University College (SIM), Ghana Christian University College and Good News Theological College & Seminary. There are over 30 other accredited denominational and interdenominational Bible schools as well as a range of TEE and lay training programmes run by different denominations and agencies, including a growing number in the AICs.
Excerpts taken from Operation World
About the author
Linda Swanson serves with Paraclete as a member care provider, retreat speaker and spiritual director. She comes alongside global workers to help them be effective in life and ministry. Via Skype, Linda provides spiritual direction for global workers. With her husband, Kevin, Linda served for 28 years with MAF, both overseas as a pilot/mechanic family and at headquarters in administration and member care. During eight of those years, she helped direct Fairhaven Ministries, a retreat center for clergy and global workers. Now, Linda lives in Englewood, New Jersey where her husband is a pastor with the Evangelical Covenant Church. Their two children are married and they have two grandsons.View all articles by: Linda Swanson
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