Day 8 | 30 Days of Prayer | Colorado
Today we pray for Attendees: Degi, Marlene, Jill
But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach; and it will be given to him. (James 1:5)
Every parent knows raising children requires incredible courage no mater where you live. Parenting can be especially challenging overseas. Many of our attendees are raising children overseas. While some have chosen private or public education choices, others have happily chosen to home school their children. There are also parents who are struggling with the challenges of educating their children in their location.
We are surrounded, no matter where we live, by a culture that has enormous impact on our children in positive or negative ways. Parents everywhere must be on alert to protect and guide their children. Complicating this reality is that children raised overseas often feel at home in the culture of their parents. They may also feel displaced from grandparents, aunts and uncles, and cousins because they do not get to see extended family as much as their stateside peers. All of these challenges and more impact the children of our attendees.
Please give our attendee parents the ability to notice how the culture around them may be impacting their children. Please help these precious children find their identity in You. Please strengthen the family ties that stretch around the world. Please help these children to grow up whole and healthy in every way and walk with You all the days of their lives.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Attendee Country of Service Prayer Focus Nation: Indonesia
Challenges for Prayer:
A spiritual conflict rages for Indonesia. Ancient and strong occult powers seek to oppose the influence of the gospel, while modern Muslim stratagems seek to eliminate Christianity and remove the presence of the good news. Pray specifically for the binding of these powers and for continued growth of the Church in the midst of intense opposition and growing persecution.
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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