Day 14 | 30 Days of Prayer | Colorado
Today we pray for Attendees: Megan, Erin, Catherine
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. (Psalm 34:18)
Please Kind and Loving Father,
We know you ask us to rejoice always, but sometimes we struggle to be joyful. Please, Father, heal our hearts. Heal our emotions. Help us turn to You in our times of depression and deep sadness to find the solace and comfort we need. Help us seek the help we need from our medical caregivers, spiritual leaders and community of friends, family and co-workers.
We pray for our sisters who serve overseas where there may not be as much help for depression and emotions that surge up and down. Not only may help not be available, they often see and experience trauma, poverty, and injustice which can fuel their emotional struggles. Help them hope and trust in You, learn to see their lives and experiences from Your perspective and receive Your healing for their souls.
We thank you for the counselors who will serve our attendees at the retreat. Please give those who need to see them courage to seek them out. Please give our counselors wisdom to know how best to offer the encouragement needed.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Attendee Country of Service Prayer Focus Nation: Mongolia
Challenges for Prayer:
The difficult economic situation, a major challenge for the government, deeply affects every aspect of life – employment, education, children’s welfare and others. The very feasibility of traditional nomadic pastoralism is under threat. “Insider capitalism” yields great wealth for a few but gripping poverty for many others. Failing to address this adequately has already caused the collapse of one government. Pray that the leaders of Mongolia might rule with fairness and wisdom.
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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