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.

©2017 Thrive

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