Day 16 | 30 Days of Prayer | Colorado
Today we pray for Attendees: Kristen, Valerie, Barbara
I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. (John 10:10)
Dear Heavenly Father,
Our volunteer team will soon be arriving at the retreat site. We will arrive tired and we’ll be bringing more than just our personal belongings in our suitcases. Please help us give our concerns to You. We will need you to restore us and prepare us to serve.
Our attendees will also be arriving with their own real-life stuff. Their loneliness, isolation, and feelings of inadequacy will continue to be burdensome even as they settle in. Yet, they have chosen to come away with you and get some rest. Please give it to them! May they lay their burdens down at Your feet.
May each attendee and volunteer arrive with hope that she will see You, hear from You and be touched with Your love while she is at the retreat. Whether from a position of serving or receiving, may each woman be restored to the abundant life You sent Jesus to give her.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Attendee Country of Service Prayer Focus Nation: Niger
Challenges for Prayer:
Pray for the specialist Christian ministries in Niger, including:
a) Aid and development projects for one of the world’s poorest countries should ideally uplift and then empower the people. Samaritan’s Purse, Impacting Niger, World Vision, Lutheran World Relief and many others try to invest wisely into the lives of the people by providing for their needs. Pray that such ministry by Christians would demonstrate the love of God and make an eternal difference in the lives of those impacted.
b) Medical ministry is very effective in this deprived nation. SIM runs the Galmi hospital, and TLM runs the SIM-founded Danja hospital, which has the national referral centre for leprosy as well as an ophthalmic centre.
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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