Day 17 | 30 Days of Prayer | Colorado
Today we pray for Attendees: Ginny, Rose, Keisa
I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; from where shall my help come? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. (Psalm 121:1-4)
Dear Heavenly Father,
You are our Protector! You are our Deliverer! Our attendees need Your protection and deliverance. Thank You that there is no disease, war, trauma, disaster or challenge that is too big, too hard for You. Thank for never leaving us alone to face these dangers. Thank You for walking through the valley of the shadow of death with us. Thank You for sheltering us under Your wings and holding us in Your hands. You are great and mighty and our confidence is in You.
We ask with faith believing for Your strength and protection from the many dangers that lurk in our world. We ask for more faith to believe and not be afraid. We place the Global Women in Your hands with trust and hope, knowing You love them more than we can imagine and You’ve got them.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Attendee Country of Service Prayer Focus Nation: Papua New Guinea
Challenges for Prayer:
There are many challenges facing the churches:
a) Effective discipling is the most urgent and prevalent need. Nominalism, syncretism and pollution of Christianity with spiritism and the occult are sadly widespread. Culturally appropriate ways of building biblical faith, character, lifestyle and worldview must be developed; pray for creative, insightful groups to achieve this.
b) Failure to engage with Scripture. Lack of Scripture translations and widespread functional illiteracy generate both spiritual stuntedness and vulnerability to nominalism or theological error. Pray for more Bible and discipleship material specifically developed for oral learners.
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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