Day 23 | 30 Days of Prayer | Colorado
Today we pray for Volunteers: Jill, Jo Beth
He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many. (2 Corinthians 1: 10-12)
Dear Heavenly Father,
You love and care for us so well, even rescuing us from cares that sometimes threaten to overtake us. Thank you for the gift of prayer and the prayer team who will meet with our attendees to pray with them.
Please help our retreat attendees live well no matter what challenges they are facing. While we can guess at some of the burdens they may carry, You know exactly what might be discouraging them. Please use the retreat to be an oasis of rest, renewal and rejuvenation for their souls. Please meet them exactly where they are and lead them to where You want them to be. Please help our prayer team to know how best to pray with them.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Attendee Country of Service Prayer Focus Nation: Tajikistan
Challenges for Prayer:
Christian media ministries.
a) The whole Bible in Tajik exists; work on a much-needed simplified translation is underway with the Gospels already available. GRN has materials in seven languages. Importing Bibles and Christian literature is extremely difficult; pray for the effective entry and distribution of the good news in printed form.
b) Video. A number of Christian videos and DVDs, including the JESUS film, are available in most languages spoken in Tajikistan. Such material is in high demand in several languages.
c) Christian radio. TWR broadcasts in Tajik for 90 minutes per week. Various agencies broadcast in Uzbek 2.5 hours per week. There are many programs in Farsi that can be understood and in many minority languages; pray for more to listen to these life-changing words.
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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