February 24: The Cambodia Retreat wraps up today! Pray that the words and truth God has spoken to each woman will be solidified and be planted deeply within her. Ask that as the women spend one last session together there would be joy and courage to share what has been learned, what has impacted, how they have seen God move and change and give new life. Pray that each woman who has attended will walk away from this experience feeling lighter and filled with hope and the power of the Holy Spirit. Ask that the friendships that have been formed will be long-lasting and life-giving for each woman. Pray that the covering of protection will continue to be over the space and women in the space. Ask that as the women leave, they will do so with anticipation for how God is going to continue to move and lead them as they go back to their homes, families and ministries.
Pray for the Connection Crew as they have some time to rest and find quiet places to decompress and breathe deeply after giving so much of themselves over the past few days. Pray they would each find the time and place they need for a few moments alone, that God would protect that space they are in and cover them from any distractions or things that are not from Him.
S - Will you pray Psalm 23:2-3 over her? He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me besides quiet waters, He restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. (NIV) Ask that as God leads her to places of rest, that her He will place a guard around her heart and mind, to block out anything that’s not from Him, so that she can find the rest that she is desperately in need of. Pray that as she enters these quiet places, she will allow God to restore her soul, and bring her back to a place of nearness and quietness with the Lord.
A - Pray for peace over her home, a busy house with five kids. Ask that she be aware of the patience, grace and love she is given each day, that she in turn can bestow those things on her family. Pray that her bearing and countenance would be one full of love, compassion and mercy as she reflects those things from her heavenly Father. Pray that their family would know no need, as they trust in a God who will provide because He has always provided, because He is their provision.
J - Pray that she would allow God to continue to soften her heart and give her His vision to see Cambodia as He does; ask that she would experience an increase in compassion and empathy for those in her daily life - the ones she ministers to and the ones she interacts with in more natural settings. Pray that God would show her areas in her heart and mind that are unyielded to Him, that she would desire a whole heart before God more than what is comfortable and familiar and would walk in bravery to places of healing and restoration.