Greetings, Friends! Kind of hard to believe we are gearing up for our Indonesia Haven Retreat so close on the heels of Uganda’s Haven Retreat, yet here we are! We would love to again extend the invitation to you to join us in praying for and over the Indonesia retreat. The Haven Retreat is April 11th - 14th, and the Connection Crew will be there from April 6th - 16th. Please, as always, pray as the Lord leads you; don’t feel as though you must pray for every person on every day. And please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns. We are so thankful for you and can’t wait to hear the stories that God is writing that will come from this time!
March 24: Will you pray for the Indonesia Haven Retreat overall today? Pray for the hearts that will be coming - to serve and to be served. Pray for the spaces that will be used - that they would be consecrated and protected for the work of God and God alone; for anything not of God that may be lingering to be swept out in the Name of Jesus. Pray that each hotel room will also be protected and be seen as a safe place for the women to gather and be ministered to. Pray for unforeseen-by-us circumstances and details to be held firmly in the grip of God, that His purposes and plans will be seen even when things don’t go according to our plans. Pray that God’s glory will be so magnificent during and because of this retreat.
March 25: Today we will begin praying for the women who will be attending this retreat. Pray as the Holy Spirit guides you -
K: She desires for her heart to be open to where God leads her; pray that He would open her ears and eyes to see and hear Him alone, that she would trust that she knows His voice and that what He has for her is good. Pray she will walk in confidence and hope where God leads.
A: Pray for God to protect her while she sleeps, that she would sleep in peace because the Lord alone makes her dwell in safety (Psalm 4:8); pray that she would be able to rest deeply and untroubled. Pray that God would not only lessen the pain she experiences in her joints, but that He would heal what is off completely.
A: Pray for her to be restored in strength and health through rest and consistent time with her Savior. Ask that she would be reminded to lift her eyes up and focus on Jesus, trusting Him to provide what she needs when she needs it. Pray that her work in her village through discipleship will be fruitful and encouraging to those she ministers with, and to her own heart as she witnesses God move in power through her.
March 26 -
S: Pray for her to experience deep rest for her heart, soul, mind and strength, as she struggles with balance work and being a mother to two small boys. Pray she would be given the time she needs each week to rest from both work and mothering - a place away from the responsibilities where she can sit and just be. Ask that she be given wisdom and discernment in what it’s ok to say “no” to and to choose those things with boldness and peace.
K: Pray for God’s abundant provision as she and her husband raise full support, as well as desire to help with their daughter’s college tuition. Pray they would be given eyes to see the hand of the Lord wherever they go, and to walk in gratitude and grace as He provides in His time and in His way.
C: Pray for peace to cover her from the top of her head to the soles of her feet, for anxiety, fear, and worry to be cast out in the Name of Jesus. Pray she would bring all of the weariness and the anxiety she is struggling with to the cross of Christ, and trust that God will take the burdens from her and give rest to her soul. Ask that she would see that there is space in her life to sit down and rest. Pray for God to restore joy in her heart and mind.
March 27 –
ML: Pray that God would open her eyes to see the places He is providing for her to find rest by streams of living water, places where she can quiet her soul and reconnect with the Author of her heart. Ask that she would trust God to be with her in the “down” moments as much as He is with her in the good; pray that she would be given a new fulfilling of joy and hope.
A: Pray that she would continue to trust God as she and her family walk in faith that God is in control of their future, that all the unknowns and uncertainties to them are known and certain to God; pray that they will trust God to reveal what they need to know in His perfect timing. Ask that conflict they are experiencing with those they work with will be resolved and there would be peace.
K: Pray for wisdom and discernment as she balances work with family, both overseas and in the U.S. Pray for peace of heart and mind as she entrusts her family to God’s care, especially her father in the states who is living with dementia. Ask that she would know where she needs to be and when, and that God would provide abundantly for each moment in this busy and stressful season. Pray for protection over her marriage as they juggle the many responsibilities that come with ministry and family, that they would not lose sight of one another in the midst of all the directions they are going.
March 28 –
T: Pray for them as they look for opportunities to share their faith with people they encounter and interact with. Ask that they would share in boldness, but also be sensitive to the Holy Spirit and sensitive to the people they are interacting with. Ask that they would look for opportunities to begin building relationships with the people they are around in an everyday basis. Pray for protection as they desire to be bold.
K: Pray she would embrace the identity God has given her – as a beloved, beautiful, wild daughter of the King of kings. Pray she would be given the confidence she needs to walk in freedom and fullness of life. Ask that she would trust God to provide water in the desert, life in the wilderness, and abundance of provision as He guides her on the path He has set before her.
S: Pray for her as she is transitioning through a very painful church situation. Pray that God would remind her that He is always good, that He is with her, and that nothing catches Him off guard. Ask for her to accept the comfort and peace that He offers, and to trust Him to be with her in the pain and hurt that she is dealing with, that she would know He will bring healing and life.
March 29 –
S: Ask that God would give abundant wisdom and discernment as they seek direction for their future in ministry and the areas in which they serve. Pray they would give heed to any caution or pauses they experience in their spirits, to find time to be still and listen to the voice of the Lord as He speaks to them about what He has in store. Pray they would make time to communicate with one another about what their hearts are desiring, and to speak in boldness and truth.
A: She is recognizing the need for rest and refreshment, pray that God would have specific places and times set aside for her leading up to and during the Haven retreat to be still and rest. Pray for her as she encourages her children in school and testing, they would know she their constant support and cheerleader. Pray she would love her family and those in her life with compassion and a gentle and warm spirit.
V: Ask that she and her family will be aware of how God provides for all of their needs, even as it may look different than anticipated. Pray for their family as they adjust to a new baby, and balance family with ministry; pray God will continue to lead them in ministry and the relationships they have built. Pray for healing for her husband’s back and the juggling they must do with the different allergies he has with foods.
March 30 –
A: Pray for boldness as they share their faith and their lives with those around them; ask that they be given eyes to see the opportunities they have to come alongside those they encounter, to love and encourage and be the practical hands and feet of Jesus to. Pray they would be sensitive to the Holy Spirit as He leads them, that they would not get ahead of the work He is doing, but to be patient and wait on Him. Pray for joy as they experience God in new ways.
CK: For God to provide the finances and resources needed to travel and attend the Haven Retreat, that she would know peace as she waits on God. Pray for her spirit to be filled with excitement and anticipation for a place to rest and encounter the healing, gentle love of God. Pray she would know that God longs to meet with her, that what He most desires is her heart and attention. Ask for her to be met exactly as she needs, for her spirit and heart to be restored and refreshed as only Jesus can do.
T: Pray for a new ministry as it is started and gets going; pray God would bless the work of the hands being used in this ministry, and for the hearts and lives that will be impacted through the faithful service. Ask for God to bring people to them in the areas they live and serve, that they would be aware of who is in their sphere of influence that they can come alongside and walk with.