Prayer Requests 5-31-13

Who has a request or praise to share today?

Psalm 84

1 How amiable are thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts!

My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the Lord: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.

Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O Lord of hosts, my King, and my God.

Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee. Selah.

Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them.

Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools.

They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God.

O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer: give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah.

Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of thine anointed.

10 For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.

11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

12 O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.

10 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 5-31-13

  1. Please pray for my SIL. He needs a job and has another interview this afternoon. Thanks to all of you who pray for our needs!

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  2. I had a session with the therapist last night. She told me that as the adult child of an alcholic I have always been taught not to trust myself. When I questioned something that iwas obviously messed up I was told it was “normal”. Now when I pick up on undercurrents and question them I end up the one in despair…and sitting in a therapist’s office. After telling her what all was going on she validated my feelings and told me to pray about it. She told me to qet quite specific with God and ask Him to give me three confirmations that I was doing the right thing.

    And about some of it, is it any surprise that I still have “mommy issues”. I had no contact with my own mother the last 20 years of her life. I did go to her funeral but only because I didn’t want to one day regret not going.

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  3. Kim – Praying for you, dear sister.

    I don’t know if this counts in any way, but I am the adult child of an adult child of an alcoholic (as well as the wife of a recovered alcoholic), & I still have “baggage” I have to deal with from my relationship with my mom. (Mom never dealt with her issues, unfortunately, & wouldn’t let herself, as she saw it, “lose control” enough to trust the Lord with her life.)

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  4. My prayer request…Kim mentioned praying for confirmations that she is doing the right thing. May I “steal” her request & ask that we, too, will have clear confirmation & leading in what we are doing?

    Lee & I are feeling discouraged & disheartened, & wondering if we heard wrong from God when we thought it was His will for Lee to buy this route. Looking back, I don’t think we sensed Him telling us not to go this way; I think we both felt we had the go-ahead from Him. And circumstances seemed to align in just the right way. (There have been times when God has steered us away from a wrong decision, but we didn’t get any sense of that during this decision-making time.)

    Since taking over ownership of this route, it seems a lot of little things have gone wrong, Lee finds himself making mistakes he knows he shouldn’t make.

    On top of that are the horrible hours. He gets up at 12:30am to be at “the depot” (where the bread is) at 2 (it’s a bit of a drive). Then he works a 13 – 14 hour day, sometimes more (& the job is more physically demanding than one would expect). After dinner, a shower, & a little time of relaxation (not much), he gets to bed around 6pm or often a little later, so he’s running on not-enough sleep. (This has been standard for years, but as he grows older – he’s 58 now – it takes more of a toll on him.)

    On his “days off”, he gets up at 5am to “pack out” his supermarkets (make sure the shelves are full), & is gone for just a few hours.

    Being a holiday week, he has had to cram those hours & the work into 4 days rather then 5 (plus the 2 “pack out” days).

    So yes, we need to hear from God how to handle this. Should he have both Emily & Chrissy work for him (alternating days)? (Both are willing.) But can we afford that? Is there something else he should be doing?

    As I write this, it is approx. 7:20 in the evening. Due to the extra holiday week work, plus one store having him have to come back later (having to crisscross the city more than once), & some awful Friday evening traffic, Lee is not home yet. He has to get up in little over 5 hours. I feel so bad & discouraged for him.

    Among other things, please pray for his health & his physical stamina (as well as mental stamina). Thanks so much. Sorry this is so long.

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  5. Praying, Karen. Those hours and working conditions are so similar to what my husband had the first three months of this year. He is 54, and you’re right, that does really take a toll on a person, especially at those ages. I’ll keep you all in my prayers.

    Kathaleena and Kim, praying also for the needs you mention.

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  6. Chas and those praying: My SIL’s interview seemed to go well. They are checking his references and are supposed to get back to him on Tuesday. Thanks for the prayers.

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  7. Wow, prayers for everyone who is stressed and worried. Praying for God’s leading and clear answers.

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