Prayer Requests 8-30-13

Who has a request or praise to share today?

Psalm 20

May the Lord answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.

May he send you help from the sanctuary and grant you support from Zion.

May he remember all your sacrifices and accept your burnt offerings.

May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.

May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God.

May the Lord grant all your requests.

Now this I know: The Lord gives victory to his anointed. He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary with the victorious power of his right hand.

Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. They are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and stand firm.

Lord, give victory to the king! Answer us when we call!

12 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 8-30-13

  1. Baby Girl had a bad day at school Wednesday. Yesterday she had her Nana pick her up from school at 9:30am. She won’t tell anyone what is going on. I had really hoped that this year would get off to a better start with a new attitude from her.

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  2. Just got an e-mail from the teacher. My son is in trouble again. He got into trouble in PE and has detention and a tally.

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  3. kBells,

    Last night I was telling my husband that I am the worst mom on the planet. As he started praying for us and our situation, I heard that still small voice reminding me that He selected us as parents for these children. It is no accident that they are here. It is hard but He is helping us. You will be okay.

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  4. Children need to learn that actions/decisions have consequences. Every action has a consequence of some sort. Maybe trivial, but it has a consequence.
    The learning part has to do with realize that reprocussions are the consequences of decisions.

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  5. One of the problems with that, Chas (and it is true, of course), is that a lot of our children have a very different threshold for consequences than your or I had. For example, a couple of our children used to kneel on the floor with their arms upraised for hours if they did not do well in math. I would have to be abusive to outdo that sort of treatment. So I have to search and search for what works for each child and sometimes it takes a long time. They are used to not having things, so that does not work. They are used to not having food, we won’t go that way. Etc.

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  6. Funny, that you should say that Mumsee. I had just said something like that to my husband less than an hour ago. Perhaps Baby Girl and the Kid and Becca and Mumsee’s bunch are all destined for greatness. I have tried to explain to the Kid that he may not have been planned but he is a miracle.

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  7. Kim. How did BG do in school?

    Good point Mumsee. You don’t have any leverage against someone who can’t imagine anything worse than they’ve had. Especially when you’re trying to train them to see a better world.
    I doubt that Becca fits into the group you and KBells are discussing. BG neither. something else is going on in both cases.

    I may have told you this before, but when Chuck was 13, he was having a tough time in school.
    “It’s a jungle out there.”
    That year (71-72) I went out to Purdue for a Master’s. That summer, Chuck came out to stay for two weeks. I took him into the Krannert Buisness School lobby that was nicely decorated in the motif of a fancy hotel meeting room.
    I told him that it is always a jungle. When you get into the world, it’s also a jungle. But this is the jungle you’re in. You need different talents to survive this one.
    It made an impression.

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  8. okay, best I can figure about the detention is that the Kid and another boy got in a shoving match. The other boy tattled and the Kid got in trouble. He was frustrated because the teacher wouldn’t listen to his side of the story and hit a wall with his fist and made a face at the teacher. He is not sure if he got the detention for the shove, the wall or the face and his day was all down hill from there.
    This is a common story with the Kid. He and another boy will get in a disagreement. The other boys tattle and the Kid gets in trouble. I’m trying to figure out if he is being bullied or if he is the bully. BTW the ring leader of the tattlers is bell of the school and always wins the “Christlike behavior” award.

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  9. One day BG will either argue before the Supreme Court or be the Chief Justice. I have always said she would argue with a mile marker.

    When I did a lot of substituting in public school I had an older black lady teacher who told me every year the drugs get worse and the discipline problems get worse. We used to blame any “disorders” on the mother’s drug abuse but lately they have determined that it can also effect the sperm donors contribution.

    BG was definately wanted and prayed for. Her behaviour comes from a sense of entitlement.

    KBells, while I understand your reluctance to see a therapist (I remember something about your sister?) I would encourage you to talk to your pastor or church and see if there is someone they would recommend. A Christian Therapist is completely different than a secular therapist. Each one of the sessions I have attended or taken BG to have begun and ended with prayer. I think it has helped. It sure has helped me. I have gone a couple of times by myself.

    Mumsee, I would think, having seen you interact with your children that if I thought you were disappointed in me, it would crush me. I would do almost anything to “win” your approval. Would positive reinforcement as opposed to negative reinforcement work with them?

    Of course who am I to say? I am just trying to get mine through high school and coming to terms with the fact that she may never come home to me full time. It hurts, but she needs her daddy.

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  10. A sense of entitlement is a dangerous thing to take into the world.
    It’s a jungle out there and nobody thinks you’re entitled to anything.
    It worked for Obama, but circumstances were different.

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  11. Kim, Have you seen how sad they are when they are not allowed to do chores? We do lots of positive reinforcement, but it quickly slips back into entitlement and we do not want that.

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