Prayer Requests 8-16-16

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Psalm 114

¹When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language;

Judah was his sanctuary, and Israel his dominion.

The sea saw it, and fled: Jordan was driven back.

The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like lambs.

What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest? thou Jordan, that thou wast driven back?

Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams; and ye little hills, like lambs?

Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob;

Which turned the rock into a standing water, the flint into a fountain of waters.

11 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 8-16-16

  1. Prayer request: I am sad after spending four days at my childhood home. My dad is 83 and exhausted and bitter….my mom looks terrible–she’s extremely thin and still has to use a walker…She’s drinking heavily and becomes bombastic every evening. It’s a depressing place….

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  2. No word on my daughter-in-law’s feelings (I’ll talk to her later today), but Adorable #3 had a great time at kindergarten with Miss Cathy, her teacher. (When did THAT start?) In the background I could hear Adorable #5 shouting, “I got to stay home with Mommy! I got two tattoos!”

    Older sibling clarified, “one was a strawberry and the other was a blueberry.”

    Life goes on . . .

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  3. Ann, I am so sorry. I have a friend who has been anorexic since we were about 13. At this point there is no changing her. With your mother, trying to quit drinking would likely be as traumatic to her system or more so than the continued drinking. It doesn’t make it any easier does it?

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  4. Ann, I have the same issue with my mom and have for years. It makes everything so difficult. She is, however, very creative and social during the day. I am sure many people would never realize she is an alcoholic. My dad set some rules and my brother does as well, but most social occasions presume their will be alcohol. I try to limit when I am with her, as she can become so abusive with her tongue. I love her and know she loves her children. We try to recognize that it is the drink talking.

    I talked about this years ago and was very vilified. In the later years, my dad said he just did not see so many things he should have. That made life difficult for him. It makes life difficult for your dad.

    I spent many hours praying about how to honor them and love them. Even today there are issues that make it difficult to know what is always the best way to honor my mom. You cannot change her or your dad. You can only deal with your own actions and thoughts. My prayers for you as you struggle during this difficult time.

    Memorizing 1Cor. 13 and learning to take every thought ‘captive to Christ.’ helped along with the prayer. I find comfort in knowing God knows my own heart and love for my mom and that the Holy Spirit is here to help me with it all.

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  5. Having a hard day with Little Guy & Chickadee, & am fighting tears. Then Nightingale texts me to add another day to the schedule this weekend. 😦


  6. The father of baby Samantha, who died yesterday morning, posted these reflections:

    I am in awe of John’s testimony of faith. Please pray for him and Ellie, and for big sister Norah (age 6).

    A couple excerpts:

    Unquestionably, this is a staggering loss for us. We tried for three years to conceive this child, fighting unexplained infertility. When we finally did conceive, Sam was actually a twin; the other twin disappeared earlier in the pregnancy. So we really have lost 2 children, though Sam’s loss cuts deeper.

    How are we doing?

    I want to be very clear on this: we stand firmly on the bedrock of God’s goodness, faithfulness, and provision and care for us. He has always provided for us, and He will continue to do so. I cannot think of a single example of a time when He did not provide for our family. On the contrary, I have hundreds of stories of how He has met and guided us. Why would this time be any different? We trust Him wholly, and He has sustained us already through this time in amazing ways. Another time or place I’ll share some stories about that.

    The reality of His goodness and faithfulness are not impinged upon or controlled by our circumstances, good or bad. If they were, then He would not be God, of course. This is a simple truth, but a hard one to live at times.

    No doubt this is incredibly hard. No doubt there will be many more tears to add those already shed. But we are doing ok.

    Last thing:
    We also know that so many people from around the world were pulling for Sam and us, with prayers, meals, babysitting, kind words, hugs, and all the various expressions of support that have been incredible for us. We can’t say thank you enough, or tell you how much that has meant to us as a family.

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