Prayer Requests 8-17-16

It’s Wednesday, so don’t forget to pray for The Gambia, and for Ajisuun as well. 

Anyone else?

Psalm 115

¹Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth’s sake.

Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is now their God?

But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.

Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands.

They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not:

They have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not:

They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat.

They that make them are like unto them; so is every one that trusteth in them.

O Israel, trust thou in the Lord: he is their help and their shield.

10 O house of Aaron, trust in the Lord: he is their help and their shield.

11 Ye that fear the Lord, trust in the Lord: he is their help and their shield.

12 The Lord hath been mindful of us: he will bless us; he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron.

13 He will bless them that fear the Lord, both small and great.

14 The Lord shall increase you more and more, you and your children.

15 Ye are blessed of the Lord which made heaven and earth.

16 The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord‘s: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.

17 The dead praise not the Lord, neither any that go down into silence.

18 But we will bless the Lord from this time forth and for evermore. Praise the Lord.

12 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 8-17-16

  1. It is a comparatively small thing, but we have learned our car is being totaled. We figured on a few more years with it, so are not happy to be replacing it now. We just got all new wheels a few weeks ago! My prayer request is wisdom with accepting the offer from insurance and for looking for a new car. It is not a task either my husband or I enjoy.

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  2. My car was totalled three weeks after I spent $900 on repairs and new tires. I grumbled and complainted–it was a lot of money for us at that time. My husband, of course, was out to sea and that created even more issues because only his name was on the title.

    I finally realized that the money I spent on those new tires may have saved our lives because it enabled me to avoid a head-on collision.

    That helped, a little, but notice I’m still thinking about it 30 years later . . . 😦

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  3. Two cars totaled within a week of several hundred dollars invested. One totaled a couple of months later. Fortunately, nobody was hurt and most of our cars did not have much value so they totaled easily. Unfortunately, we had planned on having them in use for a while.

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  4. Still trying to find out how God wants us to continue to use this place of His. More foster children? An escape from trafficking? An escape for single moms and some children from an inner city environment? A place for young pregnant women? War refugees? Wisdom.

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  5. Mumsee. When I came up against difficult decisions like that:
    I prayed abut it and entered whatever door opened.
    That’s all you can do. It has turned out to work for me.

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  6. Mumsee the only thing I can think of any negatives on is taking in single moms. Yes, I know, I was a single mother there for a while. You would not be the parental authority and there could be friction on child rearing beliefs.

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  7. That is the plan, Chas. It seems to work very well.

    Kim, they would be free to take care of their children as they wish. The pre-agreed terms would include things like: no drugs or alcohol, no guests in their rooms, actively seeking work or education, quiet hours, no destruction of property. That sort of thing. Just a chance for a fresh start away from the garbage.

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  8. My dad was admitted to the hospital today. He has been nauseous for about three weeks, and hardly eats — just lays his head on the table at meal time mostly. One blood test came back with abnormal levels that could lead to a heart attack, so they’re keeping him overnight for observation.

    He’s been saying lately that he believes he’s near the end of his life now. My mom is being really strong.

    Me, not so much. The last six weeks, with all the health issues in our nuclear family, have taken a toll. I can’t bear to think it may be time to say goodbye to Dad on top of it all.

    Please pray as you are led. And thank you.

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  9. Younger daughter just had her car totaled about a month after paying it off, too. She was so proud to have paid it off a year early, and quite in distress when it was declared totaled after they initially thought it fixable. But then she got excited about finding another, and she found a newer one with low mileage (a newer car than I’ve ever owned) and that has better gas mileage. Since she put 30,000 miles on the other car in the year she owned it (including trips to and through Canada and Texas), better gas mileage sounds like a nice feature.

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  10. I feel A LOT better after talking to my dad on the phone tonight. We had a wonderful hour-long conversation, and he sounds a lot better than I imagined he would.

    My sibs and I have also been emailing tonight, and my mom was inconsistent in what she shared with some of us (she told my sister on Monday that Dad had been nauseous and hardly eating for a week, and tonight Mom told me it’s been three weeks he’s been like this). I’m sure it seems like a long time to her, but I’m thinking she was more accurate in what she told my sister, based on how strong my dad sounded tonight.

    Anyway, I’m relieved that he seems to be doing much better than I thought he was. I told him I would be coming to see him tomorrow, and he told me to call first to find out whether he was home or at the hospital, so he was able to think that through well and advise me. 🙂

    Thank you for your prayers, everyone.

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