Prayer Requests 11-9-16

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

Anyone else?

Psalm 40

¹I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.

And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord.

Blessed is that man that maketh the Lord his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.

Many, O Lord my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.

Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.

Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me,

I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.

I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O Lord, thou knowest.

10 I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth from the great congregation.

11 Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O Lord: let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me.

12 For innumerable evils have compassed me about: mine iniquities have taken hold upon me, so that I am not able to look up; they are more than the hairs of mine head: therefore my heart faileth me.

13 Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me: O Lord, make haste to help me.

14 Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me evil.

15 Let them be desolate for a reward of their shame that say unto me, Aha, aha.

16 Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let such as love thy salvation say continually, The Lord be magnified.

17 But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.

8 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 11-9-16

  1. November 9

    I remind myself today that I am an unique individual with much to offer. If I have not yet discovered my uniqueness, at least I am enjoying the quest. What keeps me from discovering my uniqueness? I find that the journey stalls only when I get in my own way.
    Do I constantly compare myself with others? (YES) If I fall into this trap,I will stop and thank God for the gifts I possess. I will gently remind myself that I am not in a contest with others. Rather, I am on a journey of self discovery.
    Do I envy others for their gifts and wish I were them? This is a waster of time and energy, leading to frustration and dissatisfaction. I realize now that I have within me all I need for full expression of uniqueness
    I will not shame myself for falling into those traps. I have come a long way on my spiritual journey, and I will not be discouraged. I have changed and I will continue to change as I see and discover the uniqueness that is me.

    (I fought this yesterday. We had our Thanksgiving potluck and we also had a meeting in my department. I am the only female in my department. I am odd one out. They are all guys. They can all go have a drink together or bond over sports. I am not part of that. Yet I really am not part of the larger company either. I get the whole “no one can make you feel inferior unless you allow them” argument. But how to you keep shoring yourself up when you constantly are reminded that you are less than?)

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  2. We are constantly reminding our children that they are unique creations with God having a plan for each, using the gifts He has given us. But the world teaches otherwise. We are all made out of tickytacky and we’re all made just the same.

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  3. My friend Leslie is going home today!!! She will be on a restricted diet. “Kidney friendly” is complicated. My friend M is making dinner for them. There are a lot of things she cannot eat and food is going to need to be made from scratch. You can’t just add a can of this and a can of that.
    Please continue to keep her in your prayers.

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  4. Mumsee, just in case no one has told you lately…what you do matters to those children more than you know right now. The fruit tree you are planting may not bear for another 20 years or so, but I promise it will.

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  5. Not sure what to pray–the EMT’s flight is delayed and she may miss her connection. Her godparents, however, live 15 minutes from BWI. If she misses her flight to Rochester, she’ll spend the night with them. 🙂 Her godmother has made the guest room ready! LOL

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