Prayer Requests 11-17-16

It’s Thursday, so don’t forget to pray for Jo, her students, and the people of PNG.

Anyone else?

Psalm 47

1 Clap your hands, all you nations;
    shout to God with cries of joy.

2 For the Lord Most High is awesome,
    the great King over all the earth.
3 He subdued nations under us,
    peoples under our feet.
4 He chose our inheritance for us,
    the pride of Jacob, whom he loved.

5 God has ascended amid shouts of joy,
    the Lord amid the sounding of trumpets.
6 Sing praises to God, sing praises;
    sing praises to our King, sing praises.
7 For God is the King of all the earth;
    sing to him a psalm of praise.

8 God reigns over the nations;
    God is seated on his holy throne.
9 The nobles of the nations assemble
    as the people of the God of Abraham,
for the kings of the earth belong to God;
    he is greatly exalted.

13 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 11-17-16

  1. We are praying for rain in Tennessee. The wildfires are said to be mostly contained and the smoke was much better yesterday. But rain is needed to bring the water table up and to ensure that small fires don’t continue to crop up as they have all over Chattanooga in the past couple of weeks.

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  2. November 17


    On this day, heat, warmth, and light will come from deep within me. No longer will I tear the world apart to make my fire. Out of the darkness of my childhood chaos, I search for the light. I will not become the victim of cynicism and despair.
    My chaotic childhood is now a memory. What happened to me then must now be woven into who I am today. I will not be discouraged by ancient memories.
    I possess strength, humility, and patience. I have the strength to control my compulsions, the humility to assess my own worth, the courage to rise above defeat, and the patience and trust to continue my recovery.

    Two things come to mind that I have on dish towels in my kitchen:
    “Lord give me patience, if you give me strength, I’m going to need bail money”
    ” They say what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. At this point my dear, I should be able to bench press a Buick”
    Yes. I do have a twisted sense of humor but it is what has gotten me this far. I mean, how many other teenagers could hit a post at the gas station and convince her alcoholic mother she must have done it? I did eventually confess to my father, that it was me.

    So I will be seeing the therapist a little while longer. Of course she is so booked that unless there is a cancellation I won’t see her until December 27th. Turns out I still have “mommy issues”. I may even have “daddy issues” because he left me with mother and gladly escaped into 16 hour work days. As I have said before I am TERRIFIED that BG has a lot of my mother in her. Both grandmother and granddaughter would harelip a mule to get their way. Both couldn’t care less that they hurt me to get what they want. Both made bad decisions at the same age.
    I tried so hard to shield her from the legacy of her grandmother that I didn’t warn her what was in her genes.

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  3. Kim – Surrender her to God.

    I do not say that flippantly or casually. I know it is not easy to give up the worry. I still struggle with sincerely doing that myself for my two daughters. But it is the only thing I can do. And the power of the Holy Spirit to get through to people, to change their hearts & transform their lives, is far greater than anything we can hope to do. (Preaching to myself here.)

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  4. Asking prayer again for my neighbors (he’s 73, she’s a couple years younger, they were high school sweethearts and raised their 2 boys, now married and fathers, in the house next door to mine before I moved in — it’s still the family gathering place for the kids & grandkids).

    She (S) was telling me yesterday about some of her concerns about a possible mini stroke or some other issue her husband (R) may have had, they get the results of an MRI tomorrow (Friday). He’s an electrician, still works at the local Catholic hospital right down the street, and the two of them have always been active campers & do-it-yourselfers, they’re fixing up an old house they bought in the desert 3 years ago where they like to stay to get out of the city.

    But I can tell that the minor confusion and other incidents she’s noticed in her husband recently has her really worried (of course). They’re not believers.

    So prayers that tomorrow’s news won’t be dire, and that if there has been something that has happened and diagnosed, that it’s something that can be addressed effectively.

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  5. Parts of Connecticut (including my county, I think) have been declared to be in extreme drought. Please pray for rain, & the proper amount of snow this winter (enough, but not too much 🙂 ). We thought it was great last winter that we had so little snow to shovel. Little did we know. . .

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  6. Just read a post from our local amateur meteorologist (he contributes info to one of the Hartford TV stations) that says the rain deficit goes back to 2014, & has been growing each year.

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  7. Tired of being sick here. On a good note, rkessler suggested I look into osha. We did and have been using it. Son is struggling with cough but it does not appear to have triggered his asthma too much. It has not gone into my bronchi as it usually does, and husband says his arthritis feels the best it has in a couple of years. He did not develop pneumonia though his doc put him on antibiotics as a precaution. He is attributing the lack of pain to osha and now plans to make it part of his daily routine.

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  8. Osha’ is a medicinal herb. I know of several families who had such success for asthma after so many years of albuterol inhalers, nebulizers, steroids, etc. Glad to hear that it is helping.

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  9. Wonder if they have it in Australia.
    Rain and more rain here. Wondering if crops will be in trouble with so much rain.
    I will spend the day with another gal sorting all 23 boxes of our book order. It is a teacher workday.


  10. I think I saw some growing in my driveway this morning, as I was out doing chores. But it might have been poison hemlock.


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