Prayer Requests 12-23-16

It’s Friday, so please remember to pray for Mumsee, Mike, and the Nestlings.

Anyone else?

Luke 1:39-56

39 At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, 40 where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth.41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. 42 In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! 43 But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44 As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. 45 Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”

46 And Mary said:

“My soul glorifies the Lord
47     and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48 for he has been mindful
    of the humble state of his servant.
From now on all generations will call me blessed,
49     for the Mighty One has done great things for me—
    holy is his name.
50 His mercy extends to those who fear him,
    from generation to generation.
51 He has performed mighty deeds with his arm;
    he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.
52 He has brought down rulers from their thrones
    but has lifted up the humble.
53 He has filled the hungry with good things
    but has sent the rich away empty.
54 He has helped his servant Israel,
    remembering to be merciful
55 to Abraham and his descendants forever,
    just as he promised our ancestors.”

56 Mary stayed with Elizabeth for about three months and then returned home.

15 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 12-23-16

  1. I requested prayer three days ago about a complicated family matter. Hubby made a phone call that day to one of the parties involved. Today he asked me to call again, as not everything is wrapped up. Prayers for wisdom as I speak to the same person this afternoon.

    If you could also pray for our immediate and extended family throughout this weekend, that would be wonderful — with relationships, health (several of us are battling colds and persistent coughs), and safe travels. The weather predictions for this weekend aren’t good for much of the Midwest.

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  2. I would like to ask for prayers for another grandbaby, and my son, A and his wife. She was 7 months with twins and had an emergency birth. One child has died, the second is in NICU. Doctors say it’s a miracle baby Abigail survived at all–she’s 2 lbs 11oz. She has a strong heartbeat but we don’t know yet what the outcome will be. Parents are grieving badly for the one lost, and the uncertainty of the other. They are in Nevada.

    Baby Andy, in Colorado is stable. Thank you for your prayers–they matter.

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  3. Debra – I am so sorry for this tragic loss. Please be encouraged that they can do wonders with preemies these days. My niece was born at about six months, was in the NICU for two & a half months, but grew into a healthy, intelligent young woman. And that was 28 years ago she was born, so imagine what they can do today!

    Praying little Abigail will overcome everything against her, & quickly grow into a healthy, happy baby.

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  4. Debra: I’m so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for all involved. Becca was six weeks early, weighed five pounds but had “transient tachypnea of the newborn” (basically, very rapid breathing), so she had to be tube fed the first two weeks and was in the NICU that whole time. I clearly remember how scary it was to have to leave her there….I will be praying for the baby…

    Prayer request: Today I sent an email to my brother, Jim. We were close growing up (he’s eight years older than me but was very kind to me while he lived at home)–but our relationship has been difficult for at least the last twenty years. Over Thanksgiving, he hardly said two words to me–and it hurt. I spoke to a good friend of mine about the situation and all the good memories I have of him and she encouraged me to send him an email thanking him for the kindness he showed me as a young girl….He’s an atheist and seems to be a very bitter, angry person today. My friend reminded me that it is usually the most difficult people who need love the most. So, I sent him an email today, outlining some of my favorite memories of him and apologizing for anything I’ve done over the years that has contributed to the state of our relationship today. I told him I love him and that I missed him and hoped he was doing well. Please pray he would receive the email in the spirit it was written and that perhaps the relationship might be restored–or at least not made worse by my words…..

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  5. Prayers, Ann and K.

    1st Arrow just got home. It snowed all day here, but quit around nightfall; not much where he was coming from tonight after work, either. Thank you for your prayers for safe travels — it was an uneventful journey for him.

    2nd Arrow returns tomorrow. No bad weather predicted now until Sunday, when we’ll all have relatively short travel distances, going to my sister’s. And Monday looks to be a good travel day for when our oldest two children go back home. (Each has approximately a 3-hour drive.)

    Your continued prayers throughout the weekend are appreciated.

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  6. Praying for you all….Debra we grieve with you…may our Lord Most High bring comfort to you and yours…. ❤
    Ann I am praying along with you that the words written will bring healing to your brother…for whatever reason he is distant I pray the Lord will soften his heart… you are a good sister ❤

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  7. Stargazer did not get the job. Back to square one; I’d hoped for a different bit of news for Christmas. 😦

    He did, however, pick up another class to teach at the college and is maxed out as an adjunct. He’ll take another data analysis certification course and remain with us another six months–that’s the good, but disappointing for him, news.

    We don’t mind having him, he’s no trouble, but we know this isn’t his hope or plan. He’ll be 30 in March.

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  8. Well, I’ve had no response to the email I sent my brother….
    It was kind of funny yesterday–I’d asked his wife for his email address on Facebook messenger. About an hour later, my sister called from Kenya. She wanted to know if she’d spoken to me about a conversation she’d had with Jim’s wife over Thanksgiving….that she was supposed to keep confidential…Evidently, when Jim’s wife got my message, she panicked thinking I was writing about what she’d discussed with my sister (they were sorority sisters in college). I assured Linda we’d not talked about their conversation–and that my email was only about our relationship. Linda breathed a huge sigh of relief (she’s terrible about repeating things she shouldn’t). Anyway–it was good to hear her voice. All her kids are in Africa for the holidays. She’s so glad to have everyone together….

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