Prayer Requests 1-9-17

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Psalm 103:1-6

Praise the Lord, my soul;
    all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the Lord, my soul,
    and forget not all his benefits—
who forgives all your sins
    and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit
    and crowns you with love and compassion,
who satisfies your desires with good things
    so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

The Lord works righteousness
    and justice for all the oppressed.

9 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 1-9-17

  1. All three households have been sick with the flu in the last week. The kids, mercifully, don’t return to school until tomorrow.

    Stargazer has been housesitting and hasn’t gotten sick, nor my husband.

    This has been tough and while I’m up and moving, I don’t have a lot of stamina. My one son really can’t afford to miss any work and he’s been down hard.

    Pray anyway you like. My husband reported church was only half filled yesterday; the weather and the flu took their toll.

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  2. Prayer for eldest daughter as she is in her last week of maternity leave. She will be starting out next week though I think it will be very slowly. This is much harder on her than she anticipated, but not much harder than I had anticipated for her. She is the primary breadwinner at this time and they are hoping he will continue the climb up so he can become the primary and she can be done in about three years.

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  3. In the praise the Lord department, our pastor announced yesterday that year-end giving broke all records and the budget was not only met but surprassed.

    Everyone is astonished–and kicking themselves. God has met the budget every single year no matter how far behind we’ve been (and in December we were so far behind it was scary).

    The head of the board of stewardship shakes his head every year. He knows better, but is amazed every single year.

    We love our church.

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  4. Michelle, it sounds like this illness may go across the whole country at this point. In church yesterday we had mostly a full house, but from pretty much every household I either heard coughing or sneezing or heard someone say “I’m feeling better than I was–I’ve been sick all week.” (Our daughter was “out sick” into the weekend from this household.) I’m used to seeing quite a bit go around during the winter, but this year really seems nonstop and affecting pretty much everyone nonstop.


  5. This (slightly redacted) email just in with Thanksgiving–amazing how much you can be thankful for even in terrible circumstances.:

    Paul has finally made it back home to our town. He is in the local hospital’s east wing in their acute care unit. (It is rare for people to crack into this unit. Most of the time they people out to other care facilities. Not the case with Paul)

    Word is the acute care and rehab is excellent. Paul got his “legs” a couple weeks ago. Soon, they will outfit him with hands. I understand amputees go through multiple prosthetics as the body adjusts to the healing use of any prosthesis. (Physical changes in the shape of the place of amputation.)

    Paul , however, became ill over the weekend with flu which he got from a roommate down at Stanford Med Ctr.

    Anyway, it is GOOD news. This represents a remarkable series of healings and events in Paul’s life that has brought him through the adversity of a horrible bacterial infection that took his hands and feet to the place that he is nearing release form the hospital (his hospitalization goes back to September!) and looking forward to riding a bicycle again this summer. (Paul has been an avid bicycler).

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