Prayer Requests 1-12-17

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

Anyone else?

Psalm 106:1-5

Praise the Lord.

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
    his love endures forever.

Who can proclaim the mighty acts of the Lord
    or fully declare his praise?
Blessed are those who act justly,
    who always do what is right.

Remember me, Lord, when you show favor to your people,
    come to my aid when you save them,
that I may enjoy the prosperity of your chosen ones,
    that I may share in the joy of your nation
    and join your inheritance in giving praise.

14 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 1-12-17

  1. Prayers needed. I’ve been having to deal in class with the most recent medical ethics topic of the day, since assisted dying is now legal here. The topic of abortion never really came up when I was in training since it is limited to surgical areas (and I took my practical training in surgical nursing in a Catholic hospital), but this topic is much less avoidable, since there could be a patient requesting this in almost any healthcare setting. There are conscience exemptions, as there are for abortion, but the reality of staffing issues means that those exemptions are more in theory than in practice. Right now, I’m only dealing with the topic in a classroom setting, but I still find it horribly distressing. I realized going into the program that these questions would probably arise, but I also felt that the Lord was moving me to go and study anyway. I believe he will guide me through it, but it is painful in the going through. As a Christian, I know the Lord has called us to care for the weak, the sick, and the suffering (Matthew 25:34-40, James 1:27). Much of modern medicine was developed by people seeking to do just that – the list of those who were medical innovators and also Christians is long. I and other Christians who have talents and abilities in healthcare cannot compromise but nor can we just simply turn our back on the professions simply because they have become more difficult to practice.

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  2. I talked to K today – the one who has suspected TB – she had just returned from dropping her last sample at the lab. When asked by the director when she might know if it is TB, her eyes just welled up with tears. They won’t tell her anything. But, she saw a doctor today who is going to be her family doctor and he’s gathering all the random bits from her hospital visits and she’ll be going in again this afternoon to get some information.

    Please pray that this will turn out to “just” be pneumonia. They put her on antibiotics for that and she’s feeling better – no chest soreness and not running out of breath going up the stairs.

    It felt weird to hug and comfort someone who is wearing a face mask and has been quarantined, but she really needed a hug. I just hope I didn’t give her my sickness. I’ve also volunteered to accompany her to any other appointments she might need once I’m well again.

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  3. Father God,

    Daily the need for prayer is nonstop. You are the only Provider worth our energy in seeking out for help. Right now many people are ill. Please help them as they feel so terrible from serious colds and flu. Please keep family and friends from contracting the illness. I pray for good staffing levels in doctor ofvices and hospitals so everyone is seen quickly. I pray that complications will be minimal. No pneumonia, please.

    I lift up Kare’s friend please give her a good report indicating she is TB free. Please ease anxiety of staff members who have been around her.

    I ask for comfort for Kim’s friend. Thank You for the beloved animal. May her heart be relieved knowing God loves His creation and has a special place in His heart for animals because He chose to save them in the ark.

    I thank You, Lord, that things were not worse here during our winter storm. Thank You that I have found no major leaks. I ask that if anything got cracked that you would make a good way of repair.

    Please help my friend, Karen, to not overdo what she needs to do. Please save her from herself. Help me to not get frustrated with her. Since she wants to go to church on Sunday, please make a way.

    Lord, protect us all from acts of terrorism and violence during this time of transition.

    I pray in Jesus’ name, Amen

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  4. I got notice from our watershed mgmt. for our county that they are doing a type of smoke testing of our sewer system. The notice came today when they are beginning. They are blowing sake through the system to detect leaks and the notice said smoke may enter homes through vents if there is leaky plumbing. I think I am already smelling junk in the air. It seems scary considering the times and that we are in the minority in this area. Karen said they have not gotten notice but that she had coughing fits when she used her toilet and she thought someone in the apartment above them was smoking in the bathroom. Please pray we will not be harmed by what they release in our neighborhood homes. This is something with the Federal EPA and local EPA. Thank God the weather has turned warm and I have the bedroom windows open.

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  5. Amen — prayers for all.

    I would like to request prayer for the tax preparer my husband and I have had for many years. Last year’s tax season was very hectic, she wrote in a recent letter to her clients, and equally as frantic in the summer. It left her very exhausted and suffering attacks of dizziness, she reported. She is cutting back to 3 days of work per week, and has hired new preparers and created a Client Relations Manager position to help with the workload that she won’t be able to get to.

    Please pray for F, her husband, and really, all preparers (and their families), who are heading into the busy tax season. (Remembering Janice and Art here, too.)

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  6. Thanks, 6 Arrows. I have not mentioned it (I don’t think I have, anyways) that a key temporarary seasonal staff member is scheduled for surgery so I do not know how much I will have to be there to fill in. I have had to be so flexible that I hardly feel like I have a life to call my own. I have felt rather down about this going into the tax season.

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  7. Janice – I’ll admit that I feel the same way about having to be flexible, to fit into everyone else’s schedules & plans. Then I try to remind myself that this is the life I am called to right now. That helps me accept it a bit better, though sometimes it is tough.

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