Prayer Requests 1-16-17

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Psalm 110

The Lord says to my lord:

“Sit at my right hand
    until I make your enemies
    a footstool for your feet.”

The Lord will extend your mighty scepter from Zion, saying,
    “Rule in the midst of your enemies!”
Your troops will be willing
    on your day of battle.
Arrayed in holy splendor,
    your young men will come to you
    like dew from the morning’s womb.

The Lord has sworn
    and will not change his mind:
“You are a priest forever,
    in the order of Melchizedek.”

The Lord is at your right hand;
    he will crush kings on the day of his wrath.
He will judge the nations, heaping up the dead
    and crushing the rulers of the whole earth.
He will drink from a brook along the way,
    and so he will lift his head high.

18 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 1-16-17

  1. Last week I mentioned on another thread about a friend who is going through a really difficult time. It looks like the bank will be moving forward on taking their house. Everything I have offered has been met with anger, frustration, and a reason it won’t work. I really understand my friend “lashing out at me” in anger. She has no one else she can say these things to. It doesn’t make it easier. I did tell her of once upon a time when she paid me $100 to help her with her house before a big event and how much that money meant to me. I remember that the celebration that I had $100 I took BG to McDonald’s and let her order anything she wanted. It wasn’t that we went hungry, but at the time I didn’t have a lot of extra money for special treats. Every dime I had was already “spoken for”. My friend didn’t realize then what it meant. She didn’t even remember giving me the money. Now the tables are turned somewhat and she won’t let me repay the favor.
    Please pray for them. I know this time if very difficult for them, especially for a highly successful man who can no longer work and for a woman who is one of the strongest women I know.
    Thank you.

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  2. Pray for my return to work today, I’m feeling very short on energy and am still coughing and have a wacky voice. I sound sicker than I feel, but I still feel very tired. I’m hoping once I get there I’ll perk up a bit and be able to get back into the routine after being sidelined for an entire week.

    Also for my patience with this bathroom project. I asked real estate friend (who’s coordinating workers for me, which is greatly appreciated) at the dog park late yesterday if everything “else” that needs doing in the bathroom will be getting done in the coming week (dry wall guys are coming tomorrow and it’s thought they’d do the beadboard & painting, not sure who puts in sink and toilet yet). But he kind of hedged, like maybe, maybe not … It’s been such a long time without a full bathroom (since early November) and I’m feeling frustrated. I still think it’ll get done this week, the tile work is finished and that seemed like the biggest piece of the puzzle, but the thought that this *may* stretch into yet another week beyond this one has me discouraged. I told him I’d be glad to call Roto-Rooter if that would help. Sigh. Pray for no more complications (I can already see where the medicine cabinet top trim is going to be wide enough to overlap onto the tiled portion of the wall, which I’m hoping is an issue that’s not too hard to resolve).

    And prayer for Carol who remains in the hospital — it sounds like things are OK, but she told me yesterday her potassium levels plummeted again (along with her blood pressure) so it’ll be a few more days to get her stabilized. There seems to be no good way to maintain a steady potassium level in between the hospital IVs (she gets supplements at the facility where she lives, but that’s not been all that reliable, every few months she seems to take another dive that lands her in the hospital). She has to be on diuretics which deplete her system of potassium.

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  3. Go easy, Donna, expect little and as soon as you finish, go home and GO TO BED!

    I started feeling better a week ago and yet I dragged without much energy and slept hard all last week. Today is my first day back to the gym–I’ll let you know when I return in 90 minutes if I survived. I’d love to sit out a few more days, but I need to get back to normal after nearly 6 weeks of weird chaos–though nothing like yours.

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  4. Thanks Michelle, I don’t remember feeling this wiped out for so long. I *should* be ready for work, but just don’t feel like it. Hoping for some (very) easy stories I can do to wade back into it. I haven’t walked the dogs, either, in some time, but that feels like it’s still too much. Maybe by later this week I’ll be able to get back into that, at least some short walks.

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  5. The Kid seems to be really trying to turn things around, due in part to good influence by his older best friend and part fear of getting kicked off the baseball team. We thought he was going to fail the 8th grade but he squeaked by on all but one subject. Hopefully he can make it up in summer school. He has promised to ask for help when he needs it and try to stay out of detention.

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  6. That’s encouraging, KBells. Keeping The Kid in my prayers.

    Prayers also for all in the blog family who have been or currently are sick. It’s been such a hard winter for so many of you, and we’re not even one month into the season.

    Prayers for your friend, Kim, and for Carol, DJ.

    I am also requesting prayers. Sometimes the gravity of my job as a homeschooling mom weighs heavily on me. Today is one such day. Thank you for your prayer support.

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  7. Please lift up my Chickadee in prayer. As I’ve said before, I plead with God to do a miracle in & for her. The anxiety she has (related to Asperger’s Syndrome, or something very like it) can be paralyzing.

    Something that has become apparent to me is that besides feeling some resentment towards her sister, she also seems to have bitterness or anger (or both) towards her father. Granted, Hubby can be insensitive & blunt (& even occasionally offensive to those with liberal leanings, like our two daughters), but he has done so much for her, been so generous with her, & freely expresses his love for her. (Even if he hadn’t, he is her father, & she needs to forgive & honor him.)

    Every now & then, I will hear her mutter something under her breath with such anger & bitterness in her voice. It is always very much out of proportion to whatever he may have just said or done.

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  8. Survived the gym fine and feeling good enough to work hard all day; daughter-in-law #1, however, has relapsed and sounded dreadful on the phone. That’s the issue and what people have been warning me about–the relapse. I’m carrying hand sanitizer these days. 😦

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  9. Heavenly Father,

    Thank You for letting us know You care about what happens to us and that You know all about us. Thank You that You never leave us alone even if sometimes we can’t feel or sense Your presence.

    I ask that You help Roscuro with that burden she carries in class when the subject is abortion or assisted suicide. Please help her to know when to speak up and when to be quiet. May her peaceful spirit touch those around her so they ask how she can be so calm. Help her with difficult subject matter. I pray she will always have enough financial support that she has all needs covered with extra spending “fun” money left over.

    I lift up Make it Man in His difficult job situation. Please help him to rely on You to the extent that he does not dwell on advantages given to others at the work place. Help him to see that as a follower of Jesus, he has the ultimate advantage which is to be highly valued above earthly wealth. May he feel Your love and care as He branched out into new areas with His craft. Please turn his work situation from something they meant for evil into something You meant for good. I ask for him to have a forgiving heart, not weighted down by bitterness, because he has been forgiven much by You. Ease his grief and sadness over missing his dad. Help him to again experience the joy of the Lord that can flood out emotional pain. Please give him new creative ideas he can act upon to meet needs not being met by others. Give him courage to learn to promote his work in markets. Thank You for Christian friends who are a support system for him.

    I pray in Jesus’ name, Amen

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  10. Please keep praying for K. We had hoped since she was feeling better on her antibiotics for pneumonia that she would be better soon. Her x-rays today were the same or worse – her doctor is sending her for a whole lot more testing.

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  11. Thanks for the prayers, I survived the day — although I began losing my voice again after a couple phone interviews. But I had an easy story to do (a freight train derailment at the port with no injuries or hazardous leaks) and it felt good to be back into a routine.

    And Carol was released from the hospital today.

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  12. Janice, what a beautiful prayer. It’s made me all teary. Now cut that out! Just kidding…
    But thank you so much for praying. I had a good weekend with much prayer and playing…
    And today was much better until…
    I asked the boss to give me an evaluation. I also asked for a detailed job description and what his expectations were.
    My wife asked me what the purpose of that would be. Then of course I had to think… One reason is so that I know what is expected of me, and whether I had permission to still be the IT guy, whether I was needed for our Design Program, whether I was needed for running the machines (there hasn’t been enough work since second quarter of 2015), or whether I’m just a mechanic now. I also wanted to the boss to give me measurable goals to meet so I could work toward a raise and a better percentage in the profit sharing. (Not that that is going to happen. He learned a couple years ago that I was searching for another job despite my best efforts to keep it quiet)
    I now wish I could take back my request for the evaluation because, A) I don’t think it’s going to help, and B) neither one of us will like it.
    After I told my wife about it, she was ‘weary’ and didn’t talk to me for the rest of the night. Oh boy. See? I’ve worn the poor woman out…
    I really feel like I’ve let everyone down. Earlier tonight I felt like everyone would be better off without me dragging them all down. (Not that I have any intention of acting on that feeling.) But it’s an indication that I’m really in the dumps.
    It helped for me to work on “What color is Your Parachute” tonight. But I vacillate between feeling elation that there’s a good fit SOMEWHERE, and despairing that I won’t fit ANYWHERE….
    I’m doing my best to search for gratitude, making decisions, labeling feelings, and getting hugs. (A little shy on that last one tonight, darn it.) It’s helping, but the biggest thing I could do is find a good career fit, I think.

    Thanks again for your prayers.
    MiM (aka Jim)

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  13. Praying for you, MIM.

    My husband made it home safely from work. But our dead-end road is glare ice, as is our driveway, which he couldn’t ascend. Car is partly in the snowbank halfway up to keep it from rolling down to the road. Before that, though, he could get onto the road from the highway, as that goes downhill from there, but there will be no getting up and off our road until the plow comes through. Please pray we have no emergencies tonight among the families (four of us) on our road. Thank you.

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