Prayer Requests 1-27-17

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

Anyone else?

Psalm 120

I call on the Lord in my distress,
    and he answers me.
Save me, Lord,
    from lying lips
    and from deceitful tongues.

What will he do to you,
    and what more besides,
    you deceitful tongue?
He will punish you with a warrior’s sharp arrows,
    with burning coals of the broom bush.

Woe to me that I dwell in Meshek,
    that I live among the tents of Kedar!
Too long have I lived
    among those who hate peace.
I am for peace;
    but when I speak, they are for war.

20 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 1-27-17

  1. I have a praise, my grandmother is back in her apartment in the senior’s residence where she lives. It was a small bleed and stopped quickly. She was bound and determined that she would go back there, and she got her way. Pray that she doesn’t fall again, as the injuries could be more severe the next time.

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  2. Prayer for husband as he sets out on a great adventure. During his three weeks at home, he told them he was interested in a short trip that he could take the ten year old on. So, after a few days at home, they are off to Texas. Should be fun! Should come with some challenges. I reminded husband that boy is ten. Prayer that their relationship would grow as they have a wonderful time. Hopefully going to Texas but who knows.

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  3. My husband needs prayers. He recently commented he feels like his whole body is falling apart, and that is an apt description in my opinion, also.

    He’s been struggling with plantar fasciitis since last summer (and off and on for years before that, but not so persistently as the last several months), and works in a warehouse with concrete floors, which exacerbates the problem. His feet hurt so much he can hardly walk, but he still keeps on.

    He’s had a bad cough for the whole month of December and January (except for a few days a couple of weeks ago, when it looked like he was getting over it — around the same time the rest of us were getting over our long-lasting coughs — but his came back, or maybe never really disappeared in the first place). He was seen in early January, but didn’t have pneumonia or anything that required antibiotics.

    He continues to cough, and, as of a couple weeks ago, he lost a significant amount of hearing in his left ear, and his hearing hasn’t been restored yet.

    He’s also had trouble with neck pain recently — he thinks he’s got a pinched nerve — and now this week he’s lost a lot of strength in his left arm/shoulder, which is looking very much like the problems I had with my frozen shoulder a couple years ago. Or it could be a result of the pinched nerve (if he’s got one).

    He also told me today that he wonders if he’s got a tumor in his neck, causing the neck/shoulder problems and the hearing loss (it’s all on the same side of his body).

    He should really go to a doctor, but he says he doesn’t have enough time or money, both of which are true, the way things stand now, but he needs to re-prioritize how he allocates the resources he does have. (But I can’t tell him that.)

    He told me his anger over all of this happening at once (I would add the expensive septic system rebuilding that will occur this year as an additional stressor for him) fuels his ability to work when it feels like he is falling apart physically, but confided that he knows that’s not healthy, either, to hang on to that anger over circumstances. I’m afraid he’s destroying his heart in the process.

    I don’t know what to do for him anymore but to pray and try to keep the home running as well as I can with the aspects the kids and I can take care of. (We can’t do the vehicle repair, but can do almost everything else.)

    I am seriously considering getting a job outside the home. My present piano lesson income is not enough to help our finances, not by a long shot.

    Please keep my husband in your prayers. And me, for wisdom, patience and endurance. Thank you.

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  4. Look at good (probably expensive ) shoes. One of our providers mentioned that a steroid shot may help. She also said that stretches in a hot shower in the morning makes the day more bearable.

    Consider changing pillows. Consider. A chiropractor. I cannot lay on my right side without the room spinning. I recently had to quit the pillow, as they were causing me to wake up with killer headaches. Eliminating the pillow cured it. Just some suggestions.

    Praying with you, my friend.

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  5. A friend of mine has plantar facititis and keeps a water bottle frozen. At the end of the day she rolls her foot back and forth over the frozen bottle. Perhaps that would help some.

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  6. Thanks for the suggestions, RKessler and KH. I’ll run those by him.

    He recently got a new pair of shoes that he says feel really good, but they are for home, not work, as he needs steel-toed shoes for there. But it helps that he’s at least got decent shoes for here, as he spends a lot of time on his feet on a hard floor out in our garage, too, working on our vehicles.

    A little silver lining, that those shoes help provide relief for part of his waking hours.

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  7. Praying, six, that’s a lot of things to be juggling.

    Take care Jo, according to a news report I saw this morning (ABC), the flu has now hit epidemic levels nationwide this year (not that you’re here, but hope whatever you have moves out quickly).

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  8. Speaking of which, son did not apparently have the flu. He thinks he just got a touch of hypothermia.

    And pillows. Those are made with flour and butter or cream cheese or tofu or lard or some combination. Rolled out and cut into squares. Add a dab of simply fruit or some such non added sugar product, fold into triangle and bake. Mmm mmm.

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  9. I have strep throat. I got meds so should be better soon. She brought the little gadget in for me to see what happens. See there is a line on the top and if you have strep a pink line appears below. I stared at it as a pink line appeared and said, “like that?”
    I cried when the first and last thing she did was pray over me.

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