Prayer Requests 1-30-17

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Psalm 122

I rejoiced with those who said to me,
    “Let us go to the house of the Lord.”
Our feet are standing
    in your gates, Jerusalem.

Jerusalem is built like a city
    that is closely compacted together.
That is where the tribes go up—
    the tribes of the Lord
to praise the name of the Lord
    according to the statute given to Israel.
There stand the thrones for judgment,
    the thrones of the house of David.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
    “May those who love you be secure.
May there be peace within your walls
    and security within your citadels.”
For the sake of my family and friends,
    I will say, “Peace be within you.”
For the sake of the house of the Lord our God,
    I will seek your prosperity.

15 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 1-30-17

  1. It never rains but it pours. I was starting to feel better this past week, stronger, more energy. Then yesterday, I got the stomach flu (viral gastroenteritis). I wasn’t violently ill, but I couldn’t eat much. Now, I have a sore throat. It is beginning to feel darkly humourous. Oh well, I can still attend class with a sore throat. I’ll go to the clinic if it doesn’t get any better, since strep seems to be wandering around this part of the world. That is one thing to be thankful for, being a student, I have access to the on-campus clinic, and thus don’t need to look for one in the city.

    Update on my parents. They are still hosting the couple. My mother said that the couple met with two of their children yesterday. When my mother asked afterwards if they had talked about future living arrangements, the couple said it hadn’t come up. My mother said rather sadly that it was like the children think that their parents are being taken care of and so nothing needs to be done. To make matters more complicated for my parents, their washing machine is not working, meaning that my father must make the twenty minute drive to the nearest town to do the wash. I can tell that both my parents are feeling strained not only physically, but also mentally and emotionally, since I have ended up talking to both of them these past couple of day (usually, my mother is the one to talk to me). My mother has been using me as her safety valve. In a way, it is nice to return the favour, since I tell her everything that is bothering me.

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  2. Roscuro – Could your parents talk to the couple’s children, & ask them to think about making arrangements for their parents? I know that could feel like an awkward thing to do, but the children shouldn’t have the false impression that all is fine & dandy. It’s not fair to your parents nor theirs.

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  3. Praying with you, Phos.

    And here, Pizza is now walking on his legs rather than his knees. I think it is just a mental defect. This doe seems to put out mentally deficient kids but produces good milk so she is a keeper. So are her kids as they are such fun to watch and to learn about helping the helpless. I tell son he is doing a good job at getting little Tyrone on his feet and gamboling like a kid.

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  4. I would say your parents do have to be more specific about this situation to the adult children. It is very difficult to make the change from your parents being in charge to you having to take charge. Parents bluff through many situations and put the best case scenario forward. Sometimes they just must be told the stark situation and given some possible suggestions as to how to proceed. Doing so is a favor to everyone.

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  5. My grandson got safely home, but not in time for the funeral. He went almost immediately to the cemetery with his other friends. Their were seven of them together on a social media thread. Now there are six. Very sobering for seniors in high school. Pray for them all to seriously think about their future in eternity and to know the truth.

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  6. My tumor grew a little and the doctor is changing my medication. The Kid has his first one on one meeting with his counselor next week. Also we are paying for this our of pocket. Not sure how long we can do that.

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  7. And Kbells, I don’t know where you got your son, but Texas told us they would pay for any counseling or psychiatric needs, and Idaho covers the others. We have not called Texas on it because Idaho has covered the Texas children as well. I think.

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  8. Sorry to hear that, Kbells, and praying.

    Kizzie & K, the situation is a bit involved. The children are all from the couple’s previous marriages, which complicates the way they interact with their respective parent and step-parent. I’ve never met any of these adult children, although I have known the couple ever since I can remember, but over the years, I have gathered from hearing the couple talk that there are many other complications. So, my parents, and I would agree, are not sure that talking to the children will be of any use. I would say that the couple themselves are still in denial over what is happening to them physically – their coping mechanisms are not healthy ones. My father has made a wise suggestion to them, about how to go about moving to a better place, at which they seemed to grasp. They are both so frail physically that I think that just living day-to-day has overwhelmed them to the point where they have been unable to think about the future.

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  9. We have insurance but Hubby was told by his pediatrician that sometimes when you use insurance you run the risk of losing control. I imagine that would be true of state help as well. Plus, we found the counselor through the church. He has all the right credentials, he does work for a Baptist organization.

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  10. KBells, chuckling to myself, we have tried to stay away from state aid as well, using different counseling methods. We don’t need that kind of help, we need what will actually help the children become more solid in their understanding of God and themselves.

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