Prayer Requests 2-18-17

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Psalm 141

I call to you, Lord, come quickly to me;
    hear me when I call to you.
May my prayer be set before you like incense;
    may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice.

Set a guard over my mouth, Lord;
    keep watch over the door of my lips.
Do not let my heart be drawn to what is evil
    so that I take part in wicked deeds
along with those who are evildoers;
    do not let me eat their delicacies.

Let a righteous man strike me—that is a kindness;
    let him rebuke me—that is oil on my head.
My head will not refuse it,
    for my prayer will still be against the deeds of evildoers.

Their rulers will be thrown down from the cliffs,
    and the wicked will learn that my words were well spoken.
They will say, “As one plows and breaks up the earth,
    so our bones have been scattered at the mouth of the grave.”

But my eyes are fixed on you, Sovereign Lord;
    in you I take refuge—do not give me over to death.
Keep me safe from the traps set by evildoers,
    from the snares they have laid for me.
10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets,
    while I pass by in safety.

18 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 2-18-17

  1. We have a friend (Sarah) in her mid 30s whom we taught in Sunday School when she was in Jr. High and High School. After college she became a Campus Crusade missionary to Tunisia. She was very effective ministering to young women, but had to come home when the authorities learned that radical Muslims were planning to kill her.

    Back in Texas, she worked in a ministry to foreign students at a large university town. A couple of years ago she got married and a few months back she announced she was expecting a baby. In early January her water broke and she has been on bed rest ever since, She just reported that they now know the baby is a boy and they have named him Daniel.

    Sarah is a person of great faith and she has asked that he pray as follows:

    1. That Daniel gain weight
    2. That her fluid level be miraculously increased
    3. That there be no infection or other complications.

    Sarah’s father told me Friday that Daniel’s lungs are developing and they would take him (C section?) if he can make it to 34 weeks. He is now at 28 weeks.

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  2. Prayers for a friend who’s going through a difficult divorce and has (I believe) some other emotional issues going on. We just had a 3-hour lunch out and I’m exhausted just listening to it all. She’s a ‘talker’ and it is always hard to break it off.

    And prayers for Carol who is desperate to have me visit her in the hospital (for “moral support”) — she’s had a bunch of tests over the past couple days and fears the news won’t be good. I am tired and would prefer not to go, I just got home (and before lunch I had errands I had to run) — but it looks like I’m off to Hollywood for the hospital visit.

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  3. Little Guy was pretty low key this evening as we babysat. I asked him if he felt okay, & he said no, his ear hurts. He perked up after the ibuprofen took effect, but went to sleep quickly when it was bedtime. Please pray this doesn’t develop into a bad ear infection.

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  4. Kizzie, yes.

    When I arrived at Hollywood Pres Medical Center, Carol was getting one of what has been many ultrasounds (this one on her heart). I think all the tests (they did a full body cat scan yesterday) just has her worried but I told her it’s good, that they’re trying to rule things out.

    The physical therapist came in later and asked her to get up and walk for her which she did amazingly well (with the walker), out she strode into the hallway, to the end of the hall, back again.

    He seemed surprised and said “You’re fine” but added that she’d be getting PT as long as she was at the hospital. The length of her stay is still uncertain, but today’s test sounded like it might the last and that the doctor, once he reviewed the results, would be in to talk to her in a day or two.

    Pray for good results — something that can help them treat her better and will still allow her some independence.

    It was a good visit, we started talking about NY and she said her dad came though Ellis Island where they wanted to change his name — that made him very upset and he refused. Her mom came to the US through Canada. Carol told me one of her first jobs was not far from the World Trade Center and on payday she’d spend most of her salary at the big international magazine & newspaper stand nearby. “I love to read,” she said. “I know,” I responded.

    I left when her dinner arrived, more traffic coming home than there was getting there. But I’m glad I went.

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  5. Not sure what’s going on with my parents, healthwise — what’s short-term, what’s long-term, whether there is something impending, or going on now. Very hard to decipher.

    Thanks for prayers. Praying for all above, too.

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  6. K was admitted to hospital last night. Suspected blood clots in her lungs. They’ve put her on blood thinners and she was feeling better with the IV in. At least she was getting fluids. This is all going so very fast.

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  7. Kare, sometimes, when young people get cancer, it grows much quicker than in an older person. I remember, when I was in college, hearing about a student who while in school, was discovered to have testicular cancer, and two weeks after the diagnosis he was dead. Clots in the lungs, if they are due to the cancer, are a sign of very advanced, end-stage cancer. Sometimes, there is little that can be done against such aggressive moving cancer.

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  8. Kare, I posted the above not to communicate facts, but so you and others who care about K could gather around her at this time. I can’t give a definite prognosis of course, that is beyond my qualifications – but I took care of an uncle who developed a severe and rare autoimmune condition. I went to take care of him, and that first day, I remember thinking, he will die of this within a month. Then, of course, I told myself to stop thinking like that, and I did my best to help him fight it. After four weeks, he seemed to be stabilizing a little, and I went home to rest. He suddenly collapsed two days after I left, and within about four days, he was in massive organ failure and his children made the decision to take his dying body off life support. The whole family was stunned, myself included, by his rapid death, but I realized had not been wrong about the signs I detected when I first went to take care of him. I have sometimes wondered if I should have done more to alert his family to his condition. K’s friends, and perhaps her family, though I think you said they were estranged, may need to take this time to be with her before it is too late.

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  9. Thanks, Roscuro, I understand your reasoning and I think we are all very aware of potential prognosis’. K has been moved up to ICU and is being given blood thinners to dissolve the clot in her lungs. Visited her today and she looked pretty good, but she’s tough young lady and can hide a lot of pain. I’m pretty sure the oxygen they were giving her was helping tremendously.

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  10. I’ve heard that breast cancer that strikes early in life is typically much more aggressive that that which appears later in life. It does seem like cancer in young years is tougher to beat back.

    Praying, Kare, it sounds horrendous. Can’t even imagine …

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