Prayer Requests 3-15-17

It’s Wednesday, so don’t forget to pray for The Gambia, and for Ajisuun as well. 

Anyone else?

Psalm 14

The fool says in his heart,
    “There is no God.”
They are corrupt, their deeds are vile;
    there is no one who does good.

The Lord looks down from heaven
    on all mankind
to see if there are any who understand,
    any who seek God.
All have turned away, all have become corrupt;
    there is no one who does good,
    not even one.

Do all these evildoers know nothing?

They devour my people as though eating bread;
    they never call on the Lord.
But there they are, overwhelmed with dread,
    for God is present in the company of the righteous.
You evildoers frustrate the plans of the poor,
    but the Lord is their refuge.

Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion!
    When the Lord restores his people,
    let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad!

6 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 3-15-17

  1. While reading my Bible and in prayer time this morning, I thought of all the people here who has a unique problem. Seems like everyone here has an issue. Some, like Six, we don’t know details. Some, like Kim, we can relate to. But everyone gets the same amount of prayer.
    God has all this figured out and His promise is that it will work out for good.
    All my problems had to do with natural aging. (Reminds me. I need to install my hearing aids.. 😆

    And I was reading Chapter 2 in Romans. It tells about people adding to their “wrath account”. (Romans 2:5). Like when you get something extra, like a tax return, you add to your bank account. Some add to their wrath account. It’s never full, but someday, it comes due.
    You may remember, R.G. Lee had a sermon he called “Payday Someday”. (About Jezebel She got away with a lot for a long time.)

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  2. Thank you for your prayers and comments, Chas. Reading what you wrote above really blessed me.

    And thank you to all of you prayer warriors. It’s been rough lately, and that last night — well, just a lot of unresolved tension with a heaping dose of daylight savings time, the time change that seems to throw me for a bigger loop every year, on top of it all . . . It felt like more than I could cope with after dark. Your prayers helped immensely, though, and things are much better today.

    This morning my husband and I made several decisions about things we’ve been discussing, some of which I’ve mentioned here in prayer requests. So this is an update, and a request for continued prayer.

    I’ll start with a praise — that our income tax refund covers the amount remaining on our car loan, so we will pay that off, and take out a new, longer-term loan to pay for the new septic system we need to put in this year.

    I’ve asked you to pray for wisdom for hubby and me as we decide on our job and homeschool situation. (We both considered getting extra jobs outside the home to help pay for the septic. There is also the matter of our daughter getting married — we want to be able to help pay for her wedding, and not have her and her fiancee shoulder the whole cost. They live in a very expensive urban area, and she has to work a full-time and part-time job just to pay the rent.)

    Anyway, when we talked more about those things this morning, and I told him that I would continue to consider options for working outside the home, hubby became very overwhelmed with the idea of me leaving the home for work, and the disruption to our homeschooling and other domestic issues that would likely cause.

    So, as it stands now, I will be continuing in my role at home — homeschooling, teaching piano and not working away from home. And 5th Arrow will continue to be homeschooled, as well, rather than attending public school, as we’d considered for a while.

    Let me just offer another praise now, that I found some good resources for helping my son with his reading comprehension problems. We had a great day Monday, and not bad yesterday, and I am hopeful that things will continue to improve, if not day by day, at least in the overall picture.

    Please pray for my husband and me as we weather the changes that come our way. For wisdom in what to accept and what to change (and how to implement any necessary changes), and for an abiding trust in God as our Provider.

    Thanks for reading this long entry, and especially for your prayers.

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  3. 6 Arrows – There was time, when our girls were little, when Hubby was out of steady work for a year. (He took some temporary jobs that ended up not paying well nor lasting long.) We strongly felt that his job was to look for work, & my job was to be at home with the girls. I was even offered the chance of a job where my SIL worked, but didn’t pursue it.

    It was tough going against the “worldly wisdom” that I should take on a job, but we had a strong sense from the Holy Spirit that this was God’s will for us. And God provided for us throughout that year, sometimes surprisingly.

    If it is God’s will for you, He will provide.

    (Only you & your husband can determine if this is God’s will, so I do not mean to imply that if it was His will for me then it is His will for you.)

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  4. Update on Kaitlyn: After a busy weekend with her family visiting, she seems to have developed shingles. Please pray the anti-viral works quickly and that it clears up without spreading.

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  5. Oh, I hope she doesn’t get hit hard, Kare. Shingles can be awfully painful, I’ve heard.

    Kim, continued prayers for you.

    Kizzie, thanks for your thoughts. I totally understand where you’re coming from. It’s a blessing to be home with the children, and I’m glad I can remain here at this time.

    Today’s been a very good day. I am enjoying beginning to put together an order for homeschooling items. Part of our tax refund will fund that. It’s a relief to now be at a point where I know we will continue farther down the homeschooling path — I wasn’t so sure in recent weeks that we would be able to keep on — as we have been doing for the last 19 years.

    Blessings to all you pray-ers, and thank you again so much.

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