Prayer Requests 3-17-17

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

Anyone else?

Psalm 16

Keep me safe, my God,
    for in you I take refuge.

I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;
    apart from you I have no good thing.”
I say of the holy people who are in the land,
    “They are the noble ones in whom is all my delight.”
Those who run after other gods will suffer more and more.
    I will not pour out libations of blood to such gods
    or take up their names on my lips.

Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup;
    you make my lot secure.
The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
    surely I have a delightful inheritance.
I will praise the Lord, who counsels me;
    even at night my heart instructs me.
I keep my eyes always on the Lord.
    With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
    my body also will rest secure,
10 because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead,
    nor will you let your faithful one see decay.
11 You make known to me the path of life;
    you will fill me with joy in your presence,
    with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

16 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 3-17-17

  1. Praise item: Remember when I was so sick and had a big assignment to write? It was due the same week I had my midterm exam. Well, I finally got the marks for the paper. I don’t usually tell my actual marks, but I thought I would tell you this one, since you were praying – it was marked perfect. Now, God isn’t a vending machine, to whom, if we pray right and do the right things, he gives us what we want. In fact, if we are his, we very often are not given what we want, but rather what he wants us to have. However, I am grateful, that in a time when I had very little power of my own to accomplish what I needed to, God provided more than I needed. An assignment might seem mundane – it is only worth 20 percent of the final mark – but God’s kindness and tender care is most striking in those little things of life.

    Request: Remember the wife of the couple who was staying with my parents. She fell her first night in the nursing home – she was fine physically, but my parents and her husband learned that at least one PSW (personal support worker) had been really cruel to her when she was incontinent. We think she was trying to get up and do something for herself because of how she had been treated by those who were supposed to help her. I know, from my days of training, that the nursing home she is in has an ill reputation among nursing homes – I didn’t train there, but some of those whom I worked with had formerly worked there. The abusive behaviour of the worker was reported, but too often, little is done about such workers due to unions and such. If the PSW was a nurse, I could report her to the College of Nurses – nurses are penalized severely for such behaviour – but PSWs are not registered with a regulating body. Pray for protection for this poor lady. My mother told the husband of the couple that if it continued, to bring her back to her place. It breaks my heart to think of how helpless and vulnerable that once strong woman is, and how much at the mercy of her caregivers she is.

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  2. Roscuro – How sad!

    You mentioned recently that the husband is still waiting for an opening. I guess that means that husband & wife won’t be in a room together? That is very sad, too. I hope & pray that they can eventually share a room.

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  3. Roscuro, thanks for the great news – congratulations on the successful assignment.

    It hurts to think about that poor woman in the nursing home. Why in the world would someone so cruel even want to be in that line of work? We’ll pray for her to get appropriate and compassionate care without having to take your mother up on her offer. What saints your parents must be!

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  4. Kizzie, The premier of the province recently made a regulation that couples have to be placed together (nursing homes are not fully funded by the government, as residents pay for their accommodation, but the medical care is funded, and thus the provincial government has a say in regulations).

    Kevin, the next day after the incident, the husband was with his wife, and he remarked about one of the PSW, who was very sweet, that she seemed nice. His wife replied, she was the one who was so cruel. That, plus the way the PSW acted towards her previously, tells me the PSW may well be a chronic abuser – it is typical behaviour of an abuser to be wonderful to those who are not in their power and horrible to those who are in their power. That is the answer to why such a person would want to work in that line. I sometimes think, when I hear of a doctor who has being deliberately killing patients or a nurse who has lost their license for stealing from patients, that there are two kinds of people who work in healthcare – those who genuinely want to help people, and those who see the vulnerability of patients as an opportunity for predatory behaviour. Sociopaths are notoriously charming, and often very clever, but to those in their power they behave like beasts.

    My mother would vehemently deny her sainthood, but she learned such behaviour from her own mother. My maternal grandmother, besides caring for her own dying husband, cared for her mother-in-law (a woman so proud of her upper class British descent, that she openly lamented that her son had married beneath him – my maternal grandmother came of laborers and domestic servants) for many years after a series of strokes left her demented and incontinent, and also for a former missionary, left widowed and childless, in his final years after a stoke wiped out his memory. My mother was sixteen when her grandmother died, so she spent most of her childhood and youth seeing her mother, as she often recalls, changing and washing the soiled sheets from her grandmother. If I can be as decent and kind as my mother and grandmother were to those around them, I will consider my life well spent.

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  5. Roscuro, praising God for how He brought you through that big assignment at such a difficult time. Glad to be reminded again of His great faithfulness.

    So sorry to hear about the wife of the couple who stayed with your parents. Continuing in prayer for her and her husband, as well as your parents.

    Kim, I hope and pray it goes well today.

    I’d like to request prayer for a lady named Janelle (future sister-in-law of my best friend’s daughter).Janelle gave birth a few weeks ago, and two weeks postpartum had a stroke. She is recovering at home now, and the baby is with one set of grandparents and the 3-year-old is with the other set of grandparents. A blessing they are all nearby. Please pray for Janelle’s recovery, and for her husband, children, parents and in-laws. Thanks.

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  6. There was a melt down and a bolt from the office today. I’m not sure what to think about the therapist telling me I had problems and my hands full. She has agreed to go back next Wednesday

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