Prayer Requests 4-19-17

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

Anyone else?

Psalm 45

My heart is stirred by a noble theme
    as I recite my verses for the king;
    my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.

You are the most excellent of men
    and your lips have been anointed with grace,
    since God has blessed you forever.

Gird your sword on your side, you mighty one;
    clothe yourself with splendor and majesty.
In your majesty ride forth victoriously
    in the cause of truth, humility and justice;
    let your right hand achieve awesome deeds.
Let your sharp arrows pierce the hearts of the king’s enemies;
    let the nations fall beneath your feet.
Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever;
    a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom.
You love righteousness and hate wickedness;
    therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions
    by anointing you with the oil of joy.
All your robes are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
    from palaces adorned with ivory
    the music of the strings makes you glad.
Daughters of kings are among your honored women;
    at your right hand is the royal bride in gold of Ophir.

10 Listen, daughter, and pay careful attention:
    Forget your people and your father’s house.
11 Let the king be enthralled by your beauty;
    honor him, for he is your lord.
12 The city of Tyre will come with a gift,
    people of wealth will seek your favor.
13 All glorious is the princess within her chamber;
    her gown is interwoven with gold.
14 In embroidered garments she is led to the king;
    her virgin companions follow her—
    those brought to be with her.
15 Led in with joy and gladness,
    they enter the palace of the king.

16 Your sons will take the place of your fathers;
    you will make them princes throughout the land.

17 I will perpetuate your memory through all generations;
    therefore the nations will praise you for ever and ever.

17 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 4-19-17

  1. Good morning. I’ve been awake since five with another migraine….I’d sure appreciate prayers for these things to become less frequent….it’s frustrating and exhausting.

    Praise: I have an incredibly supportive husband. He was planning to work from home for a couple hours this morning, so he volunteered to drive Becca to school. It’s a twenty minute trip–and I had been vomiting from migraine for a couple of hours (even after taking Phenergan)–so I really appreciated it. The pain has now subsided to a tolerable level–but only b/c Imitrex and a non-narcotic pain med have finally kicked in (Phenergan + pain med makes me very drowsy–so I didn’t take pain med until I knew Scott could drive her, which was only an hour ago). Anyway–I am so grateful to God for providing Scott as my husband…it hasn’t always been easy, but at the eighteen year mark, I can say from the heart that my spouse is definitely one of the greatest gifts I’ve been given by our incredibly Merciful, Gracious, Good God!

    Prayer request update: So…predictably from someone who is mentally ill–Pike never called his brother yesterday nor did he respond to any further attempts to contact him through email…..It’s an extremely frustrating situation….Please pray not only for Pike but for his brother as well. Thank you.

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  2. I’ve been feeling a lot of stress lately over some situations in our lives, & this morning I broke down crying. I feel so much on my shoulders that I actually don’t have any control over, but feel responsible for. Hubby sometimes seems to blame me, but maybe I’m just reading that into his reactions. Please pray for wisdom & peace for me. Thank you.

    (Btw, some of those “situations” have to do with some relationship problems among us.)

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  3. Kid issue, he called last night to say, “it is what it is.” And will be taking time to reevaluate the situation and work the problem. We’re proud and so thankful for his faith and the problem solvers that live at their house!

    Now, if only Mom could let go of the “what ifs” . . . but, it is my job as a writer to consider all the scenarios and plot the worst one for my characters. 😦

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  4. I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me…

    I know that all sin is against God.
    I know that He is merciful and forgives.

    But right now, what matters just a little bit more to me, would be my wife’s forgiveness, and her being willing to reconcile.

    How could I have done this?

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  5. Anon:
    Because we are human and thus inherently stupid.
    I look back on one decision made in July of 2013 and wonder how I could have been so stupid. Look at all the turmoil it has caused and how guilty I feel every single day.
    Then I have to remember that I went through the begging of God to forgive me. My ex-husband and I reached a peace and apologized to each other over it and when that wasn’t good enough I sought out my former priest and went through the Episcopal version of the Reconciliation of the Sinner with him.
    Everyone has forgiven me but me.
    You aren’t divorced yet, so don’t give up. When is your next therapy appointment? Are you making progress with that?

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  6. Praying everyday for you and family, Anon. Let her know she is the priority, through your actions as well as your words. May God work in all hearts for His Glory.

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  7. Anonymous, I am praying for you. I do want to make one point. I can understand why right now it “matters” more that your wife forgives you . . . but that’s temporal. Just as long-term it matters more to children that their parents love each other well than it matters whether the parents love them well, assuming your wife is a believer, your relationship with God is more important to her than your relationship with her. If your relationship with God is strong, then from that base, you are freed to love her well, too. Let your suffering drive you to Him, and pray that He will love your wife and let you love her, too. I’d recommend also praying that she will draw closer to Christ through the suffering of this time.

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  8. See, I come from a different angle. I begged God for 2+ years to fix my marriage or help me fix it. I believed I was speaking plain American Standard English.
    1. I want and need attention.
    2. I want and need you to spend time with BG and me.
    3. Please let’s go on a family vacation
    4. Please, please, please, please___________________________
    By the time ex finally went to councelling with me I was already mentally gone.

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  9. I just had an argument with Guy and told him that if the higher ups wanted him to fire me over a certain person in the office I was sick of her anyway and I would gladly go.

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  10. Oh, Kim. 😦 But it would even be a relief if he did, wouldn’t it? A bittersweet thing. But let’s hope something comes along for you soon, so you can leave on your own steam.

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  11. I asked permission to share this. . .

    Kathaleena’s daughter, who we knew on the WMB as TL, & later as Designer Girl, is pregnant with her fourth child. You may remember that she had a surprise pregnancy last year that brought her the adorable Annika, & that Annika has Down Syndrome.

    I asked her if I could mention her latest pregnancy here for prayer, & she said yes. So let’s pray for a healthy pregnancy, delivery, mom & baby.

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