Prayer Requests 4-25-17

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Psalm 51:1-12

Have mercy on me, O God,
    according to your unfailing love;
according to your great compassion
    blot out my transgressions.
Wash away all my iniquity
    and cleanse me from my sin.

For I know my transgressions,
    and my sin is always before me.
Against you, you only, have I sinned
    and done what is evil in your sight;
so you are right in your verdict
    and justified when you judge.
Surely I was sinful at birth,
    sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb;
    you taught me wisdom in that secret place.

Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean;
    wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
Let me hear joy and gladness;
    let the bones you have crushed rejoice.
Hide your face from my sins
    and blot out all my iniquity.

10 Create in me a pure heart, O God,
    and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me from your presence
    or take your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation
    and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

15 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 4-25-17

  1. A peaceful death for Kali.

    We’re all sad but I’ve heard nothing from my daughter on the subject of her cat dying (which is why I took the post off FB when I realized I hadn’t spoken to her). She’s in the midst of presentations, stressful work and a busy life. She’s the one I worry about.

    Kid with bad news from last week is weathering it well. It’s so comforting when they have a strong faith to rest on. Thanks be to God.

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  2. The problem for me is Kali’s death is bringing up all sorts of other griefs and I’ve been crying in the shower (don’t you love showers?) about my mom (we got the cat three weeks after she died because I wanted a distraction to help with the death) and the 8 year-old neighbor boy who was so excited when we brought her home (he died of leukemia a couple years ago).

    I’m thinking about all the adventures Kali took us on, and all the places we took her. It’s the final end to our family as a nuclear family–which isn’t bad–but is part of grieving and letting go.

    It’s also on top of Murphy, the 15 year old Australian shepherd, who died a month ago and Q-tip, my sister-in-law’s 19 year old cat who was put to sleep two weeks ago. All animals with whom we were intimately involved. Piling up and shanghaiing my emotions as I head out to teach Bible study.

    She was just a cat, but she represented so much more. I hadn’t thought that through.

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  3. Praying for you this day Michelle…our Lord brings us many mile markers during our journey…for many of us that would include beloved pets we are blessed to love along the way…it is hard….how blessed you have been to have Kali in your life.
    Leaving my Mom this morning as I went west towards Indianapolis and she,along with Midge her pug, towards the animal hospital ripped my heart in two…she was so upset.

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  4. Now I’m all tearful …

    Sometimes it surprises me that Tess & Cowboy are entering their “older” age. How did that happen?

    And one of my best & oldest friends texted yesterday to say she’s retiring from teaching (lausd) a year and a half “early” (before her full SS retirement benefit age) largely due to runaway work-related stress that landed her in the hospital this year and tethered to a portable heart monitor for a month after that (definitely all died to her off-the-charts stress levels and it could wind up serious in time; she’s always been a stress-prone personality, but now it’s really almost obsessive — she’s barely eating and living on only a few hours’ sleep a night).

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  5. Michelle, Misten was born one year after my mom died–that was part of the grief for me, too–how could this dog have lived her entire life since my mom died? How did it all go so quickly? And look at how many of my life events Mom missed! (She knew about me publishing my first book and buying the house in Nashville, but after that, was all in the post-Mom life.) Life is so interconnected.

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  6. All that has been said above, but sometimes the “reason” (Kali) dying isn’t the REAL reason when are crying. So much happened in my life about the time my dad died that sometimes I didn’t know which thing thing was making me cry. It is good to cry. It is cleansing. Grief is the price we sometimes have to pay for having loved.
    I personally smiled when I remembered Kali yesterday. You gave her a good life and she tortured you just as all good cats do.

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  7. The pastor’s wife (in the city church) has passed away. She died on Sunday, but I didn’t get the news until today. She had been so ill over the winter that the church had made the pastor take leave the month before Easter, though he insisted on preaching at Easter. I’m so glad they had that time to themselves.

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  8. Yep, all that grief piling up. I was late to Bible study . . . so I began with an apology! They laughed and prayed with and for me and I came home feeling ever so much better, thank you all.

    It’s curious how things creep on you and then pounce! Grief is a sine wave that needs be dealt with and even still, will turn up at the most inopportune time! 😦

    Hold your cat and dog close–your kids, spouses, and other family members, too.

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  9. I will try not to throw Annie off the bed next time she pesters me to get up at 5:30 a.m.

    No promises — I’m not responsible for anything I do at 5:30 a.m.

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  10. Prayers, Anon, Michelle, Jo and Roscuro.

    Praise! New piano student starts next week! Interview/mini-lesson went very well, and we’re all (student, mom and I) excited to get started. She’s been studying for many years, and goes off to college in the fall, so I’ll only have four months to work with her, but she is a go-getter of a player, and will do well. Thanks so much for praying after I first mentioned this prospective (now definite) student last week.

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