Prayer Requests 5-8-17

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Psalm 64

Hear me, my God, as I voice my complaint;
    protect my life from the threat of the enemy.

Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked,
    from the plots of evildoers.
They sharpen their tongues like swords
    and aim cruel words like deadly arrows.
They shoot from ambush at the innocent;
    they shoot suddenly, without fear.

They encourage each other in evil plans,
    they talk about hiding their snares;
    they say, “Who will see it?”
They plot injustice and say,
    “We have devised a perfect plan!”
    Surely the human mind and heart are cunning.

But God will shoot them with his arrows;
    they will suddenly be struck down.
He will turn their own tongues against them
    and bring them to ruin;
    all who see them will shake their heads in scorn.
All people will fear;
    they will proclaim the works of God
    and ponder what he has done.

10 The righteous will rejoice in the Lord
    and take refuge in him;
    all the upright in heart will glory in him!

31 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 5-8-17

  1. I’m asking for prayers for Felix, a wonderful man who has worked for my parents for 25 years…He is seventy years old and has a family in Mexico, in a small village near Monterrey. Last night, I got a call from my Mom at nine that Felix had walked into their bedroom a few minutes before she called. He was in terrible pain, moaning–and this from a man who never complains. My dad took him to the ER in Kerrville (which is the closest hospital–and actually provides surprisingly good care for a small town–population approximately 25,000). The pain was in his stomach area–so my mom wondered if it was his appendix. I don’t have any further information–but will update on this thread as soon as I do. Please lift him up in prayer…..

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  2. Lifting Felix in prayer….thankful your parents are there for him Ann…
    Kim…you are always in our hearts and prayers…it is going to be ok…it truly will be…getting there is going to be interesting…but, your roots grow deeper in knowing Him..in realizing the depth of His love and care for you…trust it precious sister…it is worth the journey…He is with you…and so are we ❤

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  3. If my sciatica does not get better soon I will miss the Kid’s birthday movie and a writer’s conference I have already paid for. The cancer has been cinch compared to this.

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  4. Need prayers for 20-year-old daughter, and wisdom for me. She’s having a hard time in some respects assimilating into adulthood, and offering any kind of constructive criticism leads to her passing out, which just happened again about 15 minutes ago. I thought she was past that, as she hasn’t fainted in several years (other than before she got her wisdom teeth out last year), but then again, I’ve avoided giving her any constructive criticism for a long time, and mainly only made “suggestions” about what she could do with various things she’s struggled with. Should I not give any constructive criticism ever and hope she doesn’t pass out when she gets similar remarks in a job situation some day? I’m at a loss and don’t know what my role should be with her anymore. What should a parent of an adult with cognitive challenges do? Anything? Nothing?

    i will be facing this in another five years when 5th Arrow gets to adulthood. Maybe this is my practice for when he reaches adulthood, though his challenges are far more severe. I’ve poured so much into him, and some days I just feel like saying, “Lord, isn’t one with challenges enough for a parent to handle? Why two?”

    Complain, complain.

    But do pray for 20. She was standing up when she collapsed and bumped her head a little against a dining room table chair. (I think she’s okay, but I should have had her sit down before talking to her, but didn’t think of it, and over she went so fast, I didn’t see the telltale sign on her face that she was about to faint until it was too late to catch her, which is making me feel like a really bad mom right now.)

    Thank you.

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  5. I heard one of those sharpened tongues this weekend. In a rant, filled with the f word and screamed at the top of her lungs, I was the recipient of evil. This is someone with whom I must deal, although not constantly. I love her and pray she will see the truth someday. In the meantime, please pray I have the wisdom and peace I need.

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  6. Sorry you had to be the recipient of that, Kathaleena. Is this the one I have had a couple “discussions” with on Facebook, with first initial S?

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  7. Sorry to hear about that, Kathaleena. Words like that hurt so much.

    There is another layer to my above post that I neglected to mention that probably has even more significance, and that has to do with how my husband and I communicate with each other on how to address daughter’s needs. I lean toward thinking, she is an adult, let her learn from her own mistakes. My husband, though, tells me I shouldn’t try to tell her anything about how she can look differently at situations in which she makes mistakes, but that I should step in to either help or take over. (In other words, don’t let her do things independently — except very small matters of little consequence — where she might, or has in the past, made mistakes). I feel this is degrading, and not giving her opportunity to grow, but, despite his knowing my opinion about that, he still wants me in there “rescuing” her (or he does it himself, when he has time).

    So the larger issue is, am I being a disobedient wife, not stepping in to “help” her with things I believe she can manage on her own, or should learn to manage on her own? (Although I was inconsistent in my actions today, believing I shouldn’t help, but then “helping” anyway with constructive criticism.) How I wish I hadn’t said anything.

    I recently read the book “Boundaries,” and, despite my actions today, reading that book made me feel even more convicted in my belief that what she most needs from her parents is space to find her way as an adult. But how do I give her the opportunity to flourish as an adult when I feel like I am standing apart from my husband’s wishes for her at the same time?

    Thank you for your prayers. And any advice (constructive criticism, too, if you are sensing blind spots in my thinking, or other things you believe I should know) are welcome.

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  8. This might be my last chance to post before we leave Tuesday morning for Cleveland. Please pray for:

    * Safe travel (three hours from here to Cleveland)

    * A successful procedure at Cleveland Clinic on Wednesday, replacing my heart’s pulmonary valve by snaking it from an incision in my leg through my veins to the heart. They could find things when they get in there that prevent placing the valve, in which case we must schedule open heart surgery.

    * Speedy recovery. If all goes well I’ll be discharged from the hospital on Thursday and make the three-hour drive home on Friday.

    * Peace for me and my family through the week.

    * A happy birthday for my wife Tuesday as we celebrate her in Cleveland on the eve of the surgery.

    Thanks!

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  9. 6Arrows. Get the workbook to Boundaries. That is what my Sunday School class is all about.

    Kizzie, I assume with her boyfriend at his parents house.

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  10. That is what BG’s Dad told me. If she isn’t there,then I don’t know where she is. I don’t know how to describe it other than the “air” is not as tense in this house as it was when she was here. I love my child. I want what is best for her, but right now I don’t like her very much.
    I wish she wasn’t at her boyfriend’s house, but I can’t let her come back here, her nana doesn’t want to be the “warden”, she wants to be the grandmother, and her father says he doesn’t have a place for her to live with him. She has alienated everyone in her immediate family including her aunt and her two cousins. No one will allow the boyfriend in their home.

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  11. Praying for you, Kevin. Hope all goes well this week. And happy birthday to your wife!

    Kizzie, yes, there are some things you’ve mentioned about Chickadee that remind me of my daughter. I think they’re similar in a number of ways.

    Kim, thanks. Getting the companion workbook is a good idea. I blew through the book so fast — read it in two days, which is fast for me — that reading it more slowly and taking time to ponder the questions raised in the workbook (I saw an excerpt just now at Amazon) would be beneficial, I believe.

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  12. Kizzie, yes, that is who it was. Worse than I have ever heard. I have never had anyone ever talk to me in such a fashion. Shameful, too, that there were minors there and it was at a wedding. I thank God that I handled it in a decent fashion. There but for the grace of God….

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  13. There is a very nasty person at the office and she has just a little bit of authority. She has been after me since I fist went to work there but today she has been especially spiteful and petty.
    I just told Guy that if she is trying to run me off she is about to succeed. I have all the negative people in my life that I can handle.

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  14. My BIL just had a heart attack. He is doing fine for now, but will have by-pass surgery tomorrow. They would appreciate all prayers. Marvin is his name.

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  15. Oh 6Arrows I wouldn’t recommend having husband read the book and do the workbook right now. You need a few months to absorb it yourself.
    Maybe in 6 months or so you can give him a copy.

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  16. Kizzie and Kim, in the three decades I’ve been married to my husband, he has read a total of 0-1 books. Maybe about a year after we first started homeschooling — late last century — I bought the book Shepherding a Child’s Heart and encouraged him to read it. If I recall correctly, he picked it up a few times, but I don’t think he read for any long period of time on any of those occasions, so I’m thinking he did not read the book in its entirety. (Nor any other.) He chooses not to spend time reading, so I’m almost positive he would want nothing to do with reading Boundaries, or especially doing a workbook. He’d probably rather have a root canal and the accompanying pain that makes such a procedure necessary than go through a book and study guide and etc.! 😛

    The best I can do is summarize for him what I’ve read or heard from others that I think are pertinent to discuss. Timing is crucial, though — most of the time he’s too busy to think about doing things any other way than the way he’s always approached those matters.

    Thanks for your suggestions and prayers.

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  17. I appreciate all the prayer support today. It turned out to be a good, productive day, for all of us at home, actually, including 20, despite that bad start. She is fine, and other than my tension headache, all is well here tonight.

    Thank you, all, and good night.

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  18. Long day today, early start tomorrow. Prayers would be appreciated for a meeting tomorrow morning regarding the care of the man staying with my parents. My mother has admitted she is feeling overwhelmed. Second sibling is going to attend the meeting to ensure that my parents are considered in the plan. Pray for a good solution for all concerned. The man is in serious condition, and his wife is very sad because he cannot come to see her (even if he didn’t have the infection, he is too weak).

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  19. My little bird came home to the nest about 30 minutes ago. Nothing discussed or settled as it is the middle of the night. Of course now I am awake and tense because I am in the middle

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