Prayer Requests 8-24-17

It’s Thursday, so don’t forget to pray for Jo, her students, and the people of PNG.

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.

10 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 8-24-17

  1. I haven’t asked for prayers for my friend L in a while. Please remember her. She is coming up on the 1 year mark that this latest round of medical issues started. I am miserable after a week. I can’t imagine a year. I know others suffer longer than that.

    Which reminds me that Mr. P is having issues with his neck and right arm. We have expected this to eventually come to the forefront. Last year when he was going through all the examinations before having the stimulator inserted, the doctor asked him about it. He had been taking so much pain medication he hadn’t known that whatever was happening in his upper back and neck. To him all the pain was in the lower back. Luckily, the doctor saw the degeneration on the scans and x-rays, so when they did the surgery they inserted the device higher in his back. It amazes me. He will go to the doctor, they will do some adjustments, and he will control it with an iPod. He just logs in and adjusts the amount of stimulation.
    I know there are others going through difficulties as well, like Leon, Miguel, Mike, and even AJ.

    It makes me thankful that yes, my feet hurt after I stand for hours teaching in flat sandals or high heels (I switch up my shoe height for that very reason) but it is nothing compared to what others are going through. The only real danger I am in is if my right foot decides to cramp while I am driving.

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  2. Re: the suggestions for Nightingale mentioned last night on yesterday’s prayer thread:

    I will ask her about taking pre-reqs. If I’m not mistaken, the pre-reqs have to be taken shortly before beginning the nursing program, so if she took them now, but wasn’t able to get back to the nursing program for a while, she’d have to take them (& pay for them) over again.

    Believe me, Nightingale is one who researches these things thoroughly. She had quite a complex plan for reaching her goal. She will make a wise decision.

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  3. I’m sure she will, Kizzie.

    There’s so much online capability now that it doesn’t hurt to take a look–you can do the classes at your own pace and schedule.

    One of my kids’ godmothers took one class a semester for 15 years to finish her BA all the while working as a nurse, raising kids and moving with the Navy. Once she finished, she applied to medical school and became a doctor. She went to med school at 36, worked for 20 years and recently retired.

    And during all those years, all I did was read, read, read . . .

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  4. This isn’t Rants & Raves, but. . .

    😦 Hearing my grandson say that God & Jesus are fake, just made up, & knowing he got that from his mom, my daughter.

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  5. I did go in to see the doctor after my temperature hit 103.5F and he gave me antibiotics and I was able to swallow without moaning this morning. I will go in to work for a short time this afternoon. I’m so glad I can check emails and voice mail from home.

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  6. I’m not given to panic attacks, but feel like one may be coming on. Can’t explain it, but things feel really overwhelming — too much to do, and I wish I could just check out from it all for a while. The unease is definitely stronger today.

    Thank you for praying.

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  7. Oh 6 I have had those feelings at times…”could someone just stop the world so I can get off”!!!!?? “Everyone wants a piece of me and I have no pieces left”!!! Praying for you sweet sister…take deep breaths…drink deeply of knowing He is in control…love you❤️

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  8. Thank you, NancyJill. Love you, too, and you are so right He’s in control. I had to go get groceries and run other errands this afternoon, and we came upon an accident scene that had just happened a little before we got to the street where it occurred. (We had also been by there a few minutes before, and had had to backtrack, when we saw that a too-tall semi had hit an overpass in the meanwhile.)

    Then on the way home, exiting the interstate, I almost got in an accident. There is a blind curve in the exit, and a whole bunch of cars (way more than I’d ever seen stopped at that intersection) were in the far right lane (which was the lane I would need), waiting to turn. I stood on the brakes and got stopped in time, and the semi behind me who was also exiting took the middle lane, which had fewer cars stopped at the traffic light. That semi may have ended up in the back seat of my Volvo if we had both taken the same lane. As it was, he was also able to stop before hitting anyone in his lane, but we could sure smell hot brakes while we were sitting at that intersection.

    I am glad to be home, and don’t want to go anywhere else!

    Thank you all for your prayers. I am going to sit and pray for all the above and earlier requests I can remember, and thank God for His mercy and goodness.

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