Prayer Requests 9-9-17

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Psalm 29

Ascribe to the Lord, you heavenly beings,
    ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
    worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.

The voice of the Lord is over the waters;
    the God of glory thunders,
    the Lord thunders over the mighty waters.
The voice of the Lord is powerful;
    the voice of the Lord is majestic.
The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;
    the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.
He makes Lebanon leap like a calf,
    Sirion like a young wild ox.
The voice of the Lord strikes
    with flashes of lightning.
The voice of the Lord shakes the desert;
    the Lord shakes the Desert of Kadesh.
The voice of the Lord twists the oaks
    and strips the forests bare.
    And in his temple all cry, “Glory!”

10 The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;
    the Lord is enthroned as King forever.
11 The Lord gives strength to his people;
    the Lord blesses his people with peace.

15 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 9-9-17

  1. Heavenly Father,

    You see all this earthly commotion and the agonies suffered because we inhabit this fallen world. Thank You for choosing us to be a small part of Your kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.

    I lift up the yet unanswered requests made here recently. Thank You for saving Leon’ s life since he could have been in an accident at the time of his stroke. Thanks for healing him and Miguel and others according to Your time frame. Please give provision for days lost from work and any feelings of impending financial doom. May perfect faith in Your love cast out fear.

    I pray for all travelers to be given protection from mishaps and illness while on the road. Please provide shelter from the storm and resultant tornados. Please give miracle rescues to save lives and give You glory.

    I lift up those in fire ravaged areas who have breathed and swallowed too much smoke. Please let rain extinguish flames and clear air of smoke. I ask that those with inflamed lungs will find quick relief.

    I lift up those in islands South of the USA who need rescue and relief right now. Make a way to save their lives and may the help they receive bring them to saving faith in Jesus.

    Please protect all in the path of the Irma and Jose hurricanes. If possible, may the tornado lose all its strength. We wait for You to act Father God. And please keep animals safe.

    I lift these prayers with others throughout the day in the name of Jesus,, Amen

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  2. Hubby (back to pseudonyms again) is doing well. The blood in his urine is tapering off, he has strength back on his right side, & is speaking well, with just very occasionally using a wrong word or having to search his mind for a word. (But I do both all the time, & actually, he does, too, sometimes.) If there is a bed available, they will be moving him out of the ICU today.

    Thanks for praying. Please don’t stop. 🙂

    Maybe this is asking too much, but I am praying that he will do so well, they will release him tomorrow or Monday. Is that being too pushy?

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  3. This morning Hubby texted me that this is going to be a long recovery. 😦 He said he’ll tell me more when we get up to see him later this afternoon.

    He did say this, though:

    “Had my first therapy session today, sitting at the side of the bed, standing holding a walker, moving side to side, and then sitting down again. I felt almost exhausted.”

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  4. Something else heavy on my heart. Last night, after almost a full day of childsitting, Chickadee had a meltdown. (Yes, I said Chickadee, not Little Guy.) She yelled some very bad things at Little Guy (including mostly “I hate you!”), then broke down into sobs, & went to her room to cry in bed.

    Little Guy had been being very obnoxious & difficult at the time, but that does not excuse it, of course. But I know her heart well enough that I knew her sobs were of remorse, that she regretted the awful things she had just yelled at her nephew.

    My heart ached for both of them, but there is only one of me, so I attended to LG first. After he stopped crying, he then settled down in his behavior, & finally lied down. I sat next to him, stroking his hair, rubbing his chest, & told him that Auntie did not mean those things, that she loves him very much. The way I explained it was that Auntie can’t “take” things the way Mommy & Mimi can, that the “upsettedness” builds up inside her until it kind of explodes in her & comes out in anger.

    That sweet little boy actually seemed to understand, & when I asked him if he forgave Auntie, he said yes. Then he hugged my hand to his chest for a while before getting sleepy enough to fall asleep, which didn’t take long at that point (it was getting late). (I had also addressed his own behavior.)

    Then I went in to comfort Chickadee, & tell her what I told LG. And yes, she was extremely remorseful.

    I think what stirred up both of them is the anxiety about their Daddy/Papa.

    Please pray that God will draw all three of them to Himself very soon – Nightingale, Chickadee, & Little Guy. We all need Him so badly.

    Also, since we are about to fall off a financial cliff, we need God to do a miracle for us. Well, two actually – a miracle of a quicker-than-expected recovery for Hubby, & a financial miracle. May my daughters & grandson see the mighty Hand of God moving in our lives. Amen.

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  5. Karen– our hearts are with you and your family and I believe you recognized the truth about your younger daughter. I salute you for your wisdom in how you handled both LG and N. God is giving you the strength and wisdom to carry them through–because of the depth of your life with Christ.

    That doesn’t mean you won’t get tired and that it will be easy. This is probably the hardest thing right now. We’re with you, we are praying for and with you, we weep with you and we can only wish you the best from our far flung locales. Prayer IS the great work, OC says, and that’s what we have to offer.

    That being said, my father had a stroke six weeks after my mother died. It was very difficult for all of us in a hundred ways. His frustration sometimes was the worst. One day, out of my mouth popped these words, “Your brain has been hurt. We just can’t see it. We look at you and see the same person, it’s not clear you’ve been hurt. If you had a broken leg, it would be obvious and we could work around that. But since it’s inside, we forget. I think you do, too. Be patient. We’ll try to be, too.”

    If possible, it’s helpful to know where in his brain the stroke occurred. For my father, it was in the part of the brain that regulated decision making, depth perception and some other key area I don’t remember right now. That meant he wasn’t safe to drive (he didn’t see that), and financial decisions needed to be discussed, particularly with his business.

    As a successful businessman, he bristled and argued with us about everything. He was taken to the financial cleaners by an unscrupulous woman in one instance, and he really couldn’t drive safely anymore. (WHAT a fight we had over that with his doctor who, understandably, felt if we took away his driver’s license he would lose his will to recover. We got that, but was it fair for us to take liability for whomever’s child he might hit with his car? Horrible, horrible times).

    With God’s grace none of these things will happen to your family–your husband is a man of God, my father was not.

    I do not know what the future holds, but you are a woman of faith. You are a woman who hears the Holy Spirit. You are a woman who prays and sees truth. You may be handicapped in some ways, but at the core of who you are, Jesus is with you.

    xoxox

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  6. Thank you for that, Michelle. Before I even finished reading your comment, I sent Hubby a message asking him to find out what part of his brain was affected.

    And yes, I do need prayer for myself. There are moments when I feel overwhelmed with everything. My memory is pretty crappy, so if he texts me asking for me to bring or do something, I stop what I am doing & get that or do that thing right away, so I won’t forget it. (As I type this, I realize I could just keep a pen & paper near & write it down. As I told Nightingale last night, my “thinkerer” isn’t working as well as it should.)

    Another prayer request (*sigh*): Please pray that Chickadee will willingly come home to stay, at least for most or all of Hubby’s recovery, that God would stir up in her a desire or determination to be the best help to us that she can be. There are other issues as well within the family, some pertaining to finances, that we all need to be in agreement on.

    Oh, & please pray for the relationship between my two beautiful & oh-so-very-different daughters. Nightingale is very practical & responsible in her thinking. If something needs doing, it needs doing, period. Chickadee has great anxieties (& maybe a touch more selfishness than her sister?) that overwhelm & debilitate her. Neither one understands the other, & they each are annoyed by those differences I mentioned.

    You all know how family emergencies & trials can cause relationship tensions to boil over. Please pray for peace, love, & grace between my daughters, & among us all.

    Thank you so very much, & God bless you all abundantly!

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  7. Kizzie, the fatigue Hubby is experiencing is a part of recovery from a stroke. He will need time to recover. The brain is the control centre of the rest of the body. If it has been damaged, only time and patience will help it heal. It is not a process that can be sped up. The medical staff seem like they know what they are doing – they were successful in stopping the stroke – and they will have a good idea of when he is ready to come home.

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