Prayer Requests 9-19-17

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Psalm 39

I said, “I will watch my ways
    and keep my tongue from sin;
I will put a muzzle on my mouth
    while in the presence of the wicked.”
So I remained utterly silent,
    not even saying anything good.
But my anguish increased;
    my heart grew hot within me.
While I meditated, the fire burned;
    then I spoke with my tongue:

“Show me, Lord, my life’s end
    and the number of my days;
    let me know how fleeting my life is.
You have made my days a mere handbreadth;
    the span of my years is as nothing before you.
Everyone is but a breath,
    even those who seem secure.

“Surely everyone goes around like a mere phantom;
    in vain they rush about, heaping up wealth
    without knowing whose it will finally be.

“But now, Lord, what do I look for?
    My hope is in you.
Save me from all my transgressions;
    do not make me the scorn of fools.
I was silent; I would not open my mouth,
    for you are the one who has done this.
10 Remove your scourge from me;
    I am overcome by the blow of your hand.
11 When you rebuke and discipline anyone for their sin,
    you consume their wealth like a moth—
    surely everyone is but a breath.

12 “Hear my prayer, Lord,
    listen to my cry for help;
    do not be deaf to my weeping.
I dwell with you as a foreigner,
    a stranger, as all my ancestors were.
13 Look away from me, that I may enjoy life again
    before I depart and am no more.”

10 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 9-19-17

  1. Verse 4 is certainly relevant for me.
    But, apropos to our nation’s situation:
    I was reading Psalm 80 this morning and one verse is repeated three times:
    Ps 80: 3,7, 19 “Turn again, O God , cause thy face to shine and we shall be saved.”

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  2. Continue to pray for Carol’s recovery, the home nurse dressed her surgical wound last night and seemingly surprise, Carol said, that it’s still open and very large — but I’m not sure what it is supposed to look like some 2 weeks post surgery. Were there no stitches? Has something reopened that wasn’t supposed to reopen? Carol never asks questions so we’re in the dark about what it all means. Thankfully she is due to see the doctor on Wednesday for a followup visit. I’m going to urge her to write down questions to ask.

    I don’t know why she never asks questions, maybe she freezes up, I don’t know. I’d be there if I could to ask them for her, but she’s far enough away and with my work scheduled I just can’t.

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  3. Prayer for those in the path of Maria, that they would see and know God. That their eyes would be opened and that those who do know Him will grow in their faith and their love for their neighbors.

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  4. DJ – Hubby often doesn’t ask questions, either, or at least not as many as I think should be asked.

    For instance, when the oncologist was talking about changing his prescription to a stronger one, he said Hubby would also have to take prednisone with it. Hubby didn’t think to question it – the doctor said take it, so he’ll take it. But I asked, “Why the prednisone?”

    Dr. T said that was a good question. It’s because the med he will be on suppresses the natural steroid our bodies produce. Hubby was impressed that I thought to ask that, but I thought it was an obvious question.

    In his current situation, though, he has been asking more questions, & advocating for himself.

    Btw, there are multiple possibly serious side effects from both the Zytiga & the prednisone, including in areas he already has issues (like his heart). Please pray his body will receive them well when he finally can start taking them.

    Still in hospital. Between the week in the first one & now in this one, this is his 19th day of hospitalization. He has actually recovered from the stroke (praise God!), but now they are trying once again to figure out what to do about the bleeding bladder. One thought is to cauterize the area, but that could start other bleeding. So for now, we have no idea how much longer he’ll be there.

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  5. So glad to hear he’s recovered from the stroke! Does that mean he doesn’t really need physical therapy/rehab?

    Praying for quick resolution to everything else.

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  6. Kevin – Not sure yet. Although he has recovered well from the stroke, he has been pretty much inactive for 19 days now. Today he was able to walk a little ways without the walker, so that is a positive sign. But he doesn’t have much strength.

    Emotionally, he seemed to hit a low point the other day, but has strengthened himself in the Lord, & is choosing to believe that God has a plan in all of this, & to rest in that.

    Something he forgot to tell me when I saw him today, but I read in his reply to a friend on Facebook ( 😀 ) is that they are planning on doing a scan &/or scope of his bladder to find where the blood is coming from, & to determine if they can cauterize it.

    I’ve also started praying that a new job will come along for him when he is ready, & that that won’t take too long. Maybe even a promotion to supervisor at his current place of employment? (He says that is highly unlikely, but God could bring it to pass if He so chose.)

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