Prayer Requests 10-2-17

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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.

29 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 10-2-17

  1. This is what I wrote on yesterday’s prayer thread, at a little before 5am:

    “Doctor called around 4:30am. Leon is in ICU. They had to do CPR on the way there. He is intubated. Clots in his lungs are suspected. To my question, “Is he dying?” Doctor answered he thinks so.

    Emily & I are getting ready to go up there. Can’t get a hold of Chrissy.

    I can’t do this.”


    When we got there, we were told that they had had to do CPR several times, & that there was a great chance of brain damage from lack of oxygen. Taking that into consideration, & that they didn’t expect him to make it anyway, I made the decision to not have them do CPR again. It was hard to let those words come forth, but I know it was the right decision.

    My beloved husband passed into eternity to be with Jesus shortly afterward. Emily, Chrissy, & I were with him, but I don’t think he knew we were there.

    I just can’t believe this has happened. I am numb & yet heartbroken at the same time. Emily is taking it very hard, as she was close to him. Of course, Chrissy is taking it hard, too, but I think it’s a bit worse for Emily.

    Forrest doesn’t seem to be fully aware of the finality of it. He knows that Papa died, & he knows what dying is, but I don’t think it’s all quite registered with him yet.


  2. So sad here, too, Kizzie. I am relieved to know he is with Jesus and that You can share that fact as a comfort to The Boy.

    May you feel lifted up by the prayers and caring thought of friends who love you.

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  3. Words can’t express, We are weeping with you, railing at God a bit. But knowing that He wants our best, even when we don’t see it His way.
    Good to know that Lee is safely Home. Praying that wisdom will come alongside you all to help you through this.

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  4. Crying here. I prayed for him and for all of you about 2:30 this morning, my time. Not knowing why, but my prayers were with you then. We love you and I so wish I was in CT now to sit and cry with you all. Xoxoxo

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  5. Oh my precious Karen…word fail me and the tears continue to fall. My heart hurts for the loss of your beloved here on this earth….at the same time knowing he is with our beloved Savior in Whom Leon placed his very life. We love you ❤️

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  6. Nightingale & I went to the funeral home this afternoon. I had no idea they took care of so many details. Although I dreaded going, I left feeling some relief, at least of some of the burden of dealing with all this.

    This is such a shock, so hard to take. During his time in the hospital (over four weeks), Hubby so very much wanted to come home. After he recovered from the stroke (which he did pretty quickly), until the last two or three days, it seemed to be a matter of just finding out what was causing that bleeding in his bladder, & how to deal with it. Even the doctor said his condition deteriorated surprisingly rapidly. We had no idea this would end in his death. It is a shock. He was only 62 years old, & we looked forward to seeing our grandson grow up (or mostly so) together. I feel like we weren’t “finished” yet. My heart is aching so bad.

    Nightingale & I have each been crying at different times throughout the day, & The Boy has cried some, too. The grief is coming in waves. It seems like the reality of it hits me anew at times.

    Thank you, Mumsee for adding that part about railing at God a bit. My faith & trust is deep enough that I am not “mad at” God, although I am perplexed by this, crying, “Why?!” to Him. One of our most fervent prayers through the last couple years, since the prostate cancer started to advance more, but seemingly not too dire, was that Hubby would live to see The Boy grow up, for The Boy’s sake especially. Hubby has been the only godly man in his life. Now we have no adult male in this household, & that saddens me for The Boy. (Well, for me & Nightingale, too, of course.)

    I am holding on to the knowledge that Father God is good, & that He has a purpose in this. But it is not easy.

    So now I will step up praying for Nightingale to come to Jesus, & for a godly son-in-law to come along. (And still praying for salvation for Mr X.) She & I have already been working as partners in running the household, Today we have been discussing how we are going to survive without Hubby. After his life insurance pays off the home loan & the medical bills (hoping there will be enough for all that), it looks like we will struggle a bit, but be mostly fine. I think. (I will be applying for his social security, which will help.)

    Thank you all for the prayers & encouragement & love. God bless.

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  7. Get at least 8 copies of the death certificate, K. Don’t mean to be grim, but practical– you would be surprised at the people who want the originals and they’re relatively less expensive to order all at once. We went through 10 15 years ago.

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  8. The funeral home is ordering some for us. Thank you, Michelle.

    They also take care of contacting the life insurance company, & some other things I don’t have to think about.

    We went quite “cheap”, as Hubby would have wanted. As I think I mentioned, he’s being cremated. We picked the cheapest “urn” (it’s really a box), & although it is simple, it is actually nice-looking. He would approve.

    Do churches or ministers usually charge something for a funeral or memorial service? I thought they did, but Pastor Billy said they would have the memorial at no cost to us. What an extra blessing. (In the obit, it says that donations can be made to our church, although PB doesn’t know that yet.)

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  9. I forgot to mention Chickadee. She, too, is hurting, of course.

    After Hubby died, Chickadee & I were hugging & crying. She said something to comfort me, & I said/cried, “Please move back home now.” Her reply, in tears, was, “I can’t. I just can’t!”

    Sadly, she chose to be dropped back off at the McK’s place rather than come home & be with us.

    Please pray for both of my daughters (& of course, my grandson) to finally come to Jesus. Nightingale is hurting so bad, & I’m sure Chickadee is, too.

    As for me, I feel so alone. Oh, I know I have you & the folks at my church who love me, & I have my daughters & grandson. But Hubby & I shared something deeper than those relationships – we were one flesh. You married folk know what I mean. There was a daily sharing of thoughts & feelings & laughter. We lived “our” life, not merely “his” life & “my” life – it was “our” life, & now it is over. I want to hold him in my arms so bad! We could barely half-way hug for the past month. And Hubby was a great hugger when he was on his feet!

    His death leaves me as the only believer in our family. Please pray the others into His Kingdom.

    I’m sorry if this is over-sad & depressing. I’m just letting the words flow. Thank you for “listening”, & God bless you all abundantly.

    (One positive already seen – Although it was my SIL who called me, she also relayed my brother’s love to me. And my niece, who had cut off our relationship about three & a half to four years ago reached out to me via a Facebook message to express her sorrow, & her love.)

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  10. Indeed,

    That is what is neat about funeral homes. The people who work there generally do it because they care and they understand the loss and confusion and are a big help.

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  11. Kizzie,

    I wasn’t as young as your Boy when my father (the man of the house) died, but my younger brother was barely a teenager, and my sister had two children your Boy’s age or younger when her husband died at 46. FWIW, my sister held onto studies that show that children who lose a father to death do no worse than children who have a father (you know, all the studies that show that fatherless children have high levels of incarceration and so on–those do not apply if the father was lost to death). Though your beloved was not the Boy’s father, he was his father figure; he did not abandon the boy, and his absence will not “damage” him in the way that it would have if he had walked away. I don’t know how all that plays out in that his own father did abandon him, but I thought you would be comforted to know the fatherly love and protection your husband offered will live on in the Boy’s life, and he is old enough that he will remember him, which should be a comfort as well.

    Do not be concerned, at all, about being “too negative” on her. You have just experienced the biggest loss a human can face on this earth, and all of us are deeply grieved for you, and in shock with you.

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  12. Kizzie, you have received some excellent advice here today and I am sorry I was not a part of it. I had other obligations and although I read the posts on my phone I wasn’t where I could respond. I would like to tell you to to print off these pages of posts the next few days so that later you can read them and experience the emotions you felt and the love others have shown you so that later when you are at a low point you can read them and KNOW that others love you and lift you up.
    I will also say that you feel the way you feel. I know that it must have hurt when Chickadee said she couldn’t come home with you and chose to go back to the McK’s but that is her journey and whatever is holding her back can be overcome. You know BG isn’t with me and will hardly darken the doors of my house. I still find ways and time to be with her. I don’t know what is holding Chickadee back although I have my suspicions just as I have with my own daughter. A very wise woman told me that I would just have to love her through it so I am going to pass along that advice to you….Just love Chickadee through this. Love her more. Love her when she isn’t lovable. Love her no matter what. Assure her there is nothing she could do, say, be, or think that would make you love her any less.
    Love Nightingale too. She appears to be strong, but sometimes it is the ones who appear strong who hurt the most. Love her too. Tell her how much you love her. Tell her how thankful you are for her and how much you love The Boy. Tell her she made your life complete when you became a Mimi to The Boy. Your girls need you as much as you need them right now. Love is a silken chord, strong as a chain of steel. Remember that in the next few days and even weeks.

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  13. Karen, I am so sorry! Miguel and I have prayed for you and Lee. I do not have the words, as others, do. Know that you are in our prayers. Know that Lee is in His presence.

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  14. It is hard to type through tears. Death in this blog family hurts as much as death in a Sunday School. Words do not suffice. Yes we are and will be praying for you and yours.

    Rest in Jesus and His love.

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  15. No advice or particular wisdom from me tonight. Your loss is great. I simply sit with you in the ashes during these initial days of mourning and grief.

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