Prayer Requests 10-10-17

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Psalm 58

Do you rulers indeed speak justly?
    Do you judge people with equity?
No, in your heart you devise injustice,
    and your hands mete out violence on the earth.

Even from birth the wicked go astray;
    from the womb they are wayward, spreading lies.
Their venom is like the venom of a snake,
    like that of a cobra that has stopped its ears,
that will not heed the tune of the charmer,
    however skillful the enchanter may be.

Break the teeth in their mouths, O God;
    Lord, tear out the fangs of those lions!
Let them vanish like water that flows away;
    when they draw the bow, let their arrows fall short.
May they be like a slug that melts away as it moves along,
    like a stillborn child that never sees the sun.

Before your pots can feel the heat of the thorns—
    whether they be green or dry—the wicked will be swept away.
10 The righteous will be glad when they are avenged,
    when they dip their feet in the blood of the wicked.
11 Then people will say,
    “Surely the righteous still are rewarded;
    surely there is a God who judges the earth.”

19 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 10-10-17

  1. Prayers for those in the fire areas, especially those who have lost people and/or homes; and continued prayer for families who lost loved ones in the Las Vegas shooting.

    Pray for me that I may have more trust in — and focus on — God (as opposed to focusing too much on my own ‘feelings’ and circumstances). For the first time in a few years I am attempting to actually get up and leave the newsroom for official lunch breaks, rather than just eating at my desk and working through. It’s very discouraging at work these days. 😦

    There’s a beautiful park with picnic tables that’s only about a 5-minute drive away and overlooks the ocean.

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  2. Today could very well be a milestone day for 5th Arrow, and I invite you to join me in prayer for him. Son is 13 years old and has dealt with numerous phobias over the years. When he’s developed an irrational fear, it has never been a matter of days, weeks, or months before he overcomes them — always years. For many years, when it would look like he was finally turning the corner and shedding one fear, another would come along to replace it.

    But God…

    Around the time Son turned nine or ten, the cycle started changing — he’d still be slow to get over anxieties, but eventually, no new ones came to replace the ones he conquered.

    Today the last fear may fall.

    Over the weekend, my husband’s brother came here to visit, and upon leaving, took home our wood hauler and left his here. Today my husband has a half day off and is driving to my brother-in-law’s to switch vehicles again. The significance this exchange has for my son is that he is riding along with hubby, and he knows that on the return trip, he and his dad will be coming back in our wood hauler — a vehicle he has, up to this point, been too afraid to ride in.

    But he wanted to “do the guy thing” today, so he, with some trepidation, got into his uncle’s truck with Hubby this morning before they left, and said that he would be okay with riding home in our wood hauler.

    He’s fully aware of what the transportation arrangements are for the day, and I so want to believe (and I think I have reason to) that he will succeed. He’s changed so much since turning 13 earlier this year, and it would be such a precious milestone if he got in that truck of ours at his uncle’s and rode the hour’s-drive home, conquering what appears to be the last fear he’s held onto.

    I’d so appreciate your prayers that that would be how the day unfolds. Thank you.

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  3. The man from the funeral home called to say that the papers from the insurance company were in, along with the death certificates. Nightingale & I went down there, I signed the papers (he will send them back in). I should receive a check from them in a couple weeks.

    Nightingale & I are planning to go over to the Social Security office a couple towns over tomorrow morning, with death certificate in hand, to apply for widow’s benefits (or whatever they might be called).

    So. . .please pray I can find my marriage certificate! I am trying so hard not to panic. (I already had one panicking, yelling fit earlier over an envelope with some important papers that had been moved from where I’d had it “forever”. Found it, though, after having a meltdown. I was emotionally spent after that.)

    Hubby’s filing system (in four file cabinet drawers) is more convoluted than I had even imagined. I’ve already looked thoroughly through the drawer of files that seemed most likely to have my marriage certificate, & it’s not there. There are birth certificates (even of his mother & her siblings), baptism certificates, etc., but no marriage certificate.

    I’m taking a brief break before I tackle another drawer.

    If I cannot find it at all, would I be able to get one from the town we were married in, or lived in when we were married?

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  4. You can probably get all of that information, Karen.
    The funeral home should be able to help with that also.
    They encounter such things every day.
    Also, if you were married in church, they likely have a record.

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  5. I realize I can probably track one down, but it may be time-consuming, a pain in the neck, & there will probably be a charge.

    There is a charge for everything these days. The city of Springfield, Mass., where Hubby died, charged us $15 for his body to be moved. And they didn’t even move it. IOW, it seems it was a charge to move his body out of the city.

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  6. Yes, Karen, you can definitely get a marriage certificate and whatever else you need. The government keeps these records for a reason. In our state, we would find them at the county level. They do charge for them, of course. You are in a vulnerable state of mind, so panic comes easily. Not surprising.

    My parents thought they had everything in place. We ran into some issues, including missing the will. In the long run, it was right where my dad said it would be. I was not told, but a sibling was. She just overlooked it. After searching and searching that place was relooked at and there it was under something. Emotions run high at times like this.

    Praying you will be able to find the peace you need to accomplish all you must.

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  7. Triumphant news — 5th Arrow did it! He came home in the wood hauler! Even had a smile for me when I took his picture as he sat in the cab, still buckled in. He told me he liked the ride better in that than in his uncle’s older, rougher-ride truck.

    So, so grateful to God for this breakthrough. My young man is growing up. 🙂 Praise God from Whom all blessings flow.

    Thank you for your prayers, friends. Love you.

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  8. Didn’t find it. Did find the folder it was once in, but it’s not there anymore. Why on earth not? Nightingale is gonna give it a try tomorrow.

    I’m disappointed & a bit miffed, but not panicking.

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  9. I’ve done a little googling, & found that I need to go to the town clerk in either the town we were married in or the town we were living in. If Nightingale can not find it in the morning, I will call those town clerks to find out which one it is filed with. My best guess is that it is in the town we were living in at the time.

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