Prayer Requests 2-12-18

Anyone have something to share?

Psalm 6

Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger
    or discipline me in your wrath.
Have mercy on me, Lord, for I am faint;
    heal me, Lord, for my bones are in agony.
My soul is in deep anguish.
    How long, Lord, how long?

Turn, Lord, and deliver me;
    save me because of your unfailing love.
Among the dead no one proclaims your name.
    Who praises you from the grave?

I am worn out from my groaning.

   All night long I flood my bed with weeping
    and drench my couch with tears.
My eyes grow weak with sorrow;
    they fail because of all my foes.

Away from me, all you who do evil,
    for the Lord has heard my weeping.
The Lord has heard my cry for mercy;
    the Lord accepts my prayer.
10 All my enemies will be overwhelmed with shame and anguish;
    they will turn back and suddenly be put to shame.

8 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 2-12-18

  1. Prayer for the situation at work, that no one else in the newsroom has to be laid off and that we’d somehow find a way to renew morale (which seems to be at rock bottom right now). It’s depressing just to go to work.

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  2. DJ, I’ve never been through the lengthy period of “wondering” that you have. But I did experience a job that had low morale and a somewhat hostile working environment (just one manager, and one I rarely worked with directly, but one who influenced everyone because of his position–he ended up getting fired a couple of years after I left, to everyone’s great relief). Once we had a very significant lay-off, with something like 25% of the staff cut (including almost one whole department), and in the meeting about it that was supposed to be a question-and-answer time, we had to endure several minutes of what felt to everyone a bit like gloating from that manager–“we have power and you don’t.” It was strongly implied that those who lost their jobs deserved to do this (disheartening to those of us–probably all of us–who had lost someone we cared about), and it was said explicitly to watch out, because we might be next. Not surprisingly, by the time employees were allowed to ask questions, none of us had any. (The most foolish way to lead such a meeting ever. If nothing else, it encouraged everyone in the room who was actually employable–including me–to go home and polish that resume, and to start looking for the exit.)

    Anyway, I do feel for you, and hurt with you, and I really hope that it eventually settles down.

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  3. DJ – When Hubby went through all that stress of owning his bread route, he would literally cry out to the Lord in his early-early morning (he got up around midnight) prayers. He was miserable. But that time also caused him to grow closer to God, and deeper and more mature in his faith. When it was all over, we would say that we were grateful for the change in him and his faith, but we wouldn’t want to go through that again.

    Praying for you.

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  4. Thanks guys.

    Yes, I was telling a friend today that these are the times when we grow the most spiritually. Still tough going through it, but knowing and trusting it will be food for my soul in retrospect. Just can’t always see it when we’re going through it.

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