Prayer Requests 3-10-18

Anyone have something to share?

Psalm 30

I will exalt you, Lord,
    for you lifted me out of the depths
    and did not let my enemies gloat over me.
Lord my God, I called to you for help,
    and you healed me.
You, Lord, brought me up from the realm of the dead;
    you spared me from going down to the pit.

Sing the praises of the Lord, you his faithful people;
    praise his holy name.
For his anger lasts only a moment,
    but his favor lasts a lifetime;
   weeping may stay for the night,
    but rejoicing comes in the morning.

When I felt secure, I said,
    “I will never be shaken.”
Lord, when you favored me,
    you made my royal mountain stand firm;
   but when you hid your face,
    I was dismayed.

To you, Lord, I called;
    to the Lord I cried for mercy:
“What is gained if I am silenced,
    if I go down to the pit?
   Will the dust praise you?
    Will it proclaim your faithfulness?
10 Hear, Lord, and be merciful to me;
    Lord, be my help.”

11 You turned my wailing into dancing;
    you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,
12 that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent.
    Lord my God, I will praise you forever.

10 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 3-10-18

  1. Cheryl (in reply to your comment last night) – Usually, Nightingale and I have seen The Boy’s behavior and difficulties as within the range of normal. And today, I am more apt to think that way. It is his pediatrician who is drawing the lines from his behavior to autism, and wanting him to be tested. Although I mentioned that Nightingale and I had suspicions, they were what you could call “passing suspicions”. We would think “Maybe?” and then, “Nah!” But the pediatrician’s concerns stoked our own.

    As I’ve thought about it more, I am more doubtful today about the notion. He is excellent about eye contact, he loves to cuddle, even if that is only leaning against me on the couch, and he is very verbal. So we will wait and see what the assessment or test or whatever it is shows.

    Autistic or not, he is a wonderful, challenging, sometimes strange little boy. He may not have friends at school (and has been picked on by a couple kids), but he has two good friends in that Christian family he and Nightingale are close to. (Isn’t it wonderful that they are so close to a family of believers? They may not see them as often as they’d like, but they do love to get together.)

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  2. Speaking of that Christian family, could you all please pray for the husband and father, Chris? He is a good, hard-working man (they own a little farm, and he works outside the farm, too), supporting his wife (a homeschooling, stay-at-home mom) and their four children. But his wife told me that he has trouble attending church. There is so much to do, between his outside work and the farm, that he struggles with the idea of taking time to go to church. Please pray that God will do a deeper work in him, and that he will see the necessity of attending church, even if in the beginning it is only to be a good example to his own children (two sons and two daughters). Thank you.

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  3. “Seek ye first…” It is amazing how you can have holes in your pockets and not realize it, until you seek the Lord and let him repair those holes. It is amazing how he can stretch your income and surprise you with material blessings in ways you cannot imagine. Working can become an idol, if not kept in perspective. Prayers he will see this truth.

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  4. Kare – Yes, indeed. I was talking about this with Nightingale a little while ago, and that’s something we brought up – the width of that spectrum, that not every autistic person fits a stereotype.

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  5. I worded that wrongly. I don’t believe many people, autistic or not, fit particular stereotypes, although they may fit some aspects of one. I should have said that not all autistic people have the main “symptoms” we’re used to associating with autism.

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  6. Because we all needed a break? Could it be as “simple” as winter depression? (her dad from Ecuador, her mom from Mexico?) How long do bipolar episodes last? Could it be she was doing what she said, trying to get her own way, and when she realized she might actually need to relocate from this home where she is loved, to the unknown, she changed her behavior?

    I have asked her if she noticed any difference. She says she is happy to not be angry anymore. I asked her if she noticed how she got started down the other road, no idea.

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