Prayer Requests 3-17-18

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Psalm 37:1-11

Do not fret because of those who are evil
    or be envious of those who do wrong;
for like the grass they will soon wither,
    like green plants they will soon die away.

Trust in the Lord and do good;
    dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
Take delight in the Lord,
    and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Commit your way to the Lord;
    trust in him and he will do this:
He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn,
    your vindication like the noonday sun.

Be still before the Lord
    and wait patiently for him;
   do not fret when people succeed in their ways,
    when they carry out their wicked schemes.

Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;
    do not fret—it leads only to evil.
For those who are evil will be destroyed,
    but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land.

10 A little while, and the wicked will be no more;
    though you look for them, they will not be found.
11 But the meek will inherit the land
    and enjoy peace and prosperity.

8 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 3-17-18

  1. This is wonderful that we don’t have any prayer requests! I guess that means we can praise Him for Who He is, the Great I Am. Who is and was and always will be. May He cause each of us to know Him better.

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  2. Chickadee just texted me that she is quitting as my co-childsitter. She said she didn’t realize that she would need a ride for this afternoon/evening’s childsitting, and when she notified Nightingale that she needed her to come get her, Nightingale swore at her, and she is sick of being treated that way. She added that she would still like to come over once a week for dinner with me. But I am in tears.

    The tears are not just because of not having her help anymore. Some of it is that, yes, but mostly I hurt that my two beloved daughters have such underlying tensions in their relationship.

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  3. Step back and realize that Nightingale is probably hurt by Chickadee’s rejection too.
    Chickadee has rejected her family of origin and there isn’t much you can do about it. Painful? Yes. It tears your heart out.

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  4. Yes, Kim, it does.

    And to be honest, I am realizing that my tears are indeed about the loss of Chickadee’s help and companionship. There are times when I take care of The Boy on my own, but it is always more challenging, with me doing by myself the things that we would usually split between us. What I am most concerned about is when The Boy is challenging in his behavior. That is going to be hard to handle on my own.

    Just yesterday morning, we were trying to finish getting him ready for his dad to pick him up, and he was not cooperating, doing everything but stopping to put his shoes and socks on. Chickadee is the one who corralled him into doing that, and I was thanking God for her help.

    Meanwhile, Nightingale has expressed feeling a great deal of stress in her life. I’ve seen that in her before, but this is the first time she’s expressed it. She needs Jesus so badly. And Chickadee and The Boy need Jesus, too. Please pray for them all, and for this situation.

    (Nightingale’s side of today’s situation is that Chickadee told her too late that she needed a ride, and “had a meltdown” when she told her to find one.)

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  5. Also, please pray for Nightingale to get a good new job. She has been toying with the idea of looking for something new for a while, and today she told me that things at the nursing home are now looking like it may be shut down at some point. It would be great if she could get something with mostly (or all) day shifts, and have a day off during the week in which to schedule appointments and such. (That may mean working Saturdays, but she works every other Saturday now, and often the one in between, too, so that wouldn’t be a problem.)

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