Prayer Requests 3-31-18

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Matthew 27:57-66

The Burial of Jesus

57 As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus. 58 Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus’ body, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him. 59 Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, 60 and placed it in his own new tomb that he had cut out of the rock. He rolled a big stone in front of the entrance to the tomb and went away. 61 Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were sitting there opposite the tomb.

The Guard at the Tomb

62 The next day, the one after Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate. 63 “Sir,” they said, “we remember that while he was still alive that deceiver said, ‘After three days I will rise again.’ 64 So give the order for the tomb to be made secure until the third day. Otherwise, his disciples may come and steal the body and tell the people that he has been raised from the dead. This last deception will be worse than the first.”

65 “Take a guard,” Pilate answered. “Go, make the tomb as secure as you know how.” 66 So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard.

19 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 3-31-18

  1. I was reading Psalm 90 this morning. When I came across v. 4 “For a thousand years in thy sight are but yesterday when it is past”. It remembered. It happens every time I read that. Back in 1955, I was reading that, and I recalled that I had just read Psalm 89:47. “Remember how short my time is.” It might be good that God has eternity, but I don’t have that kind of time. And I couldn’t see the end.

    I don’t remember what the issue was, but evidently I was going through a difficult time. It was August, 1955. I knew Elvera but we weren’t going together. She had Ernest and Al had Margaret. That may have been my problem, but maybe not.

    Anyhow, I remember every time I come across that Psalm.
    My time is short. But it worked out better than I ever imagined it would.
    I hope and I pray that those of you who are having difficult times can look back when you are 86 and see that it worked out for you.

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  2. Thanks Chas, good to remember — and yes, I’ve seen it, too. Not everything I’d hoped for panned out, that’s for sure, but God had his plan and I have no doubt he directed my steps in what were some unexpected ways.

    But how does it all go by so fast? *They* say turning 40 is the point at which life usually seems to speed up.

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  3. I have a couple updates:

    I requested prayer earlier this month regarding my husband’s hip pain. He missed parts of a couple of days of work, but has had better mobility and lessened pain since when it first started. He did have a new variation of the problem this week, though — not being able to sit comfortably. (An hour sitting in church last Sunday was too much — he had to get up and walk out.) Since he rarely sits any other time, though, he functioned pretty well doing the rest of his usual weekly routine.

    I’m happy to report that last night he was able to sit through the whole hour-long Good Friday service (plus the 15-minute car ride and sitting time between arrival at church and the starting of the service) without a problem. Good improvement — thank you for your prayers.

    Update on my bleeding problem: today I think I discovered the source of the bleeding, as it started up again this morning during breakfast (though with much less blood than yesterday). I have a very small (lesion? wound? something) on the inside of my upper lip that must have opened up yesterday. It’s painless, but apparently (now) opens up easily and bleeds.

    My practitioner couldn’t find the source of the bleeding yesterday, and I didn’t know then, either, but I’m pretty sure that’s the problem area. When I see an ENT about the polyp in my nose, I’ll get that little thing on the inside of my lip looked at, as well.

    Thanks for all your prayers.

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  4. Being at the tax prep office certainly makes us aware of the passing of time. People seem to claim bragging rights as to how many years they have been seeing Leah to get their taxes done. She turns 90 this year and some brag they have been seeing her for fifty years. Now their kids and grandkids are clients.

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  5. Please pray for Madison, the five (or maybe six) year old daughter of friends. I’ve mentioned her in the past, as she has Down Syndrome and had heart surgery shortly after birth.

    Her mom posted on Facebook:

    “Please keep Madison in prayer. We have been in the ER since 8 pm and she is being admitted. Blood in poop and vomiting and can’t keep anything down. The blood started Tuesday night and Thursday it was black. Today out of the blue, vomiting. Been back and forth to pediatrician this past week and they said if she started vomiting go to ER.”

    She was admitted to the hospital last night.

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  6. Oops, sorry, looks like I interrupted the “He is risen” / “He is risen indeed” exchange. Jo’s comment wasn’t posted yet at the time I’d started typing.

    Blessings to all of you today.

    Michelle, how are J and A and family doing today? They remain in my thoughts and prayers often.

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  7. J and A were in my thoughts this morning, too, and I prayed for them and that little one during church. Several years ago a couple who are friends of mine lost a child just a few days before Easter in a horrible accident, and I saw how surreal the “life in death, death in life” theme is for those who lose, or may be losing, a child in resurrection season and spring.

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  8. Indeed. One of our retired local government officials unexpectedly lost her oldest daughter (55) to an apparent heart attack today, on Easter morning.

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