Prayer Requests 4-28-18

Let’s continue to pray for Chas and Elvera.

Anyone else have something to share?

Psalm 80

Hear us, Shepherd of Israel,
    you who lead Joseph like a flock.
   You who sit enthroned between the cherubim,
    shine forth before Ephraim, Benjamin and Manasseh.
   Awaken your might;
    come and save us.
Restore us, O God;
    make your face shine on us,
    that we may be saved.
How long, Lord God Almighty,
    will your anger smolder
    against the prayers of your people?
You have fed them with the bread of tears;
    you have made them drink tears by the bowlful.
You have made us an object of derision to our neighbors,
    and our enemies mock us.
Restore us, God Almighty;
    make your face shine on us,
    that we may be saved.
You transplanted a vine from Egypt;
    you drove out the nations and planted it.
You cleared the ground for it,
    and it took root and filled the land.
10 The mountains were covered with its shade,
    the mighty cedars with its branches.
11 Its branches reached as far as the Sea,
    its shoots as far as the River.
12 Why have you broken down its walls
    so that all who pass by pick its grapes?
13 Boars from the forest ravage it,
    and insects from the fields feed on it.
14 Return to us, God Almighty!
    Look down from heaven and see!
Watch over this vine,
15     the root your right hand has planted,
    the son you have raised up for yourself.
16 Your vine is cut down, it is burned with fire;
    at your rebuke your people perish.
17 Let your hand rest on the man at your right hand,
    the son of man you have raised up for yourself.
18 Then we will not turn away from you;
    revive us, and we will call on your name.
19 Restore us, Lord God Almighty;
    make your face shine on us,
    that we may be saved.

26 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 4-28-18

  1. Pray for dog park worker’s helper, Craig, after they got the huge tv cabinet moved as far as patio, he began feeling dizzy and weak (and I guess he’s had a heart attack in past), so they took off for the ER

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  2. Childsitting tonight. The Boy is not feeling well, and wants me near, so I am going to let him lay on the couch and watch a movie. Please say a prayer that he will be asleep before the movie ends.

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  3. My father’s younger brother phoned this evening. My grandmother fell earlier today and has several brain bleeds. The hospital says that she will not regain consciousness or survive.

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  4. Nothing as difficult as the above, but I’ve done something to my hip and am in pain. Doc-wanna-be hasn’t figured it out yet. I may spend the day lounging around the plain hotel with my kindle.

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  5. Oh Roscuro I am so sorry your family is facing this concerning your precious Grandmother. Praying for you and yours. Michelle I am blessed to know you are feeling better…now you can get out and about and drink in all that surrounds you!

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  6. Please keep my husband in your prayers. Something is seriously wrong with his hip, and the list of things he can’t do is growing, not to mention his pain level when he attempts those things.

    I have to help him put on his socks and tie his shoes because he can’t bend down or lift his feet high enough to do those tasks standing up.

    He can hardly bend to sit. He has to be on his feet the whole day, except for his brief commute time to and from work — if he’s driving the one or two vehicles he can comfortably get in.

    Today at church was the first time in the five or six weeks since his hip has been giving him trouble that he couldn’t kneel at the communion rail. Raising and lowering himself from a sitting to standing position and vice versa during the liturgy brought a low, but audible-to-me (sitting next to him) groan.

    He walks with a limp all the time now, and, while he’s not in continuous, excruciating pain, when he moves wrong, he’s let out an agonizing scream, and then he can’t move for about a minute.

    He describes the pain this way: “It’s like someone got in my body and put a vise grip on my hip bone and keeps squeezing.”

    He’s been seeing a variety of practitioners, and the most recent one is a much better listener than the rest of the ones he’s seen, who seem to want to hurry him on his way.

    Please pray for answers and relief. No one seems to have an idea why he’s degenerated to such an extent so quickly. “Moderate arthritis,” reported by one of the earlier practitioners, shouldn’t be acting like this, I don’t think? It’s pretty scary to me, and beyond frustrating to him, for sure.

    Thank you.

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  7. Also, if you could pray that he’ll start sleeping better again. He had relief at night for most of this now several-week run, but the pain wakes him at night now. Sleeping on his stomach is the only way he can get relief from pain (he’s always been a back or side sleeper. He can’t get in and out of our bed anymore, so he sleeps on the bottom bunk (the child that used the bunk bed is now sleeping on the living room couch). The bottom bunk is the only bed he can use because he can hold onto the bars that hold the top bunk mattress and hoist himself in and out of the bed on his own.

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  8. Praying 6….I have only heard of that kind of pain described once by a dear friend…she said it was bone on bone pain…she has had two hip replacements on that hip…may our Lord reveal the source of the pain quickly…I don’t understand why the docs haven’t wanted an X-ray of the hip?

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  9. I was wondering the same thing, NancyJill.

    I’ve been having painful problems with my left hip for a couple or three weeks, but not nearly as bad as what your husband is experiencing, 6 Arrows. Praying for relief for your husband, and that the doctors will figure out what it is and how to treat it.

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  10. Thanks for your prayers, NancyJill and Kizzie. He did have an X-ray fairly early on, and the result reported was that there was moderate arthritis.

    NancyJill, a friend in Bible study this morning said similar to what you said, that it sounds like bone-on-bone pain. To me (but I may not be understanding correctly), once there is searing, bone-on-bone pain, the sufferer has progressed well beyond the “moderate arthritis” stage.

    What no one seems able to figure out is why it’s gotten so bad so fast.

    The only thing I can think of is that he refuses to rest, and that caused the dramatic decline? But when I mentioned several weeks ago that I thought he should take some time away from work to rest it, well, he would have none of that.

    I’d appreciate prayers for wisdom, and for the ability to bite my tongue when necessary. It’s hard to stand by and let him learn the hard way, if his refusal to rest is making it all worse, but I’m pretty sure that’s what I have to do — just zip my lips.

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  11. So sorry for your loss, Phos.

    6 arrows, see an orthopedic. Ours just put Miguel on Mobic and glucosamine. It has helped. I had suggested antinflammatories, but he would have none of it.

    Praying for Mumsee and crew.

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  12. Thank you, Chas. I’m praying for you and Elvera, too, though I’m sorry it’s only in a general way. I’m not able to keep up on this blog very well lately.

    Husband did a certain exercise tonight that I see is now helping him move around a lot easier. (He’d talked to a physical therapist at church today, and the PT recommended the stretch. It seems to be helping. I hope it’s more than a temporary help — the other things that have helped only have benefited him for maybe 24 hours, then he’d be worse than before. We can hope doing this stretch regularly will help on more than a temporary basis.)

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  13. We cross-posted, RKessler. Thanks for the information.

    I wish I knew what was going on on the blog, but I’ve not been able to keep up lately. Oh, I guess I said that above.

    Anyway, I don’t know the latest with Mumsee and crew, or Chas and Elvera, or anyone here and their loved ones.

    Feeling very guilty coming to ask for prayer when I’ve been remiss in checking on all of you. (I’m often behind on the daily and news threads, but now am on the prayer thread, too.)

    Not sure why I wrote all that, but there it is. Well, I guess it’s because I also feel guilty when things are so bad for my husband, and I’m not requesting prayer on his behalf.

    Pardon all my rambling. Good night to you all who read this before your bedtime.

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  14. Spent this evening with my neighbor and friend, E, who finally told me her medical tale — which I’d guessed at pretty accurately. Her back spasms had kept her out of work since mid January, she’d had MRIs, etc. (‘muscular-skeletal was all they’d say, probably related to her bout with polio as a child., she was trying acupuncture and acupuncturist, a Christian & Korean, told her to ask for a lung X-ray. Her doctors balked, not medically warranted they argued.

    Long story short, they finally did one and she has stage 4 lung cancer that has metastacized into spine (which was what was causing the severe pain); Spine spot is tiny, they’re trying to shrink that, and she goes to an oncologist Tuesday but feeling inclined to decline chemo. She’s a nurse, single, no kids, 62, and had just finished her course in chemo at work.

    Her faith is strong, she has close friends from church all around her, said she feels an amazing sense of peace.

    We’ve been friends for 20 years (we both moved into this neighborhood around the same time and met while we were walking our dogs one morning). We’ve had some great fun through the years, but also have had something of what I can only say is a personality clash at times, we’ve kind of but heads (she seems to contradict anything I say some times), so we haven’t been as close as we probably could or should have been. When I told her I’d be praying for her tonight as I left, she said “don’t worry about me, I have a prayer partner and we’re exactly on the same page spiritually”. She could have just said “thank you for your prayers,” I sort of felt like she was saying my prayers would be of no consequence. Well, I’ll pray for her anyway.

    I mostly just listened tonight, realize I can’t offer any spiritual support to her for whatever reason.

    But pray for her as she moves forward, I hope she’ll be given some hope when she sees the oncologist on Tuesday but I’ll admit it sounds rather grim at this point. So strange, just a few months ago who knew this would come flying out of the blue. I think that’s what has her marveling at times.

    (She said she smoked from age 20-30, I’ve never known her to be a smoker, doctor told her “who knows?” — but I’ve also known several people who have never smoked ever but got lung cancer also.)

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