Prayer Requests 5-2-18

It’s Wednesday, so don’t forget Ajisuun and The Gambia.

Anyone else?

Psalm 84

How lovely is your dwelling place,
    Lord Almighty!
My soul yearns, even faints,
    for the courts of the Lord;
   my heart and my flesh cry out
    for the living God.
Even the sparrow has found a home,
    and the swallow a nest for herself,
    where she may have her young—
   a place near your altar,
    Lord Almighty, my King and my God.
Blessed are those who dwell in your house;
    they are ever praising you.

Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
    whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.
As they pass through the Valley of Baka,
    they make it a place of springs;
    the autumn rains also cover it with pools.
They go from strength to strength,
    till each appears before God in Zion.

Hear my prayer, Lord God Almighty;
    listen to me, God of Jacob.
Look on our shield, O God;
    look with favor on your anointed one.

10 Better is one day in your courts
    than a thousand elsewhere;
   I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
    than dwell in the tents of the wicked.
11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
    the Lord bestows favor and honor;
   no good thing does he withhold
    from those whose walk is blameless.

12 Lord Almighty,
    blessed is the one who trusts in you.

5 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 5-2-18

  1. FWIW, I know a few people who were diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and have had very successful recoveries. No one knows the future, but it is imperative to not just assume all is lost because someone put a number on an illness.

    A woman at our church has thyroid cancer. She had surgery a year ago and then radiation. Thyroid cancer is a ‘good’ one to have, since they can do a lot with it. Nevertheless, a few months ago she had an enlarged lymph node and the doctor insisted on surgery. She wanted it put off a few months and he finally relented to wait a month. She returned for her next appointment and they did an ultra-sound. There is no more lump. She credits all the prayer and was quite relieved.

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  2. Very encouraging Kathaleena, thank you. E has been mass texting mostly with her inner church circle through all of this (which is great, but she said it can be exhausting with all the questions and explanations over and over again), so I decided to wait a day or two before I texted her to ask how things went with her appointment yesterday. Maybe later today or tomorrow, that should give her time to have processed things a bit and be past most of the initial inquiries coming her way.

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  3. I probably should have said, I know several who have gone into remission. It is just so easy to give up. I cannot imagine how difficult the medical decisions can be. My prayers.

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  4. Thank you. Yesterday’s meeting was introductory, there are still some tests results they’re waiting to get back so treatment options will be discussed at that time, maybe in about 3 weeks. For now, she says she’s just trying to process it all. It’s one of those unexpected things that comes out of the blue, so I can only imagine. Only a couple months ago, things were normal for her, aside from those pesky muscle spasm in her back … All kind of Job-like, on a much smaller scale, of course.

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