Prayer Requests 5-5-18

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Psalm 87

He has founded his city on the holy mountain.
The Lord loves the gates of Zion
    more than all the other dwellings of Jacob.

Glorious things are said of you,
    city of God:
“I will record Rahab and Babylon
    among those who acknowledge me—
   Philistia too, and Tyre, along with Cush—
    and will say, ‘This one was born in Zion.’”
Indeed, of Zion it will be said,
    “This one and that one were born in her,
    and the Most High himself will establish her.”
The Lord will write in the register of the peoples:
    “This one was born in Zion.”

As they make music they will sing,
    “All my fountains are in you.”

17 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 5-5-18

  1. This is another request for my daughters’ and grandson’s salvation.

    Being the only believer in my family, along with being a new widow, leaves me with a certain depth of loneliness. I am not alone, I know that, with Nightingale and The Boy here with me, and being a part of the family of God through church and you folks here. It’s not that kind of loneliness I mean. (And I am very grateful for their presence and company, but also very grateful for my quiet alone times.) But there were spiritual matters I could talk to Hubby about that I can’t talk to Nightingale or Chickadee about.

    There are times, especially concerning The Boy, when I find myself about to ask Nightingale to pray about something, and then realize she doesn’t believe in prayer. It leaves me feeling so sad, that as close as she and I are, there is an unseen chasm between us that I feel acutely at times. (The same with Chickadee.)

    Nightingale and I are partners in our current life, interdependent financially and in other ways. (For instance, she does the shopping and I look after The Boy and Puppy Janie when she is working or elsewhere. Also, we each have certain things we take care of around here.) The Bible tells us not to be unequally yoked, but she and I are kind of yoked in these ways. Although she is not a believer (yet, please God), I am grateful that we are in agreement on so much, especially in important matters.

    My most fervent prayer is for their salvation, for God to unite us as a family in Christ.

    I also pray for your unsaved or struggling children. May God unite all of our families in Christ.

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  2. Doing well, thank you. Daughter finally settled down and we were able to talk. I assured her, again, that I love her and I take my responsibility seriously to bring her up to the best of my ability. We talked about her having two different personalities and she needs to work to make the pleasant one stronger. The other will always be there but needs to be told to stay in the corner so daughter can move forward. She liked the idea that she could win and understood for now, why I wanted her to go to her room and gather her thoughts. She apologized and we are moving forward. Glasses still are not keeping the lens in very well.

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  3. Kizzie, I also pray that YOU find the adult(s) in your life with whom to share those things, as well. No one will ever take the place of your husband, but I pray for someone new who will be close enough to to confide in and care enough about you (and them) to do so. I think such people are rare, but nothing is too hard for our God, as you know. Our peers are also needed in our lives.

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  4. okay, I booked my flight to Cairns for June 22, and cannot find a record of it anywhere? This is very unlike me. Oh, I just had another idea, but really have no idea where I put any of the info.

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  5. I found the piece of paper where I wrote everything down, including the booking reference number, so all is good. I think that they never sent me any info.

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  6. Please pray for me and my lingering anger. I was furious with BG yesterday and last night. I let my temper loose, which I rarely do. When I let it go I burn down everything around me. I may have ruined the relationship I managed to maintain with my ex husband and I may have ruined the relationship I had with my daughter. G nor his wife spoke to my yesterday when I spoke directly to both of them. I never did speak to BG.
    I wanted her to look beautiful yesterday and she looked like a rag doll. Her dress didn’t fit. It was too long. Her hair was long and stringy, and she didn’t have any make up on at all. Then she smoked her vape and blew smoke all over the place.

    As you might have guessed I am still angry. I have chosen not to say anything to anyone else about it. I have not contacted anyone today. Mostly I am hurt. I spend a lot of money on her clothes for this weekend and getting her ready. She procrastinated and looked like ……….. none of the words coming to mind are type able here.

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  7. That mother-daughter relationship is one of the most intense, I think (probably also the father-son connection). It soars the heights of bonding and plummets the depths of discord through the years in many situations, maybe more so when it’s an only child.

    Kind of an aside, but I was watching a Hallmark series this weekend, Darrow and Darrow, about a mother and daughter legal team, and listening to their dialogue made me laugh and nod with familiarity, they were back-and-forth, pulling and tugging at one another in their differences in opinion and tastes (mom in the show was on a mission to get daughter to change out her curtains, which seemed to come up in every conversation they had and only made the daughter dig in more about keeping the curtains she had, of course).

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  8. Oh, Kim, I’m sorry that all happened. And I know that letting it go is not easy, not at all. It really is on her shoulders, though. She chose to let herself look that way (which also makes me wonder about her state of mind).

    I agree with Mumsee about not paying for her stuff anymore.

    Chickadee went through a few years of having a Mohawk type of hair style that I hated, but I bit my tongue and didn’t say anything against it. When her hair would be growing out, before she got it cut again, I would mention how cute or pretty her curls were. Now, since letting her hair grow over the winter, her last haircut was much more feminine and flattering on her.

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  9. I’m sure you can understand why my emotions are whiplashed. Just in from a family party–where my teacher daughter-in-law/oldest son just announced they’re expecting a baby boy in September. Daughter-in-law and son who lost Ava last month didn’t know anything about it. I’m crying for happiness and yet another stab of loss. I don’t know what they’re feeling.

    We’re happy about the baby boy coming, of course, who is healthy and whose mom is doing well. But I cannot balance that off the joy now overpowered by grief of what it would have been for the two families to have babies at the same time.

    Pray for me as you like.

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  10. Okay.

    Kim, the light at the end of the tunnel is that they often return to being sensible after two to five years. They may not be making the decisions we would like, but it does get easier as we begin to see some sense kicking in.

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  11. Father God,

    Please help ease all the heartache of losses, fallen relationships, and disappointments mentioned here. Sometimes life can be such a struggle without the added burdens of expectations not met in major and minor ways.

    Thank You for letting us communicate our needs and concerns through prayer. In Jesus, Amen

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