Prayer Requests 5-7-18

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Psalm 89:1-18

I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever;
    with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known
    through all generations.
I will declare that your love stands firm forever,
    that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself.
You said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one,
    I have sworn to David my servant,
‘I will establish your line forever
    and make your throne firm through all generations.’
The heavens praise your wonders, Lord,
    your faithfulness too, in the assembly of the holy ones.
For who in the skies above can compare with the Lord?
    Who is like the Lord among the heavenly beings?
In the council of the holy ones God is greatly feared;
    he is more awesome than all who surround him.
Who is like you, Lord God Almighty?
    You, Lord, are mighty, and your faithfulness surrounds you.
You rule over the surging sea;
    when its waves mount up, you still them.
10 You crushed Rahab like one of the slain;
    with your strong arm you scattered your enemies.
11 The heavens are yours, and yours also the earth;
    you founded the world and all that is in it.
12 You created the north and the south;
    Tabor and Hermon sing for joy at your name.
13 Your arm is endowed with power;
    your hand is strong, your right hand exalted.
14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne;
    love and faithfulness go before you.
15 Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you,
    who walk in the light of your presence, Lord.
16 They rejoice in your name all day long;
    they celebrate your righteousness.
17 For you are their glory and strength,
    and by your favor you exalt our horn.
18 Indeed, our shield belongs to the Lord,
    our king to the Holy One of Israel.

9 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 5-7-18

  1. I feel overwhelmingly sad today. I am mourning the loss of what might have been. I had planned to have the photographer take some photos of just BG at the wedding. She wouldn’t get a graduation photo or anything else.
    I am sad for so many reasons/

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  2. My Bible study student Jo turns 100 on May 18. We are planning a big party on Sunday May 20.

    Jo’s health is increasingly fragile and she’s now in congested heart failure. Her niece has said, “even if Jo doesn’t make the party, we’re going to celebrate.”

    It’s a win-win for Jo– either way she gets a celebration. The question is will she be celebrating with us or in heaven.

    Two weeks in Europe helped distance me from heartbreak but it’s walloping me on my return. I’m just so weepy . . .

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  3. Michelle, I love the part about, “even if Jo doesn’t make it will will celebrate”. What a wonderful tribute to a life well lived and well loved. I sometimes get annoyed with calling a funeral a “celebration of life”. Someone DIED. That is sad. Sometimes, though, it really is a celebration. Well done thy good and faithful servant.
    Thank you for sharing Jo and letting us know her through you.

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  4. Some of you may remember Sarah the Missionary who lost a premature son over a year ago. She and her husband are expecting a new baby boy in June. So far, so good.

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  5. Kim, our Pastor also refuses to call a funeral a “celebration of life.” For Christians, it’s a much bigger celebration than that.

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  6. And yet. . .death is not really something to celebrate in itself. God didn’t originally intend it to happen. It rips apart relationships.

    I don’t like the term “celebration of life” because it seems to be ignoring that a horribly sad thing has occurred, and I wonder if it stifles the mourning and grieving that need to be done, maybe even making those closest to the deceased feel guilty for not “celebrating”.

    A few years ago, I read about a new widow testifying in church, in an upbeat manner, about how God was sustaining her and that she knew her husband was with Jesus. She was later found in the ladies’ room crying her eyes out, but afraid for anyone to see her cry, as if that would belie her faith in God’s care. I have kept that in mind as I answer the oft-asked question, “How are you doing?” I give God credit for His care and provision, but also acknowledge that this is hard.

    Like Michelle, I have been particularly weepy lately.

    Michelle, try to take it easy on yourself. Let go what you can let go. Delegate what can be delegated.

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  7. The last couple or so days, my left eye has gotten twitchy at times. It tends to happen if I rub my eyes or close them and open them again, twitching pretty strongly, sometimes making me use my fingers to open it up out of its twitch. (The right eye is the one more affected by the paralysis, so that one doesn’t twitch.) Sometimes just a normal blink will bring on the twitching.

    I think maybe this is a physical effect of stress. I don’t always feel particularly “stressed out”, but I think this time of my life has an underlying stress that manifests itself from time to time.

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  8. Kizzie, muscle twitches can also be a sign that you need more calcium. You might want to have some extra yogurt or anything with calcium for a few days to see if that might help.

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