Prayer Requests 5-26-18

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Psalm 107:1-9

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
    his love endures forever.

Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story—
    those he redeemed from the hand of the foe,
those he gathered from the lands,
    from east and west, from north and south.

Some wandered in desert wastelands,
    finding no way to a city where they could settle.
They were hungry and thirsty,
    and their lives ebbed away.
Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble,
    and he delivered them from their distress.
He led them by a straight way
    to a city where they could settle.
Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love
    and his wonderful deeds for mankind,
for he satisfies the thirsty
    and fills the hungry with good things.

15 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 5-26-18

  1. Let’s remember to pray for Roscuro. She wrote last night on the prayer thread that she needs to head back to the city today, but that her asthma had intensified yesterday.

    Kare, I’m glad you got rain. We’ve had some rain now and then since the fires near you have been burning, and that always reminded me to pray that the Lord would send some your way.

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  2. I need prayers for wisdom. Someone I love and with whom I’m in a business relationship has totally jumped the Christian shark on FB in regards to politics and now abortion. I don’t feel I can work with her again and it will hurt both of us in a lot of ways.

    My husband reminds me that people like this are our mission field, not our enemies and I don’t think she’s my enemy–but just as Kizzie struggles with someone who claims to be a Christian and maligns our values, I’m struggling here. The politics will come and go but to applaud Ireland’s vote is too much for me. 😦

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  3. I have arrived in Northern Ireland today. This area needs lots of prayer. There is peace but it is fragile. Hearing personal testimony of life here and seeing the situation is heartbreaking. This week, we will be in Ireland proper. I am grieving over the news just out.

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  4. 6 Arrows, thank you for your prayers. I mentioned on the Daily Thread that I was able to make the journey.

    About your hubby’s pain, I don’t know if he has the syndrome I linked to yesterday, but I did become aware of a new treatment for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). The treatment was developed in Italy, and I found out about the treatment through reading this article, particularly the author’s final reply to one of the commentors at the bottom of the page: https://myonlycomfort.com/2017/03/03/just-a-quick-thought/
    I looked to see what else I could find on the treatment the author of the above post mentioned, and found this from three years ago: https://rsds.org/new-u-s-clinical-trial-of-neridronate/
    Just thought I would share this in case, if your hubby does have CRPS, the information might be useful to you.

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  5. Thanks for your update, Roscuro. You were in my mind and prayers several times today, especially while I was outside on this very hot day here.

    I appreciate these links. I’d never heard of CRPS before. May I ask (because I’m not sure I’m understanding it correctly), is this usually a constant pain that sufferers experience, rather than intermittent? Because there were at least a couple of references like, “If you suffer constant pain…,” which made it sound like that was the primary symptom. OTOH, one source mentioned the nature of the pain may change, or that maybe it could come and go.

    My husband’s pain isn’t constant, I don’t think. Well, not the really bad episodes where he can feel the pain coming on before the vise-like squeezing pain. Most of the time he can work through whatever level of pain is “the norm,” if you will. But when the hard pains come, it seems that the more time wears on (in terms of days and weeks), the more excruciating each “episode” is.

    It reminds me, though I don’t know what he’s feeling, of labor pain — the farther into labor a woman goes, the more intense the contractions become.

    That last night, when he called me from work, was like transition. I’m glad he called me, though, so I could have a window into his pain, and pray for him, and just “be there” to listen and talk him through it a little bit. I think he was feeling very abandoned there in a deserted workplace. The anger and pain swelled in a great crescendo, and I’m thankful he reached out instead of trying to bear it alone.

    I’m also thankful for the prayer support I (we — my husband and I) got here. All I could think when I got off the phone was that we need more people praying right now. I’ve never heard anything so intense from him, and, like what was mentioned in the MyOnlyComfort article you linked above, I’m glad that people here took my prayer request seriously, instead of implying, as some in our society do, that that’s just melodrama or something.

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  6. 6, I really do not know much about the syndrome, having only read about it and not yet having seen a patient with it. My textbook says when describing CRPS “the pain can be elicited with the slightest movement or touch to the affected area, it increases with repetitive stimulation, and it last even after the stimulation has stopped.” I would interpret that to mean that the pain is not necessarily there continually, since it is triggered by the slightest movement or touch.

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  7. 6 Arrows – Have any of the doctors he’s seen put him on any anti-inflammation meds?

    I have a tendency to get tendinitis in various places. I’ve had it in each of my elbows, in each of my shoulders, and I think what has bothered my hips has been that, or something like it. The worst case I ever had was in my left shoulder, because I didn’t get on the anti-inflammatory for a while. It was near-excruciating, and I couldn’t even lie down to sleep for several nights.

    Your reference to the vice-like grip sounds like how it felt – like a vice was gripping and intensifying its grip inside my shoulder.

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  8. Roscuro, hubby has often remarked, after one of those episodes has calmed down enough that he can talk, “I turned wrong!” or “I sat wrong!” Certain movements are definite triggers, but he can’t always prevent the kinds of motion that bring the pain on. It happens very quickly sometimes while he’s thinking of other things while performing certain normal actions.

    I don’t know if touch is a trigger, but movement certainly can be and has been.

    Kizzie, yes, he’s been taking recommended anti-inflammatories, and certain dietary supplements that have been suggested by various people who know of his situation. In fact, one day a few weeks ago, he forgot some pain meds at home that he’d intended to take to work, so he called me from work, asking me to please bring them to him.

    He’s faithful in taking what’s recommended, but they don’t help much in preventing the movement-related triggers I described above. And, of course, they aren’t fast-acting enough to relieve pain in the heat of the moment.

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  9. Six, besides praying about the pain and that God would send some relief and some answers, I also feel that God is doing a mighty work in his life. I do not know what, but I know that times of trial bring change and growth. So I am praying for both.

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  10. Thank you, Jo. You are right — God is up to something with my husband, and I know everything He does works out for good for His people.

    Thank you for that reminder and encouragement.

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  11. Thanks for praying. We’re still friends. 🙂

    I ultimately wrote: “You are lauding what I consider a tragedy.” (Cheering on the Irish vote for abortion on demand).

    I got a lot of pushback from her and her friends but just left it there. I didn’t need to justify myself nor my reasons–but it took a lot of discipline NOT to respond to all the comments!

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