Prayer Requests 6-16-18

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Psalm 119:57-64

ח Heth

57 You are my portion, Lord;
    I have promised to obey your words.
58 I have sought your face with all my heart;
    be gracious to me according to your promise.
59 I have considered my ways
    and have turned my steps to your statutes.
60 I will hasten and not delay
    to obey your commands.
61 Though the wicked bind me with ropes,
    I will not forget your law.
62 At midnight I rise to give you thanks
    for your righteous laws.
63 I am a friend to all who fear you,
    to all who follow your precepts.
64 The earth is filled with your love, Lord;
    teach me your decrees.

16 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 6-16-18

  1. Please pray for the Holy Spirit to do a wonderful work in X’s heart and life.

    You all know (I think) the crap he has put us through throughout the years. Lately, I guess he has been on some meds that have helped calm him, and it looks like he has continued to take them rather than quitting them as he has done in the past.

    I just got an amazing call from him. (He usually only texts, and then only in reference to plans for
    The Boy.) He was in tears, and it was hard to understand everything. I quickly interjected, asking what was wrong, and he said, “Nothing. These are tears of joy.” (I have to admit that I wondered if he was drunk.)

    I think that in the beginning of the call, when I couldn’t quite grasp all his words, he said that our (Hubby’s and my) “prayers have not gone unanswered”. He said he loves us very much, and that we all (Nightingale, Hubby, and I) have done a wonderful job with The Boy. He reiterated that he loves me/us very much, and then added that God loves me very much. I told him that I love him, too, and that God loves him very much, too.

    He also said that he is going to do all he can to make this world a better place, or something like that.

    Wow.

    However, I realize I should still remain skeptical about this. He has said nice things in the past, often referring to God. But that is part of the narcissist’s behavior – to weasel into a person’s good graces any way they can. I’m not saying definitely that X is “weaseling”, but I know it is a distinct possibility. But my heart so very much wants to believe that he is changing, that God really is getting through to him.

    So please pray that God will indeed get through to this young man and save his soul – for X’s own sake and for The Boy’s sake. Thank you.

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  2. Often people with mental issues go off meds, since the side effects are so unpleasant. Praying for him and all of you, Kizzie. We know God can do amazing things and works in mysterious ways.

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  3. Mumsee – I had a somewhat similar thought, and prayed against any suicidal feelings he may have, now or ever. I pray that for my daughters (particularly Chickadee) and for The Boy, too.

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  4. Praying for X and all of you, Kizzie. My first thought, too, reading your post, is that he sounds suicidal. Especially with his saying he wants to “make this world a better place.” Makes me wonder if he believes people (this world) would be better off without him in it.

    From the weekly emails I get from our church, in which the sermon text and message are briefly previewed, I see the pastor will be speaking, among other things, of recent suicides in the news. His sermon preview ends with “The Gospel of Jesus works.”

    I’ll be praying for X then, too, I’m sure. I can pass along to you the points Pastor makes on that subject tomorrow, Kizzie, if you’re interested.

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  5. My cold got worse instead of better, and now I’m wondering if I can go to clinical in two days. This is my last day, so it is important that I be there – my instructor needs to give me an evaluation.

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  6. The Boy was with X and his mom today, and was supposed to spend tonight and much of tomorrow with X, but X brought him home a little while ago. He said that he had not been sleeping well, and wanted to get a good night’s sleep, but that he will be picking The Boy back up around 11:15 tomorrow morning, after a meeting. (Not sure what kind, although I wondered if he was referring to an AA kind of meeting.)

    As he was parked at the top of the lane, and I was helping The Boy out of the car, he thought he smelled something like rubber burning from the engine, so he got out of the car and lifted the hood. Then he came towards me and said he wanted to hug me. He hugged me tightly, and cried a bit, saying he had needed to get help for himself and finally was. He again said he loved me, and I said it in return. As we hugged, I reassuringly (at least that was my aim) rubbed his upper back/shoulder blade area. (That sounds weird to describe it that way, but I think you know what I mean. It’s a common gesture in hugging, especially when someone is upset or crying.)

    I am still praying for God to intervene and frustrate any suicidal plans he may have, and to minister to him by His Holy Spirit whether X is thinking that way or not.

    Oh man, how I wish I could talk to Hubby about this. He would be praying hard along with me.

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  7. If X does truly turn his life around (hopefully as a believer in Jesus), it will take years before Nightingale will believe it is real. She has seen him change his ways a few times before. Those behavioral and attitude changes last for a while, sometimes for months, but then he always reverts back, sometimes slowly, other times suddenly, to his old controlling and manipulative ways. With all she’s been through with him over the past eleven years, she is not gonna believe another change until it has lasted a good long while.

    One of my prayers for X has been that someday he will be such a good, godly Christian man that we will hardly be able to believe what he used to be like.

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  8. Husband got bit by a dog this morning. Prayer that he would be wise in taking care of it and that infection would not be an issue. Thanks.

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  9. X was supposed to pick up The Boy over an hour ago, but we haven’t heard from him. I texted him a little while ago, but no response. With what we here were talking about yesterday – that his behavior with me yesterday was similar to how people contemplating suicide may behave – I am feeling a bit nervous about this.

    A few minutes ago I texted his mom to see if she’s heard anything. I so hope that this is only a matter of him sleeping late or something, because I would hate for his poor mom to lose him in such an awful way. You may remember that her sister committed suicide seven and a half years ago.

    From a totally selfish point of view, I was not expecting to have to childsit at all today, and really am not feeling up to it, especially with the four nights in a row of childsitting that start tomorrow. The Boy is being pretty obnoxious today, which is annoying me. (Not the kind of obnoxious from bad behavior, just the talking and/or making noises constantly kind of obnoxious.)

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  10. Yes, he was feeling very bad that his dad wasn’t here yet, and afraid he wouldn’t get to see him today. (Of course, he knows nothing about the other worry.)

    Good news . . .His mom just texted that he will be here in about half an hour. It will be about two hours late, but at least he is alive and on his way. Thank God!

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  11. Mumsee, if there is any chance of rabies being an issue, that needs to be attended to immediately, and, otherwise, lots of soap and water to thoroughly clean the wound. Dog saliva does not have a good effect on humans. Both my mother and youngest sibling were on different occasions bitten by dogs and the bites always seem to get at least mildly infected.

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