Prayer Requests 6-23-18

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Psalm 119:105-112

נ Nun

105 Your word is a lamp for my feet,
    a light on my path.
106 I have taken an oath and confirmed it,
    that I will follow your righteous laws.
107 I have suffered much;
    preserve my life, Lord, according to your word.
108 Accept, Lord, the willing praise of my mouth,
    and teach me your laws.
109 Though I constantly take my life in my hands,
    I will not forget your law.
110 The wicked have set a snare for me,
    but I have not strayed from your precepts.
111 Your statutes are my heritage forever;
    they are the joy of my heart.
112 My heart is set on keeping your decrees
    to the very end.

4 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 6-23-18

  1. I want to request prayer for my best friend K. I’m concerned about her and don’t know if what’s happening is just menopausal brain fog, or stress, or something else.

    A few weeks ago, when I was requesting prayer for my mother-in-law, who lives with my brother-in-law, she asked me about where was my father-in-law and how was he?

    My FIL died two and a half years ago. She and I had prayed often for him during his ten months in the nursing home, and after he went on hospice care.

    When I answered, “He died a couple years ago,” she got a look on her face like she realized with embarrassment that she had known that, but forgot.

    I simply chalked it up to her being busy with a lot of things in her own life since my FIL had died. Last summer, for example, she had four major events with four of her children — two weddings and two graduations — the preparations for which consumed a lot of her thoughts at that time. She couldn’t be expected to remember what was going on in my family’s life when she had so much to be preoccupied with in her own.

    But now today, something else happened that was more alarming. Our church has called for a third pastor, and the first two who received the call returned it (which means they declined the call to come pastor at our church). So a few weeks ago, our church called another pastor.

    Today during prayers, our pastor who was preaching announced that the third person we called has now also returned the call.

    K was at the first service (8:00), but at our 9:30 Bible study, at the end, she prayed for the Spirit’s guidance for that most recent pastor that we’d called while he deliberates between the call to his present church and ours.

    She spoke as if he still hadn’t made a decision, but he had. I sat in somewhat-horrified silence that she seemed to have forgotten what had just been announced an hour before. She never walks out of the service, so I didn’t think she had temporarily left and missed the announcement.

    When the post-Bible study prayers were concluded, I didn’t want to say anything, but another lady in the study immediately told her that the pastor had declined the call. K’s face went ashen, and she had that same look on her face like I’d seen a few weeks before — like, how could I have forgotten that?

    There are two reasons that cause me concern that this might not be garden-variety forgetfulness, and I’m not sure they’re valid reasons, but I’d really appreciate if you’d pray for K anyway, with whatever might be going on.

    First, her mother has vascular dementia, and I worry that K may have inherited a tendency toward dementia, as well, and could be experiencing an early form of it. (She is 54.)

    The second is that K had a brain tumor in her twenties, and I’m not sure how that may have altered her brain, or if possibly she might have a new brain tumor developing that is affecting her cognitive abilities.

    Could you pray for this dear friend of mine? Thank you, all.

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