Prayer Requests 8-9-18

It’s Thursday, so don’t forget to pray for Jo, her students, and the people of PNG.

Anyone else?

Psalm 2

Why do the nations conspire
    and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth rise up
    and the rulers band together
    against the Lord and against his anointed, saying,
“Let us break their chains
    and throw off their shackles.”

The One enthroned in heaven laughs;
    the Lord scoffs at them.
He rebukes them in his anger
    and terrifies them in his wrath, saying,
“I have installed my king
    on Zion, my holy mountain.”

I will proclaim the Lord’s decree:

  He said to me, “You are my son;
    today I have become your father.
Ask me,
    and I will make the nations your inheritance,
    the ends of the earth your possession. 
You will break them with a rod of iron;
    you will dash them to pieces like pottery.”

10 Therefore, you kings, be wise;
    be warned, you rulers of the earth.
11 Serve the Lord with fear
    and celebrate his rule with trembling.
12 Kiss his son, or he will be angry
    and your way will lead to your destruction,
   for his wrath can flare up in a moment.
    Blessed are all who take refuge in him.

10 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 8-9-18

  1. A prayer request and a praise. . .

    Prayer request: Please pray that my right leg, above and below my knee (particularly in the back), will heal fairly quickly. For a few days, I had noticed a little soreness whenever I had to kneel or bend down, but last evening, coming down the stairs from upstairs, I felt “something” happen as I stepped on the next step below (good thing I was holding on to the rail), and the soreness became much worse. It mostly hurts when I have to bend over for anything, but also some while walking. So I will not be going up and down stairs until this feels much better, which curtails some of what I have to do. (For instance, today is laundry day, but my machines are in the basement.)

    Praise: My friend Renee shared this message that Fabi sent her, and she credits our prayers.

    “I think you might have saved my life…when you told me about the prayers of the different people I felt being touched by something good. Maybe God, maybe destiny. who knows…definitely something good though. Something that wants to hold me here, that wants to make sense again. Thank you, my dear beautiful mind. Bye bye, read you soon!”

    Continuing to pray for his salvation.

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  2. Mumsee – First off, please know that I don’t say this to discourage you away from more adopting or any other kind of ministry.. . .But if you choose to “retire” to be more a part of your older daughter’s and grandchildren’s lives, while of course, still being involved with all your other children in one degree or another, then you will still be doing God’s work. It would be “retiring” in the eyes of the world, but not necessarily in God’s eyes.

    Remember our dearly departed VS? She was once told by someone at her church that she was wasting her time taking care of her grandchildren so much, that she should be involved in an actual “ministry”. But VS knew that her care of, and time with, her grandchildren was indeed actual ministry. And it turned out that her time with them was short, so I’m sure she had no regrets on her deathbed.

    And then there’s me. I “don’t do anything” in my life, but I am convinced that my “just being here,” taking care of The Boy and helping his mama in various ways, is God’s will for me.

    But again, I don’t say this to say that that is what you should do, just that if you choose to, you will not be shirking responsibility. Praying for clear direction and wisdom for you and Mike. God bless!

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  3. We have actually thought of that. The house next to daughter is coming available and we are talking with the owner in a possible purchase. But we don’t really think our grandchildren are in much need of us. They all have wonderful parents and wonderful other grandparents living close. Most of them, we have not ever seen or have not seen in the past five years.

    God has provided this wonderful place and we have seen amazing growth in many children here. Does He want us to continue? Does He have a buyer lined up? To do it, we would have to go to the doctor, something I have not done in years. Not since the last adoption seven years ago. And we would have to go learn to be parents, when we don’t have babysitters and it would be in Boise where we would have even fewer babysitters.

    You are correct that God’s view of ministry does not line up with the world’s.

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  4. Karen. Have the leg checked out.
    You all know that Elvera “fell and broke her leg on April 6” I was watching her when she fell. She didn’t stumble, she didn’t slip, she just fell. I think she broke her leg and fell.
    Check it out.

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  5. Thank you, Chas, but I really think this is more akin to a pulled or strained muscle than anything more serious. I can walk on it pretty well. It’s just very sensitive to being bent.

    Nightingale suggested I use a knee brace that Hubby had, the kind with hinges. Since I am prone to tendinitis, I also have a prescription for an anti-inflammatory that I am taking.

    But if it gets worse, or does not seem to be getting better after a while, I will go to the doctor. Nightingale will make sure of that. 😉

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  6. Mumsee – To add to the thought that the world doesn’t see ministry the way God does, I would add that even many in the church don’t. They see being a part of an established ministry in the church as ministering, but don’t recognize the importance of the kind of ministry that many people do in the course of their daily lives – like VS and her grandchildren, you and your children, or NancyJill and her getting-together-with-needy-friends.

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  7. Kizzie, wrap your knee with an ace wrap and elevate as much as possible,. Any orthopedic injury should follow the RICE protocol: rest, ice, compression, elevation.

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