Prayer Requests 8-20-18

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Psalm 12

Help, Lord, for no one is faithful anymore;
    those who are loyal have vanished from the human race.
Everyone lies to their neighbor;
    they flatter with their lips
    but harbor deception in their hearts.

May the Lord silence all flattering lips
    and every boastful tongue—
those who say,
    “By our tongues we will prevail;
    our own lips will defend us—who is lord over us?”

“Because the poor are plundered and the needy groan,
    I will now arise,” says the Lord.
    “I will protect them from those who malign them.”
And the words of the Lord are flawless,
    like silver purified in a crucible,
    like gold refined seven times.

You, Lord, will keep the needy safe
    and will protect us forever from the wicked,
who freely strut about
    when what is vile is honored by the human race.

21 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 8-20-18

  1. Yesterday, as I was heading home from work, around midnight, I got a call from my aunt’s boyfriend. He said they had been in a wreck, and that she had died. He was in the hospital, and needed me to come get him. There are many bad family dynamics in play here. Please pray that I would be a reflection of Christ, as I make arrangements for her and deal with him.

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  2. A 38 year-old in perfect health niece suffered a stroke on Friday. Her parents happened to be camping 5 hours a way and have spent the weekend helping her and bringing her home from the hospital.

    She seems to have recovered but docs are bewildered as to why. She’s going back to work tomorrow, apparently, but please pray the reasons become obvious. Family is very shaken up. No spouse, she lives alone.

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  3. I have a friend who had a mild stroke when she was 24.

    I would appreciate prayers this morning around 10 central. I will be discussing my contract and finding out what that will mean. As all of you know, I have had the rug pulled from underneath me multiple times, so while I spent the night praying, my stomach is still in knots.
    It will either be fine or it won’t. There is nothing I can do to change the outcome.

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  4. Nightingale and The Boy will be leaving tomorrow for a few days of camping, coming back sometime Friday afternoon. They are taking Janie with them. Yay!

    I really need this break for some peace and quiet, and not having to take care of Janie, which I usually still have to do when they go away for a few days. I am so looking forward to this time alone, just me and Heidi (and Rudy and Angel, too, of course).

    I’ve been doing a lot of childsitting this summer, and before school begins again on the 30th, I still have a four-day push of childsitting coming up starting on Saturday, beginning with an all-day double shift. Please pray that I will truly feel relaxed, and get the rest I need – physically, emotionally, and mentally – during this break, and that the thought of the upcoming push of childsitting will not weigh heavily on me. Thank you.

    (It was on August 31 that Hubby went into the hospital, so as this August wanes, that is heavily on my mind and heart, causing the grief to ramp up again.)

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  5. Michelle, I’m a little surprised they sent your niece home so quickly. I had a mild stroke at 42. I recovered most of my faculties pretty fast and could probably have gone home the next day, but they kept me a few extra days for testing to try to find the cause. Unfortunately, since I went in on a Saturday, testing didn’t even begin until Monday, and it wasn’t until Wednesday that we had the answer.

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  6. I’m getting the new second hand, Kevin. She went in Friday morning, came home Sunday morning. I think they’re running tests today and she’s back to work tomorrow. They found a brain infarct and are examining her heart to figure out where the clot came from. Thin, daily swimmer, no health issues; peculiar incident for sure.

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  7. Cheryl – They are indeed the latter.

    Angel was the kitten found in a box on my neighbor’s front porch with a note asking her to find a home for her. (My neighbor has done some rehabilitating of injured animals, although Angel was not injured.)

    Rudy is officially Chickadee’s cat, but is very much my cat anyway (he often likes to sleep on top of me at night), and I have called him The Little Kitty with the Big Personality. Interestingly, Rudy grew a little more after he was already over two years old.

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  8. Glad to hear they are testing for the cause so promptly, Michelle. I think they probably could have discharged me sooner and scheduled outpatient testing, but they might have been afraid that if they didn’t get to the bottom of it right away it might happen again.

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  9. Fourth Arrow has a job interview on Wednesday. She’s applied for several jobs this summer, but only got one interview, and was declined for hire. Will you pray that this one will come through for her? (If it’s God’s will, of course, which, in that case it will…but you know what I mean.)


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  10. Speaking of jobs, I know my best friend would appreciate prayers for her daughter who starts a new teaching job this week — in the inner city of a major Midwestern city. Prayers for both the daughter and my friend’s mother-heart would certainly be welcome. Thank you.

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  11. Why do cats sleep on top of people? It’s so weird (not to mention it makes turning over rather complicated).

    I grew up with cats but hadn’t lived with one in a long time. So when I got Annie I was really taken by surprise by some of those habits — either I didn’t remember them or the cats we had when I was growing up just didn’t do some of that, I can’t remember.

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