Prayer Requests 8-25-18

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Psalm 17

Hear me, Lord, my plea is just;
    listen to my cry.
   Hear my prayer—
    it does not rise from deceitful lips.
Let my vindication come from you;
    may your eyes see what is right.

Though you probe my heart,
    though you examine me at night and test me,
   you will find that I have planned no evil;
    my mouth has not transgressed.
Though people tried to bribe me,
    I have kept myself from the ways of the violent
    through what your lips have commanded.
My steps have held to your paths;
    my feet have not stumbled.

I call on you, my God, for you will answer me;
    turn your ear to me and hear my prayer.
Show me the wonders of your great love,
    you who save by your right hand
    those who take refuge in you from their foes.
Keep me as the apple of your eye;
    hide me in the shadow of your wings
from the wicked who are out to destroy me,
    from my mortal enemies who surround me.

10 They close up their callous hearts,
    and their mouths speak with arrogance.
11 They have tracked me down, they now surround me,
    with eyes alert, to throw me to the ground.
12 They are like a lion hungry for prey,
    like a fierce lion crouching in cover.

13 Rise up, Lord, confront them, bring them down;
    with your sword rescue me from the wicked.
14 By your hand save me from such people, Lord,
    from those of this world whose reward is in this life.
   May what you have stored up for the wicked fill their bellies;
    may their children gorge themselves on it,
    and may there be leftovers for their little ones.

15 As for me, I will be vindicated and will see your face;
    when I awake, I will be satisfied with seeing your likeness.

15 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 8-25-18

  1. My father-in-law passed away on Wednesday at the ripe old age of 87.
    Hubby, Son, and I had planned to take the girls to Dutch Wonderland one more time that night after work because we have season passes and school starts next week. However, due to heavy rainfall the night before, Dutch Wonderland was flooded and forced to close that day (something that’s never happened as long as I can remember). So instead, Hubby and Son decided to go visit Pop Pop. They got there around 4:00 and Hubby’s two sisters were also there. He was sleeping (or semi-conscious) and peacefully, simply stopped breathing at 4:45, surrounded by four of the people he dearly loved. He was an awesome Dad and Pop Pop. They lived only minutes from us before we moved and were very, very much involved in our lives as the boys were growing up. When Hubby and I got married, right after the ceremony, he hugged me and said, “Just another daughter” and so I was.

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  2. So sorry for your great loss, Linda.

    My mom died in her own home, with her two children, our spouses, and all three granddaughters hanging around. We knew her time was short, but didn’t realize she would die that afternoon while we were all there.

    (It was right as Nightingale accidentally slammed the dishwasher door shut that we realized Mom had drawn her last breath. Niece joked, “Good one, [Nightingale]. You killed Gramma!” We all laughed. Mom would have, too, if she could.)

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  3. Please pray for salvation for The Boy’s other grandparents (Matt and Michelle). Matt is an atheist, with the tattoo to prove it. Michelle has sort of a squishy idea of being spiritual.

    I should also mention his other other grandparents – Eugene and Susan. Eugene is X’s father, but has rarely seen The Boy (and now he and his wife live in the midwest somewhere). I don’t think Susan being any relation to The Boy at all, as she seemed to not want to be involved with Eugene’s children at all. (But Michelle’s husband Matt is every inch The Boy’s “real Grampa”.)

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  4. Keep BG in your prayers please. She is starting to mature a little. Real life is starting to smooth some of her edges. I want to help but I don’t want to enable. I did take her to Wal Mart today. I helped her buy food she can cook “at home” and some toiletries. Toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, soap. We discussed school again today. Mr. P even joined the conversation.

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  5. Nineteen year old took seventeen along today, to Lewiston so the boy could buy some school supplies and older could replace the television he broke when he did not set it down and moved the trailer. We refused to take seventeen school shopping. He stood us up last year and he never uses the supplies we get him, though he always has many pencils and pens and such from other students and teachers Nineteen bought himself some cologne so seventeen wanted to as well. Nineteen told him no, he needed to buy his supplies. Seventeen was annoyed but oh well, He bought some needed clothes. Nineteen asked if he might need some pencils and papers and notebooks and such. Nope, he will get them in the grocery store later. Yeah.

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  6. Why did I put that on the prayer thread? Oh yes, discussing the maturing process. Long and slow for many, short and simple for some. But it always takes some trial and error.

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  7. Just got word a friend’s ex killed himself. (They met at college, and he was in my graduating class; I knew him, though not super well, but he was a close friend of my best friend’s husband.) He left her several years ago, leaving her to raise their four children alone. I haven’t had much contact with her in recent years, and don’t know how much they have had contact with him. The children are now teens and twenties.

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  8. Very sad, Cheryl.

    Linda, condolences on the passing of your father-in-law.

    I would like to request prayer for a young man in our church, and his family. C is probably about 17 years old (confirmed in the same class as my 4th Arrow), and needed emergency surgery this week — colon cancer. His mother is a breast cancer survivor, and there have been many cancer deaths at young ages in her extended family. Please pray for healing for C, and for hope for the whole family as they face this devastating disease again. They are strong Christians.

    Thank you.

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  9. Please also pray for safety for 2nd Arrow. She works in an area that has been hit with extreme flooding this week, and more rain is expected today. Her workplace is in a vulnerable area — on an isthmus between two lakes, where waters have risen precipitously. There is also a river that flows through the isthmus that is expected to rise another three to six inches.

    Will you ask God to end the rain there? Thanks for praying.

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  10. I asked my friend how much contact she and/or the children had recently with the ex-husband, and she said their son had weekly time with him. Their son will be 14 in November, and is the youngest and the only boy in the family. The father who just killed himself was abandoned by his own father as a boy, and his mother has been extremely supportive of her daughter-in-law (my friend) since her son left the family. But I can’t imagine either woman feels all that positively about men, and it’s an awfully vulnerable age for that boy. Prayers for him (Joe) would be particularly timely. Thanks.

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