Prayer Requests 9-6-18

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

Anyone else?

Psalm 27

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
    whom shall I fear?
   The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
    of whom shall I be afraid?

When the wicked advance against me
    to devour me,
   it is my enemies and my foes
    who will stumble and fall.
Though an army besiege me,
    my heart will not fear;
   though war break out against me,
    even then I will be confident.

One thing I ask from the Lord,
    this only do I seek:
   that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
    all the days of my life,
   to gaze on the beauty of the Lord
    and to seek him in his temple.
For in the day of trouble
    he will keep me safe in his dwelling;
   he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent
    and set me high upon a rock.

Then my head will be exalted
    above the enemies who surround me;
   at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy;
    I will sing and make music to the Lord.

Hear my voice when I call, Lord;
    be merciful to me and answer me.
My heart says of you, “Seek his face!”
    Your face, Lord, I will seek.
Do not hide your face from me,
    do not turn your servant away in anger;
    you have been my helper.
   Do not reject me or forsake me,
    God my Savior.
10 Though my father and mother forsake me,
    the Lord will receive me.
11 Teach me your way, Lord;
    lead me in a straight path
    because of my oppressors.
12 Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes,
    for false witnesses rise up against me,
    spouting malicious accusations.

13 I remain confident of this:
    I will see the goodness of the Lord
    in the land of the living.
14 Wait for the Lord;
    be strong and take heart
    and wait for the Lord.

17 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 9-6-18

  1. There is a lot of pain around a family situation I know of. The details aren’t important but I would like to ask for there to be understanding, healing, and grace in the situation. One person has acted selfishly and is hurting others.

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  2. I’m back.

    After the craziness of yesterday, I got 90 minutes of rest when the phone rang. My dear Jo, 100 years old, ended up in the ER in a visit orchestrated by a woman in our Bible study with me as back up. I got home from the hospital at 11:30 after begging to be allowed to leave.

    Jo’s mind is as clever and fun as ever. “Everything in my body went downhill as soon as I celebrated my 100th birthday.”

    She has not been in a hospital in 40 years. But, she has a serious infection in her hand and a host of other issues under doctor care which are basically her body shutting down.

    She made sure the buff EMTs and paramedics who attended her at home (we could not move her ourselves. She’s on the second floor and really can’t walk anymore), knew she was former CIA.

    The end result is she is receiving IV antibiotics and others meds. There were no beds locally, so she’s been shipped 20 miles away. My cohort–a saintly retired nurse who manages Jo’s care and drives her around–has another task today helping an ailing widow in the church and has to be out of town.

    I’ve got cat duty and now need to drive to see Jo on top of a schedule that already makes me weep.

    The most important prayer request is that God’s will be done. Jo can no longer live alone. What that looks like will be decided by others, but they all seem to think I hold some sort of authority as her 38 years younger Bible study teacher,

    I’m claiming the Lord’s strength because I’m feeling really weak.


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  3. I have a praise connected with DJ’s 10:58. My husband suggested we take a photo of the knee and e-mail it to the dermatology office, thinking that if they saw it’s not just some silly little scrape, they might very well find a way to get me in sooner than late November. I didn’t even think to include my phone number, but the medical system here is interconnected, and I don’t think it had been five minutes since I hit “send” that I got a phone call offering me an appointment (with a doctor, not a nurse practitioner) a week from Monday. An appointment in 11 days is “warp speed” in dermatology.

    Now, I will still need to undergo whatever treatment they come up with, and in the meantime need to keep up with the protocol of cleaning it and applying fresh aloe. But having an appointment with a doctor, being taken seriously, is big.

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  4. Cheryl – I was just talking to Nightingale, who has a special interest in wound care, about your knee. She suggested keeping it covered, and also making sure you are getting enough – even extra – protein. She said you might consider having a protein shake in place of another kind of snack, along with the other proteins you may eat.


  5. Well, good news / bad news, I guess. The dermatology office called back and they will take me tomorrow. That must mean they think it’s serious, but since I already believe that it is potentially quite serious, their taking it seriously seems to be really an answer to prayer. And much less time I have to wait and wonder.

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  6. Michelle – I feel for you. Lifting you up.

    Update on my shoulder/arm – It is considerably better than it was on Monday, but still pretty bad, which shows how very bad it was on Monday. Getting ready for the day every morning is a challenge.

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  7. Kizzie, we’ve gotten mixed messages about keeping it covered, but just last night a friend told me that in a somewhat similar situation her doctor told her to eat lots of protein, so since she said that I’ve been trying to (and wondering why didn’t anyone say this six or eight weeks ago?! I eat less protein in summer, because I’m eating more fruits and veggies then!).

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  8. DJ, that’s what my husband suggested (a cancellation). He thought maybe a doctor was there when the lady opened the e-mail with the photo, and the doctor saw the picture and said, “I can take her in that spot we were keeping open for emergencies. If anything opens up sooner, put her there.”

    Now we hope and pray that the treatment will be effective (and not multiple tries at stuff), not too expensive . . . and I’m hoping for “not too painful,” too.

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