Prayer Requests 9-13-18

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

Anyone else?

Psalm 33

Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous;
    it is fitting for the upright to praise him.
Praise the Lord with the harp;
    make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre.
Sing to him a new song;
    play skillfully, and shout for joy.

For the word of the Lord is right and true;
    he is faithful in all he does.
The Lord loves righteousness and justice;
    the earth is full of his unfailing love.

By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,
    their starry host by the breath of his mouth.
He gathers the waters of the sea into jars;
    he puts the deep into storehouses.
Let all the earth fear the Lord;
    let all the people of the world revere him.
For he spoke, and it came to be;
    he commanded, and it stood firm.

10 The Lord foils the plans of the nations;
    he thwarts the purposes of the peoples.
11 But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever,
    the purposes of his heart through all generations.

12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
    the people he chose for his inheritance.
13 From heaven the Lord looks down
    and sees all mankind;
14 from his dwelling place he watches
    all who live on earth—
15 he who forms the hearts of all,
    who considers everything they do.

16 No king is saved by the size of his army;
    no warrior escapes by his great strength.
17 A horse is a vain hope for deliverance;
    despite all its great strength it cannot save.
18 But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him,
    on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,
19 to deliver them from death
    and keep them alive in famine.

20 We wait in hope for the Lord;
    he is our help and our shield.
21 In him our hearts rejoice,
    for we trust in his holy name.
22 May your unfailing love be with us, Lord,
    even as we put our hope in you.

7 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 9-13-18

  1. Our church has been doing eyeglass clinics in Nicaragua for 12 years. They had to cancel this year because of political events in the country. We currently have several Nicaraguans in the US needing political asylum. It’s hard to imagine what life would be like in a country where you are targeted by the police, but that’s what’s happened.

    One family, in particular, sent their teenage sons out of the country a couple months ago. The boys are 16 and 19. The 19-year-old is/was a university student who participated in a peaceful demonstration in April.

    Last week the police stormed the house, kicked his father silly, tied him up and then searched for the boy. They went next door to the grandmother’s house and did the same. The young man had been spotted in the demonstration using surveillance cameras and they wanted to arrest him.

    Ask yourself how you would react if that happened to you and one of your children.

    The boys are in the US on a visitor visa. To apply for political asylum will cost at least $8K–money the family doesn’t have, especially now that all business has dried up.

    The 19-year-old, whose grandfather was a Sandinista who came to Christ at the end of his life, wants to go back and join his friends.

    Please pray for this family and for Nicaragua. Thank you.

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  2. Michelle, why does it cost thousands to apply for political asylum? It seems to me they might look at other options than whoever quoted that price?


  3. The charge is for the lawyer handling the asylum case, at least that’s what I’ve been told.

    Crazy, isn’t it? Who could have that kind of money if they’re seeking asylum?

    On another note, a friend got married a couple years ago and even though she bought a house with her now-husband maybe 10 years ago, they’re still trying to get him a green card, working through the process and paying who knows how much money to their hard-working lawyer?

    No wonder so many people come as illegal–it’s just too hard to do it the right way.

    Meanwhile, our newspaper reported today there are more people living in the US who were born outside of the country than there has been since 1910.

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