Prayer Requests 9-27-18

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

Anyone else?

Psalm 49

Hear this, all you peoples;
    listen, all who live in this world,
both low and high,
    rich and poor alike:
My mouth will speak words of wisdom;
    the meditation of my heart will give you understanding.
I will turn my ear to a proverb;
    with the harp I will expound my riddle:

Why should I fear when evil days come,
    when wicked deceivers surround me—
those who trust in their wealth
    and boast of their great riches?
No one can redeem the life of another
    or give to God a ransom for them—
the ransom for a life is costly,
    no payment is ever enough—
so that they should live on forever
    and not see decay.
10 For all can see that the wise die,
    that the foolish and the senseless also perish,
    leaving their wealth to others.
11 Their tombs will remain their houses forever,
    their dwellings for endless generations,
    though they had named lands after themselves.

12 People, despite their wealth, do not endure;
    they are like the beasts that perish.

13 This is the fate of those who trust in themselves,
    and of their followers, who approve their sayings.
14 They are like sheep and are destined to die;
    death will be their shepherd
    (but the upright will prevail over them in the morning).
   Their forms will decay in the grave,
    far from their princely mansions.
15 But God will redeem me from the realm of the dead;
    he will surely take me to himself.
16 Do not be overawed when others grow rich,
    when the splendor of their houses increases;
17 for they will take nothing with them when they die,
    their splendor will not descend with them.
18 Though while they live they count themselves blessed—
    and people praise you when you prosper—
19 they will join those who have gone before them,
    who will never again see the light of life.

20 People who have wealth but lack understanding
    are like the beasts that perish.

7 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 9-27-18

  1. Would you please pray for me. I am overwhelmed with work, school, and family obligations. I finally have all my classes up to an A, I think, but having time to read and study is challenging, much less do homework. I have been snappy with my family, and it looks like I will have to get a second job in November.

    Liked by 7 people

  2. Praying for you rkessler
    Please pray for me as four of us are going to Goroka on a one day trip tomorrow. We are flying and it is only a fifteen minute flight, but cities in PNG are not necessarily safe.

    Liked by 6 people

  3. My friend Jenn, the lady with all the serious health issues, is excited about going to the Big E (Eastern States Exposition) tomorrow with her family. The Big E is a large “state fair” for the New England states that is held each year up in Massachusetts, not too far from us. At first, her husband said she shouldn’t go because she has been too sick and weak lately, but he changed his mind and is taking a half day off tomorrow to take her up there.

    She will be in her wheelchair so she won’t get to do much. (For instance, she can’t eat any of the delicious foods as she can only consume liquids.) But she said that seeing her grandchildren enjoying the kiddie rides, and the rest of the family enjoying the various exhibits and whatnot, will be sweet enough for her.

    Please pray that she will be up to it. There have been plenty of things she has missed because something in her body acted up.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Got an e-mail that a lady in our northern church, following a knee replacement, has blood clots in both lungs.

    This little church, attendance of 60 or fewer on Sunday morning, has buried four people in the last four years, one of them just two or three weeks ago–all of them wives. One was technically not still a member, but the wife of the pastor who had just retired a couple years before. Really, they don’t need to lose another member, another woman, and leave yet another widower! (None of those first three widowers are still there. One, the retired pastor, had already left. One turned around and got married and moved maybe three months after his wife died. And one, in his 90s, moved to be closer to his sons.)

    So if you could pray for D, her husband, and that little church where I attended almost seven years, my husband more than ten years, and my girls and older daughter’s family still are members, please.

    Liked by 3 people

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.