Prayer Requests 10-4-18

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

Anyone else?

Psalm 57

Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me,
    for in you I take refuge.
   I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings
    until the disaster has passed.

I cry out to God Most High,
    to God, who vindicates me.
He sends from heaven and saves me,
    rebuking those who hotly pursue me—
    God sends forth his love and his faithfulness.

I am in the midst of lions;
    I am forced to dwell among ravenous beasts—
   men whose teeth are spears and arrows,
    whose tongues are sharp swords.

Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
    let your glory be over all the earth.

They spread a net for my feet—
    I was bowed down in distress.
   They dug a pit in my path—
    but they have fallen into it themselves.

My heart, O God, is steadfast,
    my heart is steadfast;
    I will sing and make music.
Awake, my soul!
    Awake, harp and lyre!
    I will awaken the dawn.

I will praise you, Lord, among the nations;
    I will sing of you among the peoples.
10 For great is your love, reaching to the heavens;
    your faithfulness reaches to the skies.

11 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
    let your glory be over all the earth.

4 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 10-4-18

  1. Official statement:
    There has been fighting between two villages in Aiyura valley where SIL PNG’s headquarters is located, but approximately 2 kilometers away.
    Proactive security measures have been taken to closely monitor traffic through centre and minimize the number of staff traveling through the valley.
    The Royal PNG Constabulary (police) have sent a team of officers to restore law and order, and attempt to enable a peace agreement.
    Several of SIL staff’s friends or paid staff’s loved ones have been impacted by this fighting – and we are concerned for their well-being.
    Although the unrest is not targeted at SIL, please join us in prayer that God would bring about peace for His glory.

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  2. Kizzie, I am just getting back to the blog, so will comment on your question from yesterday. I am not in much of a position to ‘share the gospel’ with my brother at the moment. I have had him screaming in my face before, but mostly he just has a real sarcasm for any religious people or organizations. He believes every church around him (and they are various denominations) are all out only to get his money. He actually attended seminary for a year when he was younger. I say what I can. Right now our contact is minimal as it has been throughout our adult years.

    I am reminded that Jesus said a prophet is not respected in his home town. OTOH, sometimes it is those closest to us that can see a change in our lives. I think we often have no idea how God uses any of us. We just live out what we really believe. I am often surprised at what has struck someone else to change their life and bring them to the Lord. It is often what I might have expected.

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  3. I loved DJ’s comment on yesterday’s Prayer Thread and agree with it completely. I was discussing “evangelism” with our Pastor a few weeks ago and he said that beyond being willing to share the gospel when appropriate, it is being a good neighbor.

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  4. Kathaleena – My brother is eight years older than I am, and has never wanted much to do with me. We had some brief contact last year after Hubby died, but except for me wishing him a happy birthday in an email, and him replying “Thank you,” we’ve had no other contact. SIL and I do occasionally exchange emails, but not often.

    Their family has been resistant, even hostile to the gospel. SIL used to give little “digs” at “religion” when we’d all be together as a family, which I would ignore. (“Ignore” as in not let it bait me, not in a rude way.)

    As Kim mentioned last night, I am praying for God to send someone (or more than one someone) to each of them who will have credibility in their lives, and give those someones the right words.

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