Prayer Requests 11-1-18

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

Anyone else?

Psalm 86

Hear me, Lord, and answer me,
    for I am poor and needy.
Guard my life, for I am faithful to you;
    save your servant who trusts in you.
   You are my God;  have mercy on me, Lord,
    for I call to you all day long.
Bring joy to your servant, Lord,
    for I put my trust in you.

You, Lord, are forgiving and good,
    abounding in love to all who call to you.
Hear my prayer, Lord;
    listen to my cry for mercy.
When I am in distress, I call to you,
    because you answer me.

Among the gods there is none like you, Lord;
    no deeds can compare with yours.
All the nations you have made
    will come and worship before you, Lord;
    they will bring glory to your name.
10 For you are great and do marvelous deeds;
    you alone are God.

11 Teach me your way, Lord,
    that I may rely on your faithfulness;
   give me an undivided heart,
    that I may fear your name.
12 I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart;
    I will glorify your name forever.
13 For great is your love toward me;
    you have delivered me from the depths,
    from the realm of the dead.

14 Arrogant foes are attacking me, O God;
    ruthless people are trying to kill me—
    they have no regard for you.
15 But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God,
    slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.
16 Turn to me and have mercy on me;
    show your strength in behalf of your servant;
   save me, because I serve you
    just as my mother did.
17 Give me a sign of your goodness,
    that my enemies may see it and be put to shame,
    for you, Lord, have helped me and comforted me.

8 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 11-1-18

  1. My dear friend Jo will be moved to a lovely assisted living place Saturday afternoon–after her relatives have returned to Texas.

    I leave the next day for a week.

    I’m concerned about her adjusting to a new place alone. She’s working with her walker, she gets her cat back, but it will be an unknown and the people she relies on the most aren’t available.

    I can’t get out of my conference, so please pray that Jo adapts well to a major, major change in her life. The last of her possessions will be carted away from her apartment today. She hasn’t seen her apartment since Elaine and I took her to the ER seven weeks ago.

    Lots of worries, but she’s in God’s hands.

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  2. I know how you feel, Michelle. Elvera has lost all ability to take care of herself. But she has me. And the only reason for me to be here is to take care of her.
    But if I were to die or become incapacitated, she would have no one to care for her.
    We (Linda and I) visited a home that would care for her for $5000/mo. They would provide for all of her physical needs.
    But there is no one there who loves her.

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  3. Chas, you exist for me too. I would be sad to log on to the blog and not see a post from you. I am sure many of us feel that way. I would bet that if something happened to you TSWITW would charm someone at the facility into loving her.

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  4. Thanks Kim.
    I tried to think of something cute to say.
    But I’m speechless.
    Only. In her condition now she won’t charm anyone.
    I just pray for stamina to finish the job.

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  5. Chas, my younger daughter works in an assisted living facility. On her first day she found they had put her in the memory-care unit (and that not many people want to work there)–she thrives there and loves the people in her care. May your Elvera never need such care, but know that some who work in such places do provide love and care. May you indeed have stamina to finish the job. But you have other family who can help, too.

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  6. We all pray for stamina for you, Chas. I never believed anyone would care for my children as well as I did. It is the same for a spouse. But others can care for them with love. I know many who care for the elderly; some in their own homes and others in assisted living or nursing homes. They become quite close to their clients and mourn when they pass.

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