Prayer Requests 11-9-18

It’s Friday, so please remember to pray for Mumsee, Mike, and the Nestlings.

Anyone else?

Psalm 93

The Lord is a God who avenges.
    O God who avenges, shine forth.
Rise up, Judge of the earth;
    pay back to the proud what they deserve.
How long, Lord, will the wicked,
    how long will the wicked be jubilant?

They pour out arrogant words;
    all the evildoers are full of boasting.
They crush your people, Lord;
    they oppress your inheritance.
They slay the widow and the foreigner;
    they murder the fatherless.
They say, “The Lord does not see;
    the God of Jacob takes no notice.”

Take notice, you senseless ones among the people;
    you fools, when will you become wise?
Does he who fashioned the ear not hear?
    Does he who formed the eye not see?
10 Does he who disciplines nations not punish?
    Does he who teaches mankind lack knowledge?
11 The Lord knows all human plans;
    he knows that they are futile.

12 Blessed is the one you discipline, Lord,
    the one you teach from your law;
13 you grant them relief from days of trouble,
    till a pit is dug for the wicked.
14 For the Lord will not reject his people;
    he will never forsake his inheritance.
15 Judgment will again be founded on righteousness,
    and all the upright in heart will follow it.

16 Who will rise up for me against the wicked?
    Who will take a stand for me against evildoers?
17 Unless the Lord had given me help,
    I would soon have dwelt in the silence of death.
18 When I said, “My foot is slipping,”
    your unfailing love, Lord, supported me.
19 When anxiety was great within me,
    your consolation brought me joy.

20 Can a corrupt throne be allied with you—
    a throne that brings on misery by its decrees?
21 The wicked band together against the righteous
    and condemn the innocent to death.
22 But the Lord has become my fortress,
    and my God the rock in whom I take refuge.
23 He will repay them for their sins
    and destroy them for their wickedness;
    the Lord our God will destroy them.

4 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 11-9-18

  1. Step mother in law is out of the hospital and home. They found a spot on her brain and will look at it again in three months. Still has a headache but not so bad as it was.

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  2. I’d like to request prayer for the president of our local independent music teachers group. She (M) has certainly been under a lot of stress this year — her mother died unexpectedly this past spring, and her dad, who is 91, is in failing health — but she always seems so upbeat, like she takes everything in stride. (She is also the one whose twin grandchildren were born four- and two-months prematurely two years ago, and even that and their touch-and-go status for a while, especially with the more premature of the two, didn’t seem to phase her a bit.)

    I sense there’s something going on under the tough exterior, though, and it’s affecting her functioning as our leader. She doesn’t come prepared anymore — there’s no more meeting agenda typed up for us, meetings wander, directionless; with the business items she or others do bring up, she’ll sometimes say that she’ll contact such-and-such a person to get whatever arranged, but a month later, at the next meeting, she’ll apologize that she didn’t follow through.

    Today it was 15 minutes past the meeting start-time, and she still wasn’t there. Overnight snow and ice made some roads very slippery, and we were concerned that she may have gotten in an accident. (Just about all of the six of us in attendance, coming from various directions, had seen cars off the road on the way there.) So one member phoned her right then to see if she was OK.

    She was at home, and had forgotten about the meeting. (She’d just sent out a meeting reminder five days ago.)

    Whatever is behind all of this (forgetfulness from stress? her heart not being in it regarding this leadership role? too much going on? grieving, or trying to push away grief?), I think she could use prayers.

    Prayers welcome, also, for those of us still attending meetings — half of our small group of “regulars” have stopped coming — for wisdom on how to lend practical and other needed support to our president during this “year” (September-May).

    Thanks.

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