Prayer Requests 12-17-18

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Psalm 119:129-144

פ Pe

129 Your statutes are wonderful;
    therefore I obey them.
130 The unfolding of your words gives light;
    it gives understanding to the simple.
131 I open my mouth and pant,
    longing for your commands.
132 Turn to me and have mercy on me,
    as you always do to those who love your name.
133 Direct my footsteps according to your word;
    let no sin rule over me.
134 Redeem me from human oppression,
    that I may obey your precepts.
135 Make your face shine on your servant
    and teach me your decrees.
136 Streams of tears flow from my eyes,
    for your law is not obeyed.

צ Tsadhe

137 You are righteous, Lord,
    and your laws are right.
138 The statutes you have laid down are righteous;
    they are fully trustworthy.
139 My zeal wears me out,
    for my enemies ignore your words.
140 Your promises have been thoroughly tested,
    and your servant loves them.
141 Though I am lowly and despised,
    I do not forget your precepts.
142 Your righteousness is everlasting
    and your law is true.
143 Trouble and distress have come upon me,
    but your commands give me delight.
144 Your statutes are always righteous;
    give me understanding that I may live.

17 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 12-17-18

  1. Husband is in Boise for his infusion this morning. The last for the next six month. May he have opportunity to share Christ and make good use of it.

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  2. Please pray for a lady named Sarah, whom I “met” on the post of a mutual Facebook friend. She wrote that due to some spiritual abuse she has suffered, she “can’t find a place within Christianity to *both* escape the abuse *and* hold to Christian principles.” She says she is very skeptical now.

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  3. Also, please pray for little Landon, who just turned one year old. (He is the grandson of my friend Jenn, and he was born at only 26 weeks.) He is having emergency brain surgery today, as it looks like the shunt in his brain from a previous surgery may be malfunctioning. He has been very sick for a while, and this morning seemed “lifeless”, was throwing up, and his heart rate dropped.

    And please pray for salvation for his parents, Chris and Brianna. (Brianna is currently pregnant with their second child.) Thank you.

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  4. Karen 10:58 , I don’t know what this “spiritual abuse” might be, but it is contrary to Christian principles.
    Another issues is discussed here, but the truth still applies: Gal. 5:1″Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ has mate us free”.
    She can’t go wrong by doing the next right thing.

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  5. Thank you for continuing to pray for Art. It is a better situation than I expected so far. Prayers hold us up!❤

    So thankful for how well the infusions work for Mike. God bless y’all in all you do for those needy young ones despite laws that hinder.

    Prayers for those you mentioned, Kizzie.

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  6. Just found out a dear friend from Chicago died a few days ago (the friends who told me just found out themselves). This is a lady I’ve introduced as my Chicago mama. A couple of summers ago I got over for a visit (a night or two in her house), and the lady who contacted me this evening came over for a few hours, and a man from our church cooked dinner for the three of us so we could visit uninterrupted.

    This is the third Chicago friend I’ve lost this year. Two were elderly women (one in her 90s, this friend 70); one was about my age, the ex-husband of a friend/college roommate, who died by suicide this summer. I knew she was having health issues, and honestly didn’t expect her to survive. But I lived in Chicago for 14 years and she was the dearest of the people I knew there. She even lived next door to me for a year or so, and then a couple blocks away for another six or seven years (and still lived there, so that is where I visited her when I went over for two or three days). She was out of town the weekend my husband (then my fiance) drove me over to my Chicago church so he could be there with me and stay afterward for a reception that allowed him to meet my friends), so he never met her. (Through an unfortunate set of circumstances she wasn’t able to come to my wedding or Indiana reception, and I feel particularly bad that she couldn’t come to the reception. She called me asking for the address of it, but she called my Tennessee phone and I didn’t check that voice mail until it was too late. A month after our wedding–when the reception was long since over–her wedding invitation and reception invitation were returned to me, though the envelope had the right address. She wanted to come to our wedding, but wasn’t driving at that point in her life–she lost a leg to diabetes not long after–and she couldn’t find anyone else to come to the wedding and drive her. She checked into Greyhound and decided that would be too taxing physically, and I forget why flying wouldn’t work. So she decided to come to the reception, and then that didn’t work for reasons beyond her control, and I felt sick about that.)

    She had a hard life in a lot of ways, and her suffering is now over. But she was dear to me and to many, many others. She had gone to my Chicago church for decades–all my life, I think. Her children and many of her grandchildren grew up in the church (three of her daughters and a bunch of her grandkids were there when I was there). I don’t know when the funeral is, or whether it has already happened. Realistically I cannot go anyway, but I wish I could.

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  7. I’m sorry for the loss of your dear friend, Cheryl. (And the other Chicago friends you lost this year. So difficult with multiple losses of loved ones in a short time frame, and a year’s time is short.)

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  8. Follow-up to this that I posted on December 9th:

    Prayer for a dear lady, B, in our church as her battle with terminal cancer draws to a close. Treatments weren’t working anymore, and she stopped them a few months ago. A friend who visited her this week (B had requested her friend come over to play her piano for her) reported that B’s homegoing to the Lord appears near at hand now.

    Pray for B’s husband, G, who also has a sister with cancer.

    Pray for B & G’s three adult children and the grandchildren, whom B was helping with homeschooling after her retirement a couple of years ago.

    B went home to the Lord yesterday. Her family appreciates all prayers. Thank you.

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  9. The friend who just died had lost one of her daughters to cancer fairly recently. Memory says it was last fall, maybe October, but you know how memory works. If I’m right about the timing, that makes four people in 14 or 15 months. I knew the daughter fairly well; she went to our church too, I taught at least one of her children (I think I taught two of them, but the grandkids kind of run together in my mind), and she was often over at her mother’s house and I was there fairly often myself.

    In fact, on my last visit to see my friend, before this daughter got cancer, my friend was talking on the phone to her daughter and said, “Guess who’s here visiting me?” and I heard through the phone lines “Cheryl!!” and I could hear the delight even through the other line when I wasn’t on the phone myself. I felt loved just hearing her reaction. I think I saw her while I was there, too, but I don’t remember for sure. She checked in with her mom at least daily, and when I heard she had died I knew it was a huge, huge loss. The lady who just died had five daughters and two sons, but she adopted extra daughters (including me), much in the same way my mom had five sons and two daughters and adopted extra sons.

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  10. I’m so sorry Cheryl, I remember how you’d mention her from time to time. She sounds like a very special person.

    I talked with Carol last night who’s very discouraged. She still is having trouble getting up on her own (which means we very likely won’t make it to Christmas Eve services this year, first time a long time), the state only pays for 2 PT visits a week so she had her first one today and will have a second one Wednesday … And then, I guess that’ll probably be it until sometime (maybe) next week, depending on their holiday schedules.

    I assured her I’d come over to visit on Christmas Eve and bring some treats for her and a few of her friends. She has received some cards from her home church this year and a couple small gifts from another friend in that church who has been good to remember Carol.

    Any ideas you have for what I can bring Christmas Eve I’d be glad to hear 🙂 I do have a gift package planned for Carol that I think she’ll like but hope to make that evening a nice one considering she won’t be able to go out. Her voice sounds very “down” this week. 😦

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  11. DJ, are you allowed to take flowers? Maybe a poinsettia or something that would brighten up the room, if she would appreciate that and if they don’t have a policy against it? (Flowers used to be really common in hospital visits and now they seem almost unknown, so I don’t know how that works anymore.)

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  12. Poinsettia was on my list, and maybe a little artificial tree with lights. She was disappointed that a small ceramic tree with lights — a Christmas ornament — was given to her by her church friend but it had no batteries with it.

    I don’t know that there are any prohibitions on plants/flowers. I could also bring a fake one as they’re actually pretty realistic looking now.

    We’re hoping to have her former roommate and her ‘boyfriend’ as part of the group, maybe meeting in the family room, though some of that will depend on Carol’s mobility and ability to get out of bed.

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