Prayer Requests 12-29-18

Anyone have something to share?

Psalm 124

If the Lord had not been on our side—
    let Israel say—
if the Lord had not been on our side
    when people attacked us,
they would have swallowed us alive
    when their anger flared against us;
the flood would have engulfed us,
    the torrent would have swept over us,
the raging waters
    would have swept us away.

Praise be to the Lord,
    who has not let us be torn by their teeth.
We have escaped like a bird
    from the fowler’s snare;
   the snare has been broken,
    and we have escaped.
Our help is in the name of the Lord,
    the Maker of heaven and earth.

10 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 12-29-18

  1. The past almost-15 months of grieving is finally taking its toll on me. I feel so weary and worn-down – emotionally, mentally, and even physically – and overwhelmed. It seems to have come upon me this way in the last couple months. I felt a distinct loss of physical strength at the beginning of November, and then the rest descended upon me.

    Please pray for me however you feel led, and also that I will be able to gradually work myself back to feeling physically stronger again. (I have a plan.)

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  2. Very sorry to read the above. Grieving is also involved when we lose our abilities or opportunities–but I’m sure you know that.

    Kizzie–have you been able to attend/visit any widow support groups? Perhaps that would help?

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  3. Michelle – There’s nothing like that in our area. Maybe I should look on Facebook? There are a lot of support groups on Facebook, such as the Moebius Syndrome groups I belong to. (Even so, I haven’t really felt the need for one, as I have a lot of support in my life, for which I am grateful.)

    At the same time, I am choosing to be hopeful that (and praying that) the coming year will bring some positive changes in our lives. I’m thinking that my current feelings are a hurdle to overcome, or another phase of grief that I will get through eventually, and then there will be more healing and refreshment. I have a sense of cautious anticipation for 2019.

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  4. Everyone processes grief differently, but it can be helpful to share insights and coping techniques with people who have been through your same experiences. I can make guesses at what would work and suggest them–but since I’ve not experienced your loss, I can’t fully understand and probably would insult you in the attempt.

    Support groups aren’t for everyone, and they’re really only designed for a season–you aren’t expected to participate for your whole life. But, it might be helpful to observe in a FB group. Local groups would enable you to meet people in a similar situation near you–which could result in friendship you might never consider.

    It’s just an idea.

    Memoirs might help, too.

    My library, btw, subscribes to Hoopla–ebooks and audiobooks you can check out through the library. I’m benefiting by that availability myself–the last three books I read, brand new ones, came through the Hoopla system and I’m reading them on my Ipad.

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  5. I am thinking that much of this is due to the holidays and their stresses, expectations, and memories. Or maybe it’s just another phase I need to go through.

    I did feel better as the day went on.

    Thinking about it a little more, I think the amount of childsitting I’ve been doing, especially all the evenings (four nights a week through December), has been wearying, which has probably contributed to how I’ve been feeling.

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  6. Pray for my neighbors on the south — LAPD and LA Fire paramedics are there (again) for the one son who has ongoing addiction issues and is continually in and out of jail, rehab and hospitals. 😦 I feel so awful for his mom (they lost the husband/dad 3 years ago at a much too-young age due to a congenital heart condition).

    She’s just weary and has tried so hard with the 2 boys (the other one also has had substance abuse issues but has done well for the past 5 years and is working — he lives at home, the other son is in and out depending on the crisis).

    I worry that it won’t end well with the one son as this pattern has been so repetitive. 😦

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  7. Authorities all left (following a group discussion on the sidewalk). Saw mom & problem son walking toward corner (where relatives live) shortly after that.

    There may be more going on tonight …

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