Prayer Requests 1-4-19

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

Anyone else?

Psalm 128

Blessed are all who fear the Lord,
    who walk in obedience to him.
You will eat the fruit of your labor;
    blessings and prosperity will be yours.
Your wife will be like a fruitful vine
    within your house;
   your children will be like olive shoots
    around your table.
Yes, this will be the blessing
    for the man who fears the Lord.

May the Lord bless you from Zion;
    may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem
    all the days of your life.
May you live to see your children’s children—
    peace be on Israel.

4 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 1-4-19

  1. Thank you for the prayers I requested several weeks ago about the itchy/crusty/bleeding growth on my side. I learned yesterday it was neither cancerous nor dangerous, only a nuisance, and I got it removed today.

    This is also a praise. When I went to the clinic yesterday to have the keratosis examined, both the GP I was scheduled to see and the dermatologist on staff briefly looked at it, and after I decided that I wanted it removed, the GP told me that there would be no charge for my appointment yesterday. (Only for the next visit — today’s — and the removal of the keratosis. It’s a pay-cash-at-time-of-service clinic, with much lower rates than those clinics that take insurance.)

    I was moved by both doctors’ generosity in taking time to see me yesterday and waiving their fees. And today the dermatologist removed a second keratosis, before it got big and problematic like the one on my side, and told me that was a freebie (as well as removing a skin tag near my eye).

    Two brief exams, one extensive one, three skin things removed, and charges for only two of the six exams/procedures — all for less than $200.

    There are some very generous and compassionate people, inside and outside the medical field, and I’m praising God for these positive encounters the last two days.

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  2. 6 Arrows – That is wonderful. Praising God with you!

    When we had no health insurance, our primary care doctor (who was also a member of our church) waived his office visit fee for us. We did not take advantage of that, though, rarely going to him.

    Hubby was also relieved when the cancer specialist waived his $500 office visit fee upon discovering we had no insurance.

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  3. I’d like to request prayer for my 6th Arrow. She’s been sick off and on for the last two weeks, mostly with that bad cough it seems everyone has in my area, and maybe other parts of the country? I haven’t been keeping up.

    There are other things with her, too — things that are hard to explain, but she’s got some concerns that I could use wisdom on helping her through. She’s only 11, but, as I mentioned before, she’s matured physically, and I think the hormonal fluctuations are hard for her to deal with.

    She says she’s having trouble concentrating and remembering things. Some of that may be just because her body is fighting physical illness, but it may be hormonal, too. I remember having trouble taking tests and being cognitively sharp in school when I was just about to get (ahem, for any guys reading this) my period.

    She came into my bedroom around 4:00 in the morning one day this week, and we just sat there talking for over half an hour about stuff. I’ve had conversations like that with her older sisters from time to time, but those late- or middle-of-the-night sessions were generally when they were well into their teens.

    Sixth is growing up so fast, and I wish I could stop it, but can’t. She said she can’t remember what it was like before she got sick. She also said she wishes she could go back to how things were “before.” (I don’t think that was a statement about before she got sick around Christmas, but more likely “before” meant when she was younger.

    Prayers for her, and for wisdom for me, are appreciated.

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  4. I have one other request — about something that breaks my heart.

    I ran into a friend at the clinic today. I would not have seen her there if my appointment hadn’t been delayed (I’d been in the waiting room for over half an hour, when she came out after her appointment).

    Anyway, we saw each other (it’s been a few years since we have — I only send a card at Christmas, and other than that, we’re not in contact much), hugged, and talked for a bit out in the waiting room.

    This friend, J, is the second wife of our friend T, whose first wife was a dear homeschooling friend of mine who died in 2011.

    When I asked J how she and T and their family (six adult children between the two of them) are doing, she first mentioned that she and T are both struggling with Lyme’s Disease effects. (They can certainly use prayer for that, though my biggest prayer request for their family is still to come…)

    She also shared the very heart-breaking news that T’s married son has walked away from the Lord and from his wife, the daughter of another dear homeschooling friend of mine.

    T’s son has filed for divorce, moved in with the woman with whom he’s having an affair, and has abandoned, as far as I know, his three children as well — ages seven and under.

    He has also blocked T and J from contacting them on his phone. And he lives in a distant state, so they can’t easily go and minister to their daughter-in-law and grandchildren.

    Please pray for God to bring this young man to his senses. And pray for their whole family. Of T’s four children, all brought up in the Lord, only the oldest child is still walking in truth.

    Thank you, friends.

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