Prayer Requests 1-22-19

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Psalm 144

Praise be to the Lord my Rock,
    who trains my hands for war,
    my fingers for battle.
He is my loving God and my fortress,
    my stronghold and my deliverer,
   my shield, in whom I take refuge,
    who subdues peoples under me.

Lord, what are human beings that you care for them,
    mere mortals that you think of them?
They are like a breath;
    their days are like a fleeting shadow.

Part your heavens, Lord, and come down;
    touch the mountains, so that they smoke.
Send forth lightning and scatter the enemy;
    shoot your arrows and rout them.
Reach down your hand from on high;
    deliver me and rescue me
   from the mighty waters,
    from the hands of foreigners
whose mouths are full of lies,
    whose right hands are deceitful.

I will sing a new song to you, my God;
    on the ten-stringed lyre I will make music to you,
10 to the One who gives victory to kings,
    who delivers his servant David.

  From the deadly sword 11 deliver me;
    rescue me from the hands of foreigners
   whose mouths are full of lies,
    whose right hands are deceitful.

12 Then our sons in their youth
    will be like well-nurtured plants,
   and our daughters will be like pillars
    carved to adorn a palace.
13 Our barns will be filled
    with every kind of provision.
   Our sheep will increase by thousands,
    by tens of thousands in our fields;
14 our oxen will draw heavy loads.
   There will be no breaching of walls,
    no going into captivity,
    no cry of distress in our streets.
15 Blessed is the people of whom this is true;
    blessed is the people whose God is the Lord.

15 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 1-22-19

  1. Please pray for my friend, Karen, who is struggling to exist in her incapacitated state of being. Please pray her health will improve and she can feel hopeful that things will get better.

    Please pray for me, too for my pre-op physical tomorrow. Please pray that nothing will show up that will prevent cataract surgery.

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    There are Amazigh across all of North Africa; Amazigh is the name that Berbers call themselves.

    Due to intermarriage and urbanisation, finding ‘pure’ Amazigh people is increasingly difficult in the larger cities. All Amazigh are proud of their identity and, in the mountain ranges, many have preserved their distinct language and heritage.

    For hundreds of years they have been Islamized; however, before Islam conquered North Africa many Amazigh were Christians. Islam is all they know today, and it will take a miracle from the Lord to open their spiritual eyes and follow Him. The very few Christians among the Berbers are very proud to follow Jesus.

    Please pray…
    Pray that the spirit of fear and inferiority that many Amazigh live with will be broken so that isolated believers can stand up for Jesus and be a living witness!

    Pray for remote believers to join hands and form vibrant Jesus-following communities where individuals are supporting each other, meeting and praying together, encouraging each other, and witnessing together (Deut. 31:6).

    Pray for an ever-growing spirit of boldness on every Amazigh believer—may every believer be strong and courageous (Josh. 1:9)!

    Pray for godly local leadership to shepherd the believers scattered in the Amazigh region.

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  3. Amen, and thanks again Tychicus. You are opening our eyes to what we could only vaguely pray for in the past. Now these people get lifted up, not only when I read this, but also throughout the day and in coming days and weeks as the Lord brings them to mind. Thanks for planting the seed. May God be glorified.

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  4. And prayer for wisdom as we try to deal with twenty two year old who is living with my folks. Don’t want to rock the boat and they are delighted to have had four more years in their own home. But daughter is really trying to live a dual life. Saying things and doing other things. But she has been there at the times the folks have needed her, though she seems to be living elsewhere.

    The current concern is that she borrowed twenty one’s car (the one living in Okinawa) and was supposed to give us three hundred a month to hold for the owner. She has had the car for over three months and other than the first three hundred when she took the car, has not paid a cent. Though she tells us she is paying other daughter directly and tells other daughter she is paying us directly. She is also doing the vaping and marijuana. And so it goes.

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  5. A little before 3:00 this afternoon, I will be walking up the icy lane to meet The Boy coming off the school bus. (As a private lane, we don’t get sanded and salted like the real roads do.) It looks like maybe it won’t be too bad, as some ice and snow has been worn off in places by the vehicles going up and down the lane (although we really don’t have much “traffic” to speak of – only us, our neighbors, and a few daycare families), but it’s hard to tell just by looking from my porch.

    Walking up the lane when it is icy if almost terrifying to me. Please pray that I will not slip nor fall, and that my feet will feel secure enough as I walk up there, and then back down again. Thank you.

    (I am thankful for the higher temps and rain that will be coming tomorrow and Thursday to melt and wash away that ice.)

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  6. I made it! Although still pretty icy, there were some bare spots, and the crunchy areas from the cars. So I was a little nervous on it, but not as scared as I have been at other times. Thank you for your prayers.

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  7. Praying for barriers to be broken for the Berbers.
    Prayers, Mimsee, for guidance and wisdom, and for a reasonable solution that enlightens and encourages good behavior (to get straight with people).

    Thanks for your prayers. Karen seems slightly better today. I think my forced downtime may be God making me more available to help her.

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  8. The Berbers have always fascinated me, since I was a child. When I was in West Africa, they were the shop owners in the village, come down from North Africa to do business. Some came to the clinic for treatment.

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  9. Praying all goes well tomorrow, Janice.

    Prayers for your situation, Mumsee.

    Kizzie, I’m glad the trek was ultimately a safe one.

    Tychicus, thank you for your prayer information on the countries you’re featuring. I am copying all of your pray-for-the-nations posts to use with our world geography studies at home.

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  10. And by “to use with our world geography studies…” I mean that we’ll be praying, too, not just relaying/learning these facts about the cultures. Thank you for this opportunity, Tychicus. It’s a privilege.

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