Prayer Requests 1-23-19

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It’s Wednesday, so don’t forget Ajisuun and The Gambia.

Psalm 145:1-13

I will exalt you, my God the King;
    I will praise your name for ever and ever.
Every day I will praise you
    and extol your name for ever and ever.

Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;
    his greatness no one can fathom.
One generation commends your works to another;
    they tell of your mighty acts.
They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty—
    and I will meditate on your wonderful works.
They tell of the power of your awesome works—
    and I will proclaim your great deeds.
They celebrate your abundant goodness
    and joyfully sing of your righteousness.

The Lord is gracious and compassionate,
    slow to anger and rich in love.

The Lord is good to all;
    he has compassion on all he has made.
10 All your works praise you, Lord;
    your faithful people extol you.
11 They tell of the glory of your kingdom
    and speak of your might,
12 so that all people may know of your mighty acts
    and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
    and your dominion endures through all generations.

   The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises
    and faithful in all he does.

20 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 1-23-19

  1. The Boy is being assessed today to see if he may be on the autism spectrum. Please pray for wisdom and insight for those doing the assessing. Thank you.

    (I’ve also prayed that if there is a specific behavior of his that is a “big clue”, that he will exhibit that for them to observe.)

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  2. Last night I spent some time praying fervently for YA, as well as her sister and my two girls. Please say a prayer for each of them to come to the point of finally (truly) surrendering their hearts and lives to Jesus. Thank you.

    Oh, and for X and The Boy, too, please.

    (The reason I snuck that “truly” in there is because YA, and maybe her sister, too, believes that she is a real Christian, that she really loves Jesus. And yet, as you know, she rejects almost everything that He actually taught.)

    (Forgive me for saying “snuck” instead of “sneaked”. Thank you. 🙂 )

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  3. Also, The Boy continues to mention his fears of dying, maybe at least once a day. When he does, I mention my hope of Heaven for believing in Jesus, but he rejects that idea. I don’t know if he expresses that fear to his mom much, or only usually around me.

    Last night at the dinner table, as I (a slower eater than they) was finishing my dinner, The Boy and Nightingale were playing Monopoly Junior. In the midst of other things he was chatting about, The Boy said, “I want to come back to life.” Nightingale didn’t react or say anything, and I didn’t know what to say with her there.

    My hope is that this is God’s way of getting his attention, and that the Holy Spirit is moving in his heart. I will continue to express my confidence in the hope of Heaven, and why I have that confidence. Please pray that he will have ears to hear and a heart to believe. Thank you.

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  4. Have you asked him why he is afraid of dying or if he thinks he may die anytime soon? Statistically speaking it will be awhile, although none of us really know. I would ask more questions to get at the reason for his fear, unless you already know it. Prayers for all.

    Please pray for Adam, who is currently in treatment for drugs. Pray he will come to know the Lord, who is the only one who can ultimately help him.

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  5. Seventeen daughter is slipping quickly. The psychiatrist finally got the meds ordered so she is back on them, but not up to the dose the doc had advised last time we saw her. It is only one of the meds but it is important as she has been on them for a while.
    Anyway, she is back into Catholic land and evil worship. Wisdom.

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  6. Kathaleena – He has expressed not liking the idea of not existing anymore, although not in those exact words. But I will ask him next time.

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    Well, it turns out that this appointment was an “intake” appointment, not the actual assessment, which will be scheduled for some other time.

    An interesting thing, though – Nightingale was told that when she had taken him to this children’s hospital a couple years ago. for what was thought to be a broken elbow (but turned out not to be), the doctor who saw him referred to him in his notes as a child with autism, merely from his observations.

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  7. A lot of the autism diagnosis seems to be parental observations which are filled out in lengthy forms. We have not had youngest son diagnosed but that is how it worked with seventeen year old. And the observations of several people in health care indicate we would have no problem getting that diagnosis if we so desire, but there is no need at this point.

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  8. I tend to think that the death of his grandfather, a member of his household, would be enough to make a bright and inquisitive young boy think about the finality of physical death, especially when some in his world do not believe in anything other than that. He may decide to rest in Jesus and the hope of heaven rather than bearing the more sorrowful way of unbelief. So tremendously thankful that you Kizzie, are a major influence in his life.

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  9. Thank you, Kathaleena. Yes, I think this must be related to his papa’s death, but it is interesting that it is coming out now but didn’t at first. Maybe the thoughts have been percolating in his mind for a while and are now bubbling over.

    I am glad to be here for him, but I have to admit that I feel such a burden and sadness being the only believer in our family right now.

    Mumsee – Nightingale and The Boy’s teacher had to fill out those forms. Possibly his doctor, too, who is the one who recommended he be assessed.

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  10. I often think that I am here to continue Hubby’s work in our family as well as my own. But I cannot be him, and I cannot do things, or have the same kind of influence, as he did. I have to remind myself that I don’t have to be both Mimi and Papa to The Boy, that I can only be Mimi and do the best I can do, with God’s help. Praying that God will fill in the gaps left by Hubby’s loss.

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  11. Yes, his grandfather’s death would certainly be a factor. You never know what a young person thinks during these times unless they tell you. I had a niece who did not want to go to a visitation for a great grandfather. She stayed home, since it was not necessary for her to go. Later she revealed, in so many words, that she thought he would be all bloody when she saw him dead. That was how she saw death on television, apparently. This was one thing the adults could assure her about. The nuances in childish thinking can be quite startling.

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  12. Praising God that I got lab results and my A1C shows I am still in the pre-diabetes range. Happy Dancing! My other numbers look good, too. Considering I have not had lab work for five years, I am so thankful. This was not a complete workup but at least what was needed for cataract surgery looked good!

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  13. When my mother was a young girl, she caught a rare and deadly disease. Her playmate, a girl the same age as her, had also caught the same disease and had died. My mother says she remembers, as she went in and out of delirium, feeling such guilt that her playmate had died, that she should have prayed for her. Children have unseen capacity for sorrow and pain, and they do not have the coping and defense mechanisms adults have for dealing with their experiences. It sounds as if the Boy is still processing the finality of his grandfather’s death. I know from experience, that at first the death seems unreal, that the person is just asleep or just away temporarily and it is only with the passage of time that the depth and permanence of the loss gradually sinks in. The Boy may be struggling more with grief than anyone realizes.

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  14. Roscuro – That sounds very likely to me. He doesn’t talk about his Papa very often, but when he does, there is often a sadness that comes over his face. The fact that he does occasionally mention something about his Papa shows that Hubby is still in his mind and heart. (Of course, we hope he always will be, albeit without the sad grief.)

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  15. Those of you who are still up…if you could include a very sweet young man in your prayers this night…his name is Shafer and he is one of my husband’s students. Shafer has had the flu and in now in ICU in Denver. They are now saying he has sepsis and he is fighting for his life.

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