Prayer Requests 1-24-19

It’s Thursday, so don’t forget to pray for Jo, her students, and the people of PNG.

Anyone else?

Psalm 146

Praise the Lord.

   Praise the Lord, my soul.

I will praise the Lord all my life;
    I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.
Do not put your trust in princes,
    in human beings, who cannot save.
When their spirit departs, they return to the ground;
    on that very day their plans come to nothing.
Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob,
    whose hope is in the Lord their God.

He is the Maker of heaven and earth,
    the sea, and everything in them—
    he remains faithful forever.
He upholds the cause of the oppressed
    and gives food to the hungry.
   The Lord sets prisoners free,
 the Lord gives sight to the blind,
   the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down,
    the Lord loves the righteous.
The Lord watches over the foreigner
    and sustains the fatherless and the widow,
    but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.

10 The Lord reigns forever,
    your God, O Zion, for all generations.

   Praise the Lord.

19 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 1-24-19

  1. Thank you, God, for how You take care of Jo in all her travels. Thank You that you enable her to have the skills to teach children so far away from her loved ones. Please give her blessing upon blessing for the rest of this school year. I ask blessings also for the other teachers here. Please continue to bless Peter as he deals with the challenges of teaching at his grade level and in his school system. May his students be well-behsved and interested in learning. I pray for 6 Arrows to not feel overwhelmed by the massive responsibility of a homeschool mom. Please help her have a good balance between being mom and teacher. May a her family relationships thrive. May her teaching materials and methods be just right. Help her to also be s great piano instructor who provides a life long love of learning music to the students and their parents. I also ask, Lord, blessings on Wesley as he teaches in a new subject area this semester. Please help his students thrive and enjoy his teaching of literature in addition to composition. May his approach and methods work out well for a good semester for all. May he not have any students who resort to plagiarism. Thank you, Father God, for blessing these teachers and the multitude like them throughout the world. In Jesus’name, Amen

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  2. If I were able to go on line and find my mother’s mug shots from being arrested for DUI’s do you think it would make an impression on BG if I were to send them to her.
    I have felt shame for 30 years from my mother’s actions and I find myself having the same feelings now. There are people that I go out of my way to avoid. I distinctly remember the last time I told anyone who my mother was and I cannot get the look on their face out of my mind. He said he would have never in a thousand years put the two of us together.

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  3. Kim, you are brave. Shame is not from God unless you are doing something and need to change. That is not the case. It is on her and not you.. You have a right to keep things in your personal life to yourself and that is because it is her story as much as it is your story. She may need to keep it quiet because of future employment opportunities. You also have reason to feel pride in yourself and God that He brought you through and out of a dysfunctional family life to be a treasure and lovely person who benefits the world. BG may have inherited more of the genetic disposition toward addiction. It is tragic, yes, but it is common and when you all work through it with God’s help then you can help others with the comfort He has given you. I am totally convinced that suffering is a gift from God to give us greater compassion for others who suffer similarily.

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  4. Kim, You do not judge others by their children’s actions, or I would be toast. Many of us don’t. Some do. If your best friend does, she does not deserve to be your best friend. She should be sitting with you, enjoying a cold glass of lemonade, laughing at life, and weeping with you as you watch your beautiful daughter struggling with growing up. This is why God gives us friends. They love us as we are.

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  5. There are times to remain silent about children’s issues. Sometimes it is for them to reveal to others. Your hurt is yours to share discreetly. Close friends, though, will understand. Sometime you open the door for them to share the sadness they are keeping quiet about.

    Whether it would touch BG is anyone’s guess.

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  6. Sorry to hear that, Janice. Hope you can find a good doctor and get it done.

    I went to the dentist office today with my husband who had an appointment. They called and asked if we could come in early, which we did. When we got there they asked if I would like to do a crown prep today instead of waiting the few weeks for my appointment. I sure did. Nice to get it done. Lots of cancellations for the horrible cold.

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  7. Kim, I don’t know what it’s a bout.
    I don’t want to know.
    I’m just here to tell you that if there’s something you don’t want anyone to know, don’t tell anyone.
    Not your daughter, not your sister (?), not your best friend, not your husband.
    Not in memoirs to be published when you die.
    No one: Just you and God.
    Forever.

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  8. Many thanks for the prayers in Shafer’s behalf. He made it through the night but they had to perform heart procedures twice to get the heart to beat. He was unconscious for some hours and they are now concerned of brain damage. If he pulls through he may need some amputation of fingers due to the blood loss. There is just so much going against him..but…he did awaken and was thirsty…he was responsive this afternoon…we continue to ask the Lord to bring him through by His healing Hand. This young man is just the dearest as are his parents…we are pulling together and trusting….

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  9. Janice – When I had my cataracts surgeries (they were a couple weeks apart), they were scheduled first, and then I was supposed to schedule my pre-op appointment with my primary doctor within one month of the first surgery.

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  10. Praying for you, Kim. Most families have dealt with your issues. No one in their right mind would blame you. She is an adult and needs to be free to accept the consequences of her actions.

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