Prayer Requests 2-5-19

Anyone have something to share?

I believe Janice is having cataract surgery today, so keep her in mind. 🙂

Psalm 6

Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger
    or discipline me in your wrath.
Have mercy on me, Lord, for I am faint;
    heal me, Lord, for my bones are in agony.
My soul is in deep anguish.
    How long, Lord, how long?

Turn, Lord, and deliver me;
    save me because of your unfailing love.
Among the dead no one proclaims your name.
    Who praises you from the grave?

I am worn out from my groaning.

   All night long I flood my bed with weeping
    and drench my couch with tears.
My eyes grow weak with sorrow;
    they fail because of all my foes.

Away from me, all you who do evil,
    for the Lord has heard my weeping.
The Lord has heard my cry for mercy;
    the Lord accepts my prayer.
10 All my enemies will be overwhelmed with shame and anguish;
    they will turn back and suddenly be put to shame.

19 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 2-5-19

  1. 99% of the almost two million Yao people are Muslim. Although their Chewa neighbors have been believers for many years (since David Livingstone and early missionaries entered Malawi), the Yao have remained virtually unreached and have not responded to evangelism by the Chewa.

    Praise God for a coalition of mission agencies in Malawi that are coming alongside the Yao and showing them Jesus through their lives, introducing them to the Word through AudiBibles in Yao, and creating opportunities for meeting as a community.

    Please pray…
    Pray for spiritual barriers to be broken among the Yao and for the Holy Spirit to open hearts to the Gospel. Pray for the establishing of vibrant communities of Jesus followers in some of the toughest areas where there are no known believers.

    As the number of Yao becoming Christians slowly increases, Muslim opposition has also increased. Pray for the small vibrant community of Yao believers to stand strong in persecution and for the Church to grow in fruitfulness despite persecution.

    Upon seeing the Jesus Film, one Malawian Muslim cried out, “Jesus knows my language!” Another confessed that the same Jesus he saw was the one who’d appeared many times to him in dreams. Pray for more dreams and vision to draw Malawians to the one true God.

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  2. One of the World commentors was working in Malawi–I can’t think of his name but he’s a friend of Kizzie’s on FB. One of two children adopted from there, I think he’s a teacher.

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  3. Prayers for Kim and for a friend, S, who goes in for a breast biopsy this morning — she’s had this done before, benign last time and most likely same thing showing up again this time, but they wanted to check to make sure.

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  4. Michelle – Are you referring to Kyle Ambrose? He has been in Indonesia for many years now, and yes, he is a missionary-teacher. He and his wife have an adopted son from somewhere in Africa, so you must be right about it being Malawi. I did not remember that, as he has been in Indonesia for quite a while.

    Kyle is one my most intelligent and thoughtful Facebook friends. He has some very interesting discussions on some of his posts.

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  5. The Boy is having a speech assessment this morning, which is related to his autism assessment.

    The “official” autism assessment is not until July, although Nightingale is on the list to call if there is a cancellation. Please pray she will be able to get him in sooner than July. The original appointment was for last October, but she was between health insurance policies at that time, and had to postpone it. We would really like to know how to proceed with him.

    While I’m thinking of it, please also pray that Chickadee’s therapist will finally decide to do an autism assessment on her. This therapist has refused to do so, saying she thinks Chickadee’s problems are due to anxiety and depression. But the meds, and over a year of therapy (maybe close to two years?), have not seemed to help her much. 😦 (Others we know, who are familiar with autism, are convinced she does indeed have Asperger’s Syndrome, although supposedly that term is now out of favor.)

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  6. At this point, I do not think my beloved Chickadee (who will be 27 in June) will ever be able to have a full-time job or live on her own. She may one day be able to have a part-time job, I suppose, but I’m not even sure about that.

    And of course, you all know that if she has to live with someone, I wish that those people would be strong believers, and not the kind of people she is currently living with.

    Having written what I have, I still ask God to do a miracle in her, and for her. He could do an amazing thing in her life that would surprise us all.

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  7. Mumsee – I figured someone would ask something like that. 🙂

    Of course, we try to be strict with him, and teach him how to behave properly. But I think if he is indeed autistic, there may be methods that work better than what we do, and we would know that his behavior comes from a particular reason, not merely because he’s weird and difficult. 😀

    Nightingale is a strict and firm mother, but even so, he is a handful, and often frustrating. But he is also a great kid in many ways. An autism diagnosis won’t make her get mushy, but would bring some understanding of why he is the way he is.

    But if he turns out to not be on the spectrum after all, then we will know we just need to continue on the path we’re already on, holding steady and doing our best to shape him into a responsible and decent young man. A diagnosis won’t change that, but again, could give us more understanding in how to reach him.

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  8. Janice – Do you need to keep it covered? When I had mine done, I had to keep an eye shield taped over it for a few hours, and needed to keep the shield taped on at night for a week, I think, to avoid accidentally rubbing against with hands, pillow, or bedding.

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  9. There’s a wonderful movie about Temple Grandin you two should watch– definitely on the spectrum, but her ability to visualize differently enabled her to earn a PhD and revolutionize animal science. There a lot of memoirs out by folks on the spectrum which are helpful.

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  10. Aren’t we all on some sort of spectrum?
    I am about to go back to a decently sized prescription of an antidepressant. I am not a gifted artist or writer or musician so medicating me won’t make much of a difference, but I have read that we have medicated the talent out of some of our more gifted people.
    One of the things I told the doctor today was that I didn’t have the attention span to read a book. The last book I read took a week and a half to finish. That isn’t normal for me.

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  11. I believe we are.

    I don’t have any attention span anymore, either, Kim. It has been my normal for a while now and I am much much much older than you.

    Glad to hear you went to the doc and are making use of what is there. You should feel better soon if you don’t already.

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  12. Oh so thankful the procedure went well Janice…now rest yours eyes and read this later! 😜
    Yes Kim I do believe we are all on a “spectrum”. I have been so distracted as of late I can scarcely compose my thoughts. Therefore it has been difficult to comprehend and retain. Instead of reading I am sewing….for some reason that seems to be giving my brain a rest for now 😊
    Continued prayers for all the above

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