Prayer Requests 2-20-19

It’s Wednesday, so don’t forget Ajissun and the folks in The Gambia.

Anyone else?

Psalm 19

The heavens declare the glory of God;
    the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
    night after night they reveal knowledge.
They have no speech, they use no words;
    no sound is heard from them.
Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,
    their words to the ends of the world.
   In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.
5 It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,
    like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
It rises at one end of the heavens
    and makes its circuit to the other;
    nothing is deprived of its warmth.

The law of the Lord is perfect,
    refreshing the soul.
   The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy,
    making wise the simple.
The precepts of the Lord are right,
    giving joy to the heart.
   The commands of the Lord are radiant,
    giving light to the eyes.
The fear of the Lord is pure,
    enduring forever.
   The decrees of the Lord are firm,
    and all of them are righteous.

10 They are more precious than gold,
    than much pure gold;
   they are sweeter than honey,
    than honey from the honeycomb.
11 By them your servant is warned;
    in keeping them there is great reward.
12 But who can discern their own errors?
    Forgive my hidden faults.
13 Keep your servant also from willful sins;
    may they not rule over me.
   Then I will be blameless,
    innocent of great transgression.

14 May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart
    be pleasing in your sight,
    Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.

9 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 2-20-19

  1. I was disappointed about not doing something I had thought I could do–a long shot, yes, but I was optimistic. Someone else did it a week ago and thus that plan poof, is gone.

    While I was struggling with that, my daughter called to chat. I asked about medical school and the answer is she’s been getting nos, it’s late in the process now, and she thinks her dream is gone. “It’s hard to know what to do when something you’ve dreamed of all your life doesn’t happen.”

    Many of you have been there.

    Which took me back to Stargazer and his nearly four years without what he had dreamt of doing.

    So, while I went to “hope in God for I will yet praise Him,” and I’m trying to praise Him, I’m feeling discouraged today but mostly sad.

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  2. Michelle, my friend, Karen, and her husband ended up going to Grenada for his medical schooling because although he had everything in order and should have been admitted easily it happened to be at a time when the powers that be wanted more minorities and women as doctors. Could your daughter do something like that?

    I am sorry to hear of your time of disappointment. Yes, I certainly know about disappointment in some areas, and I doubt there is one among us who have not felt the sting. I have no idea what will happen when son attains his PhD. As you know there are many underemployed English majors and especially having his total background from Christian academia, in the political climate at most universities, one look at the schools attended would be a sure strike out. I try not to think ahead about such things but be thankful for what we know for today that is a blessing.

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  3. Thank you, Anonymous (Mumsee?), and all who have been praying. I appreciate those prayers.

    I have some updates and requests and praises. I’ll put family-related ones in this post, and church-friends-related ones in another post.

    First, my husband and I can always use prayers as a couple.

    Prayer requests (and some praises mixed in) for our arrows:

    For 1st Arrow, that the Lord would bring him a nice Christian girl. Also for wisdom as he considers possibly buying a house this year.

    For 2nd Arrow and son-in-law, that they would return to the Lord. And praise that their baby is doing well at 18 weeks in utero. Next week we find out if grandbaby is a boy or girl. 🙂

    For 3rd Arrow as she works as Assistant Store Manager at her workplace. Most of the time it goes well, but sometimes her responsibilities take a bit of a toll.

    For 4th Arrow as she heads toward homeschool graduation this year. Wisdom for her as she makes choices regarding her upcoming post-high-school years.

    For 5th Arrow in his studies. God is revealing little by little where the gaps are in son’s knowledge — things we need to be aware of as we guide him toward whatever level of independence he’ll be able to achieve. And PRAISE! that today we found his book The Language of Perspective Taking, an expensive resource for older ASD youth, after the book had gone missing months ago.

    For 6th Arrow, prayers for her health. This winter hasn’t been the easiest one for her. Also, praise God as she continues to exhibit more signs of a growing relationship with the Lord, through prayer and independent Bible reading that she chooses to do without any prompting on our (humans’) part.

    Thanks much, all. You remain in my thoughts and prayers during my absences from here.

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  4. Requests for friends from church:

    For my best friend, K. She slipped on the ice, trying to load her mom into her car to take her to the ER. K broke her radius, and her arm (her writing arm) is in a cast for 4-6 weeks. Prayers for good healing and pain relief.

    For one of the children of a homeschooling family in our church. The girl, A, is about 11 years old, and underwent a lot of testing and hospitalizations the last few months before they figured out she’s got Crohn’s Disease. Prayers that they will be able to manage the disease well. When/if she spikes a fever, problems can happen dangerously fast. She is one of the middle children in this family with six children, all minors — so a very busy family.

    For G, whom I mentioned in December when his wife, my friend B, died. Please pray for G and his three adult children and the grandchildren. They’ve experienced a lot of death lately — B (wife/mom) died in December, B’s mom died in January, and G’s sister died February 1. All died in the faith, and the family they left behind are all Christians as well, as far as I know. Pray for their strengthening and comfort in the Lord.

    Prayers would also be in order for B’s dad, who lost his daughter in December and wife in January.

    Thank you.

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  5. So many people have serious problems at such an early age.
    I realize every day that my problems, though serious, are few and that we had 57 of our (almost) 62 years together in good health.
    For which I thank God several times a day.

    I am reading a book called “License to Lie”. It’s a long book, difficult to read, mostly because it’s infuriating to see how people representing the government can ruin lives just to advance their careers. I wonder how some judges will stand before God’s judgment seat.
    And we see it on TV every day.

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  6. My heart hurts for your friends, 6 Arrows; very difficult.

    Congrats, too, on that healthy baby. The first of four babies due this spring to various members of my family was born this morning–a healthy and beautiful little girl. I’m waiting to see the photo of the “rocker-looking” dad with a smitten look on his face. 🙂

    I’m doing much better this afternoon, thanks for prayers, including my aching hip. I’m just thankful and now totally ensnared in the project I should have been working on all along. 🙂

    My daughter doesn’t know what she’s going to do. I think she should attend PA school–but she wanted to be an MD so she could work in medicine outside of the US. Who knows? In the meantime, she’s organizing and setting up the first EMT school in Los Angeles–which is keeping her plenty busy and surely will result in a salaried position that actually pays something?

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  7. Michelle, I don’t know what your hip problem is, but mine is bursitis. The “witch doctor” at the health food store told me to take Acid-a-cal. It is amazing how much it helps.

    Please pray for Mr. P. He has been sick for several weeks and really is no better. He went back to the doctor today and has 6 days worth of steroids, two antibiotics, and something else. He doesn’t show white in his lungs which would mean he had pneumonia, but he does have something. Not sure what it is.

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  8. Kim, I know what it is like to have a husband sick for a long, long time, and I’ve prayed for you. May they figure out the problem and how to solve it!

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