Prayer Requests 2-26-19

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Psalm 25

In you, Lord my God,
    I put my trust.

I trust in you;
    do not let me be put to shame,
    nor let my enemies triumph over me.
No one who hopes in you
    will ever be put to shame,
   but shame will come on those
    who are treacherous without cause.

Show me your ways, Lord,
    teach me your paths.
Guide me in your truth and teach me,
    for you are God my Savior,
    and my hope is in you all day long.
Remember, Lord, your great mercy and love,
    for they are from of old.
Do not remember the sins of my youth
    and my rebellious ways;
   according to your love remember me,
    for you, Lord, are good.

Good and upright is the Lord;
    therefore he instructs sinners in his ways.
He guides the humble in what is right
    and teaches them his way.
10 All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful
    toward those who keep the demands of his covenant.
11 For the sake of your name, Lord,
    forgive my iniquity, though it is great.

12 Who, then, are those who fear the Lord?
    He will instruct them in the ways they should choose.
13 They will spend their days in prosperity,
    and their descendants will inherit the land.
14 The Lord confides in those who fear him;
    he makes his covenant known to them.
15 My eyes are ever on the Lord,
    for only he will release my feet from the snare.

16 Turn to me and be gracious to me,
    for I am lonely and afflicted.
17 Relieve the troubles of my heart
    and free me from my anguish.
18 Look on my affliction and my distress
    and take away all my sins.
19 See how numerous are my enemies
    and how fiercely they hate me!

20 Guard my life and rescue me;
    do not let me be put to shame,
    for I take refuge in you.
21 May integrity and uprightness protect me,
    because my hope, Lord, is in you.

22 Deliver Israel, O God,
    from all their troubles!

8 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 2-26-19

  1. Displaced. Trafficked. Poor. Vulnerable. Marginalized. Injustice has many faces!

    Systemic injustices are built into the world’s systems, often the result of globalization, large corporations, corruption, international alliances and governments who act in their own self-interests and do not heed the Biblical call for those in power to look out for the oppressed and the poor (Isaiah 1:23). Other injustices come from circumstance.

    Annually, millions are displaced—inside or outside their country—by the ravages of war, natural disasters, and/or religious persecution. In many societies, women are in positions of vulnerability, and men in positions of power or control. Power and vulnerability are a dangerous combination. Furthermore, one in three women in the world today have been subject to abuse, domestic or otherwise.

    Today, different studies produce varying estimates of how many people are bound by modern-day slavery. A conservative estimate from the International Labor Organization (ILO) believes approximately 40 million people today are held against their will. Slavery takes different forms: forced labour, forced marriage, sexual exploitation, the sale of human organs, etc. Slaves often cannot escape their situation due to threats, violence, coercion, or deception. 25% are children. 71% are women and girls—of which 99% work in the sex-industry. Much of slavery is sourced through human trafficking, the second largest income-generating crime in the world.

    The topic of injustice is complicated, overwhelming, and may feel completely “impossible” to address, even in prayer. Yet it is for each person and situation that God declares through the psalmist, “Because of the devastation of the afflicted, because of the groaning of the needy, now I will arise,” says the Lord; “I will place him in the safety for which he longs.” (Psalm 12:5, Ampl.).

    Pray for wisdom. Ask God how you can make a difference, beginning with prayer.
    Pray for those who are vulnerable because of displacement by war or natural disasters.
    Pray for people who are marginalized based on their gender or religion or status (e.g., people living with HIV).
    Pray against injustices surrounding the topic of modern-day slavery.
    Pray for personnel working with initiatives that focus on these issues (1 Cor. 15:58). Pray for vibrant communities of Jesus followers to be established through their efforts.

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  2. mumsee–one of our daughters has told us repeatedly that she would always care for us and we can come and live with her. Right now her in-laws are getting ready to move into the bonus space we always have stayed in. Remodeling it to suit their needs. We are welcome to come and use another bedroom, of course. I always picture the scene in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory of the 4 grandparents in beds in the same room and Charlie’s mom caring for them all. 😀

    My daughter’s MIL has stayed with my daughter before after surgery. They get along very well and are both thoughtful.

    On the one hand, I am proud of my daughter helping out where it is needed; on the other hand…

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  3. Kathaleena,

    It will all work out. Sounds like your daughter has a good head on her shoulders and a caring heart. We never know if our children will precede us in death as well. But things tend to work out with a bit of advance planning, even when the big hurdles come.

    The other grandparents are one of the reasons we bought the house next door. Close enough to make helping us much less difficult, but not right in the house. It may not work that way at all. His plans are not necessarily what we think of when we do our planning.

    Prayer for seventeen year old son as he continues to suffer from the NG weekend.

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  4. Please pray for our elderly friend Kathy. She is a widow, in her eighties, living alone and has been in good health, as far as we know. Third Arrow just came home from work and reported that she saw an ambulance and other emergency vehicles in Kathy’s driveway.

    Thank you.

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  5. mumsee, you are right, of course. My mother never wanted to live with her children or live in Florida. She has now lived with two of them and moved with the second one to Florida just to stay with her. God alone knows the future and we can trust Him.

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