Prayer Requests 3-1-19

It’s Friday, so please remember to pray for Mumsee, Mike, and the Nestlings.

Anyone else?

Psalm 28

To you, Lord, I call;
    you are my Rock,
    do not turn a deaf ear to me.
   For if you remain silent,
    I will be like those who go down to the pit.
Hear my cry for mercy
    as I call to you for help,
   as I lift up my hands
    toward your Most Holy Place.

Do not drag me away with the wicked,
    with those who do evil,
   who speak cordially with their neighbors
    but harbor malice in their hearts.
Repay them for their deeds
    and for their evil work;
   repay them for what their hands have done
    and bring back on them what they deserve.

Because they have no regard for the deeds of the Lord
    and what his hands have done,
   he will tear them down
    and never build them up again.

Praise be to the Lord,
    for he has heard my cry for mercy.
The Lord is my strength and my shield;
    my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.
   My heart leaps for joy,
    and with my song I praise him.

The Lord is the strength of his people,
    a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.
Save your people and bless your inheritance;
    be their shepherd and carry them forever.

18 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 3-1-19

  1. Thanks, NancyJill, that is kind of like a warm hug. I can see myself sitting in the cafe with a mug of warm chocolate having a chat with you about children and God and forests and life.

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  2. Husband got too close to the edge of the shoveled portion and got his pickup stuck this morning. Prayer for him to find the way to get out of the deep snow with his aches and pains and attitude in good shape.

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  3. A couple or so days ago, I asked for prayer for The Boy regarding his eating and weight. I know I went as far as to say that he is “fat”, but I will modify that to say that he is chubby, verging on fat, although some think of chubby as fat. (His face is beginning to get rounder.)

    Something I forgot to mention was that when he is spending all that time with his dad, X lets him eat a lot of junk. Last night for dinner he had a McDonald’s Bacon McDouble, fries, and a Shamrock shake. X also takes him to Dunkin’ Donuts quite often.

    Again, as I mentioned a couple days ago, we can try to do what we can to help him, and we are making tweaks here and there, but the deeper work needs to be done in his heart, to root out the compulsion to eat, thinking he is hungry when his body really isn’t. Please also pray that X will get it in his mind to make an effort to be more careful about what he feeds him.

    Another matter: Sometimes The Boy exhibits certain attitudes or behavior that is like his dad. Nightingale is afraid that he will turn out like his father, who is a narcissist and even possibly a sociopath. Please pray against any of those tendencies in him, that God will overcome all the probabilities, likelihoods, and statistics for children like him. Thank you.

    Be glorified, Lord God, in this boy’s life. Amen.

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  4. Nightingale has life insurance, for a large amount, especially for if something should happen to her while The Boy is still growing up. Right now, he is the beneficiary with me as the (can’t think of the word) one who would handle the money until he turns 18. But she is going to change it to make me the beneficiary, knowing that I would use it for his good.

    Her reasoning is twofold. At 18, he may not (probably won’t) have the maturity and wisdom to handle the money wisely and make it last. And, even if he did have that maturity and wisdom, his father would probably put lots of pressure on him to give him a lot of it, or at least to use it for his (X’s) benefit.

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  5. I had no idea, when I asked for prayer for patience and wisdom this morning, just how much God would bless me with opportunity to seek those two things…..

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  6. Kizzie, you and Nightingale might want to think about what happens if you’re not around either. Is there anyone else you and she could entrust that responsibility to?

    If so, she might consider creating a trust, with herself as trustee, and backup trustees in an order of succession, you first, and then whoever she would want to manage it after that. The Boy would be the beneficiary of the trust.

    There doesn’t have to be anything in the trust now, but she could make the trust the beneficiary of the life insurance policy.. If the unthinkable happens the insurance benefit goes into the trust. It would then be your job as successor trustee to manage it for the benefit of the Boy. And if you weren’t available to do so, the next successor trustee could do it. But no matter what happens the trust dictates that the insurance money is for the Boy.

    If she later comes into other money or buys a house, those could be placed into the trust as well. Or her will could simply state that anything she leave behind goes into the trust.

    The trust could have rules about the distribution of the money, to say the Boy gets $X at age 25, for example, and that at the trustee’s discretion it could be used for his benefit at any time (such as for college).

    No matter what happens, X doesn’t get control.

    A relative of mine did this to limit how much his daughter could receive at one time after he died, not so much because he didn’t trust her but because he feared her husband would spend it all on ATVs and other manly toys, as had been his pattern.

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  7. This girl would have put it in the bank toward college and/or a down payment on a house. But I already had a sense of how hard it is to earn money and knew if I ever went to college, it was on my dime.

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