Prayer Requests 3-9-19

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Psalm 36

I have a message from God in my heart
    concerning the sinfulness of the wicked:
   There is no fear of God
    before their eyes.

In their own eyes they flatter themselves
    too much to detect or hate their sin.
The words of their mouths are wicked and deceitful;
    they fail to act wisely or do good.
Even on their beds they plot evil;
    they commit themselves to a sinful course
    and do not reject what is wrong.

Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens,
    your faithfulness to the skies.
Your righteousness is like the highest mountains,
    your justice like the great deep.
    You, Lord, preserve both people and animals.
How priceless is your unfailing love, O God!
    People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
They feast on the abundance of your house;
    you give them drink from your river of delights.
For with you is the fountain of life;
    in your light we see light.

10 Continue your love to those who know you,
    your righteousness to the upright in heart.
11 May the foot of the proud not come against me,
    nor the hand of the wicked drive me away.
12 See how the evildoers lie fallen—
    thrown down, not able to rise!

10 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 3-9-19

  1. My dad and stepmom have signed up for Good Sam. Ideally, they would find somebody to live in and help but that has not happened. My dad is claustrophobic and does not do elevators well. Good Sam has elevators. Daughter finally got in touch with the pastor of the church stepmom used to attend. He and his wife used to come visit her regularly. Their church has a ministry of helping people stay in their homes, maybe they can come up with something. Wisdom for all.

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  2. Amen. Will be praying. What’s Good Sam? Is that short for Good Samaritan?

    Follow-up to my prayer request for my mom Wednesday night:

    She is fine now, but they don’t know why she collapsed. Her EKG and bloodwork done that night all came back normal. She did stay overnight in the hospital, for observation, and got some IV fluids. She wasn’t sick with anything, and my East Coast sister had talked with her on the phone earlier Wednesday and said that Mom had sounded great.

    Thankfully, the collapse happened while she was sitting. She likely would have hit the pew in front of her on the way down (she was at church for the Ash Wednesday service) if she’d been standing, and she breaks bones easily.

    Thank you all for your prayers for her. She is most grateful, and I am, too.

    While I’m here, could you also pray for my sister CK? Nine days ago she was playing racquetball at the Y, fell while running backwards trying to hit a shot going over her head, and broke one of her L vertebrae. Healing time will probably be 2-3 months. She’s doing physical therapy and other treatments and, last I heard, was having hardly any pain, thankfully. (Unlike the level-10 pain she reported immediately after the fall.) MRI looks okay, she said.

    Prayers for my husband, too. He’s experiencing some pain in the area where he had hernia surgery a couple years ago, but an ultrasound on Thursday showed nothing of concern. His hip pain from a year ago is also coming back, as of this week.

    When it rains it pours. Thanks much for prayers.

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  3. Hey, Six, I’ve been having hip pain, too, and we’ve traced it to not stretching my hip flexor muscles. Since I started doing that, the pain has eased.

    I’ve also, however, been stretching my piriformis muscles every morning–and that’s been very helpful. If he spends a lot of time sitting at a desk or in the car, it could be related to tight muscles.

    Glad your mom and sister are better.

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  4. My hip pain is coming from a very tight IT band. I’ve been rolling it and it’s helping.

    My Uncle George is 96 and is currently in hospital with bowel cancer and an infection. Doctors say comfort care is what they will be doing. My cousin’s wife FaceBook messaged me to make sure my dad knew (George’s wife said she would call, but cousin wasn’t sure if she would remember). Dad took the news hard. They will be travelling several hours north to see George this week. Please pray for comfort and that Dad will wait for my sister to take them up and that they won’t go on their own.

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  5. Good Sam is Good Samaritan. I used to work there forty three or so years ago Nice place.

    We, of course, would like them to take us up on our offer of a place. They would have the entire wing to themselves: Three bedrooms and our current dining room could easily convert to a kitchen and living room. One of the bedrooms could be a sitting room or office and exercise room. We are all on one level, so no stairs. As it is they never leave the house so are more isolated than they would be here. They could have satellite tv and we could serve them meals if they liked. But, they don’t want to be a burden. We would call it a blessing. Daughter has loved seeing their love for each other and that would be a blessing to us as well. Parents.

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  6. Thanks for all the information — on Good Samaritan, and piriformis muscles and tight IT band. I learned a lot of new things today.

    Husband is on his feet almost all day every day. There is a small amount of local, work-related driving he does on occasion, if he has to take a work truck to a repair shop, or things like that, but sitting is something he really does very little of, especially at home. He rarely takes time to even sit down for a meal — that’s almost always done standing (for him). Maybe he needs to bend his hips into a sitting position more often?

    New prayer request: we had a “discussion” late tonight — a not-very-opportune time. (Although it’s never an opportune time. Talking about our challenges as a couple is something he doesn’t like to do.)

    I’ll leave it at that, as far as saying any more to you for now. Please know we need your prayers.

    Thank you, friends.

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