Prayer Requests 3-13-19

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

Anyone else?

Psalm 40

I waited patiently for the Lord;
    he turned to me and heard my cry.
He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
    out of the mud and mire;
   he set my feet on a rock
    and gave me a firm place to stand.
He put a new song in my mouth,
    a hymn of praise to our God.
   Many will see and fear the Lord
    and put their trust in him.

Blessed is the one
    who trusts in the Lord,
   who does not look to the proud,
    to those who turn aside to false gods.
Many, Lord my God,
    are the wonders you have done,
    the things you planned for us.
   None can compare with you;
    were I to speak and tell of your deeds,
    they would be too many to declare.

Sacrifice and offering you did not desire—
    but my ears you have opened—
    burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not require.
Then I said, “Here I am, I have come—
    it is written about me in the scroll.
I desire to do your will, my God;
    your law is within my heart.”

I proclaim your saving acts in the great assembly;
    I do not seal my lips, Lord,
    as you know.
10 I do not hide your righteousness in my heart;
    I speak of your faithfulness and your saving help.
   I do not conceal your love and your faithfulness
    from the great assembly.

11 Do not withhold your mercy from me, Lord;
    may your love and faithfulness always protect me.
12 For troubles without number surround me;
    my sins have overtaken me, and I cannot see.
   They are more than the hairs of my head,
    and my heart fails within me.
13 Be pleased to save me, Lord;
    come quickly, Lord, to help me.

14 May all who want to take my life
    be put to shame and confusion;
  may all who desire my ruin
    be turned back in disgrace.
15 May those who say to me, “Aha! Aha!”
    be appalled at their own shame.
16 But may all who seek you
    rejoice and be glad in you;
   may those who long for your saving help always say,
    “The Lord is great!”

17 But as for me, I am poor and needy;
    may the Lord think of me.
   You are my help and my deliverer;
    you are my God, do not delay.

5 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 3-13-19

  1. We have had some feedback with likely options on the parent front. Wisdom to make the correct choice for them. It would be good to get a solid believer in there, serving, so once again, my dad can see God in action and maybe rethink his plan to just cease to exist at death.

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  2. And I just got off the phone with a solid believer who has all the credentials and a whole lot more and would like the position. She is a bit younger than me, a widow, and years of experience as a CNA and helping with hospice of several family members including her husband and parents. May God guide the conversation with my brother and dad as He desires.

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  3. Remember a while back I asked prayer for a situation in which it seems like we need two plus two to equal five? For a little while I have been thinking that that may not be the case, but now am thinking it is again. Maybe the situation won’t be as impossible as it seems. Maybe it will merely be difficult or complicated. But whichever it is, we need wisdom and direction. Thank you.

    *************
    I am thanking God for helping/urging me through doing something this morning that was confusing me and causing me much anxiety. I had to change some info on my homeowners insurance site to have them send info to a new address of the bank that holds the mortgage on our house. It wasn’t readily apparent which part of the site I needed to go to, and I almost filled out the wrong online form. This may sound silly, but in the midst of trying to figure this out – and thinking I wouldn’t be able to do it – I was having a little emotional meltdown, and my stomach was feeling in knots from the anxiety of it.

    I finally stumbled onto the correct area of the site, but still wasn’t sure it was as I filled in the info, until at the end I saw something that assured me I was in the right place. I was so relieved when I finished it that I kept crying on and off for a while. (And yes, I felt stupid and incompetent for feeling so stressed about it.)

    So although it was trying, I am thankful to God for helping me forge ahead, because I came close to wanting to wait for Nightingale to help me figure it out.

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  4. Last night Carol was explaining how stranded she feels (understandable!), says her life consists of “coloring and reading” and she’s virtual shut-in.

    Although she lives in a heavy commercial area where there simply aren’t nice outdoor spaces available, sadly, she told me there’s room in the back of the building in the parking lot where some of the ‘smokers’ go — I suggested she carve out a non-smoking spot for herself somewhere out there and make it a point to get outdoors for at least 30 minutes every day. She absolutely needs the fresh air and sunshine. I think the last time she was outdoors was when I went up there in mid-January to try to get her to the notary (which didn’t work when she couldn’t lift her leg high enough to get into the car even from the curb side). I can’t imagine not having fresh air in all that time.

    So pray that she’ll act on that, she said maybe her boyfriend will come out with her to sit. Meanwhile, I told her I’d be back up to see her in maybe another month or so when things ease up at work & after April 15 when my budget can breathe again (on top of the car issues + usual property tax/homeowners’ insurance expenses, I’ll owe some income tax this time around, too) and we’d try to see if we can go for at least a short drive, depending on whether she can get into the Jeep (I have a feeling she won’t be able to).

    Between my visits she used to be able to take the bus here and there on her own (she rides for free) not so long ago (through the first half of last year) but her condition and mobility have really slid downhill in the past 6-8 months to the point where she’s pretty much stuck in her room — though she does get to the dining hall for meals at least.

    Anyway, prayers for both of us as we figure out a new visiting routine as well.

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