Prayer Requests 3-23-19

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Psalm 49

Hear this, all you peoples;
    listen, all who live in this world,
both low and high,
    rich and poor alike:
My mouth will speak words of wisdom;
    the meditation of my heart will give you understanding.
I will turn my ear to a proverb;
    with the harp I will expound my riddle:

Why should I fear when evil days come,
    when wicked deceivers surround me—
those who trust in their wealth
    and boast of their great riches?
No one can redeem the life of another
    or give to God a ransom for them—
the ransom for a life is costly,
    no payment is ever enough—
so that they should live on forever
    and not see decay.
10 For all can see that the wise die,
    that the foolish and the senseless also perish,
    leaving their wealth to others.
11 Their tombs will remain their houses forever,
    their dwellings for endless generations,
    though they had named lands after themselves.

12 People, despite their wealth, do not endure;
    they are like the beasts that perish.

13 This is the fate of those who trust in themselves,
    and of their followers, who approve their sayings.
14 They are like sheep and are destined to die;
    death will be their shepherd
    (but the upright will prevail over them in the morning).
   Their forms will decay in the grave,
    far from their princely mansions.
15 But God will redeem me from the realm of the dead;
    he will surely take me to himself.
16 Do not be overawed when others grow rich,
    when the splendor of their houses increases;
17 for they will take nothing with them when they die,
    their splendor will not descend with them.
18 Though while they live they count themselves blessed—
    and people praise you when you prosper—
19 they will join those who have gone before them,
    who will never again see the light of life.

20 People who have wealth but lack understanding
    are like the beasts that perish.

9 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 3-23-19

  1. A’s water broke this morning at 35 weeks. In hospital being monitored, heart beat strong. Guesstimated weight about 4 pounds.

    We are snowed in at Lake Tahoe, 4 hours away in normal weather, without chains. 3 inches on ground with snow falling.

    Son and brother-in-law have chains so some will get out today. Probably Stargazer with an 8:45 flight out of our home airport and possibly me to tend Adorable big sisters with them. A couple kids would be delighted to stay longer.

    Please pray for our granddaughter on the way.

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  2. We’re home, have collected Adorable big sisters, are tired and all is well so far. Doctors not too worried, A has received a steroid shot for the baby’s lungs and they’re going to let her go into labor whenever she advances. The hope is she’ll still be undelivered tomorrow morning and can take another steroid shot. They’ll induce if the baby isn’t here by Monday morning, owing to the water break.

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  3. Last night after midnight, Jenna posted:

    “Joshua had a good day today. We still don’t have any answers but his temp came down and only went up to 100.8 while they did his MRI tonight. We don’t have results of that yet. Will probably be in the morning. But because he was keeping stable he came off the all sedatives and we worked to wake him up. He responded to most commands to some degree but couldn’t work to long because his temp started to rise and we didn’t want it to get out of control. He is only on one sedative and not at the max level he has been ❤️. Pray for a his temp to go back down and stay in control… for strength and movement….peace and no side affects.”

    Then this today:

    “Praise God!!!! It has been a busy morning. Off all sedation. Off breathing tube. Long road though since so many sedatives, very very loopy. MRI from last night normal. Working to keep him calm but at the same time aggressively working to listen to commands and all the rest that needs to be done after these last few days. Keep praying… God is so Good! Love to you all ❤️”

    Thanks for your prayers so far.

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  4. Thanks to all who prayed for my husband and me in regards to his biopsy. Will not find out anything until the end of the week or so. We both had peace about this. It has been a roller coaster for awhile now. We know God is in control and is always good. We are blessed to have those who pray for us and for us to be able to pray for others.

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  5. Michelle, my mother was given those steroid shots (they are cortisone, as natural cortisol is what matures the unborn child’s lungs* in the last months of pregnancy) to mature my lungs when she went into preterm labour with me around the 33 week mark. Her labour was stopped and as the membranes hadn’t ruptured yet, I was not born; but later I had to be induced shortly before I was due because I was under stress (meaning my heart rate patterns on the fetal monitor showed that I was not doing well in utero). Now, it is recognized that a baby who decides to come around the thirty week mark should be let to come, as they will do better to be born early than if the birth is delayed until the official due date. There have been a number of women who have delivered around 35 or 36 weeks (37 to 40 weeks is considered full term) while I have been training, and their babies are perfectly fine.

    *Mature fetal lungs produce surfactant, a soapy substance secreted in the alveoli of the lungs. The alveoli are the spaces where our blood meets the air and the oxygen we breathe in is dissolved into the blood while carbon dioxide diffuses out of the blood to be blown off when we breathe out. The alveoli are shaped like tiny clusters of hollow grapes, and their combined surface area is enormous in order to allow for adequate gas exchange. Due to the change in lung pressure between breathing in and breathing out, the alveoli, without surfactant, would collapse every time we breathed out, meaning that we would have to force them open again, like blowing up a new balloon, every time we breathe in. Surfactant decreases the surface tension of the alveoli, preventing them from collapsing when we breathe out. Surfactant is produced by the unborn child in between the 30th and 32nd week of development, which is why a premature infant born before thirty weeks experiences so much respiratory distress – their immature lungs have no surfactant, so their lungs collapse every time they breathe out and their tiny bodies quickly become tired of the force necessary to breathe in again. Cortisol is the hormone that stimulates the production of surfactant.

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  6. The latest post from Jenna:

    “When your son calls you Mom and tells you he loves you – like the first time all over ❤️❤️❤️🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️”

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  7. Our young friend, Nick, is almost blind from his diabetes. He is around 30 years old and quite depressed. Our friend, Mitch, went passed out from his diabetes. His parents had called him and he was talking nonsense. They called his sister who found him slumped over on the couch. (He lives alone and just got home from knee surgery.) Please pray he can get what he needs to help control his blood sugar. He has had it since he was a young boy. His insurance will not pay for a continuous pump.

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