Prayer Requests 3-25-19

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Psalm 50

The Mighty One, God, the Lord,
    speaks and summons the earth
    from the rising of the sun to where it sets.
From Zion, perfect in beauty,
    God shines forth.
Our God comes
    and will not be silent;
   a fire devours before him,
    and around him a tempest rages.
He summons the heavens above,
    and the earth, that he may judge his people:
“Gather to me this consecrated people,
    who made a covenant with me by sacrifice.”
And the heavens proclaim his righteousness,
    for he is a God of justice.

“Listen, my people, and I will speak;
    I will testify against you, Israel:
    I am God, your God.
I bring no charges against you concerning your sacrifices
    or concerning your burnt offerings, which are ever before me.
I have no need of a bull from your stall
    or of goats from your pens,
10 for every animal of the forest is mine,
    and the cattle on a thousand hills.
11 I know every bird in the mountains,
    and the insects in the fields are mine.
12 If I were hungry I would not tell you,
    for the world is mine, and all that is in it.
13 Do I eat the flesh of bulls
    or drink the blood of goats?

14 “Sacrifice thank offerings to God,
    fulfill your vows to the Most High,
15 and call on me in the day of trouble;
    I will deliver you, and you will honor me.”

16 But to the wicked person, God says:

   “What right have you to recite my laws
    or take my covenant on your lips?
17 You hate my instruction
    and cast my words behind you.
18 When you see a thief, you join with him;
    you throw in your lot with adulterers.
19 You use your mouth for evil
    and harness your tongue to deceit.
20 You sit and testify against your brother
    and slander your own mother’s son.
21 When you did these things and I kept silent,
    you thought I was exactly like you.
   But I now arraign you
    and set my accusations before you.

22 “Consider this, you who forget God,
    or I will tear you to pieces, with no one to rescue you:
23 Those who sacrifice thank offerings honor me,
    and to the blameless I will show my salvation.”

19 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 3-25-19

  1. Thank you so much for your prayers. She was born last night around 9. I’m now rocking a seven year-old and typing with one finger, more details later on a very busy day.

    All went well, God be praised. 4.4 pounds and in the NICU, my daughter and I will see her in a couple hours. I need to tend to two Adorable big sisters who were beyond ecstatic last night and thus haven’t slept much– just like their Grandmother!

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  2. Oh, the blessing!! Thank you, Lord for this new life. May she walk with you all her life and bring You much glory. Give wisdom to her parents and grandparents and protect her from those who would lead her into evil.

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  3. Once again, daughter’s carefully arranged ride to take her to OUI this morning, did not show up. It is quite hard on her, thereby also on us, when she misses her outings Mike spends a lot of time on the phone getting these things arranged and rearranged. Last week, he was second in line for services and was on hold for an hour and a half. I am so looking forward to having a socialized country with the government in charge….said facetiously…

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  4. My girl just came home crying….she was laid off at her company. She has watched over the past couple of weeks many coworkers being walked out. Today was her turn and she is devastated. Lousy tech company turned into a call center and I am seeing this as God’s mercy for her. Now she will continue to look for another job. She does have a side job freelance writing papers and editing which she enjoys very much. Prayer for her aching heart…..

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  5. I have a friend who became pregnant a little later in life. The baby is due July 1st. Her name is Harper. The doctors have told her the baby will not live. She refused to terminate and is praying for a miracle. Please pray for Harper.

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  6. Congratulations on the new tiny adorable, Michelle! ❤

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    Please pray for wisdom and direction for Nightingale as she considers taking an official full-time position at the nursing home (3rd shift!) or looking for another job altogether.

    An older, more experienced friend has encouraged her to look for a new job, saying that she is more apt to start at higher pay at a new job than to get a raise at her current job. My concern about her working 3rd shift full-time is that I have read that a long-term 3rd shift job can have bad repercussions on one's health.

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  7. Obviously not the mother’s age that would mean the pregnancy is not viable. Prayers the doctors are wrong and this baby will be okay.

    I had a SIL who loved working midnights. She had no children at the time and could just take her phone off the hook. I would hate it. I suppose Nightingale is hoping it will turn into 1st shift.

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  8. Kathaleena – She didn’t mention any hope of it eventually turning to 1st shift. For now, she is sticking with picking up as many 1st and 2nd shifts as she can, and will think about the full-time 3rd shift option. I wish she could see that it is God’s hand that has worked it out that she manages to pick up enough shifts each month to be almost full-time. (Before Hubby’s death, she did not work as many shifts.)

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  9. It certainly wouldn’t hurt for her to apply for other jobs. She could always decline to accept them. Sometimes we get caught up in our rut, or worried no one else would ever want us, that we don’t take advantage of our ability to shift to a different job. Encourage her to take another look. I don’t think a third shift would work well with a child in school.

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  10. Thanks again for your prayers. Eliana Jeanette (for my mother) was given 9/9 Apgars at birth and came out screaming. We’re so very thankful. She’s in the NICU for a while yet, doesn’t know how to eat, but seems to be breathing fine. I’ve got a photo I took this morning of her eyeing her father and me as we stood outside the isolette talking about her.

    She has plenty of dark curly hair on her head and looked pink. This baby is half the size of my smallest baby at birth. Fattening up is what she needs to do. 🙂

    I had tears in my eyes entering–no one in my family has been in a NICU before and it brought home that she’s fragile. The sense this morning was, they’re being watchful, nothing to be concerned about. A friend from church is the PT in that NICU tomorrow, and she’ll take a close look. She assured us it’s a good NICU.

    I’d prayed all along that she would be born at the right time for her health and that of her mother, safe and strong. Here we are.

    But there are always others.

    When we told the Adorable older sisters, 7 and 5, she had been born, they were screaming with excitement. Then the 7 year-old burst into tears. “These are tears of happiness. I’m so happy she didn’t die.”

    Let that one sink in. She was carrying a huge fear/ burden. Maybe the Lord brought her sister early to save her another month of terror?

    When the pastor at our church asked about the baby following the service yesterday, he prayed and S buried her face in my husband’s lap, shaking and scared. She’s asked people to pray for a long time, and steadfastly told people she had two little sisters in heaven. She’s the most sensitive of the Adorables, of course, and yet was trying so hard to be brave.

    Now mom and baby are safe and we are, beyond anything else, so very thankful. So very humbled, so very grateful at the Lord’s mercy.

    Thanks be to God.

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  11. And here we go again. X, who had seemed to have fallen into a calm groove, is taking Nightingale to court. A marshal came to our house today with the summons paperwork. Nightingale had left for work (2nd shift again), so I took the paperwork. Tomorrow she will have to text the marshal to confirm she has seen it.

    The complaint is that she is not keeping to the parental agreement for X to have The Boy on Wednesdays, and on Friday nights into Saturdays, and that she does not discuss medical issues/doctor’s appointments, or make joint decisions regarding sports and school.

    Of course, the answer to that last part is that there is a protective order against him, so she cannot be in touch with him on those matters. As for the visitation schedule, he has been having The Boy two to three times a week anyway, even overnight occasionally. This all sounds like he is merely trying to make trouble for Nightingale. If he wanted to adhere strictly to the old visitation schedule, he could have sent that message through his mom, but to my knowledge, he did not.

    It had seemed that things were going smoothly, with X having The Boy two or three times a week, for a few to several hours each time. Nightingale would not want him to have him on Wednesdays, because that is their Cub Scout evening, which is special to her.

    I felt so bad sending her a message about this, but I thought she would want to know right away. She also has to take off the day for the court date, because she was already scheduled to work that day (April 15). Please pray that in her distress (and yes, she will be in some degree of distress and frustration over this), she will be drawn to God. May the Holy Spirit minister to her heart and draw her in. (And may He minister to X, too, of course.)

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  12. I’ll add my thanks be to God for the safe delivery of the new adorable, too.

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    It occurs to me that someone may say that it would be good for X to be the one to take The Boy to Scouts, as he is his father. I understand the notion.

    But, as Nightingale has said, X is not “scout material”. He cuts corners, for one thing. There are some things that the boys do for badges that the parents need to report on. Some parents will let their boys slide by without doing everything required, but Nightingale makes sure The Boy does everything required. She fears X would not do that.

    One of the aspects the scouts emphasize is safety in certain areas. She was not too happy to find out that over this past weekend X had The Boy riding a quad without a helmet. There have been some other similar things that have happened (like letting him shoot a rifle when he was only four). Yesterday he came home with a small gash under his eye from being stuck with a stick (in X’s hands, I believe) as they were gathering sticks to make a fire in the woods.

    And yet, I will still say “God’s will be done”. I am hoping that the judge will allow a new visitation schedule that will not include Wednesdays, but if not, then I will accept that as God’s will. Nightingale, however, would have a very hard time accepting that.

    Something else just occurred to me. Nightingale is very involved with the Cub Scouts, as the assistant den leader of The Boy’s den, and secretary of the pack. Due to the protective order, if X had to take The Boy to Cub Scouts, Nightingale would not be able to be involved. (On the other hand, the protective order combined with her involvement may mean that X wouldn’t be allowed by the judge to have The Boy that day.)

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  13. Good news from Jenna:

    “Good stuff happening. Long road still to go. Moved out of ICU today but still limiting visitors as too much stimulation is not good and I want him to be aware fully of what is going on. Keep praying for complete healing.”

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    Note to Mumsee – The Boy has been enjoying “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” since I recently started reading it to him. I was a little surprised, since there are no pictures and a lot of reading, in a style he is not used to. But he loves it! Praying that will continue through the whole series, and that it will open opportunities for me to tell him more about Jesus.

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