Prayer Requests 4-1-19

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Psalm 57

Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me,
    for in you I take refuge.
   I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings
    until the disaster has passed.

I cry out to God Most High,
    to God, who vindicates me.
He sends from heaven and saves me,
    rebuking those who hotly pursue me—
    God sends forth his love and his faithfulness.

I am in the midst of lions;
    I am forced to dwell among ravenous beasts—
   men whose teeth are spears and arrows,
    whose tongues are sharp swords.

Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
    let your glory be over all the earth.

They spread a net for my feet—
    I was bowed down in distress.
   They dug a pit in my path—
    but they have fallen into it themselves.

My heart, O God, is steadfast,
    my heart is steadfast;
    I will sing and make music.
Awake, my soul!
    Awake, harp and lyre!
    I will awaken the dawn.

I will praise you, Lord, among the nations;
    I will sing of you among the peoples.
10 For great is your love, reaching to the heavens;
    your faithfulness reaches to the skies.

11 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
    let your glory be over all the earth.

4 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 4-1-19

  1. Please pray for my sweet friend and her sister as they let their mother go…

    I love my sweet mom so much and my heart is breaking because she is so close to joining my dad in heaven. I can’t imagine a world without her smile, her sweetness, just her. Everything about her is home to me.
    She turned 90 in January and I know most people will say we’re blessed she was with us so long. I know that, but it really doesn’t make this easier. I’ll never really be ready to let her go. I told her I’ll be fine, and I will be, but never again in the same way.
    My dad died from leukemia when I was 20 and mom had my 3 younger siblings living at home. She never complained or felt sorry for herself. She worked hard to get enough credits to reactivate her nursing license and went about the business of taking care of people she loved – that’s what she excelled at, what she always did, what she was born to do.
    My mom taught me that love is both fierce and gentle, and that you don’t turn away when someone is hurting. She taught me that kindness isn’t weakness and it’s never ok to hurt someone.
    She was 84 when I had a bone marrow transplant and her health was not good enough for her to be with me so she sent a card in the mail EVERY DAY of that 35 days. Honest to goodness cards with honest to goodness stamps with words of love and encouragement to me at the Cancer Center. I knew her heart broke not to be there with me.
    Her hands are beautiful but not to her. She only sees the veins, spots, blotches and wrinkles. I look at her hands, and I see strength and love. I remember her loving touch, her caress, rubbing my back to help me sleep, her hand on my forehead to check for fever, putting calamine on my chicken pox, or wrapping an Ace bandage on my sprained ankle. Those hands have cooked a thousand meals, driven thousands of miles, ironed mountains of clothes, done hundreds of thousands of loads of laundry, and planted more tomato plants than I can count. I also picture all the babies she’s held or swaddled with those hands – her own 5 and those in labor & delivery where she worked as a nurse. Or soothing a patient, comforting a loved one, or administering medication when she worked in geriatric care. Her hands are beautiful to me. My mom is beautiful to me.
    Please hold my mom and my family in prayer through this heartbreaking time. And I’ll try to be as brave as she taught me to be – for her.

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  2. Today’s My Utmost for His Highest (www.utmost.org)

    Do we need any more argument than this to become intercessors — that Christ “ever liveth to make intercession”; that the Holy Spirit “maketh intercession for the saints”?

    Are we living in such a vital relationship to our fellow men that we do the work of intercession as the Spirit-taught children of God? Begin with the circumstances we are in — our homes, our business, our country, the present crisis as it touches us and others — are these things crushing us?

    Are they badgering us out of the presence of God and leaving us no time for worship? Then let us call a halt, and get into such living relationship with God that our relationship to others may be maintained on the line of intercession whereby God works His marvels.

    Beware of outstripping God by your very longing to do His will. We run ahead of Him in a thousand and one activities, consequently we get so burdened with persons and with difficulties that we do not worship God, we do not intercede.

    If once the burden and the pressure come upon us and we are not in the worshipping attitude, it will produce not only hardness toward God but despair in our own souls. God continually introduces us to people for whom we have no affinity, and unless we are worshipping God, the most natural thing to do is to treat them heartlessly, to give them a text like the jab of a spear, or leave them with a rapped-out counsel of God and go.

    A heartless Christian must be a terrible grief to Our Lord.

    Are we in the direct line of the intercession of our Lord and of the Holy Spirit?

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