Prayer Requests 4-17-19

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

Anyone else?

Psalm 79

O God, the nations have invaded your inheritance;
    they have defiled your holy temple,
    they have reduced Jerusalem to rubble.
They have left the dead bodies of your servants
    as food for the birds of the sky,
    the flesh of your own people for the animals of the wild.
They have poured out blood like water
    all around Jerusalem,
    and there is no one to bury the dead.
We are objects of contempt to our neighbors,
    of scorn and derision to those around us.

How long, Lord? Will you be angry forever?
    How long will your jealousy burn like fire?
Pour out your wrath on the nations
    that do not acknowledge you,
   on the kingdoms
    that do not call on your name;
for they have devoured Jacob
    and devastated his homeland.

Do not hold against us the sins of past generations;
    may your mercy come quickly to meet us,
    for we are in desperate need.
Help us, God our Savior,
    for the glory of your name;
   deliver us and forgive our sins
    for your name’s sake.
10 Why should the nations say,
    “Where is their God?”

   Before our eyes, make known among the nations
    that you avenge the outpoured blood of your servants.
11 May the groans of the prisoners come before you;
    with your strong arm preserve those condemned to die.
12 Pay back into the laps of our neighbors seven times
    the contempt they have hurled at you, Lord.
13 Then we your people, the sheep of your pasture,
    will praise you forever;
   from generation to generation
    we will proclaim your praise.

10 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 4-17-19

  1. I am crabby today. Time to stop it and move forward. If I act like this, my children might begin to think I am normal. Never mind. But, to honor God, I shall lay this at His feet and accept what He has to offer: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control. This is the day the Lord has made, I WILL rejoice and be glad in it.

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  2. Please pray for a lady in her early 60s named Katharina. She has a very mild case of Moebius Syndrome, but felt rejected by her mother and family, and spent many years trying to look beautiful, including having her nose “fixed”. But she still never felt good enough.

    On a Moebius support Facebook page she has been writing about this journey of “self-discovery” she has been on, to accept herself and be happy with who she is. She has described herself as a Jewish lesbian looking for love in her 60s. I can tell that her words are almost as much to convince herself that she is happy with herself as to convince the rest of us.

    This morning, she posted a lovely photo and wrote, “I’m always searching for the Light.”

    I commented that Jesus is the Light of the world, prefaced with “Excuse me for getting ‘religious’ here. . .” She replied, “No need to apologize. I’m not religious but I’m happy to hear about Jesus.” So I explained a little bit, and gave her a little of my testimony. She simply replied that she was glad I have my faith.

    She has been on my heart for a while. Please pray for the Holy Spirit to draw her to Jesus. Thank you.

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  3. Mumsee – We all have our crabby days. What is important is that we apologize for any harsh words or attitudes. That says a lot to our children. (I know you know this. Just a reminder. 🙂 )

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  4. My husband will have 41 days of radiation over the next many weeks. Next Wednesday he goes for the set up appointment and we will schedule the treatments then. They will be one every week day with weekends off. One of the RN’s is a young woman I know from VBS meetings years ago. She actually lives fairly close to us, which I did not realize. Everyone we met was very good to answer our questions and give us good information. My husband’s mind was much eased. Thank you for praying for us. Oh, and, Kizzie, the first doctor we talked to was from Connecticut. She is only here for another week, so must be doing some type of residency. We talked to 4 different people.

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  5. Kathaleena – So the decision has been to not remove the prostate?

    I hesitate to say this, because I don’t want it to be like those women who tell their labor horror stories to a woman expecting her first child, but on the other hand, it is a concern. Take it for what it’s worth, as I know each patient is different:

    Hubby had eight weeks of five-day-a-week radiation, followed by hormone therapy (I think it was called Lupron). His PSA stayed low for several years, and then began to climb drastically a few years ago. The cancer had begun to take over his prostate again, and it was that bulging-with-tumors prostate that was irritating his bladder, causing the bleeding which kept him in the hospital for that month-plus.

    Since his death, I have wondered (but try not to) if he had had his prostate removed, would he still be alive? (in general, this is a question I have made peace with, entrusting it to God and His will.) He did live another 12 years after his diagnosis, though, and I am very grateful for those years.

    But as I said, each patient’s case is different. Hubby’s cancer was borderline-aggressive, so maybe having his prostate removed wouldn’t have made a difference, and it would have been some other effect of the cancer that would have taken him.

    I really, really hope this comment is not distressing to you, but I offer it in the sense of looking at all concerns. God bless you and Ralph.

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  6. I had also mentioned to Katharina on the Moebius Facebook page that I say a little prayer for her when I see her posts. A little later, she thanked me, and asked if she could ask for me to pray for something specific. Of course, I said yes.

    Her request is “For love.” Now, I know that what she means is for a love relationship with another lesbian. But let’s pray that somehow God reveals His love to her. And that loving Christian friends will enter her life. May Katharina be surrounded by God’s love and have eyes to recognize it.

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  7. Lots to pray for.

    I was almost nodding off in the cubby so have come out to the window (! 😁) to drink some coffee, hoping it helps.

    I need afternoon energy, it just seems like that tiny space I’m working in starts putting me to sleep 💤 around this time of day

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  8. Kizzie, it is difficult to know what is best. We were told this type of cancer can come back in the future. It seems that is so for many types of cancer. A lot depends on the age of the person, too. Your husband was younger than mine I am certain. Doctors are not gods, nor are we and can only do what we think may be best. I have thought often of your last days with your hubby. Such a sad, difficult time!

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  9. Yes, Hubby was only 50 when he was diagnosed, which is pretty young for prostate cancer.

    “They” say that most men with prostate cancer will die of something else before the cancer gets bad enough to kill them. (I think I’ve said that before.) Prayers for you and Ralph.

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