Prayer Requests 5-16-19

It’s Thursday, so don’t forget to pray for Jo, her students, and the people of PNG.

Anyone else?

Psalm 103

Praise the Lord, my soul;
    all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the Lord, my soul,
    and forget not all his benefits—
who forgives all your sins
    and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit
    and crowns you with love and compassion,
who satisfies your desires with good things
    so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

The Lord works righteousness
    and justice for all the oppressed.

He made known his ways to Moses,
    his deeds to the people of Israel:
The Lord is compassionate and gracious,
    slow to anger, abounding in love.
He will not always accuse,
    nor will he harbor his anger forever;
10 he does not treat us as our sins deserve
    or repay us according to our iniquities.
11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
    so great is his love for those who fear him;
12 as far as the east is from the west,
    so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

13 As a father has compassion on his children,
    so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;
14 for he knows how we are formed,
    he remembers that we are dust.
15 The life of mortals is like grass,
    they flourish like a flower of the field;
16 the wind blows over it and it is gone,
    and its place remembers it no more.
17 But from everlasting to everlasting
    the Lord’s love is with those who fear him,
    and his righteousness with their children’s children—
18 with those who keep his covenant
    and remember to obey his precepts.

19 The Lord has established his throne in heaven,
    and his kingdom rules over all.

20 Praise the Lord, you his angels,
    you mighty ones who do his bidding,
    who obey his word.
21 Praise the Lord, all his heavenly hosts,
    you his servants who do his will.
22 Praise the Lord, all his works
    everywhere in his dominion.

   Praise the Lord, my soul.

6 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 5-16-19

  1. In Egypt, there are many least-reached groups. However, youth and young adults seem less entrenched in the traditional Muslim/Christian or even male/female dynamics, and they are less interested in apologetics and more interested in relating to each other. There still is a fear of what the older generation thinks of them and they desire their approval. They are the generation of coffee shop culture and rap music – two open doors in reaching them with the Gospel.

    Please pray…
    Pray for bold ideas and the right people to reach out to this seeking generation. What technologies would be best? Which places to meet them, etc.?
    Pray that youth would really seek the truth and be set free.
    Pray that Christian workers will be led to young people of peace – influencers who will make a big impact on their own generation.

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  2. Thank you for these, Tychicus. (And Roscuro, with the 30 Days postings you’ve been sharing.)

    Prayers for safe travels to daughter and son-in-law’s today. We’re having some storms at the moment. Also that water doesn’t come into the house while we’re gone.

    The biggest request is for wisdom in speaking to married daughter today about spiritual matters. She has not been responding to letters, phone calls, and texts that our church has been sending her. She is still a member, but hasn’t attended church here or anywhere since moving away from home seven years ago. She will be released from our church and synod if she doesn’t respond by May 21.

    Pray that she will turn back to the Lord and desire membership in a congregation in her area. She works Sundays, but there are worship services other days of the week that she could attend. She will also have a 3-month maternity leave once the baby is born, in which she could be in worship regularly.

    These, of course, are her father’s and my hopes for her (and her husband, who has also left the faith), but we know sometimes God works in ways other than how we “plan.”

    May God’s will be done, and we be used as the Lord sees fit.

    Thank you for praying, friends.

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  3. The people group to pray for is the Hui of China. Descendants of Muslim merchants who settled in China and intermarried with the Chinese hundreds of years ago, the Hui speak Mandarin and are mingled among the Han majority throughout China, particularly in the west. They are known for their hospitality, and will go into debt in order to properly entertain guests. Pray for Christian guests to share the gospel with them and for spiritual fruit for those who have come to know Christ.

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  4. Tomorrow Flyboy and I plan a day trip to the National Air Force Museum in Dayton. We’ve talked for a couple of years about doing this and are finally getting around to it. A couple weeks ago he suggested that we fly instead of drive to give him more hours experience in the pilot’s seat, and he is willing to pay the extra cost for the plane rental. It’s about a 90-minute flight each way.

    He’s wandered from the faith in the last year or so. It’s been a long time since we’ve had extended quality time together. I’m hope for a chance to talk about what’s behind his doubts and unbelief.

    Please pray as you are led. Here are a few ideas.

    God’s timing on the trip. It’s not certain the weather tomorrow is suitable for him to fly, so we might have to reschedule.

    A flight so smooth that we’ll have a chance to talk along the way. I had expected a 2-day road trip with lots of driving time and motel time to talk. I’m glad to give him a chance to get some more flying hours, but if the going is rough he’ll be too distracted for deep conversation.

    Wisdom and sensitivity for me to know how to engage him, and God’s Spirit working in his heart.

    And of course safe travel there and back.


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  5. I used to live near Dayton for part of my growing up years (8 through 15). We visited the Air Force museum a time or two in that time. (Hubby, an Air Force veteran, would have loved that.)

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  6. Thank you for the prayers. Travels went fine, and we didn’t have any water in the basement when we got home. One of our hanging planters on the porch had fallen to the ground below, though, so there must have been a fair amount of wind at some point. Or maybe an adventurous cat.

    Talk with daughter about the letter from church was brief and low-key. She said, “Oh, yeah, I’ve got to call them soon.”

    Not sure if she will, or if that was her simply saying what she thought we’d want to hear.

    God knows. Please keep praying. Thanks.

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