Prayer Requests 5-23-19

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

Anyone else?

Psalm 111

Praise the Lord.

   I will extol the Lord with all my heart
    in the council of the upright and in the assembly.

Great are the works of the Lord;
    they are pondered by all who delight in them.
Glorious and majestic are his deeds,
    and his righteousness endures forever.
He has caused his wonders to be remembered;
    the Lord is gracious and compassionate.
He provides food for those who fear him;
    he remembers his covenant forever.

He has shown his people the power of his works,
    giving them the lands of other nations.
The works of his hands are faithful and just;
    all his precepts are trustworthy.
They are established for ever and ever,
    enacted in faithfulness and uprightness.
He provided redemption for his people;
    he ordained his covenant forever—
    holy and awesome is his name.

10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
    all who follow his precepts have good understanding.
    To him belongs eternal praise.

7 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 5-23-19

  1. We’re in a time of transition here at home, and I’ve got several prayer requests on my mind today. Take your pick.

    Prayers for my husband, who will have hernia surgery tomorrow. Full recovery time will be several weeks, if it goes like it did when he had this surgery a few years ago. The bulge is bigger this time, though.

    I want to finish up school today, and have tomorrow and all next week off. Then on Monday, June 4, I plan to start our new school year — under a different plan I’ve never used before, but have been learning about for several years. We’ve spent at least a decade schooling throughout the year, taking breaks several weeks during holidays and major family events. We are now going to return, Lord willing, to a 9-month-on, 3-month-off format to go with the curriculum I purchased. Our three months off are going to be March, April, and May, rather than summer, because the spring months are SO busy with music events, birthdays, holidays, extra church services during Lent, etc. Also, spring is a beautiful time of year to enjoy outside, without having lots of studies to do inside.

    Prayers that our week off next week will be restful, as there won’t be many breaks once we start our new school year in June. (We will take some time off after dear grandbaby is born [she’s due in late July].)

    Prayers for wisdom in my words when I make a phone call today with news that will probably be disappointing to the hearer.

    Prayers for safe travels for my sister and nephew. East Coast sister flew to California last week, and she and nephew, the latter of which has finished his Navy assignment in CA, are driving across the country to get back home. They are currently in Colorado, will spend the weekend in the Midwest, where the rest of us live, then will continue on home after the holiday.

    Prayers for my morale. My husband has asked that during his surgery recovery period, I not play the piano. I said I wouldn’t, but, truthfully, I resent that. A little bit of piano playing each day helps me fight stress. Doesn’t always take it away completely, but it helps.

    I told him I couldn’t just cancel lessons for all those weeks he’ll be off work, or have 6th Arrow stop practicing. He said that was fine. It’s only my playing he doesn’t want to hear. 😦

    I might ask a friend or two who have pianos if I can play on their pianos now and then over the next few weeks.

    Prayers for spiritually-straying oldest daughter (2nd Arrow).

    And an unspoken request for next daughter (3rd Arrow) for wisdom regarding a potential relationship.

    There’s probably more I’m forgetting, but that’s probably enough to give you for now.

    Many thanks.

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  2. “Mylands” is made up of 1,200 coral islands in 20 administrative groups, 600 km southwest of Sri Lanka in the Indian Ocean. Only 202 islands are inhabited, with an average size of less than one sq km. Average elevation is one metre above sea level. The population is about 313,920 of which 99.04% are Muslim. About 110,000 expatriates are registered and live in this country. The Mylander people have one of the highest divorce rates worldwide and Folk Islam holds a strong grip on the people.

    Neither mission work nor Christian literature has ever been allowed. Paradoxically, the government denies the existence of Christianity among Mylanders while arresting those who do believe. The perception of Christianity is so poor (largely due to Western media and tourist immorality) that political opponents use the term ‘Christian’ to slander one another.

    Please pray…
    For the true name and nature of Jesus to be made known in this nation. Pray that the state’s contradictions and heavy-handedness toward Christianity would generate great curiosity.
    There are an unknown number of deaf people among the Mylanders. Please pray for workers into this harvest field among the deaf and people with special needs. May the group of deaf Mylanders discover and accept the real lover of their souls.
    Pray for those who believe: for their protection, their courage in the face of great trials, and for opportunities to grow in and spread their faith.
    Persecution of believers is intense. Any Mylander practicing Christianity can expect mockery, ostracism, incarceration and even torture. On numerous occasions, expatriate believers have been expelled, especially for sharing their faith. ​

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  3. We’re ready to see 2019 to the door . . .

    My daughter-in-law’s beloved grandfather died yesterday at 85 in Oregon. Two of the three Adorable granddaughters in that family sang to him on the phone, “Jesus Loves Me,” half-an-hour before he died.

    He went to the Lord and his beloved wife; his health had been failing and he had to leave the farm he built himself, a year ago. It’s okay. Just one more thing.

    A is grieving, but also thankful she got to spend meaningful time with him and her family in the last two years. He knew her older girls.

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  4. The 30 days of prayer for Muslims focus today is on the Saho. The Saho are a people divided, as some live in Ethiopia, while more live in Eritrea, and the border between is a militarized zone. Most Saho are Muslim, although there is a small Catholic community, a remainder of the Italian colonial era. The Bible has not been fully translated into the Saho language. Eritrea’s regime is repressive and persecution is severe. Pray for the promise of Christ to be fulfilled and that the gates of hell would not prevail against the building of Christ’s Church among the Saho people.

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  5. 6 Arrows – I include 2nd Arrow in my prayers for various “prodigals”.

    May God to a wonderful, powerful work in all our prodigals.

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  6. Thank you, Kizzie, and amen.

    Thanks for all the prayers today. It was a productive day, and I got nearly everything checked off the to-do list. We didn’t quite finish everything with the school wrap-up, though. But that’s OK. There’s about a 1/2 day of work left for tomorrow, and with hubby scheduled for 7:00 a.m. surgery prep, we should be all done up and home by noon. I’ll finish up the rest of school tomorrow afternoon/evening around helping hubby with his meds and other post-surgical needs.

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  7. My husband got up a little while ago feeling awful. After a while he lay back down. We attended a potluck tonight, so hopefully he didn’t eat something that will bother him. I was about ready to go to bed, but I think I’ll stay up a few minutes more in case he gets back up, and also since I’m less likely to disturb him if he does go to sleep if I give him a while to do so. But anyone who sees this is more than welcome to pray for him.

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