Prayer Requests 5-25-19

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Psalm 113

Praise the Lord.

   Praise the Lord, you his servants;
    praise the name of the Lord.
Let the name of the Lord be praised,
    both now and forevermore.
From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets,
    the name of the Lord is to be praised.

The Lord is exalted over all the nations,
    his glory above the heavens.
Who is like the Lord our God,
    the One who sits enthroned on high,
who stoops down to look
    on the heavens and the earth?

He raises the poor from the dust
    and lifts the needy from the ash heap;
he seats them with princes,
    with the princes of his people.
He settles the childless woman in her home
    as a happy mother of children.

   Praise the Lord.

16 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 5-25-19

  1. The 30 days of prayer for Muslim focus is on the Uighur people. The Uighurs are a Turkic people, mentioned in ancient Chinese records since the 3rd century A.D. Driven south by Mongols in the 13th century, most Uighur (10 million) now live in the western Xinjiang province of China, with a further 300,000 in Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan. Beginning in 1950, many Han, the majority people group of China, migrated to Xinjiang with ethnic tensions increasing, until a violent outbreak in 2009. Initially, the Chinese government responded by shooting or arrested anyone suspected of dissidence, but in 2017, the government began a campaign of surveillance of the Uighurs which is mind boggling in its scope, entailing collecting biometric data on all Uighurs and recording all their activities using surveillance in technology. Religious activity – the Uighur are mostly Sunni Muslim – has been forbidden, and hundreds mosques, including historical heritage sites and places of pilgrimage, have been razed to the ground. One million Uighurs have been detained in reeducation centres. Any attempts to spread the good news among the Uighur are being smothered, and Uighurs who are believers have also been detained. Those who worked to share the good news with Uighurs have been forced out. The only people group with access to the region is the Han. Pray that the Han believers, of which there are many in China, would show love to their Uighur neighbours and set aside the ethnic enmity to reach out to this persecuted people. Pray for the Uighur believers, under an unimaginable siege – they are scattered as sheep without a shepherd. Pray that somehow, despite the severe surveillance, that the good news would leak through and be heard by the Uighur.

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  2. Follow-up on two recent prayer requests:

    A couple of weeks ago (?) I mentioned needing wisdom on whether or not to take something off my plate. Ultimately, I was indeed led to decline participation.

    Two days ago, part of my very long prayer request here was about having to make a phone call that could be disappointing to the hearer. That was to relay my decision about declining participation in the above, which would affect her.

    Translation: this is all about the recital I’d planned on doing in the fall with my friend / piano duet partner. After a couple days of phone tag, we connected today and I told her that I’m not up to preparing a big recital at this time. I knew she’d already been working on her music, but not a lot at this point.

    Long story made not quite as long: she was very understanding of my decision, and we had a great conversation. Perhaps there will be a better time in the future to do this, but we’re setting it aside for now and both feel like we’ve made a good decision for the present.

    In other words, she wasn’t disappointed in my backing out, as I was afraid she might be. Thank you for your prayers on those requests. God hears, and I’m grateful for His Spirit’s clear leading.

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  3. Prayer for wisdom as I have been listening to/informing a young woman concerning adoption. She and husband want to adopt but she doesn’t want to endure any pain in the process. She placed a son for adoption 10 years ago and she is wanting to “do for another young mom” what her son’s adoptive family did for her. She speaks of “God” but I have no idea if she truly knows our Lord. Just now getting to know her….and I know He knows….

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  4. I have been remiss in keeping you updated on my friend Jenn, the lady with the severe (and several) health issues. She’d had a major surgery on May 1 that was supposed to take care of one of her issues, but it did not go as hoped. She spent a week in the ICU with sepsis, and only finally was released from the hospital a couple days ago. She has a few different drains coming from her body, and needs another surgery to correct something that went wrong with this one.

    Needless to say, she is extremely disappointed, and weary from it all. But she holds on for her family. She wants to see those three grandsons and her new granddaughter grow up some more, and continue to be here for her grown son and daughter, and for her husband.

    Please pray for a good – better than expected, even – outcome of the next surgery, and that she’ll be strong enough to have it. Please also pray for salvation for her family. (I think she knows the Lord, but I am not completely sure, so let’s pray for a deepening of her own faith.)

    Thank you.

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  5. The people to pray for today are the Swahili speaking people of Zanzibar. Once a fabled sultanate that was a hub for trade, including the slave trade, in the Indian Ocean, Zanzibar, or Unguja in Swahili, is an island off the coast of Tanzania. The population became Muslim sometime after the 10th century, when Persians settled and intermarried with the African people on the island. But, like many Muslim African populations, sorcery is also practiced. Pray for the Holy Spirit to overcome the spiritual darkness and that the Swahili might seek the light of Jesus Christ.

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  6. The prayer focus for May 27 is on Kohistan, the mountainous region along the Indus river in the Kyber province of Pakistan, that borders with Afghanistan. The Kohistanis are pastoral and agricultural, moving seasonally between valley crop farms and mountainous pastures. Although officially a part of Pakistan, the region is anarchic – and has been for centuries – with village leaders acting as judges. There are, in similar fashion to the Mosaic law, towers of refuge for those accused of crime, while blood vengeance and honour killings are practiced. There are few believers among the Kohistanis and the Bible is not translated into their language. It is said the Kohistanis were originally Arabs who left Arabia to avoid being converted to Islam, but the region became Islamic in the 1600s. Pray that the law of love in Jesus Christ would supersede the punishing law of honour and that the few believers might grow in faith and be able to assist in translating the Bible.

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  7. This is a silly prayer request, but here goes. Our next door neighbors invited me to their cookout this afternoon. Nightingale will be working, so it would just be The Boy and me.

    When we talk at the bus stop, we get along fine. But they and another couple, who live on the other side of me (and are good friends with them), are on the crude side. Not really blending in with that kind of thing, I am afraid I will just feel awkward and uncomfortable, and yet, I think I should go. So I am feeling anxious, but to not go would make me seem standoffish, which is not a good witness in itself.

    Anyway, please pray that I will relax and chat along nicely with them, and present a good picture of a believer in Jesus Christ.

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  8. Praying, Kizzie.

    Prayers needed for my dad, who fell last night, for my mom, and for my siblings and me for wisdom. We’re having a family conference tonight with our parents. They have been resistant to the idea of assisted living, but if my East Coast sister and nephew hadn’t been with them late last night when Dad fell, things could have been much worse. Neither Mom nor Dad is able to help the other when they fall.

    We’re hoping they’ll be more receptive of the idea of assisted living if they both can enter it at the same time. They would both benefit from it at this point, even though Mom is 11 years younger. She falls much more frequently than Dad. Prayers for doors to open according to the Lord’s will.

    Thank you.

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  9. Praying for your family meeting and that your parents will be receptive to the idea of moving into an assisted living situation. ❤️
    Young new friend and her husband have made an appt with our local Christian foster/adopt agency for an information class. She said they will make an appt with the other agency in Denver to gather as much information as they possibly can before jumping into the process. She thanked me and told me that I had blessed her with listening and offering guidance. So there is another on the prayer list…thanks for you prayers concerning her…for some reason our Lord has placed her in my life and on my heart….and I am thankful….

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  10. Hmm, daughter was sobbing last night that she thinks this might be too hard for her. I asked if she had ruled out adoption, not because I think that best, but because she had mentioned not doing it in the past I had quietly asked oldest son if he and his wife might consider it but he said no, he would not put his wife in the position of adopting a relative where the mom could become intrusive in their lives.

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  11. Mumsee that is one thing I cautioned my young friend about. She needs to consider if she would be willing to have an open adoption, and if so, how open? Some birthmothers want a hands on, visit every month, call me Mommy relationship. It would be as though someone else is babysitting for her baby. While that usually is not the norm, it happens.
    The grandmother of one of my babies was an amazing lady but she wanted a hands on relationship with this child. Her best friend’s daughter and her husband adopted this precious little guy and it became messy. Hurt feelings and much pain due to her not letting go and letting them parent and her best friend being the grandparent….so sad. She just thought it would work out so wonderfully…..(which it did…the adoptive couple lived out of state and I believe eventually moved to Wales where the adoptive Dad was from…talk about putting distance between thee and me!…and little guy was so cherished and loved…and is now…29 years old!)

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  12. Praise the Lord, Ellie weighed 7 pounds 9 ounces at her 2 months check up; doctor was pleased. She’s starting to be more alert and looks more like a “real” baby. I’m so grateful and thankful.

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