Prayer Requests 6-12-19

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

Anyone else?

Psalm 119:65-72

ט Teth

65 Do good to your servant
    according to your word, Lord.
66 Teach me knowledge and good judgment,
    for I trust your commands.
67 Before I was afflicted I went astray,
    but now I obey your word.
68 You are good, and what you do is good;
    teach me your decrees.
69 Though the arrogant have smeared me with lies,
    I keep your precepts with all my heart.
70 Their hearts are callous and unfeeling,
    but I delight in your law.
71 It was good for me to be afflicted
    so that I might learn your decrees.
72 The law from your mouth is more precious to me
    than thousands of pieces of silver and gold.

11 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 6-12-19

  1. Sandzak Bosniaks of Montenegro
    The Bosniaks of Montengro (not to be confused with Bosnians) live in the province of Sandzak and comprise just under 9% of the population as the third-largest ethnic group. The majority are Sunni Muslim. Coming from the very secular political system of former Yugoslavia, they have been highly influenced by Turkey and Bosnia and Hercegovina over the last ten years, resulting in increased Islamisation.

    Bosniaks were mainly victims during the Balkan crises and still harbor bitterness towards Christians for the way they historically treated the Muslim population—a distorted picture of Christianity created by the Serbian and Montenegrin Orthodoxy. The region is totally unreached: At present there is no mission work among them.

    Please pray…
    For increased capacity for three teams as they take steps towards organizing outreaches to this region.
    Pray for long-term missionaries to live in this beautiful area to share their lives with the Sandzak Bosniaks.
    Pray for the young fellowship and single believers in Montenegro to reach out to their neighbours who might have never heard the Gospel before.

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  2. The Boy’s fever continued throughout the night and early morning but seems to be going away now. Nightingale called him out of school for today, and also for tomorrow (the last day of school), since the rule is that a child cannot come back to school if he has had a fever in the last 24 hours. She was told that some other children were out with the same thing.

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  3. Please pray for me today that I would find favor with the admissions comittee for the nursing program. They are convening today to review applications and send out acceptance or rejection letters.

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  4. Praying for both.

    Prayer here as twenty two is struggling. She told me last night she has been hearing a voice telling her to take herself out of the picture but she does not think that would be fair to baby. She also requested to go to counseling. Husband is on the phone with counselor.

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  5. A dear friend of mine has a daughter diagnosed bi-polar in college. She married a great guy and wanted to have a baby.

    The doctors were dubious because she’d have to go off the major drug keeping her stable. One refused to keep her as a patient if she got pregnancy.

    D was determined and had two psychotic breadowns during the pregnancy–she had to be hospitalized.

    She got through delivery, rejoiced in a healthy little boy and a day or two later had another psychotic breakdown.

    Her mother commented to me a week or so later, “Here I am trying to manage bottles for a baby with no hope in sight of when D will get out of the psych ward.”

    The husband stepped up and managed beautifully–baby, job, wife in psych ward. Once they got D under control, she returned home.

    It was a hard period of time, but she’s still married, works a job and has what she always wanted: a child.

    Was the agony of that year worth it?

    Ten years later, I think they’d all say yes.

    I don’t know if that gives you persepctive or not, but going to counseling is a really great idea.

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  6. Wisdom in a church matter. I’ve stated my reservations but bowed to the pastors. One pastor understands my thoughts, the other–it feels like–wants to argue with me.

    I told them I’d pray and think about the situation a little more. It involves a new believer whom we all know is struggling.

    The second is whether or not my husband should offer a room in our home to a teenager in a complicated situation.

    Thanks.

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  7. His fever spiked again. 😦

    But on the good news front, Nightingale has been told that she got the permanent position she put in for. 🙂

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  8. Michelle, I would suggest open communication with the parents, things are not always the way they appear. They may welcome the help and they may have something they are working on with said child and giving him an easy out will not help. This from the woman who has a son who has spent three nights of the past three weeks in his own bed We do not know who is harboring him or why. We do know he disappeared from us when he flunked school, though we have not talked with him about it. We have had some contact, which is why he is now accepted at the youth challenge.

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  9. Thanks, Mumsee. We’ve known this girl since birth. Her parents have a long list of personal problems and haven’t been together in years. Both parents have gone on to make more bad choices. Several months ago, myy husband volunteered to the grandparents who have brought the girl to church since babyhood, that we could take her in if she needed a place.

    Grandmother called yesterday to ask if that was still true so she could suggest us as an alternative to the mom. I said, yes, but there would be rules and we’d require counseling. I’m not interested in enabling a teenage to make more bad choices of her own, but I don’t want to throw her away either.

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