Prayer Requests 6-17-19

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Psalm 119:97-104

מ Mem

97 Oh, how I love your law!
    I meditate on it all day long.
98 Your commands are always with me
    and make me wiser than my enemies.
99 I have more insight than all my teachers,
    for I meditate on your statutes.
100 I have more understanding than the elders,
    for I obey your precepts.
101 I have kept my feet from every evil path
    so that I might obey your word.
102 I have not departed from your laws,
    for you yourself have taught me.
103 How sweet are your words to my taste,
    sweeter than honey to my mouth!
104 I gain understanding from your precepts;
    therefore I hate every wrong path.

18 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 6-17-19

  1. I’m sure that all of you know by now that ps. 119 is keyed to every letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Not only that, but every line of each vise starts with that letter.
    I saw an illustration of it once on the letter “mem” I don’t remember all of it, but it went something like this:

    My ! Have I love your law.
    More wise than my enemies, your commandments have made me
    More insight…….
    More understanding……
    My feet have I kept..
    My feet have not strayed from your law.

    etc. All of Ps. 119 has this characteristic.

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  2. Stargazer has a job interview in San Diego this morning. He doesn’t want to live in San Diego and doesn’t think he wants this job.

    I want him to have a job.

    Please pray for God’s will.

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  3. Nightingale is in court this morning. Please pray for favor with the judge, and that he (or she) will see through any lies or truth-twisting X tries to do. Thank you.

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  4. There is a temporary agreement in place for at least the next couple months, until the next court date. I am again the fourth party, so to speak, in taking The Boy up the lane to meet his dad, and picking him up from there later. (It is interesting to me that the judge could order that without my being there. What if I didn’t want to do that for some reason?)

    Specific days and times for X to have The Boy were put into place – Mondays 10:30am to 5:30pm and 10:30am Fridays to 1:00pm Saturdays. Also, Nightingale has to keep X more informed on The Boy’s medical matters and activities.

    The schedule also took into account that they are going on vacation the last week of June, and there is a Cub Scout day camp coming up in July, so X’s visitation days and times were tweaked for those weeks.

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  5. My heart is “smarting” right now after a conversation with Nightingale. She can be quite terse and impatient at times in her manner, and was so in that conversation.

    Hubby could be the same way. I can’t tell you how many times I would walk away after an exchange like the one today with Nightingale, with tears in my eyes, and tell myself not to bother asking him any questions, or mention any problems I might have with something to him, ever again. Now I find myself thinking the same with my daughter, and I really don’t like it.

    So please pray that Nightingale will hear herself when she is that way, and realize how rude and hurtful it is. And please pray for me to have the gumption to stand up for myself. (One of the reasons I often don’t is because there is often another terse reply to whatever I may say in my defense. So I decide not to bother.)

    Nightingale really is a good person (from a human point of view), is usually very good to me, and we usually get along great. But that terse streak is painful to deal with, and I think it could cause her problems with others in her life. I doubt it comes out with her friends, but it does with her sister occasionally, and if she got married, it would be a problem then, too.

    (Of course, even as I’m asking for prayer for her, I am realizing that this is the kind of thing that the Holy Spirit works on in a person after they are saved.)

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  6. But He can work on you to help you either: let it go (water off a duck’s back, I tell my children) or stand up and speak (we are not to live in fear). You are a big help to her, in many ways, just as she is a big help to you. I suspect her terseness comes from unhappiness in other areas, probably currently the stress of the ex and son and judge and all that entails.

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  7. By the way, Kizzie, in case I came over as totally tactless and uncaring, which I am known to do…I know exactly of what you speak and it does hurt and it does make you feel like crawling away and never speaking again. My husband has said things…but over time, I have come to understand, as have you, that it is not what it sounds like.

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  8. Many years ago on the phone my husband used a tone of voice that caused me to break into tears.

    My mother looked at me in concern. “What happened?”

    “I got the naval officer instead of R.”

    She laughed.

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  9. Well, it turns out that the agreement I mentioned above was not from them going in front of the judge (although he had to sign off on it), but an agreement the lawyers drew up for the time-being. The rest of the case, including her attempt to gain sole custody (in which he would still have visitation rights but she would be in charge of all the decisions for The Boy) has been continued to August 19.

    *******
    Something I have learned about Nightingale is that she does carry a lot of stress on her shoulders, and in her heart. It is one of the things that plays into her insomnia. You would never guess it from her manner, but she does mention it briefly now and then, joking about it, but you know there is a seriousness beneath the joking.

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  10. It still is very interesting to me how intertwined Nightingale and I are in this life, each dependent on the other in various ways. I tell God that He said we are not supposed to be unequally yoked, so please save this daughter that I am so closely yoked to. (And the other daughter, too, of course.)

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  11. Kizzie, I’ve learned recently how to stand up for myself, and have found that it’s bearing good fruit. I simply say, “I won’t let you speak to me that way,” and then walk out of the room. (And one time I left the house for two hours — late at night — within minutes of one episode. Got out of my nightgown, got dressed, and said I was going somewhere for a while. I found a quiet place to park [outside my usual piano concert venue, in a different city], to process the previous verbal exchange, and after another hour, I went to browse at an all-night grocery store before feeling ready to go home.)

    Everyone was asleep when I got home, and the offender apologized the next morning. A one-sentence statement that lets a person know you will not be a doormat, followed by disengagement from the scene, can work wonders with those who are willing to learn from it.

    I have a feeling Nightingale, unlike, say, someone like YA, is one who would learn from a similarly brief message like that from you.

    Prayers for you, Kizzie.

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  12. 6 Arrows – After many years, I finally learned to stand up for myself to my husband. I told him that to do otherwise was not being submissive, but enabling. He understood, and he mellowed through the remaining years of his life.

    A couple hours or so after our exchange this morning, Nightingale calmly and politely asked me to reiterate and explain what I had said earlier, and we had a rational, polite discussion. That showed me that she had realized that she had shut me down earlier. There was another time recently when she was particularly terse-to-rude, and she later apologized for being rude. That gives me hope that she is not clueless as to her attitude.

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  13. I’ve been feeling quite down and discouraged today. Nightingale is working a lot this week, and school is out, so I have a lot of childsitting to do. Tomorrow would be my one day off until Sunday, but then she called to tell me that they need her to work first shift tomorrow morning until 1pm. (At least it’s not the whole shift, and Friday will only be a few hours in the morning until his dad picks him up.)

    Also, I’m feeling very tired, which is affecting my mood. Please pray for a lifting of this down mood, and that things will go well with The Boy and me this week. (We’d had a tough morning this morning.)

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  14. When does Nightingale’s new position begin? Or has that been finalized & determined yet?

    The latest devotional I’m reading is on stress – A Shelter in the Time of Storm (and isn’t there always some kind of storm brewing?) – by Paul David Tripp.

    Based on Psalm 27

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  15. This week she finishes up the shifts she was already scheduled for, and next week she and The Boy are taking a camping vacation to Maine with Nightingale’s best friend and her daughter. So the week after that (first week of July), her new schedule starts.

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