Prayer Requests 8-13-19

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Psalm 10

Why, Lord, do you stand far off?
    Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?

In his arrogance the wicked man hunts down the weak,
    who are caught in the schemes he devises.
He boasts about the cravings of his heart;
    he blesses the greedy and reviles the Lord.
In his pride the wicked man does not seek him;
    in all his thoughts there is no room for God.
His ways are always prosperous;
    your laws are rejected by him;
    he sneers at all his enemies.
He says to himself, “Nothing will ever shake me.”
    He swears, “No one will ever do me harm.”

His mouth is full of lies and threats;
    trouble and evil are under his tongue.
He lies in wait near the villages;
    from ambush he murders the innocent.
   His eyes watch in secret for his victims;
like a lion in cover he lies in wait.
   He lies in wait to catch the helpless;
    he catches the helpless and drags them off in his net.
10 His victims are crushed, they collapse;
    they fall under his strength.
11 He says to himself, “God will never notice;
    he covers his face and never sees.”

12 Arise, Lord! Lift up your hand, O God.
    Do not forget the helpless.
13 Why does the wicked man revile God?
    Why does he say to himself,
    “He won’t call me to account”?
14 But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted;
    you consider their grief and take it in hand.
   The victims commit themselves to you;
    you are the helper of the fatherless.
15 Break the arm of the wicked man;
    call the evildoer to account for his wickedness
    that would not otherwise be found out.

16 The Lord is King for ever and ever;
    the nations will perish from his land.
17 You, Lord, hear the desire of the afflicted;
    you encourage them, and you listen to their cry,
18 defending the fatherless and the oppressed,
    so that mere earthly mortals
    will never again strike terror.

7 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 8-13-19

  1. My friend who has not been communicating with me has breast cancer. She is having surgery this afternoon to remove a breast. It’s a story in itself how I came to know this but the Lord was in the midst of it all. She was the one facing divorce last year. Please keep her in prayer this day…thanks

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  2. There’s a lot going on for us in the next month and I’ve been working hard to get ahead of what needs to be done. My first Bible study is completed and I hope to finish the second one today or tomorrow.

    I was surprised to learn earlier this summer that my favorite novella (The Gold Rush Christmas) is being re-released in a Christmas novella collection on September 1. Not much marketing is being done and I wouldn’t be very enthusiastic except this story is a good one.

    So, I spent most of last week putting into place blog posts, FB posts, Tweets and a handful of other things to DO IN ADVANCE so I can just turn it on and let it run. Those are mostly ready to go at this point.

    This week I’m working on my Chambers-related/prayer talks for Atlanta to get those in place.

    Thanks be to God I found my dresses for the LA wedding–which is the weekend before Atlanta–and I’m ready to go with that trip. I think.

    And this morning, after a three-month wait, the Lettie Cowman people finally wrote back to say, “when did you want to come?”

    Uh. This week.

    I’m asking for prayer for wisdom and the ability to hear the Holy Spirit’s still small voice (see today’s Utmost! Of course!). I think I could make it work to go next week, but I need assurances and confirmations.

    So, I guess that’s my prayer request. I’ve tried to hold the Cowman project very loose, waiting on God’s timing. I discussed it with my agent the other day; just waiting. It may have finally decided to pop up and run–at not the most convenient time.

    Shaking my head . . . .

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  3. Carol met with the visiting doctor today an he said she can’t “go out” unless she uses a wheel chair — which also means someone needs to go with her. So a lot of adjusting to do, but she feels like she’s now doomed to be a “shut-in.”

    She called the little church nearby and the pastor said he’d be by to visit her and provide communion. Since Access, her ride service, does accommodate wheel chairs, I’m hopeful she can make some adjustments to still be able to get out a little bit. 😦 Not a surprise, but a disappointment for her (though with the pain she now experiences all the time in her legs, going “out” wasn’t all that enjoyable for her anymore anyway).

    Prayers for her mental and physical adjustments, her overall attitude and that she not get too discouraged, that the local church will be good about trying to accommodate her, whether with regular visits by the pastor to her facility or, perhaps, with some way for her to attend at times?

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  4. And her latest concern is that the facility doesn’t have a wheel chair large enough for her. I told her if they don’t, then surely they can get one.

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