Prayer Requests 8-15-19

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

Anyone else?

Psalm 12

Help, Lord, for no one is faithful anymore;
    those who are loyal have vanished from the human race.
Everyone lies to their neighbor;
    they flatter with their lips
    but harbor deception in their hearts.

May the Lord silence all flattering lips
    and every boastful tongue—
those who say,
    “By our tongues we will prevail;
    our own lips will defend us—who is lord over us?”

“Because the poor are plundered and the needy groan,
    I will now arise,” says the Lord.
    “I will protect them from those who malign them.”
And the words of the Lord are flawless,
    like silver purified in a crucible,
    like gold refined seven times.

You, Lord, will keep the needy safe
    and will protect us forever from the wicked,
who freely strut about
    when what is vile is honored by the human race.

9 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 8-15-19

  1. Carol’s feeling pretty down about her circumstances. Even though she’s not been able to get “out and about” for several months now, knowing that she realistically “can’t” get out (at least not easily or on her own) is hitting her hard and she was having some tears over it last night (she’s not one to cry much).

    She was always an avid walker — after she came here from NY (before I knew her) she said she’d walk several miles every day on the bike path along the beaches. She would just walk-walk-walk (never learned to drive). She feels like she probably wore her legs and knees out with all that walking now. Maybe.

    And while this has been coming on for some time, I don’t think she’s gotten her head around the reality of it until she met with the doctor earlier this week. Up until just a week or so ago she was still asking if I could come over to take her for a ride, just so she could get out and see the world a little bit.

    Anyway, pray for her spiritual and mental (and physical) well being, that she’ll find ways to get through this period of hard adjustment. She was very upset last night thinking she’d probably never be able to visit her home church again.

    But she’s grateful for her phone (and has been faithful about getting that bill paid monthly for some time now) — it has all her books (she’s a pretty avid reader), Bibles and games on it and it also allows her to stay in touch with her friends from her old church and with me.

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  2. Daughter appears to be doing well in acute care. Her workers seem to understand her and her cognitive level It is hard to be normal when you are in a seventeen body with a much different cognitive age so don’t understand most of what is being said or done. They are helping her understand that guardianship is a good thing in her life. Prayers for wisdom for them, and understanding for her. She misses home but will be there for at least a few more days as her meds are adjusted. Whether she actually misses home or just wants out, we don’t know.

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  3. Help.

    I’m asking for prayer because I’m having trouble and I can’t get myself focused.

    I’m speaking at Church of the Apostles, a large church in Atlanta in 3.5 weeks as the kickoff for their women’s Bible study year. It’s called A Call to Prayer.

    I’m invited because of my Chambers connection and I’ll be presenting a talk based around OC and Biddy’s prayers coupled with their biographies.

    I know the material without any trouble. Of course, I do.

    I watched the video about the church to get a sense of who they are and came away freaked. All I could think of is “there are giants at that church! What if I don’t provide a good talk?”

    The Lord was then good to remind me, they’re friendly giants.

    (Got to love the Holy Spirit!)

    Today, I got an invitation to the follow-on luncheon in which all the female leaders in the church are invited. Which is great, lunch, Bible study leaders (I’ve been teaching Bible study for 35 years; these are my people) and me.

    But the invitation specifically says, “Michelle Ule is very deep.”

    Michelle feels about the depth of a slug right now and my talk is just not coming together.

    Friendly giants, friendly giants . . .

    So, please, pray for me. My desire is to serve the needs of these women well. That’s all I want to accomplish with this talk.

    I want to hear the Holy Spirit’s direction, not my brilliance (note: brilliance is surface, not depth). I’m hunting for a Caleb and Joshua moment! LOL

    Thanks.

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  4. Twenty two year old dropped a cinder block on her foot. Don’t think the toe is broken but she will lose the nail. We will watch for infection. Not something a pregnant person needs So prayer for wisdom and healing.
    What was she doing you ask? Moving a brick to open a gate with her foot in a croc. Whod does chores in crocs? My daughter…Can we pray for wisdom retroactively?

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