Prayer Requests 8-17-19

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Psalm 14

The fool says in his heart,
    “There is no God.”
   They are corrupt, their deeds are vile;
    there is no one who does good.

The Lord looks down from heaven
    on all mankind
   to see if there are any who understand,
    any who seek God.
All have turned away, all have become corrupt;
    there is no one who does good,
    not even one.

Do all these evildoers know nothing?

   They devour my people as though eating bread;
    they never call on the Lord.
But there they are, overwhelmed with dread,
    for God is present in the company of the righteous.
You evildoers frustrate the plans of the poor,
    but the Lord is their refuge.

Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion!
    When the Lord restores his people,
    let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad!

20 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 8-17-19

  1. Monday is the next court date for the custody situation. Please pray for favor for Nightingale and her case, and that the judge will see through any lies or exaggerations from X.

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  2. The pastor of the local LCMS church is coming by today (he should be there now, actually) to meet with Carol for the first time and give her communion. Pray it’s a good talk and that he takes an interest in her current plight — perhaps there is a way yet to still get her to church on Sundays?

    Also, her roommate Martha is not doing well, she has some dementia and is always trying to get out of bed, prompting the staff to put up barriers as they try to keep her safe and in bed. But she still is trying, sometimes in the middle of the night, so Carol is often having to summon the front desk to send someone up. Martha speaks only Spanish, she’s from Guatemala, and she does have a couple daughters who visit regularly. But she’s very distressed lately, according to Carol, she can’t seem to settle down. She’s also grabbing the intercom button and hitting it repeatedly but when they answer she can’t respond.

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  3. Poor Martha. We have a friend whose mother is over 100 and has fallen getting out of bed a few times lately. The law says she cannot be blocked or tied down. It is a problem at that age. She does have some dementia although she is not terribly bad.

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  4. Sounds like they do have bed rails up for Martha but she’s trying to get out through the foot of the bed now.

    Carol said she’s sleeping today and she’s hoping they give her something to keep her asleep tonight, one of her daughters will be visiting tomorrow.

    Carol’s first meeting and visit with the pastor went well, she wants to transfer her membership to the church which I suppose just makes sense since it is the local LCMS for her (and her ‘home’ church is 20 miles away). There are only 12 people in the church (the building is a beautiful old brick edifice, not huge though — a much larger Spanish-language congregation also meets at the facility).

    She said the pastor looks to be in his late 40s or early 50s, he has 5 children. I’m hoping they’ll be able to keep closer tabs on her than her other distant church. And there’s still the possibility she could visit there using the Access van ride, but a wheelchair still needs to be found for her I guess. The pastor said there are several older or disabled (needing walkers) people who are members.

    After Carol told him about herself, he conducted a mini-service with readings and prayers and served communion to her.

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  5. Physical restraints just make someone more agitated. Nursing homes stopped using them after one too many people strangled themselves trying to get out of them. Bed rails are a fall risk, precisely because the agitated person tries to climb over and thus falls farther. Sedation increases the risk of death from health conditions. The better, but much more expensive option, is one to one supervision.

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  6. Our one minister has an active ministry to the homebound as well as to a singing ministry to several nursing homes. Should he take the call–and we’ll know next Sunday–many people will have a huge hole in their lives.

    I, of course, am personally biased against them taking the call.

    But, I believe God should make that decision, not me.

    Fancy, I don’t know the future. Nor much of the past, either! 😦

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  7. My other thought was sleeping on the floor, from the concept once down you’re not going to fall again.

    Unfortunately, it’s hard to get up off the floor when that time comes, even for me. 😦

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  8. Roscuro, yes, one-on-one supervision would be best but as Chas points out most folks can’t really afford that — and in this case, the facility is one that caters to those who are low income.

    But I wouldn’t be surprised if a move for Martha will be in store shortly, the staff there doesn’t seem equipped to be able to handle the situation. The daughters are probably having to work on that, is my guess. Maybe there are places that can provide that for those without money but it probably won’t be a very nice place. 😦

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  9. The big revelation from this trip to the psychiatric hospital: she is not cognitively able to understand that suicide is more than cutting herself or putting string around her neck. I thought I told them that at the start. Anyway, wisdom for them in their paperwork so daughter will get the help she needs going forward.

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  10. Please pray for Nightingale. One of her teeth, which the dentist said would maybe need a root canal someday, has been hurting pretty bad since yesterday – enough that she didn’t want to chew anything chewy today, instead having yogurt and oatmeal for dinner.

    Whatever it is, she will have to pay for it out-of-pocket due to a mess-up by the human resources lady at work, not getting her enrolled into the dental program in time when she took this permanent position. 😦

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  11. Poor Nightingale. Bummer to have that to think about with the court case right now.

    Our pastor was asked to leave. He never should have been hired, IMO. Still, I prayed he would work out. It has not been a good experience, although God teaches us much through these type of things. Hopefully, we can find another shepherd for this flock.

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  12. Yes, around here you would not get one on one care for $4,000.00/ month. One man I know needed a hoist to get him in bed. He had 8,000.00/month taken out of his share of the couple’s assets. He recently passed away.

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