Prayer Requests 8-31-19

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Psalm 27

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
    whom shall I fear?
   The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
    of whom shall I be afraid?

When the wicked advance against me
    to devour me,
   it is my enemies and my foes
    who will stumble and fall.
Though an army besiege me,
    my heart will not fear;
   though war break out against me,
    even then I will be confident.

One thing I ask from the Lord,
    this only do I seek:
   that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
    all the days of my life,
   to gaze on the beauty of the Lord
    and to seek him in his temple.
For in the day of trouble
    he will keep me safe in his dwelling;
   he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent
    and set me high upon a rock.

Then my head will be exalted
    above the enemies who surround me;
   at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy;
    I will sing and make music to the Lord.

Hear my voice when I call, Lord;
    be merciful to me and answer me.
My heart says of you, “Seek his face!”
    Your face, Lord, I will seek.
Do not hide your face from me,
    do not turn your servant away in anger;
    you have been my helper.
   Do not reject me or forsake me,
    God my Savior.
10 Though my father and mother forsake me,
    the Lord will receive me.
11 Teach me your way, Lord;
    lead me in a straight path
    because of my oppressors.
12 Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes,
    for false witnesses rise up against me,
    spouting malicious accusations.

13 I remain confident of this:
    I will see the goodness of the Lord
    in the land of the living.
14 Wait for the Lord;
    be strong and take heart
    and wait for the Lord.

11 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 8-31-19

  1. This is going to be somewhat long, because it includes some background. On this site, and other places on the internet, I generally try to be discreet when issues include other people. For example, my husband values his privacy, and when a situation issue involves him, I usually don’t post about it. And when an issue involves another person’s sin, I usually don’t post about it, even indirectly, although I may ask for prayer in working through something.

    I also tend to the belief and the experience that life is more good than bad, which seems to put me in the minority (even among Christians), so I don’t know if my life is better than other people’s or it’s a difference in perspective. Anyway, I’m pretty sure that I post mostly good and my life probably looks “better” than it is.

    This has been a difficult week on several levels, and it comes on the heels of a summer that has had two ongoing difficulties–but a third one has been added this week, and one of the first two has been “resolved” but in a bad way. I’m not trying to be coy or cute, but deliberately vague. As far as I am aware, no one close to me has an immediately life-threatening situation nor are any divorces pending. But that doesn’t mean the issues aren’t serious. To continue to be vague but to illustrate examples of the difficulty, I have not been able to see any of my siblings for several years (except one who came through town last year) and had hoped to be able to see two of them this year, but have been unable to because of one of these issues, not yet resolved. And one has involved great grief for me (and a lot of lost sleep over the past few months–when I post here in the wee hours of the morning, it’s usually the reason), but unless God intervenes it has reached an unhappy ending. A new issue that has just come up may keep us from seeing family (including our granddaughter) for Thanksgiving or Christmas and could be difficult in several other ways.

    The good thing is that my husband and I have supported each other well through all of this. But we are weary, and we are finding some aspects of life very difficult, and could use prayer. Some of you know parts of some of this, and you’re free to e-mail me if you wish.

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  2. We recently went by the sign that has asked for prayer for Riley, the teen who was having severe medical issues with no answers as to the cause. I read a C-Pap was being used and seemed to help. Now the sign had a big “thank you” written over the request for prayer, so another praise is the help this young man received from God. Every good thing comes from the hand of God.

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  3. Got it, Cheryl. I was telling a friend yesterday that it seems like everyone I know is one agony or another–often senseless and involving people they love. My own county continues rocketing from one disaster to another (with many arguing, “progress!”).

    Satan is alive and moving and we’re all affected in some way.

    That makes it easy to pray, “Come, Lord Jesus,” but also to join you. xoxox

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  4. Praying for you Cheryl…I know our Heavenly Father knows and He cares. I trust as we pray He gives careful watch over you and the situations you face.
    It does seem there are an awfully lot of issues my loved ones are facing at the moment. Hurtful situations with adult children, illness and death. Lots to hold in prayer for us all.
    My friend (who had not been speaking to me) texted last night and said they did not get all of the cancer. She is going in for a second surgery on Tuesday to hopefully get it all. My heart breaks for her and I sense a rather forced separation from my friend…it is not comfortable for me but I am trusting the Lord in it all. The separation does not prohibit me from lifting her in prayer and loving her nonetheless….

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  5. OC says, “The real business of your life as a saved soul is intercessory prayer.” (Utmost 6/20)

    “We are not here to prove God answers prayer but to be living trophies of God’s grace. (Utmost 8/6)

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  6. It seems to hurt more when you have no idea what caused it. I am a “fixer”. I want everyone to be happy and often it doesn’t work that way.
    I’m sorry Cheryl.

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