Prayer Requests 9-21-19

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Psalm 45

My heart is stirred by a noble theme
    as I recite my verses for the king;
    my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.

You are the most excellent of men
    and your lips have been anointed with grace,
    since God has blessed you forever.

Gird your sword on your side, you mighty one;
    clothe yourself with splendor and majesty.
In your majesty ride forth victoriously
    in the cause of truth, humility and justice;
    let your right hand achieve awesome deeds.
Let your sharp arrows pierce the hearts of the king’s enemies;
    let the nations fall beneath your feet.
Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever;
    a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom.
You love righteousness and hate wickedness;
    therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions
    by anointing you with the oil of joy.
All your robes are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
    from palaces adorned with ivory
    the music of the strings makes you glad.
Daughters of kings are among your honored women;
    at your right hand is the royal bride in gold of Ophir.

10 Listen, daughter, and pay careful attention:
    Forget your people and your father’s house.
11 Let the king be enthralled by your beauty;
    honor him, for he is your lord.
12 The city of Tyre will come with a gift,
    people of wealth will seek your favor.
13 All glorious is the princess within her chamber;
    her gown is interwoven with gold.
14 In embroidered garments she is led to the king;
    her virgin companions follow her—
    those brought to be with her.
15 Led in with joy and gladness,
    they enter the palace of the king.

16 Your sons will take the place of your fathers;
    you will make them princes throughout the land.

17 I will perpetuate your memory through all generations;
    therefore the nations will praise you for ever and ever.

13 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 9-21-19

  1. My heart goes out to you, mumsee. I so remember all the prayers (not that we don’t still pray) for our loved one going through mental illness. It is gratifying to see him do so well in these latter years. He volunteers and both attends and leads bible study. He is a big help to his pastor. He still has issues and does take meds. He has learned to not stop taking them, which is huge for these patients. The side effects can be difficult. Praying she stabilizes soon and brings much glory to our Savior.

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  2. Thanks for the prayers yesterday about the business email. I addressed it to one person (the one with whom we’d been having trouble) and cc’d two others on it. I got a favorable response from one of the cc’d people, who has replied twice, and on the second reply she added a couple of extra people, including the dean who is directly over the original addressee.

    (Higher-ups were also notified about a month ago, but nothing ever came of it, that I ever heard. Now the situation is different because they’ve lost us as a client, at least for next year, as we’ve made alternate arrangements with another entity for 2020. They know that’s the case now, and they know why.)

    The door is still open to doing business with them (the original university who gave us a venue) in the future. I didn’t tell them this, but I’m sure not going to try setting up anything again with them if the “man in charge” — the uncommunicative, do-nothing guy — remains in his position.

    Thanks again.

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  3. Since Boy started school back when he was four-going-on-five, on the mornings she works Nightingale has been taking Boy over to the daycare that my neighbor runs, so that I won’t have to deal with the hassle of getting him ready and to the bus stop. The one time I had to try that, he ended up running back down the lane, and missing the bus. (I was so embarrassed!)

    Now that he is older, we are going to start having me take him out to the bus stop on the three school days a week that Nightingale works. She will be getting him up and ready before he leaves, so I won’t have to deal with that. And she has made it clear that this is a “one strike and you’re out kind of thing”. The only reasons for him to stay home sick is if he has a fever or has thrown up.

    My biggest concern is that even though she will be getting him ready, I will still have to get up 45 minutes to an hour earlier than my body is used to, three days a week. Like many of you, I often have trouble falling asleep, so getting up earlier may be a challenge.

    Please pray that my body will adjust quickly to this new schedule, and that Boy will be cooperative. (I think he will be, but am still a bit nervous that he may try to “pull one over on Mimi” at times. That is why I am glad Nightingale has instituted a strict sick day policy.)

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  4. Even more importantly, please pray for Pastor Billy and Renee as their hearts are breaking (especially Renee’s). The now-one-year old baby boy they have been fostering, have bonded with, and were hoping to adopt is to be reunited with his birth parents. There will be a month-long transition period for that, which will be difficult for all involved.

    And of course, please pray for this tiny boy who has bonded with Billy and Renee, and now will have to adjust to his birth parents and a new home, and for his (and their) eventual salvation. Thank you.

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  5. Kizzie, that is hard, but as a reminder, the boy bonded with his bio mom first, so, if it is a safe home, he will be okay. Hard for them though and I do understand that. This country the policy is generally that the parents have eighteen months to get their act together. The more love the boy has, the better. Will thy still be part of the boy’s life?

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  6. I don’t know if they will still be involved nor do I know how long the boy was with his birth mom before being taken away, or why he was taken away. I hope he is indeed already bonded to her. But still, how tough on a little heart the whole situation must be.

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  7. Most likely, he bonded with her in the womb.

    It is tough. Which is why we went into foster care. When we started homeschooling, children were being removed for it. We wanted to offer the kind of home we are for those in distress. With the hope of rejoining the family.

    That is not the case anymore. It is usually drugs now, leading to dangerous situations. But people can get out of drug use and get back to functioning. Praying for the little guy and the adults. All of them.

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  8. Requests for two church families often on my heart lately:

    1. For Nolan, a young man (I think he’s 14) with severe autism, and for his parents, Kirk & Cindy. God knows.

    2. For a fairly new family with whom my husband and I are beginning to be acquainted. They are similar to us in some ways. Their five children are a mix of ages, both adult and minors, one with developmental challenges.

    I’m not able to put into words any more than that, but am often led to pray for M & R, and, by extension, their children, for reasons only God knows.

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  9. Nightingale is very pessimistic about people actually changing (regarding the baby going back to his parents). She doubts that they do. 😦

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  10. I know of someone who got back on track after drugs and has her child back. Saying that as an encouragement that it can happen. I also know of someone who went back to the druggie life and lost their child again. Heartbreaking.

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  11. Kizzie, how long does she leave before he needs to leave? I assume it is just a matter of making sure he leaves, not walking with him, right? I would imagine it can be a bit of a transition time before he can simply get himself out the door at a certain time, if he is already ready and simply needs to wait a certain length of time.

    I sympathize with the not wanting to get up earlier, though.

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