Prayer Requests 10-21-19

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Psalm 71

In you, Lord, I have taken refuge;
    let me never be put to shame.
In your righteousness, rescue me and deliver me;
    turn your ear to me and save me.
Be my rock of refuge,
    to which I can always go;
   give the command to save me,
    for you are my rock and my fortress.
Deliver me, my God, from the hand of the wicked,
    from the grasp of those who are evil and cruel.

For you have been my hope, Sovereign Lord,
    my confidence since my youth.
From birth I have relied on you;
    you brought me forth from my mother’s womb.
    I will ever praise you.
I have become a sign to many;
    you are my strong refuge.
My mouth is filled with your praise,
    declaring your splendor all day long.

Do not cast me away when I am old;
    do not forsake me when my strength is gone.
10 For my enemies speak against me;
    those who wait to kill me conspire together.
11 They say, “God has forsaken him;
    pursue him and seize him,
    for no one will rescue him.”
12 Do not be far from me, my God;
    come quickly, God, to help me.
13 May my accusers perish in shame;
    may those who want to harm me
    be covered with scorn and disgrace.

14 As for me, I will always have hope;
    I will praise you more and more.

15 My mouth will tell of your righteous deeds,
    of your saving acts all day long—
    though I know not how to relate them all.
16 I will come and proclaim your mighty acts, Sovereign Lord;
    I will proclaim your righteous deeds, yours alone.
17 Since my youth, God, you have taught me,
    and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds.
18 Even when I am old and gray,
    do not forsake me, my God,
   till I declare your power to the next generation,
    your mighty acts to all who are to come.

19 Your righteousness, God, reaches to the heavens,
    you who have done great things.
    Who is like you, God?
20 Though you have made me see troubles,
    many and bitter,
    you will restore my life again;
   from the depths of the earth
    you will again bring me up.
21 You will increase my honor
    and comfort me once more.

22 I will praise you with the harp
    for your faithfulness, my God;
   I will sing praise to you with the lyre,
    Holy One of Israel.
23 My lips will shout for joy
    when I sing praise to you—
    I whom you have delivered.
24 My tongue will tell of your righteous acts
    all day long,
   for those who wanted to harm me
    have been put to shame and confusion.

17 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 10-21-19

  1. I have a personal situation to deal with. It’s me and only me. I would appreciate prayer for the mental fortitude to handle it.
    It seem the second half of 2019 is a growth period for me. Internal changes I want to make.

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  2. Over the weekend, I forgot to mention that this morning is the next court date for Nightingale and X. Please pray that a custody agreement can be reached, and that X will not continue to fight Nightingale. Thank you.

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  3. Oh! I forgot to mention the guardian ad litem is involved. Please pray that Nightingale will have favor in her eyes. When I spoke with her one day last week (she had stopped by to briefly meet Boy so that he would be a little familiar with her when she went to speak with him at his school), she said that X had not returned any of her calls trying to set up a meeting with him. (She had met with Nightingale the day before.)

    That reminds me. If she was not able to meet with him yet, today’s hearing may not even happen.

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  4. Heavenly Father,

    Thank You for meeting Kim at her point of need. Help her to advance in those ways that she feels need changing. Please give her wisdom, guidance, acceptance, joy and contentment as she goes through refining and faith building. Help her to trust more in You and less on things of the world that may prove to be false. You are always truth but Your quality of invisibility makes it a challenge for us at times to keep You as highest priority. Thank You for fulfilling this call out to You in the manner of Your choosing for it is best. I pray in Jesus’ name, Amen

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  5. Thank You, Father God, for Your involvement in the details of Kizzie’s request. May Your plans for a good future for the Boy be woven into all the decisions made by the higher authorities. Please give favor to Nightingale if possible. Thank You for the loving Christian heart of Kizzie who lifts up her family so frequently in prayer. Please bring salvation to all her family. May all blockages and hindrances to their eternal salvation be removed. You are our mountain moving God! I pray in Jesus’ name
    Amen

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  6. Thank, Janice. 🙂

    Another request: Nightingale always feels a lot of anxiety with anything involving X (even my mentioning a text from X can cause her to become agitated), so she will be feeling a lot of anxiety today. Please pray that it moves her to finally turn to God. Thank you.

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  7. My former pastor (who is the one suffering with pneumonia and pleurisy) wasn’t helped enough by the tube inserted into his lung so he is undergoing some kind of surgery today, now in fact.

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  8. Nothing much has changed on the current temporary agreement, except for allowing X to pick up Boy at 10:30 on Veteran’s Day, instead of the previous agreement’s 3:00.

    But because Nightingale isn’t destitute, she has to pay 70% of the guardian ad litem’s $1000 retainer, and then $75 an hour if that gets used up. 😦

    After Nightingale explained that all to me, I asked her if she would like me to give her the money, knowing she couldn’t easily afford it right now. She barely nodded, as she burst into tears, saying she is feeling overwhelmed by everything. (Keep in mind, she does not cry in front of me if she can help it.) As you may imagine, I was praying for God to draw her to Himself in her distress and stress.

    (Not that this is important, but it makes me sad that Nightingale will not let me hug her, or even rub her back, when she is upset. I want to hug her to comfort her, but I have to restrain myself. I had started to put my hand on her shoulder, but then let it quickly drop off. That’s hard for me.)

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  9. It is sad she won’t let you hug her, Karen. Has she had any therapy for herself? I mean, you are her mother, not a stranger. She has a lot of people praying for the best for her and for you too.

    I have an acquaintance who is still fighting (hopefully the last) battle for custody of her granddaughter from the father who is back in prison for drug use/sale again. She has spent around 15,000, I believe and says she is tapped out. It was not good when the girl visited him the last time. No wonder our courts are so backlogged, with all these visits over and over again. It is fine to make sure justice is done, but that so often seems questionable. This poor girl has lived in limbo for many years already. I hope it gets settled to some degree to stop the harassment for her and also for you.

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  10. Kare, amen. That is a very important concern, perhaps most of us do not realize but God does tell us to pray for those in authority.

    KI, it is a totally challenging situation. So many children, so many families, so many drugs. The parents have eighteen months to make some good headway but that is still a year and a half of not knowing anything for many children.

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  11. Kathaleena – Nightingale has been that way since she was a teenager. I don’t know if it is pride or what. (She did get some therapy after the attack by X.)

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  12. Kizzie, I assume it isn’t just you, that she doesn’t find touch comforting? Our younger daughter (the one in training to be a nurse) will hug hello and goodbye, but one gets the impression she does it because that’s what people do and not because it’s important to her. But she is very nurturing and loving in other ways, including a smile that lights up the room.

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  13. It can end up being longer than 18 months when people seem to be making progress and then are back in jail or whatever. I know this woman has been fighting longer than that. Each case is different, of course. Plus, she is a grandmother which adds complications. I cannot imagine the difficulty of making decisions for it all.

    Some people just don’t like to be hugged. My mother was one. Just seems like it would be comforting from one’s mother. It must be so stressful for Nightingale. She seems like a person who likes to be in control and this situation leaves so much in other’s control. We all have to learn that we really have very little control, but it is not an easy lesson. It helps so much to know there is a Heavenly Father who loves us in control. Hopefully, she will realize that one day.

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