Prayer Requests 11-6-19

It’s Wednesday, so don’t forget Ajissun and the folks in The Gambia.

Anyone else?

Psalm 88

Lord, you are the God who saves me;
    day and night I cry out to you.
May my prayer come before you;
    turn your ear to my cry.

I am overwhelmed with troubles
    and my life draws near to death.
I am counted among those who go down to the pit;
    I am like one without strength.
I am set apart with the dead,
    like the slain who lie in the grave,
   whom you remember no more,
    who are cut off from your care.

You have put me in the lowest pit,
    in the darkest depths.
Your wrath lies heavily on me;
    you have overwhelmed me with all your waves.
You have taken from me my closest friends
    and have made me repulsive to them.
   I am confined and cannot escape;
my eyes are dim with grief.

   I call to you, Lord, every day;
    I spread out my hands to you.
10 Do you show your wonders to the dead?
    Do their spirits rise up and praise you?
11 Is your love declared in the grave,
    your faithfulness in Destruction[e]?
12 Are your wonders known in the place of darkness,
    or your righteous deeds in the land of oblivion?

13 But I cry to you for help, Lord;
    in the morning my prayer comes before you.
14 Why, Lord, do you reject me
    and hide your face from me?

15 From my youth I have suffered and been close to death;
    I have borne your terrors and am in despair.
16 Your wrath has swept over me;
    your terrors have destroyed me.
17 All day long they surround me like a flood;
    they have completely engulfed me.
18 You have taken from me friend and neighbor—
    darkness is my closest friend.

6 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 11-6-19

  1. This prayer request is for Nightingale, but selfishly, it is for me, too.

    Today Nightingale learned that her health insurance premium is being raised a ridiculous amount, so much so that it would leave her with no “spending money”, and she will have to tighten her budget (which is already fairly tight). Because of that, she is determined to finally look for another, higher-paying, job. (Her good friend Virginia has encouraged her in the past to find something better, but she was putting it off.) So my request for her is that God will lead her to the right job, one that will be higher-paying, and that she will find to be a fulfilling use of her nursing skills. (Not to mention that He would also draw her to Himself in this stressful situation and give her His peace.)

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  2. As for my selfish request for myself. . .Before Nightingale got this permanent schedule, her days and shifts were all over the place, and like many, I need routine. (I think it may get more ingrained as we get older.) Without a routine, I struggle to get everything done that needs to be done each week, or only find time for a light job of it.

    Nightingale’s permanent schedule has worked out great for me (and her), even when she adds on extra shifts a couple times a month (because it’s only a couple or three times a month). I felt like I could finally get back into my own routine and breathe a little easier.

    So now I am a bit worried that she may again get a job that will not have a permanent schedule, or that will have a lot of late shifts rather than day shifts. (That’s bad for all of us, for different reasons.)

    Of course, I have to remind myself that God knows what we all need, and I should trust Him to work it out. Earlier I prayed that, like that verse in Ephesians, He will lead her to a job that will be better than we could ever ask or imagine.

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  3. Prayer for husband who is overwhelmed: paperwork, electricians who don’t get back to him, sheriff not being able to find the owner of the cow so husband turns it over to our insurance and pays the thousand deductible, but our insurance does not seem to be able to process the claim, the truck daughter has been using is in for repair, daughter needs it to drive to Bible study, but should she be driving an hour by herself at night while having contractions, etc…

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  4. This is a praise and prayer request. Some of you have prayed for my former pastor in his recent illness, when he was hospitalized with pneumonia and pleurisy . . . and the medications made his kidneys shut down. The doctors said there was a good chance he would get kidney function back, but it might be weeks or months or it might not happen at all. His kidney function has returned to normal levels!!

    That is very good news for him, his family (including his daughter who is getting married next summer), and that little church. We didn’t want to see him end up on long-term disability instead of pastoring, or even to go onto dialysis for a few months but with an unknown of whether he could return to pastor in the future. (He is the sole pastor of that small church, and other pastors in the denomination have to travel a fair distance to fill the pulpit.) Anyway, ongoing recovery is still supposed to take a couple more months, and his wife has ongoing dental concerns (serious ones, not simply cosmetic) for which they need to raise an additional several thousand dollars. So continued prayers are good; they have ongoing issues. But he is alive and he has functioning kidneys, and in that we greatly rejoice!

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