Prayer Requests 11-7-19

It’s Thursday, so don’t forget to pray for Jo, her students, and the people of PNG.

Anyone else?

Psalm 90

Lord, you have been our dwelling place
    throughout all generations.
Before the mountains were born
    or you brought forth the whole world,
    from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

You turn people back to dust,
    saying, “Return to dust, you mortals.”
A thousand years in your sight
    are like a day that has just gone by,
    or like a watch in the night.
Yet you sweep people away in the sleep of death—
    they are like the new grass of the morning:
In the morning it springs up new,
    but by evening it is dry and withered.

We are consumed by your anger
    and terrified by your indignation.
You have set our iniquities before you,
    our secret sins in the light of your presence.
All our days pass away under your wrath;
    we finish our years with a moan.
10 Our days may come to seventy years,
    or eighty, if our strength endures;
   yet the best of them are but trouble and sorrow,
    for they quickly pass, and we fly away.
11 If only we knew the power of your anger!
    Your wrath is as great as the fear that is your due.
12 Teach us to number our days,
    that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

13 Relent, Lord! How long will it be?
    Have compassion on your servants.
14 Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love,
    that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.
15 Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us,
    for as many years as we have seen trouble.
16 May your deeds be shown to your servants,
    your splendor to their children.

17 May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us;
    establish the work of our hands for us—
    yes, establish the work of our hands.

8 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 11-7-19

  1. Nightingale is at work, but she texted me her plans for cutting back expenses, such as buying less for Christmas, having a simpler Thanksgiving dinner and Christmas dinner, and not enrolling Boy in the winter and spring sports they were planning on. Even so, she will have nothing going into savings. The upstairs bathroom may have to wait a long while before it gets fixed. 😦

    But she is also looking ahead to preparing to find a new job. Virginia, who is apparently good with writing resumes, is going to help her write a good one. Nightingale is going to apply at assisted living centers and even at the prisons – one in the next town over, and another in the town next to that one.

    Anyway, please pray for us. (And again, mostly for her to be drawn to Jesus.)

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  2. Prayers for her, Kizzie. Employer health insurance has been getting more and more expensive — it used to be a very good deal, now not so much at all. The choices have dwindled and the costs have skyrocketed. I’m so sorry this has happened.

    Government jobs, of course, are the best when it comes to both pay and benefits. So I wouldn’t blame her for looking into those opportunities.

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  3. Yeah, the prison job would be great. (I can’t believe I’m saying this.)

    In our texting conversation, I asked her where she might want to look for a new job. She gave the one word answer of “Prison.”

    So I replied, “As a nurse or as an inmate?” 😀

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  4. 3 square meals, as they say.

    VA is another possibility — honestly, civil service is pretty much the way to go for any possible financial security, I think.

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  5. Because he does not have enough to think about, husband just got the estimate to repair his truck from the cow incident: $2,240. And the sheriff cannot locate the owner. Even though we know who owns the land and the landowner presumably knows who he leases his land to. And there was a whole herd out. And we have the tag number for the cow, and a picture of it. I suspect they just expect husband’s insurance to cover it and he can cover the initial thousand.
    Prayer for husband, for peace.

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  6. Mumsee, when I was a teenager we lived for two years in a developing community where ranchers were allowed to let their cattle graze at will, with cattle crossings to keep them off the highway (but nothing to keep them off the other roads). One could of course fence one’s own land, if desired, to keep them off, but otherwise they could graze on your land. But to add insult to injury, local law was that if you hit one of the herd, you paid the farmer for loss of his animal! He got free grazing, but you had to pay for the damage to your vehicle and for his cow or bull. Before we fenced our own property, we once stayed in the house for a few hours because a Brahma bull had made its way onto our land and we had no idea how friendly it was or wasn’t.

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  7. Parts of Idaho are open range, which is why we have the eight foot deer fence around our five acres. But, the area where the cow was hit is not open range and people are responsible for their own stock. Open range, understandable. Not open range, we know and the deputies know, exactly where the cow came out of the pasture, the pasture owner is known, the guy who leases the property is known. But nobody owned the cow. I guess we can go get it and butcher it for our freezers.

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  8. NM has open range and a “fence out” philosophy. We also have registered brands, which eliminates any doubt as to ownership of livestock.

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