Prayer Requests 1-21-20

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Psalm 142

maskil of David. When he was in the cave. A prayer.

I cry aloud to the Lord;
    I lift up my voice to the Lord for mercy.
I pour out before him my complaint;
    before him I tell my trouble.

When my spirit grows faint within me,
    it is you who watch over my way.
   In the path where I walk
    people have hidden a snare for me.
Look and see, there is no one at my right hand;
    no one is concerned for me.
   I have no refuge;
    no one cares for my life.

I cry to you, Lord;
    I say, “You are my refuge,
    my portion in the land of the living.”

Listen to my cry,
    for I am in desperate need;
   rescue me from those who pursue me,
    for they are too strong for me.
Set me free from my prison,
    that I may praise your name.
   Then the righteous will gather about me
    because of your goodness to me.

6 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 1-21-20

  1. One of my fellow grandmothers is having an aortic heart valve replacement today. They’re not too concerned about the surgery–through the groin–but the family would appreciate prayer for a smooth surgery without any problems and a healthier Jay. Thanks.

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  2. The other is for me in the area of spiritual warfare and discernment.

    Two very odd things happened yesterday and one has spilled into this morning. Discernment is my concern and a hedge of protection around me and my family.

    1. Someone reached out to me on Twitter, claiming to be a widowed missionary. Through direct message she asked 1. if I was a true believer and 2. would I be willing to set up a missionary endeavor in her and her late husband’s name–using a $5 million donation.

    I wrote back as follows: 1. Yes. 2. No. This is not my calling. I am doing a good work and cannot come down.

    I figured the Nehemiah quote would register with a believer and not with an unbeliever.

    This “woman” wrote me a length email pleading–no point in going on. I blocked her on Twitter and spammed the email. Done.

    But I was a little shaken by where that came from. I don’t want to wrangle with demons and hackers.

    But then the next.

    2. Through a series of “coincidences,” I’ve been befriended by an odd woman who lives in her car and comes to our church. I saw her at a Christmas party, had never spoken with her and sat down beside her as we ate dinner.

    We had a very animated conversation, a good one about spiritual matters, for the entire party.

    I liked her, but she was very cagey about personal facts, almost paranoid. She has been around for 9 years, but no one really knows her, including our pastor with whom she visits often to engage in theological conversations–I think.

    One of the odder women at our church actually called to warn me about this individual, “she’ll consume all your time like she does with pastor.” Our poor, patient pastor whose time is also sucked up by this second odd woman.

    First odd woman will not share any information, including her phone number. She asked me to meet and talk with her, we did on New Year’s Eve–I bought her lunch. I gave her a copy of Poppy.

    We were supposed to meet today, but she called me last night with quite a wild story that also has a lot of paranoia in it.

    But it unnerved me when I finally got off the phone.

    Some of you will remember I got no sleep the night before, I was exhausted at 8 when she called.

    I went to bed, but prayed a protection around me, my family, my house based in part on her story.

    My husband and I have discussed this several times since last night’s call.

    I suspect this may be another spiritual warfare issue, but this is in my town.

    “I am doing a good work, I cannot come down,” keeps ringing in my head.

    Is this woman–who has called me this morning–another distraction? And if so, from what? My current project?

    So far, I’ve been able to set boundaries, but I’m leery and uneasy.

    Please pray for me and my family–spiritual, physical and wise protection. The Holy Spirit is greater than anything Satan can throw, but it still makes me uneasy.

    And I don’t have time for any of this.

    Weird, I know, but thanks.

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  3. Thanks. At Bible study today, I explained odd things were happening in the spiritual realm and asked anyone who wanted to, to stay after for five minutes, lay hands on me and pray.

    They stood in a line and one by one, put a hand on my shoulder and prayed.

    I study the Word with such wonderful and wise women! 🙂

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  4. Michelle, I figure anyone who makes me question myself to that degree or makes the hairs on the back of my neck tickle is someone I want to stay away from. I think you are wise to stay away.

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