Prayer Requests 1-27-20

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Psalm 147

Praise the Lord.

   How good it is to sing praises to our God,
    how pleasant and fitting to praise him!

The Lord builds up Jerusalem;
    he gathers the exiles of Israel.
He heals the brokenhearted
    and binds up their wounds.
He determines the number of the stars
    and calls them each by name.
Great is our Lord and mighty in power;
    his understanding has no limit.
The Lord sustains the humble
    but casts the wicked to the ground.

Sing to the Lord with grateful praise;
    make music to our God on the harp.

He covers the sky with clouds;
    he supplies the earth with rain
    and makes grass grow on the hills.
He provides food for the cattle
    and for the young ravens when they call.

10 His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse,
    nor his delight in the legs of the warrior;
11 the Lord delights in those who fear him,
    who put their hope in his unfailing love.

12 Extol the Lord, Jerusalem;
    praise your God, Zion.

13 He strengthens the bars of your gates
    and blesses your people within you.
14 He grants peace to your borders
    and satisfies you with the finest of wheat.

15 He sends his command to the earth;
    his word runs swiftly.
16 He spreads the snow like wool
    and scatters the frost like ashes.
17 He hurls down his hail like pebbles.
    Who can withstand his icy blast?
18 He sends his word and melts them;
    he stirs up his breezes, and the waters flow.

19 He has revealed his word to Jacob,
    his laws and decrees to Israel.
20 He has done this for no other nation;
    they do not know his laws.

   Praise the Lord.

13 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 1-27-20

  1. Nightingale just left for court. She looks great. She always dresses extra-nice for court. Not overly dressy, but not too casual, either.

    Anyway. . .please pray that it will go well for her today.

    Note: At 2:40 this morning, my phone rang. Startled and alarmed, I jumped out of bed to answer it. It was X, but he had hung up right before I answered. I don’t know what that was all about, but it had me praying for him for a little while afterwards, until I fell asleep again – especially against any suicidal temptation, since it seems he is going downhill again.

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  2. My husband has an appointment for a surgeon this morning. He doesn’t think this is necessary. I was not at the office visit when anything was discussed, but I will be at this one. We would appreciate prayers for all involved.

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  3. Kathaleena – Are you referring to surgery to remove his prostate?

    My prayer for X is that God will save, deliver, and heal him, and turn him into the godly Christian father that Boy needs, and the man that God wants him to be.

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  4. Nightingale just texted that the judge issued a temporary order of only supervised visits for X, on a weekend day.

    The ironic thing about this is that they had been doing fine with the way they were handling things, but then X decided to take Nightingale to court to try to get more visitation and be more involved in decisions in Boy’s life. The only reason they have been going to court for the past several months (almost a year, I think), is because he started this whole thing. And now it has backfired on him.

    Praying for him, though. He needs Jesus, and he needs help or healing for his mental problems.

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  5. Kizzie, who will be supervising? When I had foster kids, periodically I would meet the parents at a playground. The caseworkers and I would sit at a picnic table and talk and let the parents play with the children. We couldn’t hear conversations, but were close enough to watch the situation if anything had gotten out of control. In that case, the children had caseworkers and a foster parent, so “who” would supervise the visits had a logical answer. In this case, I’m wondering who qualifies for that role? (I would think that his mom would be out, and so would you. Is there a social services person involved who would fulfill that responsibility? And how many hours at a time?)


  6. Cheryl – The court has said that either X’s mom or his step-dad can supervise the visits. I am concerned that X could easily manipulate his mom. Another thing to pray about.

    Nightingale is so relieved that the court finally has some evidence of X’s mental instability. I believe that this was God’s timing with X going off the rails shortly before the court date. Not that I am happy that X is devolving again, but since it was going to happen anyway, this was the right time for it to happen.

    Weird thing that happened this afternoon. . .As Nightingale was coming home, after visiting a friend for a while, X was parked at the top of our lane. This was an hour earlier than his usual time to pick up Boy on a Monday (and now, of course, the Monday visits are suspended), so it was extra strange that he was just parked there, waiting.

    Nightingale had to honk her horn to get him to move, so she could drive down the lane. (Then she drove on down the road, because he had to back out in order for her to get into the lane.) When she came in, she used my phone to send him a photo of the court’s order. Then we walked outside together to make sure that he had left. He had.

    She remarked, about having me come outside with her, that I wouldn’t be able to protect her if he did try anything. I responded that I would throw myself in front of her to save her. I think she thought I was just kidding around, but I really would!

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  7. My dad saw his doctor today because he’d been sleeping lots and had lots of swelling in his feet and legs. Congestive heart failure is the diagnosis with further testing to confirm.

    We’ve been unable to make the trip to see him due to our furnace issues (the oil portion is not working properly so when it’s cold we can’t leave the house alone for too long or it will freeze). Please pray that husband’s back pay will get here soon so that we can replace the furnace or that something else will work out so that we can head to Calgary to visit my folks.

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  8. Kare, that sounds like a situation where you might have a trusted friend house-sit so you can go now. Is that a possibility? (My mom had congestive heart failure her last few years.)

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