Prayer Requests 1-29-20

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

Anyone else?

Psalm 149

Praise the Lord.

   Sing to the Lord a new song,
    his praise in the assembly of his faithful people.

Let Israel rejoice in their Maker;
    let the people of Zion be glad in their King.
Let them praise his name with dancing
    and make music to him with timbrel and harp.
For the Lord takes delight in his people;
    he crowns the humble with victory.
Let his faithful people rejoice in this honor
    and sing for joy on their beds.

May the praise of God be in their mouths
    and a double-edged sword in their hands,
to inflict vengeance on the nations
    and punishment on the peoples,
to bind their kings with fetters,
    their nobles with shackles of iron,
to carry out the sentence written against them—
    this is the glory of all his faithful people.

   Praise the Lord.

4 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 1-29-20

  1. Sounds like grandson will be coming for a visit this weekend for a while, after all. He is apparently teething and not sleeping well. Granddaughter gets to go home Monday or Tuesday so they want to be able to do well with her and be able to focus. It should be fun! Though husband will be gone part of the time and he is the night time care giver. Patience and wisdom and love needed. Thanks.

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  2. Mumsee – Do you mean about X? Or is there something I’m forgetting about?

    As for X, he was caught, and he confessed, and turned over the things he had stolen. I don’t yet know what charges he may be facing.

    Although I want him to finally get more than a slap on the wrist, I also feel sorry for him – not for what he may face from the law, but for what has brought him this low.

    Nightingale points out that this is part of his usual cycle. Things will get bad, with him getting more belligerent and manipulative, and/or exhibiting other “bad behaviors”. Then he spirals down into a mental breakdown kind of thing, and then gets help and new meds (or back on old ones perhaps). After a bit, it will seem like he is putting his life back together again, and we will be assured (by his mom) that he has “really changed” and is doing well. That lasts sometimes for several months or even more, and then he begins to go downhill again. We suspect that he stops taking his meds, thinking he is better. (Or maybe the paranoid part of him begins to distrust the meds?) And throw into all that that he is a narcissist.

    It is all indeed very sad, and I pray that my dear grandson will not follow in his footsteps. X is supposedly schizophrenic, which I think can be inherited.

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  3. Kizzie, that is what I was wondering. I understand that as people get older, these mental illnesses often get more complicated. Which is what we are looking at with daughter. None of this stuff when she was fifteen, to where we are now. With the future looking more challenging.
    That to say, perhaps, as time goes by, you are seeing the advancement of the illness, which certainly can include thinking he is fine so refusing his meds. I think I understand that it often levels out a little older, but that probably requires effort on the part of the person and his support team.

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