Prayer Requests 2-14-20

It’s Friday, so please remember to pray for Mumsee, Mike, and the Nestlings.

Anyone else?

Psalm 13

A psalm of David.

How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever?
    How long will you hide your face from me?
How long must I wrestle with my thoughts
    and day after day have sorrow in my heart?
    How long will my enemy triumph over me?

Look on me and answer, Lord my God.
    Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death,
and my enemy will say, “I have overcome him,”
    and my foes will rejoice when I fall.

But I trust in your unfailing love;
    my heart rejoices in your salvation.
I will sing the Lord’s praise,
    for he has been good to me.

8 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 2-14-20

  1. A request and a praise:

    Prayer request for my high school piano student who plays in a music festival tomorrow: he’s made steady progress over the 3 1/2 months he’s been working on his two piano solos for the event, and two lessons ago his pieces sounded quite good overall.

    This week’s lesson: a very different story. He struggled with both pieces, ended up in tears, and said he felt nervous. He NEVER gets nervous — not at lessons, not in performances.

    After some focused work in certain parts, we went on to other things during his lesson, and at the end of the hour, returned to the contest music, at which time a number of parts went much better, especially those sections we had mainly focused on earlier in the lesson.

    Pray he keeps everything in perspective tomorrow, and that any nervousness he might feel would work to his advantage (a little nervousness can really be a good thing, leading to an exciting, rather than blah, performance).

    Praise: our local music association’s president had a healthy grandson born yesterday. This is the lady whose daughter had premature twins born a couple of years ago. The older twin was born at 23 weeks, and the younger twin around 29 weeks. They also had an 8-month-old son at the time of the first twin’s birth. (Reminds one of Mumsee’s situation, doesn’t it?)

    The firstborn and the twins are all doing well now, and those three little boys now have a baby brother born full-term, weighing 7 pounds and something. No NICU! Parents and grandparents are rejoicing and praising God.

    Prayers for Mumsee’s grands, and your daughter, Michelle.

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  2. Our Valentine’s Day celebration didn’t end up as planned. Nightingale, Chickadee, and I did at least have a pleasant time with our lunch and TV show. But since this morning, Nightingale had been trying to make a Swiss Roll for dessert with this evening’s dinner. (She has made several very successful and delicious Swiss Rolls in the past.)

    But today, something was just not working right. The first one she made this morning – a chocolate sponge cake – stuck to the parchment paper and fell apart. So she went to get Chickadee before trying another one. That one, too, with the same recipe, did not work out right.

    After our lunch and show, she started to make a third one, switching recipes to one she had used before. She said that if that one didn’t come out right, “Valentine’s Day is cancelled.” The third one seemed to be working out, but then cracked pretty badly when rolled with the filling. Most people would have shrugged and figured that it may not look great, but at least it’s a Swiss Roll, and will taste delicious.

    Not Nightingale. By that time, she had had it. She went upstairs and was talking to her best friend Stephanie on the phone. (I suspect she probably cried some before calling.) They made plans for her and Boy to go over there and have pizza for dinner (dropping Chickadee off on the way). So no family Valentine’s Day dinner for us.

    As I have mentioned recently, Nightingale has not been in a good mood for about a week or so. I am worried about her. Something’s up, but I don’t know what. Or maybe it is “merely” the stresses of her life weighing on her especially hard. Please pray for the Holy Spirit to get through to her heart and draw her to Jesus. Also, please pray that if there is something I need to know, it will be revealed to me. Thank you.

    On a positive note, while Nightingale was upstairs for quite a while, and Boy was otherwise occupied, Chickadee and I had a nice talk, about more serious things than we usually chat about (but nothing uncomfortably serious). And I don’t have to clean up after dinner. 😀

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  3. My friend Susan, who used to go to my church but now goes elsewhere, just posted on Facebook that her son died unexpectedly today. He leaves behind a wife and a little girl who will be 10 in April. They are all heart-broken, as you may imagine.

    What may make it worse for Susan is that I don’t know if her son was a believer. Please pray for God’s comfort for her, and for the rest of the family. (He also leaves behind two sisters and their families.)

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