Prayer Requests 2-17-20

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Psalm 15

A psalm of David.

Lord, who may dwell in your sacred tent?
    Who may live on your holy mountain?

The one whose walk is blameless,
    who does what is righteous,
    who speaks the truth from their heart;
whose tongue utters no slander,
    who does no wrong to a neighbor,
    and casts no slur on others;
who despises a vile person
    but honors those who fear the Lord;
   who keeps an oath even when it hurts,
    and does not change their mind;
who lends money to the poor without interest;
    who does not accept a bribe against the innocent.

   Whoever does these things
    will never be shaken.

5 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 2-17-20

  1. Prayer today for twenty one year old son, who is working in Chile on firefighting helicopters. Praying that believers will come into his path and direct him to Him.

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  2. Amen.

    Request: please pray that 1) I will learn to be more efficient in planning students’ lessons, and that 2) I’ll be realistic about what expectations I have of myself that aren’t sustainable as my studio grows. (Student numbers have doubled since December, for which I’m very grateful, and will most likely, due to another teacher’s circumstances, double again in June.)

    God, of course, knows the future, and equips as needed. Prayers for wisdom for me as He works all things out to His glory.

    Thanks.

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  3. 6, a few days ago you mentioned a student who had been doing fine but was having trouble as a performance approached. Did the performance happen? How did it go? (Sorry if I missed a report.)

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  4. Kevin and Janice, thanks for asking. He played on Saturday morning. I attended his performance, but didn’t wait around afterwards to see his rating posted. I’ll find that out tomorrow, and what the judge wrote for comments, if the boy’s band director has received the critique sheets and distributes them by tomorrow.

    I would say he played OK but not great. A stellar start on the first piece, but which gradually faded, and a rough last two measures of the piece. Left hand got onto the wrong keys, and he stumbled around with the final cadence.

    Second piece was perfectly clean, but with little to no dynamic expression.

    I talked with him after his performance and emphasized the positive things he did, and how far he came with the pieces. Also how he’s progressed in his ability to read notes. (He’s the one who had spent six years in lessons before coming to me and hardly knew how to read at that time, so to be able to play in this festival — at the easiest of the three levels of repertoire — was an accomplishment in itself.)

    He still appeared to be a little disappointed in himself, although I might be wrong. He’s pretty quiet, so sometimes it’s hard to tell.

    I’ll update again when I know more. Thanks for your concern. I was a little shaken by his tears last week at his lesson. I’ve had high school boys for piano students before, but having one end up in tears at his lesson was something I don’t ever recall happening. I felt like I might have caused that (and his admitted nervousness).

    I could use more prayers for wisdom for when he comes to lessons again tomorrow. Thanks.

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