Prayer Requests 2-19-20

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

Anyone else?

Psalm 17

A prayer of David.

Hear me, Lord, my plea is just;
    listen to my cry.
   Hear my prayer—
    it does not rise from deceitful lips.
Let my vindication come from you;
    may your eyes see what is right.

Though you probe my heart,
    though you examine me at night and test me,
   you will find that I have planned no evil;
    my mouth has not transgressed.
Though people tried to bribe me,
    I have kept myself from the ways of the violent
    through what your lips have commanded.
My steps have held to your paths;
    my feet have not stumbled.

I call on you, my God, for you will answer me;
    turn your ear to me and hear my prayer.
Show me the wonders of your great love,
    you who save by your right hand
    those who take refuge in you from their foes.
Keep me as the apple of your eye;
    hide me in the shadow of your wings
from the wicked who are out to destroy me,
    from my mortal enemies who surround me.

10 They close up their callous hearts,
    and their mouths speak with arrogance.
11 They have tracked me down, they now surround me,
    with eyes alert, to throw me to the ground.
12 They are like a lion hungry for prey,
    like a fierce lion crouching in cover.

13 Rise up, Lord, confront them, bring them down;
    with your sword rescue me from the wicked.
14 By your hand save me from such people, Lord,
    from those of this world whose reward is in this life.
   May what you have stored up for the wicked fill their bellies;
    may their children gorge themselves on it,
    and may there be leftovers for their little ones.

15 As for me, I will be vindicated and will see your face;
    when I awake, I will be satisfied with seeing your likeness.

8 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 2-19-20

  1. Prayers for wisdom on a business matter, regarding the choral accompanying I do. I had a contract with them for the first semester, and got paid, but there’s been one excuse after another about why they haven’t put together a contract for me for this semester, even though I’ve already (foolishly) worked for them twice this semester. Today is supposed to be the third day of rehearsal with them, and I don’t know whether to say I’ll be there only if I’ve got a signed contract in hand, or whether to say I’m done, hand in my music, and cut my losses and run. (Or quit and expect payment for the time I’ve already put in.)

    I didn’t have this trouble with them at all last semester. I signed that contract the first day of rehearsal, so I didn’t think they’d be stringing me along this time. 😦

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  2. I would like to ask for prayer for BG and her father. She kept telling him something was wrong with her car. He kept making her feel guilty because it was just more money he was going to have to spend and he was bleeding money, blah, blah, blah. Long story short, he had her driving the car to just before the brakes failed. When they got it to the shop Monday, it was an $800 repair and they were told it was too bad they waited so long it would have been cheaper.
    Due to Mr. P’s doctor’s appointments yesterday, he could not pick me up at the airport so BG had to bring my car, on the way home her dad called and told her the car was ready.
    At the same time we got there G was there to pick up his car. The look he gave her when we got there was blistering, then he told her she owed him more than she would ever be able to repay. The look on her face was crushed. No wonder she has anxiety and thinks she is worthless.
    I was angry but managed to keep my mouth shut. I was talking to G’s sister (my ex-sister-in-law). She said he is awful and must be using steroids again. He is so crude that no one wants to be around him.
    Anyway, it broke my heart to see BG’s father crush her the way he did. You all know that she has had a rocky relationship with Mr. P. I want a “father” to love her unconditionally.

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  3. Thanks for praying. I wrote a frank but business-like email and got a reply nine minutes later — an apology for the delay and an assurance that if I’ll stop by the office before rehearsal today, the contract will be there.

    If it is, I’ve decided I’ll sign it; if it’s not, I’ll hand in my music and leave. If they’re being honest, I’ll work with them; if not, that’s their problem and I won’t make it mine.

    Thank you for the prayer support.

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  4. Please pray for my friend, Sherrie, whose 67 year old brother died yesterday. My friend was the youngest and he was the middle child with the older sister still living. It just seems too soon for him to be gone from their lives.

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  5. Prayers for all above. Such a lot of sad situations to bear.

    Contract was ready when I arrived at the university this afternoon. All is well now on that front. Thank you for praying.

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