Prayer Requests 3-7-20

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Psalm 33

Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous;
    it is fitting for the upright to praise him.
Praise the Lord with the harp;
    make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre.
Sing to him a new song;
    play skillfully, and shout for joy.

For the word of the Lord is right and true;
    he is faithful in all he does.
The Lord loves righteousness and justice;
    the earth is full of his unfailing love.

By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,
    their starry host by the breath of his mouth.
He gathers the waters of the sea into jars;
    he puts the deep into storehouses.
Let all the earth fear the Lord;
    let all the people of the world revere him.
For he spoke, and it came to be;
    he commanded, and it stood firm.

10 The Lord foils the plans of the nations;
    he thwarts the purposes of the peoples.
11 But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever,
    the purposes of his heart through all generations.

12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
    the people he chose for his inheritance.
13 From heaven the Lord looks down
    and sees all mankind;
14 from his dwelling place he watches
    all who live on earth—
15 he who forms the hearts of all,
    who considers everything they do.

16 No king is saved by the size of his army;
    no warrior escapes by his great strength.
17 A horse is a vain hope for deliverance;
    despite all its great strength it cannot save.
18 But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him,
    on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,
19 to deliver them from death
    and keep them alive in famine.

20 We wait in hope for the Lord;
    he is our help and our shield.
21 In him our hearts rejoice,
    for we trust in his holy name.
22 May your unfailing love be with us, Lord,
    even as we put our hope in you.

19 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 3-7-20

  1. Prayer today as twenty three year old takes twelve year old down to Boise. Twelve will practice being Ann with an e for a while, giving her sister a hand with the babies and doing her schoolwork in between times. She is well ahead so that won’t be a problem. She will be quite helpful with the one year old so should free up mom for the other two. Prayer for wisdom and patience and love all around.
    Prayer for twenty three to do this without drama. She will be taking her baby and be back tomorrow. She will also take older daughter’s older dog back for the weekend. Just as a test run to see how her children handle his presence. He is old and deaf and fairly blind but he is now used to children. Just not small children though he has had some practice. It will be up to mommy to make sure her children do not terrorize him and he snaps.

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  2. Big change of plans. Daddy of three babies will have to be in quarantine for two weeks. No word yet on where that will take place. Praying stateside.

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  3. Mumsee, some year that couple will be telling their children about this year and it will be “Daddy, don’t forget about . . . “

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  4. Current plan: son (wife’s brother) drops his motorcycle at the airport. Son in law takes motorcycle to apartment daughter rented and he self quarantines. Daughter and other daughter and three small people move to my sis in law’s house for the two week quarantine. Husband plans to head back down there so he can help with the babies while daughter works.
    Twin boy is planned to be released Tuesday though has to be held a certain way as he aspirates when eating unless held a specific angle.
    Does my life seem strange to you? This is just an extension of my life. My life is normal.

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  5. Your life is very confusing to me. I’m thankful all I have is homeschooling, music participation, and immediate and extended family all in the Midwest but one family, who is, nonetheless, within driving distance.

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  6. I mentioned last week that my job is moving to Manhattan, but that there might be a way to change that plan to keep it here. That door has closed – there is no visible path now to the job staying here.

    I’m starting to talk with people in the company here about other jobs. I’d like to stay with the same company if I can. I like it and I’d like to keep continuity of benefits. There is one area where I’d be a good fit, but I’m not sure there’s an opening now. So I’m also starting to look elsewhere.

    I also don’t know exactly the timeline. I’m supposed to give my “going or not going” answer by March 27. I expect the “not going” answer to start a countdown to my last day in this job, probably two or three months, but they aren’t saying for sure.

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  7. Keeping you in prayer Kevin as you seek our Lord’s guidance for the future of your job. Always an unsettling period but trusting Him to lead you on and bless you with a good fit of position. 😊

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  8. Praying for you, Kevin. Thanks for the update.

    I have another prayer request update (in addition to the prayer request update I put on the daily thread; why did I put it there?; I’m not sure)…

    Anyway, this regards my February 5th post in which I wrote the following:

    “Please pray for a young colleague of mine. (L) I’m not at liberty to go into all the details, but, for starters, she just returned to work yesterday (teaching 22 piano students at the studio where I also work) following her 2-month maternity leave with her fourth child; she’s homeschooling; and her husband is away for 6 months with military training. There are other big things I can’t divulge. She is a strong believer, but needs prayers as she copes with lots of major events all at once. I saw her yesterday, just before she started her teaching day, and she was teary for a while. (She’s usually pretty tough, taking everything in stride, but she’s quite overwhelmed at this point.)

    Thanks.”

    L will be moving out of the area when her husband finishes military training and starts his assignment several hours from here this summer. (I knew that when I posted, but didn’t want to say anything because she hadn’t notified the families of her piano students at that point. She has now.)

    In the meanwhile, while balancing everything I copied above from my Feb. 5 post, she is also trying to sell their home. Both sets of grandparents live in our area, so they are helping out with some things, but there are still a lot of responsibilities and burdens falling on L’s shoulders while her husband is away.

    Not to mention coping with the sadness of her upcoming final goodbyes to her current piano students, some of whom she’s had for nearly 10 years, and the difficulty of moving out of the area and starting over with no family nearby.

    Please pray for wisdom and strength for L and her family, immediate and extended; for the students she’s leaving behind; and for the studio teachers who will continue with them. Some of the children are from families with challenging backgrounds, and change will likely be difficult for them. All of the students I’m sure will feel some or a great deal of loss at L’s departure. A close bond often forms between students and caring teachers (which L certainly is, as well as being an excellent teacher, skillwise).

    Pray that the transition moves smoothly for all involved. Thank you.

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  9. Well, little brother, may God be glorified with your attitude as you go through this. And may He give you more than you can imagine, what you did not even know you wanted.

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  10. We ended up meeting with Hillary–and hugged her, including Mr. Coronavirus Task Force guy, and then went on a very long hike out in the beautiful spring scenery, talking the whole time.

    I gave her a thermometer, “Take your temperature every morning and if anyone asks, tell them it was normal and you feel fine.”

    The airline took all the passengers’ temperatures as they boarded the plane in Rome. Nothing when they got to the US.

    She feels fine and noted the plane was only 40% full. She shared a four-seat section with another passenger–who was at the other end, so they each had two seats to lie down. No one in front of her, behind her, beside her or even across the aisle. “Only couples traveling together sat together on the plane, so we were given plenty of space.”

    After we hugged her, we sat about five feet apart and talked for quite a while before hiking. The Task Force guy hugged her goodbye. I waved from the car.

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  11. I think I’m all done providing updates on previous prayer requests.

    I’m entering another busy season now and won’t be around for a while. The weekdays are very full, and it takes too much time on weekends to read a week’s worth of posts when there are many more important things to do.

    If you’d like to pray some general prayers for my family and me, as I do yours as you come to mind during my absences from here, thank you kindly. If you’d like to offer specific prayers, here are some of the things that will be occupying my time the next few months:

    Music events on March 28, April 4, 10 & 12, and possibly May 16, if 6th Arrow qualifies for State

    Extra meetings and rehearsals to prepare for the above

    Planning my first studio recital since returning to piano teaching five years ago, now that I’ve got enough students to make one worthwhile

    Preparation for a major, all-Beethoven performance in October

    The finishing term of our homeschool year (I had hoped to be done by March, but that didn’t happen)

    Going through important papers and teaching our adult children at home how to handle them if something happens to me (should have done that a long time ago, but the need was never urgent, and isn’t now, but we just haven’t done it and should, of course)

    ———-

    Those are what are most prominent in my mind at this time, though there are plenty of little things I’m probably not recalling, or at least writing about.

    Things look like they’ll be temporarily slowing in mid-May, due to finishing my contract with university accompanying. I’ll try to update then, before things get really busy in June. (Most likely I will get up to half of L’s students that month, when she moves — that’s why I was invited to the meeting at which I learned about the things I mentioned in my February 5 post I quoted above.)

    Sorry so long. Thank you for any prayers.

    God bless you all,
    6

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  12. The interview went well, she was happy driving home and said, “I would like to go to UCR.” We’ll see. Two weeks or so to hear back from them. I think Temple is a better school–if she gets accepted–but a much harder place to live than an hour from her friends in LA.

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