Prayer Requests 3-23-20

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Psalm 48

A psalm of the Sons of Korah.

Great is the Lord, and most worthy of praise,
    in the city of our God, his holy mountain.

Beautiful in its loftiness,
    the joy of the whole earth,
   like the heights of Zaphon is Mount Zion,
    the city of the Great King.
God is in her citadels;
    he has shown himself to be her fortress.

When the kings joined forces,
    when they advanced together,
they saw her and were astounded;
    they fled in terror.
Trembling seized them there,
    pain like that of a woman in labor.
You destroyed them like ships of Tarshish
    shattered by an east wind.

As we have heard,
    so we have seen
   in the city of the Lord Almighty,
    in the city of our God:
   God makes her secure
    forever.

Within your temple, O God,
    we meditate on your unfailing love.
10 Like your name, O God,
    your praise reaches to the ends of the earth;
    your right hand is filled with righteousness.
11 Mount Zion rejoices,
    the villages of Judah are glad
    because of your judgments.

12 Walk about Zion, go around her,
    count her towers,
13 consider well her ramparts,
    view her citadels,
   that you may tell of them
    to the next generation.

14 For this God is our God for ever and ever;
    he will be our guide even to the end.

34 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 3-23-20

  1. The sun will rise today too. Praying for peace and joy and love for the body of believers as the news is saturated with fear. (I have not checked the news yet, going by yesterdays for a while.)

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  2. I have to do something difficult today. I have a train wreck of an agent that I can no longer be responsible for I have to tell her today that I am sending her license back to the state.
    I hate to take away someone’s ability to support themselves, especially now, but I am not willing to lose my ability to support my family.

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  3. I’m praying for you Kim.
    Facing down an employee is the most difficult thing I had to do. And I did it only once in my entire career. It isn’t pleasant.
    But it has to be done.

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  4. That can be a very ugly time, Kim. Be sure to suit up with the armor of God. Prayers for God’s strength to subdue the crazy anger you must face. Is it over the phone or video? I hope not in person.

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  5. Pray for unity and peace in our household. The fact that I am a healthcare worker, living in a household with two people over the age of seventy, and a family with two young children, means that we have to face the risks together. I do not have the ability to go and live on my own – due to my other health condition, I suffer from low iron reserves, and the accompanying low energy, so it is being at home with my family that allows me to work, as I do not also have to do routine housework, such as get meals and buy groceries. I need them, but I also know that they could catch the virus from me (although, when I got so sick just before Christmas, I successfully quarantined myself, and although there were 13 other people staying in the house, none of them developed the same illness afterward). Second expressed concern about that today, and made the suggestion I could go and stay with an acquaintance for now. She did not mean to hurt me, but it did nonetheless. We were able to discuss it, and hash out her fears, but it is a war of nerves for all of us just now. Young mothers fear for their families at the best of times, and Second suffers from symptoms of PTSD from the accident she had when she was expecting Sixth. Pray for live, not fear, to rule all our hearts.

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  6. I’m not feeling well today, I think it’s just that I’m over-tired from work + something I ate yesterday, a ready-made lasagna I’d picked up at the store a week ago to heat up; the rest of that will get tossed. I’ve had a headache ever since I got up, I just took some more excedrin. Temperature is normal, but it’s just something that’s making it hard to feel up to where I need to be today.

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  7. Getting more interesting in LA with my EMT. I think I told you she took a pandemics class in grad school? I’ll let you know more when I can, but please be praying for her. Thanks.

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  8. Heavenly Fathers,

    You are always bigger, more powerful, and more enduring than anything here on earth. Thank You for being our solid rock during these stressful times. At momentss we feel like we are in a sea of germs that fill lungs and drown people. I remember how You parted the Red Sea for Your chosen people to pass through on dry ground. I ask for You to do another miracle today, to part the sea of the Corona virus germs, the invisible sea. May the germs not adhere to Your children unless You have some unknown good purpose for affliction. May we walk through areas and not breathe in anything that would weaken us. If we already have the virus, I pray You will quickly usher it out of our bodies. Please give us all more time to share the gospel that saves for eternity, not just for a short time on earth. You are able, God, to do this great thing for Your deserved great glory. People will witness in awe how You cherish those who rightly worship You through Jesus. May we show love to all in need with Your promoting and assistance throughout this desperate time.

    In particular I lift up AJ for Your healing touch. Please keep his wife Cheryl well along with Elizabeth. And may their kitties be a special comfort during this down time. I ask for Your strength to take hold in AJ’s body and overpower whatever illness and pain he is suffering.

    Lord, I lift Roscuro to You for blessings of staying healthy and strong as she works to help those in need of medical care. Please help her family learn better how to manage through Your guidance with precautions against the virus and in keeping a loving and peaceful spirit intact.

    Please bless RJKessler in her work in the medical field as she begins to encounter more cases. I ask blessings of good health for her and her family and co-workers.

    I lift up Michelle’s EMT for your divine protection against illness. Help her to make wise decisions with each case and help her to rise up to any new level of responsibility. Go before her and make a good path.

    Please help Kim as she does what she must this day. I pray for no future retaliation and no fear of revenge. Please let the person realize the error of her ways that brought loss of employment as the reasonable outcome.

    I lift up Kevin, Lord, that You would keep him and his family healthy. Please move any kind of virus germs out from his body and increase his strength.

    Lord, there are so many more here I wish I had time to pray for right now. I will be praying as You bring needs to mind. I continue to thank You for this method of keeping in touch, sharing, caring, and loving Your body of Christ, my Brothers and Sisters in Christ. Thank You for Your supernatural control over all things seen and unseen. I pray in Jesus’ name, Amen

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  9. Lord, I do add right now a lifting up prayer for DJ. Help her body’s defense to be strengthened in Your power to fight off any illness that may try to settle in her body. I pray You would in a supernatural way make her body totally inhospitable to Corona or any other virus. Please, Lord. DJ, has been diligent in keeping the public informed in a good manner (which You gave her skills to do). I ask that You would overpower anything that tries in any manner to harm her. She is ever faithful to You and Your word. Please help her pets to stay well and safe from any illness or affliction. I pray in Jesus’ name, Amen

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  10. If you all have any extra prayers, we could use one. Nightingale is working a double today, and will have tomorrow off. Starting on Wednesday, she will be working six days straight with two doubles in there. (When she works a double, she leaves the house at 6:40am and gets home a little before midnight, sometimes later, even much later.) So far, no one has been diagnosed with the coronavirus at the nursing home, but she does know some people who were exposed elsewhere.

    Please pray for stamina, energy, and good health for her, and about the same for me and Boy as we keep the homes fires burning. (Considering we don’t have a fireplace, we shouldn’t take that literally. 😀 Although, we do have those fake fireplaces that look somewhat realistic.)

    Also, please pray that nurses and CNAs who are not sick will not call out sick. That seems to be happening, and they are short-staffed as it is without even having an outbreak. 😦

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  11. Yes, Michelle, they are in a lock-down situation. And the patients have to stay in their rooms.

    Nightingale texted me a little while ago about one lady who would not stay in her room. When told that it is an order from the governor, and why, she replied, “Well that doesn’t bother me at all. I’ll go to my room when I want to and not a minute sooner.”

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  12. I am sitting in the car in the rain while Art finishes with a tax client. I drove in some heavy rain. PTL I made it. I will pray for Nightingale and others. It is too dim to keep typing but I will pray in this prayer closet (car) for her and y’all and Munsee’s and 6 Arrow’s and foster children and more while I sit and wait. Wish I had a blanket but then I might fall asleep. Please pray we arrive back home safely.

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  13. Daughter told me several days ago that they were on lockdown and no clients were allowed to leave. Medical done in house. Today she called about the time she should be arriving here, to tell me she was in another town with a client and running late. Probably an hour and a half, my guess. Always something. Oh, and we never believe anything she says. prayer for wisdom and words to say.

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  14. Kizzie, I have met not a few people who are like that lady. We recently had someone who somehow got a hold of our clinic number and phoned repeatedly to ask to come in. But people cannot see us unless they are referred by a doctor. We are nurses, and so cannot just begin treatment without first having a diagnosis. So, we kept telling this person they had to see a doctor and get a referral before they could make an appointment. They must have phoned five or six times in one day. The next thing we knew, the person just walked into the clinic. It took quite a few minutes of flat refusals and repeated explanations of how the referral system worked before they finally gave up and left. I might add that there are multiple signs stating we are by appointment only and do not see walk-ins. But there are always some people who think rules are for other people.

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  15. My own younger daughter just became an LPN in February (my husband and I were on a Valentine’s Day date when we got the call that she had passed the test to be licensed). She has worked with elderly people for several years now, first with in-home care (not considered medical, though they would help with showers and other personal care and remind them to take their medicines), then with a couple different nursing homes. She became an CNA and now an LPN, and she wanted to go on and become an RN but the state didn’t move quickly enough in sending her permission to take the licensing test and so she missed the deadline to continue the program this year . . . which I think she is happy about now, because she is needed as a nurse this year more than as a student. (She was working 24 hours a week while she was in the LPN program, but is now working a lot more than that.)

    Anyway, becoming a nurse right now is jumping into the deep end. Residents are confined to their rooms, they can’t have visitors (unless they’re dying), and so forth. And our daughter isn’t doing anything except work and home lest she transmit infection; our son-in-law even did her grocery shopping for her yesterday. (She picked it up from outside their home, no contact.) But as you pray for medical people, our daughter is also one on the front lines, and not new to elder care but very new to nursing. She told us she worked 30 hours this weekend, and I verified she meant just Saturday and Sunday. She was supposed to work 4 hours yesterday but ended up working 14, and that’s after a lot of overtime last week. (She does have today and tomorrow off, but a paper due in a class tomorrow.)

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  16. Praying through all the above requests as I go down the thread, and also for AJ and family.

    We’d appreciate prayers for our family as our job situation begins changing. All non-essential businesses in our state will be closed effective tomorrow. All three of our adult daughters will be affected. My adult son does IT work for county government. The 911 system is tied into what he does, so his job is secure.

    Hubby’s job supplies beverages to bars, restaurants, and grocery stores, so I’m guessing that businesses that supply product to grocery stores would also be considered essential businesses.

    The economic downturn will likely affect most, if not all, of my piano families, which might mean some of them will need to suspend lessons for a while, which in turn will affect my income.

    In the midst of all this, I have a sense of peace that passes all understanding. God is in control and taking good care of us all.

    I tried posting the following video last night, one day after J. S. Bach’s 335th birthday, but the internet wouldn’t let me share it. Today it’s letting me.

    I heard this Bach piece, “Sheep May Safely Graze,” on public radio on the 21st, and found this rendition — it’s not originally a work for solo piano — so gentle and soothing. How precious how our Lord cares for His sheep every step of our journey through life.

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  17. 6 Arrows, I don’t have an ideal video situation on my computer (the cord on my headphones is too short), and I rarely watch music videos, but that is one of my favorite pieces, and one that I had the strings play on my wedding day. (I don’t think I heard them play it, but it was on my list.)

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  18. Yes, Kare. Prayers for your EMT to remain safe from this virus and other infections and also to not get involved in accidents while on the job. Lord, I pray for Your hand of protection to move to keep this loved one safe. I pray likewise over all the children of our Wanderers who work in the medical field right now. And thank You, Lord, for providing the methods of protection such as masks and gloves, and sanitizers and soaps for extra means of safety. Trusting in You to see us through to better days, Lord. In Jesus, Amen

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  19. I can’t imagine being in a health care career right now.

    I’m feeling better and will be glad to have tomorrow off. We’ve been ordered by our editor to stay completely away from any and all news about coronavirus for the day.

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  20. Glad you’re feeling better, DJ. Take it easy.

    Cheryl, the piece is quite beautiful with strings, too. I love the melodic contour and lilting rhythm, which strings are able to convey well.

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