Prayer Requests 3-24-20

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Psalm 49

A psalm.

Hear this, all you peoples;
    listen, all who live in this world,
both low and high,
    rich and poor alike:
My mouth will speak words of wisdom;
    the meditation of my heart will give you understanding.
I will turn my ear to a proverb;
    with the harp I will expound my riddle:

Why should I fear when evil days come,
    when wicked deceivers surround me—
those who trust in their wealth
    and boast of their great riches?
No one can redeem the life of another
    or give to God a ransom for them—
the ransom for a life is costly,
    no payment is ever enough—
so that they should live on forever
    and not see decay.
10 For all can see that the wise die,
    that the foolish and the senseless also perish,
    leaving their wealth to others.
11 Their tombs will remain their houses forever,
    their dwellings for endless generations,
    though they had named lands after themselves.

12 People, despite their wealth, do not endure;
    they are like the beasts that perish.

13 This is the fate of those who trust in themselves,
    and of their followers, who approve their sayings.
14 They are like sheep and are destined to die;
    death will be their shepherd
    (but the upright will prevail over them in the morning).
   Their forms will decay in the grave,
    far from their princely mansions.
15 But God will redeem me from the realm of the dead;
    he will surely take me to himself.
16 Do not be overawed when others grow rich,
    when the splendor of their houses increases;
17 for they will take nothing with them when they die,
    their splendor will not descend with them.
18 Though while they live they count themselves blessed—
    and people praise you when you prosper—
19 they will join those who have gone before them,
    who will never again see the light of life.

20 People who have wealth but lack understanding
    are like the beasts that perish.

11 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 3-24-20

  1. Some very hurtful things have been said to me recently. As you know my inclination is to turn inward and walk away. That probably would only cause me more anguish than it would help.
    I’m having a really hard time mentally right now. I am trying to work on it.

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  2. Prayer for husband, whether or not he should continue down there. Looking more and more likely as yet another babysitter did not show up yesterday.
    Prayer for oldest daughter as she decides whether or not to move back into bedside from the transfer station. She is a well trained and experienced ICU nurse and misses it but has others to consider.
    Prayer for wisdom for me, whether to confront daughter who is living here with her outlandish stories or just let them go in the interest of providing safe landing for grandbaby.

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  3. Well I had the conversation. She seemed to handle it well on the phone. Now the text messages and phone calls have started.

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  4. I think that’s the hardest part, Mumsee, trying to figure out what works best for the baby with a mom who is struggling with the massive changes in her life. Not to mention long work hours away from the little girl.

    Would she be willing to relinquish? (You don’t have to answer that, it’s a really hard question).

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  5. Michelle, I don’t think she has any idea how difficult life could be. And we are fine with that. Just get a little tired of all the amazing stories of her daily activities.

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  6. Michelle, Tiny example: she got in from work a bit late today and mentioned that her boss wants her to come in tomorrow (her day off, and mine) to do a couple hours of paperwork because he is trying to limit his trips up from Lewiston, where he lives. Three hours later, she asked if I would babysit but it had morphed from “a couple of hours” to ” he just wants me to stay and put in a full day.” And she had not been in contact with him between the two conversations So it will be ten hours. I kind of figure, the more time the baby spends with me is less time with her and that may be good for the baby. Maybe not for her relationship with the baby, but husband has suspected she may just get done and move, leaving baby behind. I don’t see it but it is possible.

    Yesterday she was an hour or so late getting home. She called about the time she was supposed to get home, to tell me she had had to take a client to Grangeville and they had just gotten out of his appt and were headed back to the facility, then she would be along. When she got home, she handed me an envelope with cash and said it was her gas money. She and husband had an agreement he would be her banker and pick up the money she needed and help her decide which bills to pay each month to get her debt down. But since he is gone, she decided to pick up the cash. Red flag. In the envelope was the receipt which had a time stamp saying she was at the credit union in Cottonwood at exactly the same time she was on the phone telling me she was in Grangeville. (I thought of Chas and his family tracking thing but she does not have a smart phone). Just a couple of examples. There are many more totally senseless bendings of the truth/lies to the point we don’t believe anything.

    Oh, and she had to take the client because his parole officer was not allowed to be in the car with him that long, to get a drug test. (That is what parole officers do and have done all the time she was not working there.) As I said, prayer for wisdom and patience and love.

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