Prayer Requests 4-7-20

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Psalm 63

A psalm of David. 

You, God, are my God,
    earnestly I seek you;
   I thirst for you,
    my whole being longs for you,
   in a dry and parched land
    where there is no water.

I have seen you in the sanctuary
    and beheld your power and your glory.
Because your love is better than life,
    my lips will glorify you.
I will praise you as long as I live,
    and in your name I will lift up my hands.
I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods;
    with singing lips my mouth will praise you.

On my bed I remember you;
    I think of you through the watches of the night.
Because you are my help,
    I sing in the shadow of your wings.
I cling to you;
    your right hand upholds me.

Those who want to kill me will be destroyed;
    they will go down to the depths of the earth.
10 They will be given over to the sword
    and become food for jackals.

11 But the king will rejoice in God;
    all who swear by God will glory in him,
    while the mouths of liars will be silenced.

11 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 4-7-20

  1. Please pray for the situation with my brother. He is still being ugly. He told me I need to ask God for forgiveness for blaspheming His name for saying my brother was killing people by being out in the public. I began praying and my brother hung up. I think there can be no repair from my brother’s point of view. I had told him previously that even if he has no symptoms that he could be a carrier and people could die from him being out and about. That is common news. I think he is looking for any excuse to get at me in a transference of his troubles. I want to stay in touch but don’t want or need the verbal abuse at this time. It is all very sad. Thank you for praying.

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  2. Janice, I just wanted to let you know that you are not alone in having an unreasonable relative who transfers their own problems and unreasonably blames other, using wild language to attack and try to defame those they should be closest to. I cannot share the situation here, but we have a similar case ongoing in our family, with one of my mother’s siblings. I know all too well how horrible it is to be attacked like that.

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  3. My heart goes out to you, Janice. 😦 I’ve been amazed that you’d been keeping in such frequent contact with him, considering how he treats you.

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  4. The good news is that those five patients on Nightingale’s unit have tested negative for corona (pending the results of the re-tests), but the bad news is that a patient and nurse on another unit have tested positive. Nightingale says that the fact that they are in a different part of the (smallish) building doesn’t mean much because nurses “float” all over the place. For instance, when Nightingale picks up extra shifts, she may be on her own unit, or she may be on another.

    Please pray for her safety, and for that of the other nurses and patients as well.

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  5. Janice, is he using social distance when he is out and about? (In my experience, most people are, so even if he is not being all that careful, others are probably leaving him some distance.) The reality is we are all handling this a little differently. I see people on Flickr saying that nobody should be outside taking photos . . . but I go out nearly every day taking photos. I’m keeping more than 10 feet away from people (I try for 20, but that isn’t always possible), and since I’ve been in contact with no one but my husband for four weeks now, and we’re even being diligent with mail coming into the house, I’m fairly confident I’m not a carrier; the risk comes from other people to me. And I’m not being even a little irresponsible in being “out” even if other people are making different choices.

    If someone told me I was “killing people” by being outside taking pictures, I don’t think I’d take it well. A person is only killing other people if he has the virus and is being careless in his contact with other people. Yes, in this era it’s safer to act as though I have the virus or that other person does, and stay apart. But part of being an adult is making one’s own decisions. I don’t know whether you are older or younger than he is, but either way, I think you know by now that he takes your advice as your bossing him around. And wording it strongly doesn’t make him any more likely to listen. (By the way, I suspect that at least one of my siblings isn’t being all that careful, either. But I know they aren’t likely to take my advice, and so I try not to give it.) If he’s likely to ignore your advice and do the opposite of what you suggest, then telling him to socially isolate may do more harm than good–you may be encouraging him to act inappropriately.

    I know there is a lot of friction between you and your brother, but it sounds like he works to keep in touch and to help your family. It would seem that he loves you, but there’s tension on both sides. It probably wouldn’t hurt to tell him you know he’s an adult and it’s up to him to make decisions on how to act responsibly during this time, and you’re sorry if you sounded bossy about it. Don’t start explaining again why you told him what you did; he’s heard the news as much as you have. Just apologize, tell him you care about him, and tell him you love him. And leave it up to him to decide if he also has reason to apologize to you, but you can only handle your side of it.

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  6. Cheryl, I think you may be misreading Janice’s comment. I read it to be saying that her attempts to explain to her brother how not practicing social distancing could lead to people dying are being distorted by him to accuse her of saying that he is killing people. He is twisting her words to say that she said he was killing people. Would any reasonable person, even when very angry, say that the person who offended them by some personal admonishment should repent of blaspheming God?

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  7. Ah, yes, if she didn’t say he is killing people, then he is twisting her words. That makes sense. I didn’t realize she hadn’t said that.

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  8. I don’t know anything that I have done wrong regarding my brother. He has diabetes, not a mild case of it, but since age two he has lived with strict regimens . Early on people like him were told to stay home. He has blown up what I have said to way out of proportion. Perhaps it relates to us being generous in giving him employment. He probably thinks of me as limiting his ability to make income. I can’t take blame for Corona virus and how it has hurt us all. He never even asks how we are doing. It’s all about him.

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  9. The baby next door, Eli, was born yesterday by c-section; 8 pounds, 4 ounces. He looked great in the photo we saw, but has a high PH (?). The best care for him is in a specialized San Francisco NICU and he and his mom are on their way in an ambulance right now. (60 miles south of here).

    Dad is headed out, too, but he forgot his house keys and stopped by to use our bathroom. (My husband than sterilized the bathroom after he left!).

    Please pray for Eli and his mom. They expect he’ll be in the NICU about five days.


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