Prayer Requests 4-24-20

It’s Friday, so please remember to pray for Mumsee, Mike, and the Nestlings.

Anyone else?

Psalm 77

Of Asaph. 

I cried out to God for help;
    I cried out to God to hear me.
When I was in distress, I sought the Lord;
    at night I stretched out untiring hands,
    and I would not be comforted.

I remembered you, God, and I groaned;
    I meditated, and my spirit grew faint.
You kept my eyes from closing;
    I was too troubled to speak.
I thought about the former days,
    the years of long ago;
I remembered my songs in the night.
    My heart meditated and my spirit asked:

“Will the Lord reject forever?
    Will he never show his favor again?
Has his unfailing love vanished forever?
    Has his promise failed for all time?
Has God forgotten to be merciful?
    Has he in anger withheld his compassion?”

10 Then I thought, “To this I will appeal:
    the years when the Most High stretched out his right hand.
11 I will remember the deeds of the Lord;
    yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago.
12 I will consider all your works
    and meditate on all your mighty deeds.”

13 Your ways, God, are holy.
    What god is as great as our God?
14 You are the God who performs miracles;
    you display your power among the peoples.
15 With your mighty arm you redeemed your people,
    the descendants of Jacob and Joseph.

16 The waters saw you, God,
    the waters saw you and writhed;
    the very depths were convulsed.
17 The clouds poured down water,
    the heavens resounded with thunder;
    your arrows flashed back and forth.
18 Your thunder was heard in the whirlwind,
    your lightning lit up the world;
    the earth trembled and quaked.
19 Your path led through the sea,
    your way through the mighty waters,
    though your footprints were not seen.

20 You led your people like a flock
    by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

5 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 4-24-20

  1. Yes, may the healing power of Jesus surge through their bodies knocking out the virus attack. Please, Lord, give quick healing.

    Update from Annms that came through while I was writing the above:

    “Recovery is definitely slow.
    I’m still short of breath, though O2 levels improving—currently holding around 93%. (much better than last week in mid 80’s); tachycardic; febrile (though it’s down to ~101. After running 103 for ten days); diarrhea continues; body aches when fever spikes; easily exhausted;”
    Also she said her Tylenol dose kept her fever down for 8 hours instead of 6, a new improvement. And she thinks prayers have kept her from being hospitalized.

    Praise be to God for her being on the other side of the worst of it!

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  2. I meant to write this yesterday but got distracted.

    I asked prayers for Liz and her baby (along with Bree and her little girl); thank you.

    We worship a God who answers prayers–often in amazing and surprising ways.

    Some 30+ years ago, Liz’s mom, my dear Navy wife pal, had a tumor on her pituitary gland. The doctors were concerned, ran lots of tests, and as they planned their treatments warned her, “whatever you do, don’t get pregnant.”

    She’d had trouble getting pregnant with her first child, so didn’t think twice–until she turned up pregnant.

    Doctors hit the roof. They demanded she abort or they would not treat her for the brain tumor.

    A staunch and devout Catholic (like many of my Navy wife pals), she refused. He wouldn’t see her.

    She found a new doctor, a pro-life OB, and went through a challenging pregnancy. When Liz was born, small and with 1/2 Apgars, we rejoiced in her delivery. Doctors puzzled over a very “funky” placenta and no one would guess what would happen next.

    Liz had curious health issues all through her childhood but grew up to earn a PhD. She now is a professor of nuclear engineering at a prestigious university.

    And her mother’s tumor shrunk and then disappeared as a result of carrying Liz to term. She’s not had a problem since.

    His ways are not our ways, but they are good. Always.

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