Prayer Requests 5-23-20

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Psalm 103

Of David.

Praise the Lord, my soul;
    all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the Lord, my soul,
    and forget not all his benefits—
who forgives all your sins
    and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit
    and crowns you with love and compassion,
who satisfies your desires with good things
    so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

The Lord works righteousness
    and justice for all the oppressed.

He made known his ways to Moses,
    his deeds to the people of Israel:
The Lord is compassionate and gracious,
    slow to anger, abounding in love.
He will not always accuse,
    nor will he harbor his anger forever;
10 he does not treat us as our sins deserve
    or repay us according to our iniquities.
11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
    so great is his love for those who fear him;
12 as far as the east is from the west,
    so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

13 As a father has compassion on his children,
    so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;
14 for he knows how we are formed,
    he remembers that we are dust.
15 The life of mortals is like grass,
    they flourish like a flower of the field;
16 the wind blows over it and it is gone,
    and its place remembers it no more.
17 But from everlasting to everlasting
    the Lord’s love is with those who fear him,
    and his righteousness with their children’s children—
18 with those who keep his covenant
    and remember to obey his precepts.

19 The Lord has established his throne in heaven,
    and his kingdom rules over all.

20 Praise the Lord, you his angels,
    you mighty ones who do his bidding,
    who obey his word.
21 Praise the Lord, all his heavenly hosts,
    you his servants who do his will.
22 Praise the Lord, all his works
    everywhere in his dominion.

   Praise the Lord, my soul.

20 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 5-23-20

  1. Silly prayer but it matters to us: my mower is sick but the grass and weeds are thriving. Prayer that it would work well enough to get it mowed one more time or “they” would get here to take it in for repairs.
    My other mower somehow had what appears to be antifreeze poured into the tank so it is scything the yard for me if this does not get fixed soon. I am not a fan of rattle snakes.

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  2. Thanking the Lord that our friend, Lauri, tested negative for Covid. He still has the pneumonia, of course. His wife is still home alone, something she is not used to. Thanks for your prayers.

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  3. Thank you to anyone who has prayed about the tendonitis in my right shoulder. It was a week ago that it flared up quite painfully, and it has been a tough week since then. But it is finally getting better. I am so grateful.

    Praying for healing for Kathaleena’s shoulders.

    Our shoulders are involved, in one way or another, in so much of what we do over the course of a day. You don’t realize how much until your shoulders are hurting.

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  4. Two requests:

    1.) There is a very dangerous man loose here in Connecticut who has killed at least one and possibly three more, and may have a hostage. He is heavily armed, and police are in the area of the state park they believe he is currently in, with snipers and a negotiator. Please pray for a peaceful resolution, with no further loss of life.

    He first made news with the first killing, and another victim seriously injured (via a machete, or something similar), on Friday, in the town next to ours, and was seen heading to our town. He has since passed through to another town further southwest of us.

    2.) Nightingale received an email from Boy’s teacher that he has not been doing all of his assignments. In fact, he has about 20 that he needs to make up. Although an intelligent child, he is having trouble with this new form of schooling. Please pray for Boy to have clarity and diligence in his schoolwork, and for Nightingale to handle the situation with the right amount of firmness and understanding. And for me to be able to help either of them as may be needed and proper.

    Thank you.

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  5. What an encouraging and uplifting psalm. I marked it in my Bible that we read it one year on Christmas morning before the gift giving. He is our gift.

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  6. We have a grandson with that issue, Kizzie. It is a frustration to his parents, one of whom is a teacher. It does not help, IMO, to have some districts decide to give no grades for the work done. That is not true in my daughter’s districts, but in some districts near one. She would have been furious to work so much with her children and for them to put the work in and then get no credit for it. Yes, the learning is the main issue, but grades count especially in the latter grades. They also count as an incentive for most children. Human nature does not work well with no rewards or those who do nothing being rewarded in the long run. Pretty soon more students figure there is not use putting in the work. Of course, there are some who cannot get their work in for legitimate reasons, but there should not be many for all the ways teachers tried to help them.

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  7. From what I have read, a lot of children are having trouble with this. I think it is not only the schoolwork itself, but the whole situation we are in, including being isolated in our homes. Nightingale’s best friend’s daughter is usually a “good girl”, but she has been putting up a fuss about the work she has to do. This whole thing is affecting many children adversely.

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  8. Continued discomfort and pain in my left knee, it seemed to have had a setback of some kind yesterday after a period of steady improvement.

    I have things I really want to do — plant a couple flowering pretties I bought yesterday, get new lightbulbs situated not just in the bedroom ceiling fan/light fixture but also in the one that’s in the dining area, those light bulbs have been out for a long time. Procrastination, it’s an old friend of mine.

    But the ceiling fixtures both will require the ladder and I just don’t want to do anything to further irritate the knee. These are just “normal” (not too-high) ceilings, so I’m thinking it’s all doable without a lot of stress or strain. Although the planting may need to wait as that’ll require some shoveling, soil churning, and dragging out a big bag of gardening soil to prep the areas.

    Kizzie, glad your shoulder is better, I was wondering about that this weekend.

    I can certainly see how this sudden (and now somewhat lengthy) period of “distanced learning” is a challenge for families and children.

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  9. Part of it is just due to social conditioning. The children are at home, where they do at home things, not school things. So they are missing all those environmental signals that the school provides, and the home has environmental distractions that draw them away. I, of course, grew up homeschooled, but even I found that in college and university, it was sometimes easier to concentrate, especially on certain tasks, when I was in campus than at home in my apartment.

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  10. I pray they get him soon and before he hurts anyone else, Kizzie.

    Yes, I have heard some children have been affected quite a bit. Those in an iffy environment have it worse, I am sure. Grief, fear etc. can keep us from thinking properly whether we are young or old. Adults around children affect them greatly and some are not sensible about what they talk about in front of children. Plus, the news can be on too often in some households.

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  11. Home schooling is a learned thing. The children used to a certain routine and being told when and what to do, will be waiting for that. It seems to be the number one reason people give to not homeschool: I could not stand being around my child. That is because the child is used to the public school behavior. Given time and attention, that usually shifts pretty quickly and people are amazed. But in this case, they are not homeschooling, they are doing public school work at home. It has to be very complicated for adults and for children.

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  12. My teacher daughter-in-law is frustrated for that same reason. Either let her be the teacher setting her own plans, or go to school. The hybrid is frustrating all around.

    Our kids, too, had already lost two weeks of school to power outages this year. 😦

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  13. I believe there needs to be much grace shown as it pertains to the new sudden way of learning. I have experienced the inability to focus since being shut off from the world. So many things I wanted to accomplish but alas I just couldn’t bring myself to get it done. Many days were just a distracting fog for me. I know there is pressure on the teachers to get the kids through to the end but my goodness many of these kids have been thrown into a tizzy as well. The school year finally ended around this area and parents are just so relieved to be done with it.

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  14. Nightingale insists that Boy finish five of the missing assignments today, and in addition to that, he should also work on finishing the four of the five that he didn’t do yesterday. Easy for her to say – she’s working a double today, so she’s not the one who has to deal with him.

    I just let him go out to ride his bike, since he hadn’t been allowed out all weekend. Hoping this will refresh him and help him concentrate better when he gets back to the grindstone.

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  15. There is that balance, but if they get rewarded for not doing assignments they will learn they can at least get out of some of them. I remember being in that dilemma when watching my grands with mom at work. I wanted to be a grandparent, but sometimes I had to assume the role of mom. No fun, but since I am grandparenting unto the Lord, I would do what I had to do. Difficult juggling those relationships for sure.

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  16. I tore something in my right elbow while pounding stakes in the garden today. It is quite painful and I need my right arm/hand. I couldn’t tear open the cracker package and needed to use scissors (and needed my left hand to apply the pressure to cut while guiding with right hand). I need to decide if I need to see the doctor or if I should wait and see. It’s the same elbow that I injured a few weeks ago but that was slowly feeling better and now this.

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  17. Oh dear….praying for your healing this day Kare….did you sense a tearing or a pull of some sort? 😞
    Kizzie I think letting him get out and ride a bit may be good for his frame of mind. Maybe break up the load by allowing a respite between tasks? That has to be a shocker to be that far behind and now only finding out about it. Did teacher give a deadline for turning in the work? Not all kids are the same. Our son had such difficulty with keeping on task and looking back I tried to adjust the ebb and flow with his assignments. He still needs those breaks as a grown adult man…he knows and sets his deadlines with “breathers”…it works for him and his employer…and he is always on task….

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  18. NancyJill – I don’t know if there is a deadline (other than the last day of school 🙂 ), and I don’t know why it took his teacher so long to send Nightingale an email about it. Maybe she was hoping he would start catching up, then realized he wasn’t?

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