Prayer Requests 5-27-20

It’s Wednesday, so don’t forget Ajissun and the folks in The Gambia.

Anyone else?

Psalm 106:1-5

Praise the Lord.

   Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
    his love endures forever.

Who can proclaim the mighty acts of the Lord
    or fully declare his praise?
Blessed are those who act justly,
    who always do what is right.

Remember me, Lord, when you show favor to your people,
    come to my aid when you save them,
that I may enjoy the prosperity of your chosen ones,
    that I may share in the joy of your nation
    and join your inheritance in giving praise.

4 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 5-27-20

  1. Our friend, Lauri, who has pneumonia, was now diagnosed with a fungus in his blood. He winters in AZ and there were a lot of cases of Valley Fever there. He is quite frustrated that his wife cannot be with him.

    Steve is an older man who came to a bible study we attended at our church. He had lost part of a leg due to diabetes complications. He broke his one good leg in 3 places. I think he lives alone. The people who invited him to the study are also people who cannot be out and about. One (Daphne) has weak knees that give out unexpectedly. She is a wonderful Christian who invites everyone to come know Jesus. I know this will be sad news for her and her brother when they can do so little. They will all need prayers.

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  2. So many like your friends, KI.

    Linda had “clean up” surgery yesterday to finally get the infection out of her knee— replaced on March 6. They tried all sorts of antibiotics, and couldn’t get rid of it.

    Prayers down our church prayer list were answered and she was able to go home last night.

    Her husband is the retired Coast Guard helicopter pilot who received a heart transplant one Easter Sunday, and then fell victim to some sort of terrible and rare disease which a few years later required the amputations of both feet and hands at Stanford.

    He’s been managing— is back to riding his bike and driving somehow— and spends his days on the computer counseling others with the same health issues.

    They may be 65 years old, but not much older. It’s hard to even know how to pray for them besides marveling.

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  3. Wisdom needed on whether to attend my family’s family reunion in two weeks. My husband and I talked this morning, and he said if I want to go, he’d release me to go (though he won’t be going) . . . but I’d need to self-isolate away from him for two weeks on my return.

    There are several reasons I want to go, the biggest ones being that these reunions don’t happen very often (the last was six years ago, and it was the most recent time I saw three of my six siblings) and now that my older brothers are in their sixties, with various health complaints, and having already lost a sister-in-law and a brother-in-law to death and having another sister-in-law who’s a cancer survivor and has recently had serious side effects from the cancer-treatment drugs, it may realistically be my last time to see at least one of my generation. Also, with the friction with my sister, I wouldn’t mind seeing her face to face (haven’t seen her or her children for four years and won’t see them again unless at some such event) and having her remember this is me, not the ogre she has made me out to be in her mind, and also to reconnect with her children. (I haven’t even seen a photo of her three youngest, now mostly teenagers, since we visited four years ago.) I’d also like to have my husband have more facetime with my family, which of course won’t happen if he doesn’t go.

    But of course there are several really big downsides. Three weeks away from my husband (the husband for whom I waited so many years) is three weeks I won’t get back. My host brother puts everybody up and feeds us, but there is a cost in getting there. And the biggest downside, the reason my husband isn’t going, is the danger of COVID-19. Frankly, most of my family hasn’t taken it at all seriously. The brother in Detroit seems to have done so, but my brother near LA hasn’t, and several others haven’t. We’d be coming from at least eight different states, with several people flying in. The brother who is hosting it is currently at a church retreat–how much contact will they have with other people there? The risk seems “low” of anyone in a group of 25 or 30 people having COVID or having been exposed, but we’re drawing from all over the country, and the risk is definitely not “none.” If I were single, I wouldn’t worry about it–I have a good immune system, and I’m “young” enough to not be in a significantly high risk category. But I don’t have only myself to worry about. We have a retired nurse in our church with a guest room and bathroom, and she said I’d be welcome to stay with her–which would protect my husband, but then what about her? And also that would mean two more weeks away from my house, hiking trails, car, even my computer. Realistically it’s only a problem if someone in my family has it, but . . .

    Anyway, it’s a dilemma, and all day I’ve been leaning toward “no,” with occasional times of leaning toward “yes.” I called the host brother a couple of months ago, trying to encourage him to postpone it even a month or two, but he told me my California brother already has plane tickets and my Texas brother already has gotten time off work, and again, few of them even see the virus as anything serious (less serious than the flu), and none see it as serious enough not to attend . . . so it’s “on,” whether I go or not.

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