Prayer Requests 5-29-20

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

Anyone else?

Psalm 108

A psalm of David.

My heart, O God, is steadfast;
    I will sing and make music with all my soul.
Awake, harp and lyre!
    I will awaken the dawn.
I will praise you, Lord, among the nations;
    I will sing of you among the peoples.
For great is your love, higher than the heavens;
    your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
    let your glory be over all the earth.

Save us and help us with your right hand,
    that those you love may be delivered.
God has spoken from his sanctuary:
    “In triumph I will parcel out Shechem
    and measure off the Valley of Sukkoth.
Gilead is mine, Manasseh is mine;
    Ephraim is my helmet,
    Judah is my scepter.
Moab is my washbasin,
    on Edom I toss my sandal;
    over Philistia I shout in triumph.”

10 Who will bring me to the fortified city?
    Who will lead me to Edom?
11 Is it not you, God, you who have rejected us
    and no longer go out with our armies?
12 Give us aid against the enemy,
    for human help is worthless.
13 With God we will gain the victory,
    and he will trample down our enemies.

15 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 5-29-20

  1. I join mumsee in that call for prayer. I am horrified what is happening in our state with all the riots. My children live near there and they are horrified.

    Pray the ‘bad apples’ will be rooted out from the law enforcement. At the same time, pray for the good ones to be brave and safe. Pray for wisdom for all. I have a relative (a police officer) who once did have to shoot and kill someone. She was accused of racism. A hearing cleared her and showed it was a necessary thing. She had a daughter who was half the race she was supposed to hate and lived with a man of that race! All is not what it seems. She still suffers (years later) from what she had to do.

    Pray that those who want to rile others up will be stymied and stopped in their efforts. Pray for those who can spread peace to do so.

    Pray for the families of all those involved in that incident, especially the family of this man so horribly killed. I cannot imagine the pain of his loved ones seeing that.

    Pray for the truth to come out and repentance for all.

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  2. Pray also for the families that are now afraid to let their children go to some of the activities that have just started to resume. Also for those afraid to go to Walmart, Costco or any number of places. These are stories I hear from those who live in the area.

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  3. I wonder if the the added Covid stress has made all our ongoing tinderboxes more explosive.

    We had an incident a few miles away on Memorial Day. Some sheriff deputies were trying to cordon off an area where there was a suspected shooting. (I believe it turned out there had not been any shooting, but they didn’t know yet.) Some bystanders refused to follow the deputies’ instructions to move away. They resisted being moved forcibly, and one of the deputies ended up hitting one of the bystanders in the head, repeatedly, caught on video. White male deputy, black female bystander. So there have been noisy protests outside the county sheriff’s headquarters every day for the past three days, shutting down one of the most busy intersections in Ann Arbor.

    Seeing what’s happened in Minneapolis makes this worrisome, but so far no further violence here. I think the sheriff has responded appropriately. It might help that he’s black.

    I thought about putting this on the News/Politics thread, but it’s really an extension of Mumsee’s and Kathaleena’s requests. Our country needs healing.

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  4. Along with dealing with the pandemic, I think the political division it’s now further fostering in our country is causing much stress as a backdrop that is heightened in these acts of violence. Our nation is in peril.

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  5. Sorry for the rambling sentence there. But what I was trying to say is that the bickering and fighting over masks and reopening and Covid numbers, of all things, has now only further divided us. I won’t watch Fox commentators like Carlson or Ingram (whom I usually like) right now because this is all I hear from them. CNN is the same on the other side. Enough.

    This really is a spiritual crisis.

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  6. Yes DJ…I cannot watch those news shows right now. It would seem each side just wants to stir up anger and knee jerk reactions. I kept telling my husband last evening as we watched the rioters in Denver taunt the officers, flashing obscenities and vulgarities that those out there were so small minded. What thinking person stands before an armed officer and taunts him…gesturing, yelling, spewing hatred? It gripped my heart as I prayed for an awakening in them all and for protection of those officers. I know our Lord sees and He cares for us all….He will navigate us through these tumultuous days….

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  7. Nancy jill, what kind of person stands before an armed officer and taunts him? The kind who trusts the officer and is confident he lives in a country where he can freely express his opinion. Sadly, also one who has not learned to respect their fellow man.

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  8. The division in our country is exactly what I was praying about this morning before even seeing any of these comments. Praying for a true “great awakening”.

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  9. I suppose I don’t see that it would be a person feeling he has a right to free speech doing this. The one crowd walked out onto I-25 blocking the entire interstate in that section! Then they decided to stand in the center of intersections downtown blocking traffic and spewing at officers when told to disperse. That isn’t “freedom of speech”, that is breaking the law…. 😞

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  10. Nancy Jill, I totally agree. The only case I remember people standing up to the authority and getting run down was Tianneman Square. But these tend to think they can safely destroy because they are protesting like the protesters of the sixties with their sit ins. This is not like that.

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  11. From John Piper–https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/the-sorrows-of-minneapolis?fbclid=IwAR187uuENT59Y2zyTSx97ATcPa7snJBYDUcXcKFZnw3ZcWT8d3OfhfRHsMQ

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