Prayer Requests 6-24-20

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

Anyone else?

Psalm 121

A song of ascents.

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
    where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
    the Maker of heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot slip—
    he who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, he who watches over Israel
    will neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord watches over you—
    the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day,
    nor the moon by night.

The Lord will keep you from all harm—
    he will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going
    both now and forevermore.

13 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 6-24-20

  1. I remember memorizing this psalm before one of my C-sections. I always wanted memory pieces to meditate on during those stressful times.

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  2. Kathaleena it is a beautiful reminder of His careful watch over us. Before they took me in for my second c-section the tv was on in my room. George Beverly Shea was singing “His eye is on the Sparrow”…the nurse looked up at me and whispered “what a beautiful reminder”… I know He watches me…. 😊

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  3. Prayer here. The babysitter for the twins and their big brother called in sick this morning, with fever and aches and pains. We, of course, must consider covid as Boise has had a huge upswing in cases. Over five hundred a couple of days ago in a state with about four thousand total. Anyway, Mike is headed down to assist. Son in law’s boss won’t let him off unless he has written proof he reached out to family for help. And so we go….

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  4. Prayers, Mumsee! This is a scary time here because so many are feeling freed from restraints and making the best of that. It’s as if they have closed their ears to the news (over 1,700 new cases reported yesterday). I am still confused by my brother’s response since he use to be a pharmaceuticals salesperson and knew a lot about health issues. He is still mentioning the flu in relation to covid and even called it the flu once.

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  5. Janice, one of my brothers referred to “this flu” more than once in a conversation with me a couple months ago. (The same brother hosted the family reunion earlier this month though his wife, as a cancer survivor with side effects from chemotherapy and several bouts of pneumonia and pleurisy, would undoubtedly be in a high-risk category.)

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  6. Last night I left this prayer request:

    “Please pray for Nightingale’s heart to be softened towards X’s parents. Her anger at him and contempt for him overflows into anger at them, too. (Not that she expresses it in front of Boy, but something came up today between the two of us that alerted me to how hard her heart is towards them.)

    Really, she needs a softened heart in general, especially towards God. Thank you for your prayers for her (and for Chickadee and Boy).”

    The current situation that prompted me to write this is that Boy’s grandfather (Grampa, who is X’s step-father) texted to ask me to ask Nightingale if they could move the timing of their July 4th visitation (with them and X) from 12:00 – 4:00 to 3:00 – 7:00, and he asked me to put in a good word for them with her. (That was actually inappropriate for him to do that, but I don’t know if he realizes it. The two of us are friendly, and he is a nice guy.)

    Nightingale is absolutely refusing to budge, and seems to think that they are “playing games”. (Grampa says it is so Boy can be there at the same time his younger cousins will be there.) She also did not want me to even reply to him at all. But I just cannot bring myself to be that rude (except to X, when he is verging on harassment).

    The thing is, there are times when she may need (and has needed in the past) the visitation times to be tweaked for one reason or another, and they could use this intransigence to refuse. The Holy Spirit is the only one who can get through to her on this (as I am praying He will), because I know that if I try to make that point, she will get very angry at me, as if I am taking their side against her. She is usually a very level-headed young woman, but when it comes to anything with X and his family, she gets very anxious and/or angry.

    Please pray that she will relent in this particular case, and for a general softening of her heart, and that God will help her to forgive. Thank you and God bless.

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  7. Oh, Cheryl, it would be awful if your SIL ended up getting the virus from that reunion. 😦 Praying that won’t happen.

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  8. Yesterday Flyboy told us his co-worker, Tanner, has a fever. They work nights together and there’s usually nobody else around except when planes come in and out, and they’ve been keeping as far apart as their work lets them, wearing masks and so forth. But this is a little unsettling.

    Tanner’s still feeling crummy and got tested today for Covid. We should know tomorrow if that’s what it is. His symptoms are all GI, not respiratory, but I understand occasionally that’s how Covid presents. I really hope it’s not that.

    Flyboy’s work week is Friday night through Monday night, so he can stay home the next couple days. He’s keeping to himself in his room, we’ve designated one bathroom for him alone, and we deliver food to his door. So far we all feel fine.

    Please pray that Tanner gets well quickly, and that Covid does not visit us.

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  9. Prayers for the Holy Spirit to work In Nightingale’s heart. The anger she carries is bad for her health. I pray God will draw her to Himself and give her wisdom about such matters.

    Kevin, prayers for your son and friend/coworker to not have covid so you and your wife will not have been exposed. May your son’s co-worker have a quick passing bug or touch of illness from bad food.

    I saw an article recently that suggested the strength of the illness from covid may be lessening. I will pray for that to happen if it is God’s will.

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