Prayer Requests 7-11-20

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Psalm 135

Praise the Lord.

   Praise the name of the Lord;
    praise him, you servants of the Lord,
you who minister in the house of the Lord,
    in the courts of the house of our God.

Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good;
    sing praise to his name, for that is pleasant.
For the Lord has chosen Jacob to be his own,
    Israel to be his treasured possession.

I know that the Lord is great,
    that our Lord is greater than all gods.
The Lord does whatever pleases him,
    in the heavens and on the earth,
    in the seas and all their depths.
He makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth;
    he sends lightning with the rain
    and brings out the wind from his storehouses.

He struck down the firstborn of Egypt,
    the firstborn of people and animals.
He sent his signs and wonders into your midst, Egypt,
    against Pharaoh and all his servants.
10 He struck down many nations
    and killed mighty kings—
11 Sihon king of the Amorites,
    Og king of Bashan,
    and all the kings of Canaan—
12 and he gave their land as an inheritance,
    an inheritance to his people Israel.

13 Your name, Lord, endures forever,
    your renown, Lord, through all generations.
14 For the Lord will vindicate his people
    and have compassion on his servants.

15 The idols of the nations are silver and gold,
    made by human hands.
16 They have mouths, but cannot speak,
    eyes, but cannot see.
17 They have ears, but cannot hear,
    nor is there breath in their mouths.
18 Those who make them will be like them,
    and so will all who trust in them.

19 All you Israelites, praise the Lord;
    house of Aaron, praise the Lord;
20 house of Levi, praise the Lord;
    you who fear him, praise the Lord.
21 Praise be to the Lord from Zion,
    to him who dwells in Jerusalem.

   Praise the Lord.

6 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 7-11-20

  1. I requested prayers last week as I was preparing to meet a new student whose mom refused to cooperate with one of the studio rules. (“High-maintenance parent.”) Co-owner backed down and let her have her way.

    We met the mother and child last week, and mom was friendly in person and did ultimately make good on her promise [to deliver what the studio asked, but to do it in the way she wanted, rather than in the timing prescribed by the studio].

    My prayer request now is for my dealings with the child. Not surprisingly, the girl does what the girl wants to do, and is cooperative with my instructions only if they’re suitable to her.

    I tried to make her first lesson with me as positive and music-focused as possible, and ignored a lot of behavior I normally wouldn’t put up with, in order to keep the lesson well-paced, but I did have to redirect her with “you’re-doing-this-and-you-need-to-do-this-instead” types of statements a number of times during her 30-minute session.

    She also thought it was cute, when we were going over which finger numbers are assigned to the thumbs and other digits, to flip me the bird when we got to her middle finger. Teeheehee, the 6-year-old giggled.

    Please pray for wisdom as I work with this girl. It will be a rude awakening when she fully realizes lessons with me aren’t a child-centered, kid-runs-the-show-and-teacher-accommodates endeavor. It’s been a long time since I’ve had one this unruly.

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