Prayer Requests 7-14-20

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Psalm 137

By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept
    when we remembered Zion.
There on the poplars
    we hung our harps,
for there our captors asked us for songs,
    our tormentors demanded songs of joy;
    they said, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!”

How can we sing the songs of the Lord
    while in a foreign land?
If I forget you, Jerusalem,
    may my right hand forget its skill.
May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth
    if I do not remember you,
   if I do not consider Jerusalem
    my highest joy.

Remember, Lord, what the Edomites did
    on the day Jerusalem fell.
   “Tear it down,” they cried,
    “tear it down to its foundations!”
Daughter Babylon, doomed to destruction,
    happy is the one who repays you
    according to what you have done to us.
Happy is the one who seizes your infants
    and dashes them against the rocks.

12 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 7-14-20

  1. Unfortunately, v.9 is the only verse I remember from Ps. 137.
    After, during, the captivity, some of the Jews wrote portions that I don’t believe belong in scripture.
    To wit: I don’t even read verses 18-19 of Psalm 51.
    It degrades a great Psalm of repentance.

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  2. Things may get worse at work. It got out that I went to talk to the CEO about the situation with The Child. She is now really shunning me.
    Maybe I should seriously think about taking the opportunity that may happen in January. I could walk from my garage to the office and maybe working with mostly men again I could avoid this drama.

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  3. Please pray for wisdom (primarily for Nightingale, and also for Gabby’s mom, but for me, too) on how to handle a situation between Boy and Gabby that we were just made aware of. Sadly, Gabby has the potential to turn into a bully, which is probably why a lot of kids don’t like her. Please pray that both moms will have wisdom to deal well with this situation.

    And please pray for Gabby. Nightingale recently told me that she is on an anti-psychotic med. 😦

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  4. Praying for your situation Kim…having to deal with an adult who behaves as a petulant child is difficult. Her life must be miserable as she most certainly carries her behaviors everywhere she goes.
    I have been praying for Gabby. Even at her age she can be reached and I wonder what those medications are doing to her little mind…are they equalized and monitored by a competent physician? May the Lord give you discernment and insight to what is truly happening Kizzie ❤️

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  5. Chas, somehow I don’t think this is the passage you mean:

    18 By Your favor do good to Zion;
    Build the walls of Jerusalem.
    19 Then You will delight in righteous sacrifices,
    In burnt offering and whole burnt offering;
    Then young bulls will be offered on Your altar.

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  6. Prayers for work on my end as well. Seems that stories are all either about Covid or race disparities now.

    Pray also for a medical resolution to this virus sooner rather than later. May God have mercy and provide a way out of this seemingly endless predicament that’s causing so many ripple effects, from unemployment to mental and social distress and family, school and economic disruption.

    If it be His will that we continue in this state, may we all have ears to hear and sensitive spirits to lessons that God would have us learn from this — so that it doesn’t go to spiritual waste.

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  7. Well, there’s more.

    I’m wondering what will happen on Sunday at our church. Our session (the 10 elected elders which includes our pastor) is very divided, almost right down the middle, with some pretty lively meetings from what I’ve heard. Some are quite passionate in their beliefs about all of this.

    Someone in the Q&A SS session after church last week actually asked if those not attending, but who are just watching online, can be considered part of the visible church anymore. Yes, was the answer. But clearly this has become a bit uncomfortable among the “sides” even within the congregation.

    So on Sunday: Will we continue with our indoor meetings as usual? Or will we find a way to comply and hold at least one outdoor service?

    I’m sure there have been disagreements on issues before in our church, such as serving wine only (no grape juice option unless specifically requested by individuals) for communion. But maybe not to this degree, from the sounds of it. Our pastor made the comment last week that this is, by far, the most difficult period he’s experienced in his more than 30 years as a pastor.

    So we need to also be praying for the churches, both lay people and leaders, during this time, there is much stress and tension on all of them (us), I suspect.

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  8. I had a good, encouraging meeting with the elders of my church last night. Took me a while to realize that some were attending remotely. They prayed for me at the end.

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  9. What do you suppose it was like during some of the dark days of the Bible. Before the flood hit? Living in Egypt when the 10 plagues were coming down? At what other time in the history of the world has the entire world been shut down?

    I shake my head.

    Many of my Christians friends are simply watching. Our hope is in Christ, not the government and the government, experts, are all in a muddle.

    Watch out for the energy market in California. Another crisis is right here.

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