Prayer Requests 7-16-20

It’s Thursday, so don’t forget to pray for Jo, her students, and the people of PNG.

Anyone else?

Psalm 139

For the director of music. Of David. A psalm.

You have searched me, Lord,
    and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise;
    you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down;
    you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue
    you, Lord, know it completely.
You hem me in behind and before,
    and you lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
    too lofty for me to attain.

Where can I go from your Spirit?
    Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
    if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
    if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
    your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
    and the light become night around me,”
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
    the night will shine like the day,
    for darkness is as light to you.

13 For you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
    when I was made in the secret place,
    when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
    all the days ordained for me were written in your book
    before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts, God!
    How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,
    they would outnumber the grains of sand—
    when I awake, I am still with you.

19 If only you, God, would slay the wicked!
    Away from me, you who are bloodthirsty!
20 They speak of you with evil intent;
    your adversaries misuse your name.
21 Do I not hate those who hate you, Lord,
    and abhor those who are in rebellion against you?
22 I have nothing but hatred for them;
    I count them my enemies.
23 Search me, God, and know my heart;
    test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 See if there is any offensive way in me,
    and lead me in the way everlasting.

9 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 7-16-20

  1. Nightingale has ordered a dumpster to be delivered tomorrow morning for us to clear out our basement of a whole bunch of junk that has accumulated down there. It is going to be hard work, and we are expecting a heat wave this weekend. (And I don’t do well in heat and humidity.) 😦

    For the past couple days I have been feeling extra tired and a little strange, physically. Please pray for me to have the energy and stamina to be able to keep up fairly well with my daughter, and also please pray that she will realize her older mother needs more breaks than she does. Thank you.

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  2. Pace yourself Kizzie, especially with the heat and humidity. That is hard work. I recall my big garage clean-out from a couple summers ago. I had a paid worker helping, but I still had to personally sort through everything we pulled out of there (most of it was from the storage unit after my mom died, it all just landed here when I moved in and never budged until then). There were throw-away piles, give-away piles, keep-it piles. I think the give-away pile was by far the biggest.

    I forgot the sunscreen the first day or two and wound up with a spotty sunburn that was pretty uncomfortable. But yeah, several times I just had head back into the house and collapse for 30 minutes or so in front of a fan. At least we don’t get that high humidity (usually anyway) so there wasn’t that to contend with. But it was uncomfortable enough. Frequent breaks really do help, along with lots of liquids. And sunscreen if you’ll be doing some of the work outdoors.

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  3. Hopefully, it is cooler in the basement. You will have to remind Nightingale (with humor) that you need more breaks. Then just concentrate on the weight off your shoulders.

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  4. Prayers for my orthopedic doctor’s appt which is at 1:30 Pacific time (about 90 minutes from now). (1) That nothing horrible will happen with a big needle designed for Sea Biscuit! (2) And, primarily, that there will be a clear, uncomplicated course to get back on track with the recovery.

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  5. Praying for you, DJ. Hope the appointment went well.

    Kizzie, may you enjoy the newly-uncluttered space when the junk is cleared out of the basement. I’ve certainly been loving the after-vs-before looks of the areas of my home I’ve de-junked and organized this summer so far. Enjoy without overdoing. 🙂


    Today is lesson number two with little miss live wire. I’m not going to ask for prayer every Thursday with her 😉 but, if you see this before 6pm Central Time, I’d be thankful for prayers between 6:00 and 6:30 that the lesson goes okay. I don’t know how much of an impact my redirects in last week’s lesson will have on today’s and future lessons with her, but while last week was our first meeting, this week really establishes our continued relationship, and will be different in nature because of that.

    I know I’m not explaining that very well, but please pray for wisdom for me tonight at this critical juncture. Thanks.

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  6. 6 Arrows – My basement is not the kind of area to enjoy. It is an old, damp basement, although it is kind of cool that there are still the original stone walls down there. We will just be happy to be able to have the plumber go down there to do his thing with the pipes, and not feel embarrassed by all the junk. 🙂

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  7. Oh, that sounds like my grandmother’s basement in Iowa. The house next door to me now, also old, has a basement — many of the early Italian/Croatian/Spanish settlers here were big on making wine in their basements so a number of homes here have them. One of those stories I always wanted to do but never was able to hook up with an old-timer still making their own wine.

    I decided to get the Sea Biscuit shot on the doctor’s recommendation, not nearly as bad as I’d feared. He concurred with my physical therapist that it appears to be a meniscus injury or tear but not a big one. Still, the symptoms are lingering (he said sometimes it takes 6 months before they go away, other times, he warned, they will return off and on). We’ll have to see how things go. Anyway, this shot should help me feel a whole lot better within days, he said, and is supposed to last 3-4 months.

    Interesting how the new medial buildings are in almost the exact same footprints as our old news headquarters. There’s a 2-story main building (where I went today) that is in the exact same spot as our large newsroom/ad/office building back when the parking lot couldn’t even hold all of our employees. A 2nd, single story building to the west of that but on the same lot is now another medical building — but that used to be where the old printing presses once were.

    We had to sell the property about 10 years go and it was purchased by Providence Little Co of Mary Hospital which has a big facility not far away.

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  8. Lesson went much better tonight! Thanks for praying.

    Also, a new student — the third of the three new ones I’ve been talking about lately — started tonight. That lesson went very well. High school girl with previous piano lessons. She had a good first teacher, but she and her family decided it was time for more challenge than she’d been receiving. She’s a fine and dynamic player, and I’m looking forward to our upcoming work together.

    Thanks for all the prayers!

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