Prayer Requests 8-3-20

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Psalm 4

A psalm of David.

Answer me when I call to you,
    my righteous God.
   Give me relief from my distress;
    have mercy on me and hear my prayer.

How long will you people turn my glory into shame?
    How long will you love delusions and seek false gods?
Know that the Lord has set apart his faithful servant for himself;
    the Lord hears when I call to him.

Tremble and do not sin;
    when you are on your beds,
    search your hearts and be silent.
Offer the sacrifices of the righteous
    and trust in the Lord.

Many, Lord, are asking, “Who will bring us prosperity?”
    Let the light of your face shine on us.
Fill my heart with joy
    when their grain and new wine abound.

In peace I will lie down and sleep,
    for you alone, Lord,
    make me dwell in safety.

16 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 8-3-20

  1. Well next Tuesday I will lose a tooth 😢 and then an implant procedure will begin. My sweet dentist hated to tell me but one of the roots of the tooth has broken away and is now separated…he is thankful I have no pain( me too!!) and has told me to discontinue the antibiotics because there is nothing wrong other than the broken off root…can 2020 just be over with already? I am a dentist scaredy-cat so if you think of me, ask the Lord to shore me up for what’s to come….thanks…

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  2. Prayer for the nation and the upcoming November election. I fear it will be a very difficult period and could very well bring about some serious unrest and a bigger crisis than any we’ve seen so far.

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  3. Oh, I’m sorry to hear that Nancyjill. I’m not a fan of the dentist either. I get in for regular cleanings but even if they find a tiny cavity I panic at the thought of any “work” being done. I’ve never lost a tooth but it would freak me out, too! And it sounds like the implants are hugely expensive. Ugh.

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  4. Yep…a filling is one thing but this is yanking out my tooth…I dislike that idea….Then there is the implant which takes a 3 month period … but the cost with my dentist is half of what that ER dentist wanted for extraction and bridge. Husband has had an implant and he is thankful he did. The silly thing is I keep thinking “it’ll be snowing by the time he puts in the implant and I’ll have to drive down into the Springs”… 😂 ⛄️

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  5. My cousin just had a tooth pulled but the implant went in the same day, I think? But she has to wait now for the crown part.

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  6. Prayer for Carol. For the past week or more, I’ve noticed something “off” with her — her phone is turned off much of the time, her voicemail is full (and she’s been told but hasn’t cleared it).

    Also there’s something about how she sounds when I do manage to talk to her — I think it’s mostly just boredom and feeling a bit down, wanting to get back to her old residence, she’s been in this rehab now for over a month and is “over” it. Her boyfriends’ birthday was Sunday, yesterday, and several of them had long planned to order in pizza to celebrate the day, but of course all that was cancelled as she wasn’t home in time. Until she can stand and take a few steps, they aren’t releasing her, which makes sense.

    I’m also wondering if she may wind up getting a new permanent placement as her existing residence seems much more set up for dealing with folks who are ambulatory. In the past year, Carol has become less and less able to walk and do other things to care for herself. She requires a lot of round-the-clock care, unfortunately.

    Mentally, she just doesn’t sound as sharp as she once was only a year or 2 ago. She’s on a lot of medication, which could be part of it, but I also think she’s having some cognitive decline. She does still do her word-search puzzles though and is reading, though not as voraciously as she once did.

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  7. Ouch, NancyJill, count me in as one who finds dental work very unpleasant (and needed all too frequently, unfortunately). Praying as God shores you up for the coming procedures.

    Praying for Carol, DJ, and for you. Hard to see a friend in decline.

    Please continue to pray for my sister-in-law, L, with what appears to be the final stages of her cancer. I saw her yesterday and, while her physical deterioration is heartbreaking, there are small glimmers of hope that her spiritual condition may be reviving. I don’t have time to go into detail, and I don’t know her heart, of course, but I know the Lord is always at work, and I hope you will continue to lift up L while she continues her earthly sojourn. There still is time, and there still is hope.

    Thank you.

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  8. And now also pray for my neighbors who always have so many problems. The one son had gone back to Mexico to stay with family there for his addiction issues and they just heard he died overnight. The brother and mom are distraught, undone.

    Other neighbor and I walked over to see if we could help, but they just need to huddle and grieve with family right now. We told them to let us know if they needed anything. Lucero, the mom, just lost her husband about 5 years ago and the two boys have always been living on the edge. They’ve had more than their share of tragedy.

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  9. Praying for Carol…it must be so difficult to know especially now when the patient is sequestered from outside family and friends.
    And I will be praying for your sis in law 6….may she know the depth of the Saviour’s love for her and fully trust in His care for her…. 💕

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  10. Praying for all the difficult and sad situations above.

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    DJ – Sounds like it is time for Carol to be in a full-service nursing home. I hope and pray that she can adjust well, and that God will lift up her spirits. How old is she now?

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    NancyJill – Is the tooth far enough back that you could have it removed but not go through all of that to have it replaced? I have to admit that I have a couple missing teeth way back in my mouth, but they are not visible to others.

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  11. I think they say leaving spaces can lead to the other teeth to fail? But my friend had a couple back teeth out ages ago and hers seem OK, though now that I think about it she mentioned having a huge dental expense ahead that she’ll have to parcel out over a couple years …

    Carol isn’t “old,” she’s 69. But she’s had a myriad of problems all her life, some she just came born with, others she acquired along the way through a very dysfunctional family or and with her own poor living and eating habits. She had all her teeth removed years ago and never could adjust to dentures which she found very uncomfortable (but she never did get them refitted which I think she could have done for free in her situation). I still remember once when we were out to lunch in a cafe and she turned to me and announced, “Donna. I’m going to take my teeth out, OK?”

    I said, “No, you’re not. If you need to do that, go to the restroom.” Which she did, coming back toothless and with the dentures out of sight per my request. lol Etiquette was not second nature to Carol. She’s smart, has a high IQ, but her social skills are awkward and almost childlike, she’s very shy around most everyone.

    If she does have to be reassigned, I really want to be part of the discussion but I don’t want to suggest that just yet to her home administrator until someone makes that call. If a move is required, I’m thinking she could maybe be transferred to a place closer to me at this point, she’s an hour’s drive away right now.

    NancyJill, yes, these are the same neighbors – the brothers had a bad fight just before the one left for Mexico, leading to an arrest of the one who’s still here and a black eye for the other one who shortly after that headed off for family in Mexico. Lots of anguish over there.

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  12. DJ – I think if the teeth to be removed are far enough back, there shouldn’t be a problem. Mine were the ones right before the wisdom teeth. It was at a time when we didn’t have insurance. (It is embarrassing to admit, because missing teeth are often associated with “rednecks” or low-class kind of people.)

    There are some residents at Nightingale’s nursing home who are younger than seniors, who are there for health problems.

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  13. Kizzie it is a back molar and is not visible as I have a small mouth…it hurts when they put a X-ray slide it my mouth and I have that choking sensation when they do that. I have way too much invested in my bite and work to not have an implant for this one. 🥴

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  14. In the category of “I don’t pay much attention to physical appearance”:

    We knew my camping buddy for years. He was an elder in the church and spoke often, Camping, we would laugh and talk and discuss and he would teach my children. After many years, husband made some off hand remark. I responded with “huh?” He said, ” you probably never noticed but … does not have many teeth. His front teeth are all missing, top and bottom, so at least eight are gone.” Nope, I never noticed.

    My neighbor was similar. She would come by and help me with yard work when I had small folk, and various odd jobs. One day she came over all excited. She had finally gotten to where she could get dentures. She did not have teeth either. I had never noticed.

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