Prayer Requests 9-12-20

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Psalm 37:1-13

Of David.

Do not fret because of those who are evil
    or be envious of those who do wrong;
for like the grass they will soon wither,
    like green plants they will soon die away.

Trust in the Lord and do good;
    dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
Take delight in the Lord,
    and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Commit your way to the Lord;
    trust in him and he will do this:
He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn,
    your vindication like the noonday sun.

Be still before the Lord
    and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when people succeed in their ways,
    when they carry out their wicked schemes.

Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;
    do not fret—it leads only to evil.
For those who are evil will be destroyed,
    but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land.

10 A little while, and the wicked will be no more;
    though you look for them, they will not be found.
11 But the meek will inherit the land
    and enjoy peace and prosperity.

12 The wicked plot against the righteous
    and gnash their teeth at them;
13 but the Lord laughs at the wicked,
    for he knows their day is coming.

18 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 9-12-20

  1. But, are there any angels left on your car bumpers? Praise the Lord for His unexpected mercies.

    Our firefighter is in Clovis, which is bad, but not the worst of the CA fires.

    Let’s pray for rain on the west coast–it would be a miracle and then we can point to who sent it.

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  2. We’ll take rain without lightning which caused all these problems to begin with. The marine layer has been coming in here, which has been very helpful and is keeping us from frying. Thanks.

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  3. A good friend of my younger son died on Labor Day. I brought Al back from college for the weekend so he could go to the visitation along with other members of his Scout troop (it was a fellow Scout who died). I didn’t know the young man or the family well, but we’d been together on a lot of Scouting events over the years, mostly ceremonies celebrating the Scouts’ achievements (the young man was an Eagle Scout) and the yearly Family Evening at Scout camp every summer. It’s a shock for him to suddenly be gone (we don’t know any details of what happened).

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  4. He’s pretty upset. Not as bad as when one of his Scout leaders died (had a heart attack during a Scout hike), but he was much younger then – it was probably the first time someone important to him had died since he was old enough to really understand what death meant (his grandpa died when he was five, but he hadn’t seen much of Grandpa in the last two years anyway). There had been one or two deaths in his high school, but no one he knew well. This was the first person his age who has died, whom he knew well. And in addition to the grief of losing a friend, he is concerned because he doesn’t know whether his friend had trusted in Christ as Savior.

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  5. Pauline, we did the same thing when our Stargazer’s closest Scout friend died in an auto accident during our son’s freshman year.

    Kid was not a believer and it was a horrible service. He was a smart artsy kid with a lot of cynical highbrow friends who treated the scouts with disrespect, as did the family. The grim service ended with his distraught younger sister screaming at the standing room only crowd of grieving kids and parents about the bleakness of life, no hope.

    I don’t know why a responsible adult didn’t step in. Held at the mortuary. She flung blackness at all of us in a shocking, hurtful way. Who knows what those teenagers took away.

    Afterward, the 2-dozen or so Scouts, in uniform, stood in a circle in the parking lot, recited something, and sang a song in John’s honor.

    People gathered to listen to the most poignant, honoring, and healthy moment that morning.

    I’m glad you brought your son home. Wise.

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  6. One of our pastors attended the service because his daughters knew John. They visited the family, and the parents were a mess. It affected the pastor’s girls and God alone knows the emotional damage it caused those grieving kids.

    I had several memorable conversations with John driving him to Scout events. Nice, polished kid who listened, but thought I didn’t know what I was talking about on any subject.

    I just erased two long paragraphs. I didn’t realize how upset I still am all these years later.

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  7. Our EMT sometimes works out of SouthCentral LA, though not today as far as I know.

    EMTS do not go into a situation in which they do not feel safe. Please pray for that part of the world today.

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