Prayer Requests 9-17-20

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

Anyone else?

Psalm 41

A psalm of David.

Blessed are those who have regard for the weak;
    the Lord delivers them in times of trouble.
The Lord protects and preserves them—
    they are counted among the blessed in the land—
    he does not give them over to the desire of their foes.
The Lord sustains them on their sickbed
    and restores them from their bed of illness.

I said, “Have mercy on me, Lord;
    heal me, for I have sinned against you.”
My enemies say of me in malice,
    “When will he die and his name perish?”
When one of them comes to see me,
    he speaks falsely, while his heart gathers slander;
    then he goes out and spreads it around.

All my enemies whisper together against me;
    they imagine the worst for me, saying,
“A vile disease has afflicted him;
    he will never get up from the place where he lies.”
Even my close friend,
    someone I trusted,
   one who shared my bread,
    has turned against me.

10 But may you have mercy on me, Lord;
    raise me up, that I may repay them.
11 I know that you are pleased with me,
    for my enemy does not triumph over me.
12 Because of my integrity you uphold me
    and set me in your presence forever.

13 Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel,
    from everlasting to everlasting.
   Amen and Amen.

8 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 9-17-20

  1. I shared this late last night on yesterday’s prayer thread. “This evening” means yesterday, and “tomorrow” means today.

    Please pray for my old friend Jerry, who faces a gut-wrenching decision. His wife, Judy, is on a ventilator and the doctors are telling him she is very unlikely to recover. She does not have Covid, but of course all the Covid-related visiting restrictions are in place. He can see her for a short time each day, but nobody else can visit her until they disconnect the ventilator. Then the other family members can come in to say good-bye. One of their sons and Judy’s parents are in town from out of state. They were having a family pow-wow this evening to decide whether to take her off the vent tomorrow.

    We are confident that whenever Judy passes, it will be into God’s presence.

    I knew Jerry and Judy before they were a couple. Jerry told me something this evening that I don’t remember. Apparently when he started wooing her many years ago, she was not enthusiastic and asked for my advice, and I told her to give him a chance. So when they tell the story of their marriage, I get some credit for it.

    I do remember being in their wedding, though. They are a great couple.

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