Prayer Requests 10-31-20

Anyone have something to share?

Psalm 82

A psalm of Asaph.

God presides in the great assembly;
    he renders judgment among the ‚Äúgods‚ÄĚ:

“How long will you defend the unjust
    and show partiality to the wicked?
Defend the weak and the fatherless;
    uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.
Rescue the weak and the needy;
    deliver them from the hand of the wicked.

‚ÄúThe ‚Äėgods‚Äô know nothing, they understand nothing.
    They walk about in darkness;
    all the foundations of the earth are shaken.

‚ÄúI said, ‚ÄėYou are ‚Äúgods‚ÄĚ;
    you are all sons of the Most High.‚Äô
But you will die like mere mortals;
    you will fall like every other ruler.‚ÄĚ

Rise up, O God, judge the earth,
    for all the nations are your inheritance.

Prayer Requests 10-30-20

It’s Friday, so please remember to pray for Mumsee, Mike, and the Nestlings.

Anyone else?

Psalm 81

1 Sing for joy to God our strength;
    shout aloud to the God of Jacob!
2 Begin the music, strike the timbrel,
    play the melodious harp and lyre.

3 Sound the ram’s horn at the New Moon,
    and when the moon is full, on the day of our festival;
4 this is a decree for Israel,
    an ordinance of the God of Jacob.
5 When God went out against Egypt,
    he established it as a statute for Joseph.

   I heard an unknown voice say:

6 “I removed the burden from their shoulders;
    their hands were set free from the basket.
7 In your distress you called and I rescued you,
    I answered you out of a thundercloud;
    I tested you at the waters of Meribah.
8¬†Hear me, my people,¬†and I will warn you‚ÄĒ
    if you would only listen to me, Israel!
9 You shall have no foreign god among you;
    you shall not worship any god other than me.
10 I am the Lord your God,
    who brought you up out of Egypt.
   Open wide your mouth and I will fill it.

11 “But my people would not listen to me;
    Israel would not submit to me.
12 So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts
    to follow their own devices.

13 “If my people would only listen to me,
    if Israel would only follow my ways,
14 how quickly I would subdue their enemies
    and turn my hand against their foes!
15 Those who hate the Lord would cringe before him,
    and their punishment would last forever.
16 But you would be fed with the finest of wheat;
¬†¬†¬†¬†with honey from the rock I would satisfy you.‚ÄĚ

Peter’s Pack of Pickled Pigskin Picks 2020- Week 9

This is Week 9 of our adventure in Pickling Pigskin Picks. Janice won last week. It could also be “Weak” 9, as 9 of the teams have losing or even seasons, including usually mighty LSU, and the tie-breaker teams of TCU and Baylor, both of which have been good teams recently

So, here they are, 20 teams waiting for you to choose them to win, and, hopefully, we can have someone with a perfect 10. We came close last week, with Janice getting 8 right, so she picked the tie breaker game.

Get those guesses in by NOON EDT Saturday

  1. Michigan State @ #13 Michigan

  2. Purdue @ Illinois

  3. Texas @ #6 Oklahoma State

  4. #25 Boise State @ Air Force

  5. LSU @ Auburn (first time since 2001 both teams were unranked)

  6. Mizzou @ #10 Florida

  7. Charlotte @ Duke

  8. Navy @ #22 SMU

  9. Pillow Fight: Rice (0-1) @ Southern Mississippi (1-4)

  10. Tie Breaker (Pick winner and final score) TCU (1-3) @ Baylor (1-2) (Could also be a Pillow Fight)

Prayer Requests 10-29-20

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

Anyone else?

Psalm 80

1 Hear us, Shepherd of Israel,
    you who lead Joseph like a flock.
   You who sit enthroned between the cherubim,
    shine forth 2 before Ephraim, Benjamin and Manasseh.
   Awaken your might;
    come and save us.

3 Restore us, O God;
    make your face shine on us,
    that we may be saved.

4 How long, Lord God Almighty,
    will your anger smolder
    against the prayers of your people?
5 You have fed them with the bread of tears;
    you have made them drink tears by the bowlful.
6 You have made us an object of derision to our neighbors,
    and our enemies mock us.

7 Restore us, God Almighty;
    make your face shine on us,
    that we may be saved.

8 You transplanted a vine from Egypt;
    you drove out the nations and planted it.
9 You cleared the ground for it,
    and it took root and filled the land.
10 The mountains were covered with its shade,
    the mighty cedars with its branches.
11 Its branches reached as far as the Sea,
    its shoots as far as the River.

12 Why have you broken down its walls
    so that all who pass by pick its grapes?
13 Boars from the forest ravage it,
    and insects from the fields feed on it.
14 Return to us, God Almighty!
    Look down from heaven and see!
   Watch over this vine,
15  the root your right hand has planted,
    the son you have raised up for yourself.

16 Your vine is cut down, it is burned with fire;
    at your rebuke your people perish.
17 Let your hand rest on the man at your right hand,
    the son of man you have raised up for yourself.
18 Then we will not turn away from you;
    revive us, and we will call on your name.

19 Restore us, Lord God Almighty;
    make your face shine on us,
    that we may be saved.