Prayer Requests 10-3-20

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Psalm 57

Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me,
    for in you I take refuge.
   I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings
    until the disaster has passed.

I cry out to God Most High,
    to God, who vindicates me.
He sends from heaven and saves me,
    rebuking those who hotly pursue me—
    God sends forth his love and his faithfulness.

I am in the midst of lions;
    I am forced to dwell among ravenous beasts—
    men whose teeth are spears and arrows,
    whose tongues are sharp swords.

Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
    let your glory be over all the earth.

They spread a net for my feet—
    I was bowed down in distress.
   They dug a pit in my path—
    but they have fallen into it themselves.

My heart, O God, is steadfast,
    my heart is steadfast;
    I will sing and make music.
Awake, my soul!
    Awake, harp and lyre!
    I will awaken the dawn.

I will praise you, Lord, among the nations;
    I will sing of you among the peoples.
10 For great is your love, reaching to the heavens;
    your faithfulness reaches to the skies.

11 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
    let your glory be over all the earth.

23 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 10-3-20

  1. Heavenly Father,
    Thank You for this beautiful fall day. It brings You glory!

    As You are well aware, our President Trump and his wife Melania and members of his close staff have Covid. I lift them all up to You for You to work through the medical staff, physicians, nurses, technicians, pharmacy staff, and all who care for them during this time, all those who are simply Your medically gifted specialized team, to bring the President and all connected with the quarantined high level officials to quick healing and restoration, to good health according to Your will. I pray that You will work what was meant for evil to result in good. You know the whole grand picture concerning Covid. Humans never have Your omniscient abilities and only speculate based on what we see in the physical realm. I pray You will use this downtime in the President’s life and the lives of the others to help them to draw closer to You and build up any atrophied faith muscles. May this also be a time in their lives of building compassion for those who suffer likewise. Thank You for the many who are praying for our nation and this concern, and may the hearts which hold hateful thoughts have reason to reexamine their mean spirit. If possible, please let many take a new serious look at the critical differences in party platforms and choose to vote on something more substantial than personalities. I praise You even in this scenario because I have no doubt in Your love, Your sovereignty, and Your victory over evil. This is causing more people to call on the name of Jesus. That is always good. Glory be to You for what You alone can do during this time. I pray in Jesus’ name, Amen

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  2. Lord, I also lift up Six’s MIL for help in this troubling time. Please help the whole family as this is a very difficult time for them all. May their anxiety be given over to You so they can rest in Your peace as they make decisions and consider options. Please give her the best of medical care. I pray You will ease her suffering. Thank You for Six Arrows and her dedication to turn all her concerns over to You, the Waymaker.

    Please bless all Six’s students with great retention and ever increasing skill. I also ask that You would temper Six’s bent toward perfectionism and spending too much time on lesson planning. Help her to trust You to reveal unplanned moments what she needs to focus on with each individual student. If every moment is planned out then there is undue pressure to get all the lesson in and to zip through anything that pops up as a need in the moment. Please help Six to relax into having purposeful Flex time guided by You the Ultimate Teacher. Thank You for meeting with us anywhere 24/7 as we bring needs to You constantly. In the blessed name of Jesus, Smen

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  3. And she has blocked daughter again though she continues to talk with other son’s girlfriend. Definitely being isolated. Wisdom on how to help. Continuing to wait.

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  4. I was just bringing the situation of son and girlfriend, before the Lord, asking Him how long we will have to wait until she reaches bottom and reaches up. I was reminded of His patience with us. And so I wait, but not without squeaking.

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  5. She is special needs and is not able to advocate for herself. She probably will not have the courage to speak up again. I plan to contact a local domestic abuse lady on Monday to learn what our options are. Probably just waiting as we don’t have active contact. And prayer. why did I put that last?

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  6. In some places, if a baby is born on Medicare, or some version of a state’s medical care system, a nurse will check on the baby a week or so after birth. That may not be happening now for a variety of reasons, but hospital nurses usually “flag” a suspicious birth. I’m so tired I may be making this up or dreaming of something in another life. 😦

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  7. That would be nice. He was the only baby in the hospital that day and the next and probably a week or two on either side so they noticed him. Don’t know if there is a follow up plan.


  8. Michelle, my friend, Karen, ended up doing that home check with a welfare type mother when Karen was a new nurse. We were recently talking about that time in her life. Because of her lack of experience she had given the mother her phone number and Karen was asked for financial help. It was not a good situation and had to be resolved by someone at a higher level. She learned her lesson on that one.


  9. Prayer for my stepmom as she cares for my dad who is getting weaker and is having more difficulty carrying on a lucid conversation. Pray that she is able to get out of the house for her own sanity and that she will ask for help when needed. We offer, but she always says she’s okay, but will ask when she needs help.

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  10. Praying for your dad and stepmom, Kare. Caregivers need some respite. Prayers for you, too — it’s not easy watching a loved one’s decline.

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  11. Janice, I had a different situation, but somewhat similar, recently. I do some editing work through a third party, kind of a hassle but the money is good. Well, he sent me a small project (I mean very small, under 20 pages, it might have just been 6 or 7) and he said that the author wanted to speak to me by telephone before I began. I rolled my eyes about that, but I called her. As I expected, she’s a first-time author, and she was asking somewhat typical first-time author questions. She was also in her eighties, so I respected that she didn’t know it’s far from typical for an editor to call and talk to someone working on a tiny little project.

    At the end of the conversation, she asked for my phone number in case she has any more questions. Twenty years ago I might have given it to her, and I did feel a little bit bad telling a lonely octogenarian no. But I told her, “I don’t usually give that out” and she accepted that.

    Years ago in Chicago I got home from work to a ringing phone. My bladder was bursting, but I figured I could take a message or (if it was for me) ask the person to hold on a couple of minutes, and so I answered it. My roommate at the time had a blind lady, a student, for whom she sometimes read books (textbooks the lady needed to read). I’d heard about her, but had never met her. She was the person on the phone. And for the next 45 minutes she talked my ear off, in spite of my saying about three times “I’ll tell her you called; I really have to go.” I didn’t want to hang up on her, and didn’t do so, but I was in some considerable discomfort and she just refused to accept my “I can’t talk; I need to go” and let me off the phone! I understood that she was lonely, and I sympathized, but it was quite unpleasant. At the end she said she’d like to meet me sometime, but frankly I thought that a person who won’t allow a complete stranger to get off the phone wasn’t someone I was eager to meet. I grew up friendless and lonely, and I empathized–but I needed to be able to say “I really need to go” and have her respect that.


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