Prayer Requests 10-10-20

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Psalm 63

A psalm of David. 

You, God, are my God,
    earnestly I seek you;
   I thirst for you,
    my whole being longs for you,
   in a dry and parched land
    where there is no water.

I have seen you in the sanctuary
    and beheld your power and your glory.
Because your love is better than life,
    my lips will glorify you.
I will praise you as long as I live,
    and in your name I will lift up my hands.
I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods;
    with singing lips my mouth will praise you.

On my bed I remember you;
    I think of you through the watches of the night.
Because you are my help,
    I sing in the shadow of your wings.
I cling to you;
    your right hand upholds me.

Those who want to kill me will be destroyed;
    they will go down to the depths of the earth.
10 They will be given over to the sword
    and become food for jackals.

11 But the king will rejoice in God;
    all who swear by God will glory in him,
    while the mouths of liars will be silenced.

24 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 10-10-20

  1. Let’s pray for the Nurse Kim situation. I doubt the weather in that part of the world is making life any easier, though they didn’t get the hurricane this time.

    Thanks for praying for my friends; they should be wrapping up a very difficult conversation about now.

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  2. Continue to pray for Carol, but last evening she did report that the doctor had stopped by (I’d emailed her administrator the night before suggesting she needed to be seen) and she was feeling much better. Carol told me the doctor said the nurses should have summoned him (but he also told her to “speak up” if this happened again). Still, she was throwing up in her bed and hadn’t eaten a meal or anything other than soda crackers in 3-4 days; that should have been an obvious red flag to them. Hopefully the MD had a talk with the nursing staff on his way out.

    And pray for my peace of mind, I still can’t shake the feeling I made a mistake with the car purchase. I spent an hour cleaning up the kitchen this morning which helped settle my mind (or at least take it off of the worry) for a while.

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  3. But I remind myself, ‘nothing is for nothing,’ God brings all of these things, including loss and hardships and change, into our lives for a purpose, a good purpose for us. We (I) just lose sight of that too often.

    Seeking His peace in accepting “what is” — even if I don’t like it very much right now.

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  4. Mistake or not. It’s done. That’s the hardest part. I drove an Xterra for 10 years. I ended up in a small, convertible Volvo. For the first month I regretted the purchase. I had to learn how to get out of it gracefully (swing both legs, held together, out of the car before standing). Four years later it’s good. I do want to go back in an SUV again, but haven’t seen one I like. They did bring the Xterra back…

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  5. I spent an hour talking “fire” with a friend this morning (while working the puzzle). We reminded each other than the stressors have not relaxed in three years here. We need to give each other grace and praise for when we handle things well.

    You have had a lot on your plate, Donna, and you’re going through it alone. House chaos, car issues, more house chaos, aging dogs, work angst, work angst, work angst, COVID, church closure, Zoom, change in work environment, auto accident, Carol, change in social habits.

    That’s a lot for what? two or three years. Do you need me to pull up the stress test again?

    In addition, your next-door neighbor died at a young age. All these changes and sad things stack up. I think I’m thankful it’s the car that’s gnawing at you–that’s a machine, easily fixed.

    I would guess, surmise, believe, it’s not really the car that underlies all this–but the accumulation of so much. The car, and the recognizable grief from the loss, just tipped your over.

    So what’s the answer?

    Give yourself grace. Go ahead and grieve–but look beyond the car at all the other griefs that have hit you. These are large burdens and you’re carrying them alone.

    Yeah, we’d love to don our masks and hug you. Here’s a virtual hug.

    We all love you. We’re all praying for you. Know that the God who created you–and us–for our particular times and places, knows our needs. Crawl into His lap and cry. He can take it.

    And so can we.

    Anyone got a kleenex?

    xoxox

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  6. I agree, Michelle. The stress for each of us is so great. This morning went well. I wrote down just enough to keep me on track. I kept it lively and engaging. I know the adults liked it. And I got responses from the kids. Like can you say Ukarumpa??

    Now on to the next thing. I got an email from my financial person for my mission saying that I am low on support since they don’t count some things that I counted. Oh, well. This has to be God’s thing, not mine. He has got this.

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  7. Thanks Michelle, I’m crying again. You’re right, it’s a lot more than “just” the car — but that’s where everything is landing with such intensity. I actually started thinking about how I might be able to track down my old Jeep, see if it gets fixed, and go bring it home. Then I thought, what, am I crazy? A little bit right now, apparently. I just wish I’d taken more time and maybe gotten an older car I liked better, but it’s done.

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  8. Before I read Michelle’s post my thought was that DJ is dealing with transference. Only I was thinking more about the PTSD from the accident. And also the intrusion and violation of the unanticipated accident, one more out of control part of this crazy 2020 life. I loved what you wrote, Michelle, about seeking comfort from Abba.

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  9. Tracking down your old Jeep, DJ, would make a great story turned into a movie used to finance the vehicle of your dreams. ♡ That is left brain Utopian thinking.
    I am sad considering your feelings of loss that only God and time can work out.

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  10. DJ. As I said, I drove the XTerra for 10 years. Everyone I have ever loved rode in it. I bought it on 2096 because my dad had just had bilateral knee replacement and couldn’t get in and out of my Camry )which I hated anyway). College Boyfriwnd and I found ourselves both single. He was designing the bridge of Navy ships being built in Mobile and we went to dinner. I drove. I took my dad to the hospital the last time in it. I brought Amos home in it. BG learned to drive in it. Mr P used to take it and fill it up on Sundays when we were dating.
    I get it I promise it will get better.

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  11. One of our pastors has tested positive for COVID-19. He is asymptomatic and doing well, but I know he and his family (wife and five daughters) would appreciate prayers. Thanks.

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  12. I believe I was the only one up on time this morning. Woke up at five. But am staying home due to a lingering headache which has been hanging on for three days. Don’t want to share something these days especially.

    Anyway, rough night last night probably contributed to the sleeping in. Nineteen year old went on a rampage. Broke twenty three’s window with a rock or whatever. Just one of the two panes, so the rain did not go in but the cold did. She also broke a hummingbird feeder and threw some other things. And broke the door knob on the door she goes in and out. And smashed a significant ding in the refrigerator next to the door. So she will be climbing in and out of her window until we get the door knob replaced. Which we will take our time on so the lesson will sink in. Probably not before we replace the window for twenty three and baby. And it will come out of nineteen’s pocket, again trying to get something across.

    Prayer for nineteen who is still very angry. And thirteen, who was in tears over the whole show. I told her, this was sister’s path, not hers.

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  13. So sorry to hear of all that drama, Mumsee.

    Heavenly Father,

    I am asking that Your love would overpower all that anger in nineteen’s heart. May reasonable remorse be felt to drive home the things to be learned through this. I pray it’s only superficial damage and no permanent damage to those who witnessed and to the property. Thank You for the patience of Mumsee and Mike as they go through spiritual warfare on their homefront that originated in other times and places. Please give wisdom, and trust in Your power, enough to match the daily moment to moment needs. I pray in Jesus’ name, Amen

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  14. Now one of the studio teachers has tested positive for COVID. It’s possible one or both of the studio co-owners have it, too, especially the co-owner whose husband has it, but possibly also the other co-owner, who I’d mentioned had a dry cough.

    Please pray for wisdom for the owners, for J’s health (the teacher just diagnosed — she is probably in her 60s), and whatever else comes to mind. Our area is really a hotspot now.

    Thank you.

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  15. So sorry to hear about your friends having Covid, Six. Prayers.

    Having taught three-year-old in preschool where they had music class, it seems like it would depend so much on their ability to sit still and concentrate. Could you have a class called Piano Readiness or something along those lines? Prayers for discernment. I would be concerned about the parents expectations, too. You certainly need to put expectations in writing.

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