Prayer Requests 10-14-20

It’s Wednesday, so don’t forget Ajissun and the folks in The Gambia.

Anyone else?

Psalm 65

A psalm of David. 

Praise awaits you, our God, in Zion;
    to you our vows will be fulfilled.
You who answer prayer,
    to you all people will come.
When we were overwhelmed by sins,
    you forgave our transgressions.
Blessed are those you choose
    and bring near to live in your courts!
   We are filled with the good things of your house,
    of your holy temple.

You answer us with awesome and righteous deeds,
    God our Savior,
   the hope of all the ends of the earth
    and of the farthest seas,
who formed the mountains by your power,
    having armed yourself with strength,
who stilled the roaring of the seas,
    the roaring of their waves,
    and the turmoil of the nations.
The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders;
    where morning dawns, where evening fades,
    you call forth songs of joy.

You care for the land and water it;
    you enrich it abundantly.
   The streams of God are filled with water
    to provide the people with grain,
    for so you have ordained it.
10 You drench its furrows and level its ridges;
    you soften it with showers and bless its crops.
11 You crown the year with your bounty,
    and your carts overflow with abundance.
12 The grasslands of the wilderness overflow;
    the hills are clothed with gladness.
13 The meadows are covered with flocks
    and the valleys are mantled with grain;
    they shout for joy and sing.

12 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 10-14-20

  1. Prayer for little twin grandson as he goes into surgery this morning for little boy surgery.
    And for us as they then come up here and we will have his care for the next couple of weeks, along with his sister and brother.

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  2. Three littles for two weeks? Do their parents have work duties or something? That’s an awfully long time for everyone involved (the children, the parents, and you).

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  3. Prayer for Carol that there would be some way they can move her back to her more permanent residence where all her friends are. The place she’s in is dreary (I’ve only seen the outside and been in the waiting room once to hand-deliver something; still no visitors w/Covid). It’s in Hollywood, near her other residence, and just didn’t look very well-kept, sort of rundown from the outside. And people there are basically bedridden, day and night. At her other place friends would walk by in the hallway and call in to say hi, stop in for visits.

    Carol also could get up and out into the hallways and library and dining rooms downstairs with her walker (though Covid nixed some of that temporarily).

    Even if she does go back, she’s not going to be as mobile as she was even 6 months to a year ago, I fear her walking days may be behind her. But some folks at her more permanent residence also were in wheelchairs for most of the time. The stipulation for her going back there, however, after being out and away for so long, seemed to be that she had to be able to stand and at least take a few steps on her own. It sounds like that’s part of a hard-and-fast requirement for her to return — and she can’t do that (and now w/her PT canceled for the year, there will be no chance she can “get there” w/standing and walking anytime soon).

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  4. DJ – You mentioned yesterday about Carol being in a hospital gown all the time. Is that standard practice at that place? Nightingale’s nursing home is not one of the best, but they do get the residents dressed each day (unless one may not want to, but even then, they are in their own jammies). There is also a machine-type of thing called a Hoyer that helps get some of them out of bed and into their wheelchairs. The residents are encouraged to not stay in bed, but some prefer it or are too far gone to sit up.

    The way you have described it, that place sounds substandard. How very sad for those poor residents to live out their last days (maybe even several years) in a place like that. Praying for Carol to get into a nicer place, and for better physical strength.

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  5. I think what you are saying about Carol, DJ, is that she needs to be able to assist the worker at times of transfer, onto the potty, into bed, etc. They probably can’t afford two worker’s pay to do those things at that lower level of care facility. My mom was in a wheel chair which required that her arms got strong enough so she could be a help if not do it all by herself. At first she bucked the wheelchair saying she could not use that thing, but then given the alternative, she decided she wanted the independence of using wheels instead of legs. Her arms got quite strong as she adjusted. It became a joy to see her progress.

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  6. thanks Kizzie & Janice, good points — they have used some kind of people-move thing to get her in and out of bed, but my understanding is she’s in bed most every day; I don’t think they take her to the bathroom 😦 they just change her.

    But yes, if she can’t go back to her regular place, I think we should try to find something else for her probably closer to where I am.

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