Prayer Requests 10-26-20

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Psalm 76

God is renowned in Judah;
    in Israel his name is great.
His tent is in Salem,
    his dwelling place in Zion.
There he broke the flashing arrows,
    the shields and the swords, the weapons of war.

You are radiant with light,
    more majestic than mountains rich with game.
The valiant lie plundered,
    they sleep their last sleep;
   not one of the warriors
    can lift his hands.
At your rebuke, God of Jacob,
    both horse and chariot lie still.

It is you alone who are to be feared.
    Who can stand before you when you are angry?
From heaven you pronounced judgment,
    and the land feared and was quiet—
when you, God, rose up to judge,
    to save all the afflicted of the land.
10 Surely your wrath against mankind brings you praise,
    and the survivors of your wrath are restrained.

11 Make vows to the Lord your God and fulfill them;
    let all the neighboring lands
    bring gifts to the One to be feared.
12 He breaks the spirit of rulers;
    he is feared by the kings of the earth.

12 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 10-26-20

  1. This is sort of a multi-faceted prayer request.

    Lately, Boy’s Grampa (X’s step-father Matt) has been taking time now and then to do things with Boy. He took him disc golfing (like golfing with frisbees) one day, and has been taking him to his Sunday afternoon football games on the alternating Sundays when Nightingale works. Sometimes after a game, he takes him back to his house to do something, often having him help with some yard work. Yesterday, he took him to Home Depot.

    That’s all good, right? A nice, responsible grandfather is taking more time for his grandson. I want Boy to have good male role models to take an interest in him and spend time with him.

    So what’s my problem? The Home Depot trip, and their spending most of the day together yesterday (which was Boy’s 10th birthday), put me over the edge. I cried some yesterday, but this morning as I showered and readied for the day, I was outright sobbing – because those are the kinds of things that Hubby so very much wanted to do with Boy (and I am kind of jealous for his sake). He looked forward to doing all sorts of guy stuff with him as he grew, but he didn’t get the chance to.

    Hubby was the one who took him and his mother in, and partially supported them for a while. He was the male relative who was in Boy’s life every day for six years (but those were the early years that we often don’t remember much from). He loved him like his own son, and wanted to be around for much of his growing up, to be a godly influence in his life, and hopefully lead him to Christ one day. (I’m crying again as I type this.)

    Two things hurt me the most about Hubby’s death. One is that he and I never got to grow old together and be the cute old couple holding hands in public, like we used to say we would be. The other is that Boy lost the one man who was a part of his daily life, and was dependable and loving and godly, and that Hubby wanted to continue in that role in his beloved grandson’s life, and there were so many things he wanted to do with him and teach him (especially about God). I’m not sure which one hurts more, but I often think it just might be the latter.

    So here are my requests: Please pray for salvation for Boy, his Grampa (who is a very nice man, but also a staunch atheist), and of course, X, too. Please pray that God will bring a good, godly male role model into Boy’s life soon. (If that could be his grandfather or his father – or both – that would be ideal.)

    And please pray for me to have peace about how things are working out, and to have eyes of faith. My natural eyes see things getting worse, and my heart so aches. Yes, I know that God must have a plan and a purpose for all that is happening, but it is so hard to rest in that when the people I love most are non-believers, and they seem to be growing harder in their unbelief.

    Besides feeling very down about this situation, I’m also feeling down about Chickadee’s situation, so please throw in a prayer for her, too, and for Nightingale while you’re at it. Thank you so much. God bless you all.

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  2. Dear Kizzie my heart aches upon reading your post. Seeing these situations with our own eyes brings such unknowing. But, grasping onto the words instructed to us in His Word…”trusting in the Lord…in all our ways…and leaning not on our own understanding” brings to me hope for tomorrow. He brings rest to our anxious thoughts and for this I pray today….laying down the racing heart over that which we cannot control and resting in the knowledge that He loves our loved ones ever so much for He created them with such care and love. I remind this to myself for I see this with my own children and grandchildren…standing alongside with you my friend…❤️

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  3. Kizzie, you are thinking of your husband as he left the story. In eternity, he is seeing the whole story from beginning to end, and knows the reasons why. Do not be jealous for his sake.

    But I do understand your heartache over the Boy as I ache for the Youngests children, as parents, and grandparents, since they see Youngest in-laws parents regularly, go deeper into conspiracy and all the trappings that surround such a mindset. I know what it is to have one’s formative years cast in shadow by groundless surmise (not from my own parents, but from other adults around), and I saw the destructive fruit it bore in the lives of too many of my peers when it came from their parents. A twisted Gospel is almost worse than no Gospel at all, because taking the Lord does not hold those guiltless who take his name in vain, and attaching the name of the Lord to groundless lies is certainly using it in vain.

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  4. Roscuro – I was thinking of that, too. Hubby is not worried or jealous where he is now. But it still hurts me, who is still stuck in this mortal coil.

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  5. Oh, and the irony — my OB-GYN who did the surgery told me one way to prevent the condition from returning was — to get pregnant! Ha. Easy for him to say as I wasn’t married and no longer even had anyone potentially in that (near future) role!

    Tears, some anger and a lot of frustration, as I recall. But I got through it, I knew the Lord and also believed he had plans for me, that I wasn’t exactly calling the shots at that point.

    And much gratitude that it wasn’t anything terminal, of course.

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