Prayer Requests 10-28-20

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

Anyone else?

Psalm 79

A psalm of Asaph.

O God, the nations have invaded your inheritance;
    they have defiled your holy temple,
    they have reduced Jerusalem to rubble.
They have left the dead bodies of your servants
    as food for the birds of the sky,
    the flesh of your own people for the animals of the wild.
They have poured out blood like water
    all around Jerusalem,
    and there is no one to bury the dead.
We are objects of contempt to our neighbors,
    of scorn and derision to those around us.

How long, Lord? Will you be angry forever?
    How long will your jealousy burn like fire?
Pour out your wrath on the nations
    that do not acknowledge you,
   on the kingdoms
    that do not call on your name;
for they have devoured Jacob
    and devastated his homeland.

Do not hold against us the sins of past generations;
    may your mercy come quickly to meet us,
    for we are in desperate need.
Help us, God our Savior,
    for the glory of your name;
   deliver us and forgive our sins
    for your name’s sake.
10 Why should the nations say,
    “Where is their God?”

   Before our eyes, make known among the nations
    that you avenge the outpoured blood of your servants.
11 May the groans of the prisoners come before you;
    with your strong arm preserve those condemned to die.
12 Pay back into the laps of our neighbors seven times
    the contempt they have hurled at you, Lord.
13 Then we your people, the sheep of your pasture,
    will praise you forever;
   from generation to generation
    we will proclaim your praise.

5 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 10-28-20

  1. Kizzie, I wrestled with how to word this such that it doesn’t sound critical, so please read it with the loving tone with which it is intended. You’ve prayed for Boy to have a man in his life and God has provided one. Might you rejoice in this as an answer to prayer instead of grieving over what might have been? I realize he isn’t the “Godly” man you prayed for, but remember that God knows what he is doing. Love you!

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  2. Linda is correct. I knew a man in jFt. Worth who had been raised by women.
    A real man, not what some call a “sissy”. But he did not have masculine ways.
    That gradually changed over , and he is married now and has children.

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  3. Linda – Thank you, and I love you, too. As I had written, “That’s a good thing, right?” I do recognize it is a good thing, and I respect and like Matt as a person in general.

    My specific prayer has been for a godly man, and I continue to pray that. Ideally, God will save Matt and X. That would be wonderful, especially for them! In the meantime, it is nice and good that a responsible man is involved with Boy.

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  4. Chas – One thing (but not the only thing) that Nightingale has going for her as a single mom of a boy is that she is tough on him in many ways. It is kind of ironic that she is the one who lets him (and encourages him) to do things like climb trees, or other “dangerous” boy things, while his dad is the one who is extra cautious with him.

    One evening not too long ago, she wanted him to do something that he was scared to do. She raised her voice to him, saying that it doesn’t matter if he is scared, he has to do things that scare him to get over the fear. I was impressed by that.

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  5. Kizzie, as a woman from a family of mostly boys (five of seven are boys in my generation, fully 75% of the next generation), being a strict mother is good, but not at all the same as having a father or a strong male influence. For one thing, as a boy grows up, there comes a point when he understands that he is a man and should not be “dominated” by a woman, and he pushes back a bit against his mother. A father helps him understand how to do that respectfully and not out of macho bluster or disrespect.

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