Prayer Requests 11-2-20

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Psalm 83

O God, do not remain silent;
    do not turn a deaf ear,
    do not stand aloof, O God.
See how your enemies growl,
    how your foes rear their heads.
With cunning they conspire against your people;
    they plot against those you cherish.
“Come,” they say, “let us destroy them as a nation,
    so that Israel’s name is remembered no more.”

With one mind they plot together;
    they form an alliance against you—
the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites,
    of Moab and the Hagrites,
Byblos, Ammon and Amalek,
    Philistia, with the people of Tyre.
Even Assyria has joined them
    to reinforce Lot’s descendants.

Do to them as you did to Midian,
    as you did to Sisera and Jabin at the river Kishon,
10 who perished at Endor
    and became like dung on the ground.
11 Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb,
    all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna,
12 who said, “Let us take possession
    of the pasturelands of God.”

13 Make them like tumbleweed, my God,
    like chaff before the wind.
14 As fire consumes the forest
    or a flame sets the mountains ablaze,
15 so pursue them with your tempest
    and terrify them with your storm.
16 Cover their faces with shame, Lord,
    so that they will seek your name.

17 May they ever be ashamed and dismayed;
    may they perish in disgrace.
18 Let them know that you, whose name is the Lord
    that you alone are the Most High over all the earth.

10 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 11-2-20

  1. Yes, Kizzie, about the anxiety you mentioned yesterday. The dentist told me she would give her mom the same advice. I did mention that I hope she gets along well were her mom. 😉 It relieved my mind that I was not making things worse by waiting. I am not a real patient person, pun not intended. 🙂

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  2. Speaking of dental issues: I’m sure I mentioned that I was so happy to find another dental practice, other than Doctor Dental, that takes my insurance. I had a good experience with them, and was so glad to have found them.

    Well, a few nights ago, I got a text from their main office informing me that as of December 1 they will no longer be accepting my insurance. I cried. I just want a dentist I can trust. (I miss the practice we used to go to when Hubby was alive.)

    Please pray that when the time comes for me to go for another check-up and cleaning that I will find a good dentist that takes my insurance. I am even praying that either the one I just went to will once again accept it, or the good one in town will start accepting it.

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  3. Alistair Begg’s letter today:

    ~ You will probably be reading this letter within days of the election. If, as we are led to believe, the result will not be known for some time, here is an exercise for us—it is biblical, and practical, and extremely beneficial:

    “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances.” (1 Thess. 5:16–18)

    It is the comprehensive nature of this exhortation (always, constantly, all ) that makes it so demanding. The good news is this: the exhortations of the Bible are never there without the enabling of the Holy Spirit.

    When it comes to physical exercise, it’s not uncommon for me to sidestep it because I don’t feel like it. Whatever the outcome of the election, we may find ourselves responding similarly: “I don’t feel like being joyful, thankful, and prayerful. Why should I?” The answer is in the balance of the text: “for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

    The Thessalonians had received the Word in much affliction. Life was no cakewalk, and so, if they functioned on the strength of their emotions, they would never have had the impact for which they were commended (1 Thess. 1:7). They had learned, as Spurgeon put it, to trust Him whose power is inexhaustible, whose love is unbreakable, whose kindness is unchangeable, whose faithfulness is unfailing, whose wisdom is unfathomable, and whose goodness is impregnable.

    It is surely providential that these political events come in the context of Thanksgiving. We may not sing around our tables, but we can at least recite these words from a harvest hymn:

    We thank you, then, O Father,
    For all things bright and good:
    The seed-time and the harvest,
    Our life, our health, our food;
    No gifts have we to offer
    For all your love imparts,
    But that which you desire now:
    Our humble, thankful hearts!

    Okay, let’s have two sets of three: rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks always! ~

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  4. You may recall that a couple in our church had two boys, then a set of twins, then another set of twins. The first set had a genetic problem that caused a very short life expectation. One of them died this morning. Prayers for the family (both sets of grandparents attend our church, though one of the grandmothers went on ahead in a car crash several years ago. She is meeting him for the first time!). But the pain here, remains.

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  5. Designer Girl just messaged that a friend of our grandson’s (Kylie) had her father die in a car accident. He was only 42, so prayers please for that family. We have been praying for another family where the father has passed away from colon cancer. He had young children, too. So sad to hear these things.

    DJ, I just had copied that hymn for our worship team and given it to her yesterday at church. They seem to know no Thanksgiving hymns and that is the one I always think of for that day. I tagged her on Facebook with that post you shared. It came at just the right time. I hope it is the encouragement for us to use it in church. The words are all good.

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