Prayer Requests 11-30-20

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Psalm 111

Praise the Lord.

I will extol the Lord with all my heart
    in the council of the upright and in the assembly.

Great are the works of the Lord;
    they are pondered by all who delight in them.
Glorious and majestic are his deeds,
    and his righteousness endures forever.
He has caused his wonders to be remembered;
    the Lord is gracious and compassionate.
He provides food for those who fear him;
    he remembers his covenant forever.

He has shown his people the power of his works,
    giving them the lands of other nations.
The works of his hands are faithful and just;
    all his precepts are trustworthy.
They are established for ever and ever,
    enacted in faithfulness and uprightness.
He provided redemption for his people;
    he ordained his covenant forever—
    holy and awesome is his name.

10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
    all who follow his precepts have good understanding.
    To him belongs eternal praise.

10 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 11-30-20

  1. Thank you, Mumsee.

    Mom’s report from last night:

    Evening Update:
    1. Franz excelled everyone’s expectations. His swelling was minimal and he retained not only all his arm movements but gained a slight bit more. He still shows no movement below his chest. But the enemy is swelling which causes more damage than the initial accident. I was warned that day 3 is the worst and days 5-10 are the danger zone so we are nowhere out of the woods. But hurray for a good first day.

    2. He has a tear outside his spinal cord which allows cranial fluid to drain. This in itself is not great but not bad. It does however allow no control of blood pressure so if he lays flat, his bp bottoms out. So this means surgery is postponed.

    3. He has a tear in his liver which caused him yesterday to look pale and grey. Today he had rosy cheeks and that is because the liver is healing.

    4. Really good news is he is starting to breathe on his own. So that means his breathing may not be included in the original paralysis. Again, right now the miracle is he is not getting worse.

    5. A Catholic priest came and gave Franz confession and Anointing of the sick. All scrubbed and sparkly on the inside.

    The hospital made an exception and let Walter visit. Walter broke down crying and Franz was shaking and emotional. It was harder to watch both my men breaking down. I comforted both and then Dad spoke so lovingly and with such strength and you could see it transfer to his son. The miracle of a man and his boy.

    I could feel in that moment I was going to be ok, was hungry for the first time in two days, and left father and son to be – as men do.

    I come back to my room where a huge meal has been laid out. I will slowly process this all in the long days ahead. But today, the first day of Advent has been a good day.

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  2. Praying

    There seems to be no particular change with Carol who remains in quarantine (standard procedure with Covid) after being transferred from the hospital back to her rehab. Her phone is turned off and not charged, voicemail “full,” so it’s quite difficult to reach her. Calls to the front desk are complicated and include many “holds,” transfers and often just aren’t answered at all as the nurses, of course, are busy. So reaching her typically takes 2-3 tries in the course of a day.

    I spoke to her briefly yesterday, she still is not talkative, seems still to be struggling with nausea and is not eating well. I have no idea if her brother is keeping tabs on her, he didn’t respond to my last text.

    My other friend Shirley feels that she is suddenly at the place where she can’t take care of herself, so discussions may commence about a move to be either closer to her brother and sister-in-law about 50 (?) miles away — or maybe move in with a niece who is a veterinarian in Indiana, which seems like a pretty drastic change. This all (from my perspective) seemed to come on quite suddenly, but I don’t actually see her very often and of course we haven’t seen each other at all since last Christmas. She still has some medical tests ahead to check out 2 “spots” they’ve seen and also for more assessment on the COPD and whether that’s gotten significantly worse (that seems to be the case).

    Pray that some of her energy will return, that the medical test results will not show anything dire, and that she can have some more time to settle back into her own home and determine how to go forward. I told her it was her decision, not the family’s. This just seems rather rushed, but she’s telling me she thinks she has to do something now. She’s financially set so could look into an assisted living facility near family.

    Mostly pray that this will make her more open to the gospel – her brother is a retired Methodist minister and she grew up in the church but my sense is that she has no real understanding of the gospel truth.

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  3. On Facebook this morning, I wrote about Michelle’s suggestion to read a chapter of Luke each day, starting tomorrow (December 1), which will result in finishing his gospel on the 24th. I am praying that some unbelievers will be enticed to do that, and that they will find Jesus as they read, and be saved. (In particular, I mentioned Nightingale, X’s-Mom, and YA, but prayed in a more general way, too.)

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  4. I will be praying about these concerns while on my commute shortly.

    I have a prayer request that I don’t know how to state. I’m on the edge of panic but don’t know what to do, except that something needs to be done. The panic isn’t about covid, or election business, though there are aspects of those things that are concerning. It’s something that’s hit much closer to home and is causing me a great deal of anxiety, especially over the last few days.

    Pray as led, and thank you.

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  5. Praises: Carol called me on her cell today, first time in ages, meaning she’s finally felt well enough to get her personal phone charged and to call out to friends; she said they have her back on physical and occupational therapy, which is wonderful, but that she’s still battling nausea and doesn’t seem to be eating that well. So continued prayer for that.

    And … my friend Shirley asked her neighbor — one of several whom she no longer speaks to — to take her to a medical exam tomorrow. The neighbor also graciously brought over a Thanksgiving day plate for her the other day and seems to hold no ill will over some of the things that were said by Shirley to her a couple months ago.

    She also *may* be a believer — Shirley told me she’d gone to church for a while “but only to find a husband.” But I wonder if there was likely something more to her church attendance than that, and even if she did go due to that particular secondary motivation that she would have heard the gospel. She’s ‘slow,” as Shirley puts it, but seems good hearted and I thank God she’s there for her and so willing to help out right now. May God make a way for the gospel to be preached, via words and/or hands and feet and a sensitive, listening spirit …

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