Prayer Requests 12-30-20

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

Anyone else?

Psalm 123

A song of ascents.

I lift up my eyes to you,
    to you who sit enthroned in heaven.
As the eyes of slaves look to the hand of their master,
    as the eyes of a female slave look to the hand of her mistress,
   so our eyes look to the Lord our God,
    till he shows us his mercy.

Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy on us,
    for we have endured no end of contempt.
We have endured no end
    of ridicule from the arrogant,
    of contempt from the proud.

19 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 12-30-20

  1. Please pray for my SIL, Greg, and his family. His niece and nephew were killed in an accident in Florida. A cousin who had just joined them is in critical condition. They live in WI, so pray for traveling mercies for those heading down. The parents of the girl in critical condition are flying down, not sure who else. They were hit head on by someone the police had been chasing and who had decided to drive the wrong way on the freeway. These are my grandkids cousins and it is a terrible grief for all.

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  2. Heavenly Father, You know all about the agony Kathaleena’s loved ones are going through right now as they are experiencing the full range of emotions related to premature senseless totally unexpected death and injury. Please work Your supernatural peace into their beings. Help them to comfort others with Your love and care flowing through them. May they feel the prayers of many lifting the heavy load and carrying them through this grievous time. Please heal the girl in critical care. Provide for needs that only You have knowledge of and perfect resources with which to supply . I lift them all to You in Jesus’ precious name, Amen

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  3. Prayer for husband who is driving with little guy to Boise in a snowstorm. No idea how far the storm goes but we have about three inches and we are the least snowy section. Anyway, little guy has a doc appt tomorrow for an MRI. Parents are already fighting over who gets him tonight. Well, daughter is fighting. Son in law just does not want his son at the boyfriend’s mother’s house. And is concerned about daughter having him. She was supposed to come up for him yesterday but we were all relieved when she slept fourteen hours instead.

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  4. Prayer for daughter as she got her covid vac this morning at work and is currently in the ER with a severe reaction after two epis. So she says. Truth? Who knows but God.

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  5. I tried to take my donation to church this afternoon. I had to wait in a line of cars on the street to get into the parking lot. The car’s occupants were all waiting for Covid testing. When I finally got to the church, no one was there. I waited and then texted the pastor. He said no one was in this week. So I left and went on my other errand to pick up Art’s meds from the pharmacy. Please remember to pray for all the new cases of Covid from all the people who were not careful during the holidays. And a lot of these people are going to need to vote. What an awful mix of a mess right now in Georgia.

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  6. Nightingale got the Covid vaccine today at work. Since she is scheduled to work today through Monday, we are hoping that she will not feel ill, as often happens.

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  7. Feeling stressed right now.

    UPDATE: Before finishing typing this request, this was resolved. What a relief! I’ll share this with you anyway, for a different aspect of what was going to be my request.

    On Christmas Day, there were two gift cards – one for Boy and the $50 JCPenney one that I gave to Nightingale – on the table that, along with some other stuff, were then moved off the table for dinner, and after dinner, I put stuff back on the table.

    This evening at dinner, Nightingale suddenly realized that the gift cards were missing. Suspicion (including my own) fell on me, that I may have accidentally thrown them away while cleaning up. But I know that I am always very careful about what I throw out around Christmas time, to avoid accidentally throwing out gift cards or money or small gifts.

    Even so, the fact that I was the one to have cleaned up after Christmas dinner made me nervous. That, and this: My memory can be very bad, to the point of worrying Nightingale (and me) at times. There are certain pieces of information that I just cannot seem to hold onto, and often forget having done something.

    So when something goes missing, I cannot remember where I might have put it, or if I even touched it at all. There have been at least a couple times fairly recently when something was missing (or something like that) and I could not remember what I had done in that time period. So I fear that I must have done something wrong and cannot remember what I’ve done (which has happened), and since I can’t remember, I have no defense – to myself or to Nightingale. (Fortunately, those two times I refer to, the mysteries were resolved to have not been my fault, and I was so relieved.)

    But there have been times when I have done something stupid or silly, and not remembered. It is kinda scary.

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  8. Yes, that has to be scary, Kizzie. The older you get, the scarier it gets, because we all fear having dementia. Memory loss to some degree is normal, but it is scary when we are not used to it being an issue before. It certainly does happen from stress, too. I have experienced it as well. (Of course, if everyone cleaned up after themselves and put things away right away, the issue wouldn’t be there and, certainly, not all on you.)

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  9. Roscuro – This doesn’t happen only when I am stressed, though.

    Initially, we thought it might be “widow’s brain”, but it has lasted too long to be merely that. Sometimes I think it is just regular forgetfulness that is common to aging, but at other times, I feel it is something more. So I wait and pray, and hope it doesn’t develop into something more serious.


  10. Sometimes, though, stress is not visible, not even to the person themselves. Grief is a kind of stress. It is good that you are aware of the forgetful periods, but don’t be too hard on yourself. After all, it wasn’t your fault this time. My mother used to say she would drive home from school when she was a teacher and suddenly realize that she had no memory of the drive to her current location. I have done the same thing. Some actions become so automatic, that when our hands are doing them, our minds can be entirely preoccupied. I actually feel a bit nervous now that I am getting so used to flushing central lines (used to deliver things like chemotherapy) that I can perform the task without thinking much about it. My very familiarity with it makes me wonder at times if I missed something, since I cannot clearly recall each step because I no longer have to think each step through.

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  11. Wow! Boy just told me that there can’t be a Heaven because everybody does something bad. Exactly! (To the second part. Not to the first part, obviously.)

    Nightingale was in the bathroom, which is right off the living room, where we were, so I didn’t have the opportunity to explain, but I did quickly say, “That’s why God sent Jesus.” About a minute later, his mother came out of the bathroom, and they went upstairs to go to bed.

    Please pray that we can revisit this tomorrow. He is usually resistant to me saying anything about God or Jesus, let alone getting into any detail.

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