Prayer Requests 2-3-21

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

Anyone else?

Psalm 1

Blessed is the one
    who does not walk in step with the wicked
   or stand in the way that sinners take
    or sit in the company of mockers,
but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
    and who meditates on his law day and night.
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
    which yields its fruit in season
   and whose leaf does not wither—
    whatever they do prospers.

Not so the wicked!
    They are like chaff
    that the wind blows away.
Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
    nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.

For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
    but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.

10 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 2-3-21

  1. Prayer for daughter and son in law. I have not mentioned them in a while. They continue to struggle. Daughter is determined to remain married for the children, but to have nothing to do with her husband and to continue with her boyfriend. She does not allow her husband to talk with us anymore. Now that she has persuaded her sister to come down and babysit, she has cut us out as well, which is okay because I have always said, if there is marital trouble, come together to talk with us as it does not work if only one side is told. But she is determined he is trying to steal her family and has his own (which he doesn’t as she has alienated them as well). And so the babies. All four of them will be living with that. Pray for them.

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  2. Prayers for discussions, here and there, mostly online, I’m having with my good Catholic friend of many years about the Christian faith. She’s very faithful to the Catholic system, loves all the popes, including the current one, and takes what they say seemingly without much question (like a good Catholic, I suppose).

    She recently was tapped to help serve communion in her parish as the church continues to expand its roles for lay women. She comes from a traditional Irish-Catholic family — but she does believe in Jesus and we’ve enjoyed that commonality.

    But there are times and issues that come up where I need to pause to consider how to respond to some of the things she says (she most recently was saying how “profound” the pope’s words were in regard to homosexuality where he said “Who am I to judge?”)

    It’s just somewhat awkward in conversations like that. Pray for wisdom, sensitivity, how not to be silent but to speak clearly and with charity so it doesn’t come off as if I’m criticizing her church or the pope directly. I usually simply appeal to the Scriptures.

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  3. Here’s something from a Catholic news outlet about that comment — thoughts?

    — ROME — Interviewing Pope Francis in July, Italian journalist Andrea Tornielli asked the pope how he might act as a confessor to a gay person in light of his now famous remarks in a press conference in 2013, when he asked: “Who am I to judge?”

    Francis’ reply appears in a new book The Name of God is Mercy to be released Tuesday.

    “On that occasion I said this: If a person is gay and seeks out the Lord and is willing, who am I to judge that person?” the pope says. “I was paraphrasing by heart the Catechism of the Catholic Church where it says that these people should be treated with delicacy and not be marginalized.” —

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  4. Friend took it to mean we can’t judge who will go to heaven (which is true) – but I think the questions it raised at the time were whether the pope would offer counsel about the behavior

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  5. DJ, to say a person is gay and not to indicate if they act out in behaviors or are a practicing gay tends to be a point of deceit that can make an authority guilty of leading people astray with half truth in saying we can’t use God’s very word to show them they are out of line with His expectations. Not sure if I worded that correctly, but feel you get my fist. How will they know if no one shares God’s word with them?

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