Prayer Requests 2-27-21

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Psalm 22

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
    Why are you so far from saving me,
    so far from my cries of anguish?
My God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer,
    by night, but I find no rest.

Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One;
    you are the one Israel praises.
In you our ancestors put their trust;
    they trusted and you delivered them.
To you they cried out and were saved;
    in you they trusted and were not put to shame.

But I am a worm and not a man,
    scorned by everyone, despised by the people.
All who see me mock me;
    they hurl insults, shaking their heads.
“He trusts in the Lord,” they say,
    “let the Lord rescue him.
Let him deliver him,
    since he delights in him.”

Yet you brought me out of the womb;
    you made me trust in you, even at my mother’s breast.
10 From birth I was cast on you;
    from my mother’s womb you have been my God.

11 Do not be far from me,
    for trouble is near
    and there is no one to help.

12 Many bulls surround me;
    strong bulls of Bashan encircle me.
13 Roaring lions that tear their prey
    open their mouths wide against me.
14 I am poured out like water,
    and all my bones are out of joint.
   My heart has turned to wax;
    it has melted within me.
15 My mouth is dried up like a potsherd,
    and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth;
    you lay me in the dust of death.

16 Dogs surround me,
    a pack of villains encircles me;
    they pierce my hands and my feet.
17 All my bones are on display;
    people stare and gloat over me.
18 They divide my clothes among them
    and cast lots for my garment.

19 But you, Lord, do not be far from me.
    You are my strength; come quickly to help me.
20 Deliver me from the sword,
    my precious life from the power of the dogs.
21 Rescue me from the mouth of the lions;
    save me from the horns of the wild oxen.

22 I will declare your name to my people;
    in the assembly I will praise you.
23 You who fear the Lord, praise him!
    All you descendants of Jacob, honor him!
    Revere him, all you descendants of Israel!
24 For he has not despised or scorned
    the suffering of the afflicted one;
   he has not hidden his face from him
    but has listened to his cry for help.

25 From you comes the theme of my praise in the great assembly;
    before those who fear you I will fulfill my vows.
26 The poor will eat and be satisfied;
    those who seek the Lord will praise him—
    may your hearts live forever!

27 All the ends of the earth
    will remember and turn to the Lord,
   and all the families of the nations
    will bow down before him,
28 for dominion belongs to the Lord
    and he rules over the nations.

29 All the rich of the earth will feast and worship;
    all who go down to the dust will kneel before him—
    those who cannot keep themselves alive.
30 Posterity will serve him;
    future generations will be told about the Lord.
31 They will proclaim his righteousness,
    declaring to a people yet unborn:
    He has done it!

6 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 2-27-21

  1. Previously I have asked for prayer Maddison, a little girl (just turned nine) with Down Syndrome who has had some on-going serious medical issues (heart and kidney problems – she had open-heart surgery when she was a newborn, and may need another one sometime). Currently, her kidneys have been slowly failing, I think, and there was a comment once that seemed to imply that she may not have many years to live. Please pray for healing for this little girl. (Her parents are solid Christians. Her dad was a friend of Hubby’s.)

    Please also pray for her older sister (by 15 months), Abigail, who is ten. She is a sweet girl, and she is very good with her little sister. Abigail has had her own health issues, which I think are okay now, but what is on my heart for her is this: Like many siblings of a special needs child, she has some anxiety about Madison’s health and needs. She seems to try to be an extra-good girl for her parents. Often these children end up with their own emotional and mental issues.

    It is possible that Abigail is really just a very sweet little girl, and would want to please her parents whether or not she had a sister with special needs. A photo and caption that I saw one time from her dad on Facebook concerned me a bit. (I admit my “feeling” about it could have been off.) The photo showed Abigail with a travel mug of some kind of drink, a notepad (IIRC), and a cell phone with earbuds attached. The caption was that she was going to be listening to a podcast by a preacher that her parents like.

    At the time, she was still nine, and I wondered if a nine year old little girl was really interested in listening to a sermon podcast, or if it was her way of trying to be like her parents, and please them. I guess it is possible that she could honestly enjoy listening, but it did make me wonder.

    But that is just an example of me feeling concern for her, and you can discount that story but realize that being the sister of a medically fragile sister is not easy emotionally. God has put her on my heart, I guess you could say.

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  2. Reached my cousin in Missouri, he’s fine, just has been busy getting resettled in the new place with his wife’s kin (they’re in a town called Lathrop, about 40 miles north of KC — one of those towns with a bar and a truck stop). They’d also had just a lot of snow, steady for a couple weeks; and they have the machinery to clear the roads but no one knows how to run it.

    His relatives on the same property — his deceased wife’s grandchildren now well into their adult years of course — have two dogs which makes me happy. My cousin loved dogs, they always had one, but after the last one died he couldn’t take another one on (they had little poodle dogs). So I’m glad he now has a couple dogs in his life (without the full responsibility for them).

    He sounded good – made a couple appts for the vaccine, but had to cancel due to snow mostly; so he’s still trying to get that nailed down.

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