Prayer Requests 3-4-21

It’s Thursday, so don’t forget to pray for Jo, her students, and the people of PNG.

Anyone else?

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Psalm 26

Of David.

Vindicate me, Lord,
    for I have led a blameless life;
   I have trusted in the Lord
    and have not faltered.
Test me, Lord, and try me,
    examine my heart and my mind;
for I have always been mindful of your unfailing love
    and have lived in reliance on your faithfulness.

I do not sit with the deceitful,
    nor do I associate with hypocrites.
I abhor the assembly of evildoers
    and refuse to sit with the wicked.
I wash my hands in innocence,
    and go about your altar, Lord,
proclaiming aloud your praise
    and telling of all your wonderful deeds.

Lord, I love the house where you live,
    the place where your glory dwells.
Do not take away my soul along with sinners,
    my life with those who are bloodthirsty,
10 in whose hands are wicked schemes,
    whose right hands are full of bribes.
11 I lead a blameless life;
    deliver me and be merciful to me.

12 My feet stand on level ground;
    in the great congregation I will praise the Lord.

13 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 3-4-21

  1. I laid down the law this morning when I woke up to the sounds of my husband hacking away in the kitchen, his worsening cough uncovered as usual, fixing pancakes for 5th Arrow’s breakfast. There are currently three healthy adult women in the household who are willing and able, and now are also home 24/7 during quarantine time, to take care of every household need.

    I told him he needs to isolate himself, there is no safe place any of the rest of us can go to escape all the virus droplets that are in the house everywhere he goes.

    He got irritated by that and told me he can’t sit in that chair out in the garage anymore, and he hates the sight of the bed anymore.

    Before I could respond, he said he’d just stay outside then, and out he went. Fortunately, the temperatures have been in the 40s lately instead of below zero like a couple of weeks ago.

    When I asked for prayers the other day, instead of asking for patience, I should have asked for wisdom. Patience made me an enabler in allowing things to get so out of hand before I put my foot down for the sake of my family’s health.

    Please pray for wisdom and a willingness to show tough love with him, something I’m afraid of doing because blunt disagreement with him always brings repercussions down on my head later. I can’t let my family suffer anymore due to my fear of conflict with him.

    Thank you.

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  2. Six I will be asking the Lord to give you wisdom in how to tend to the needs of your husband. So often their’s seem quite opposite of ours. Mine I believe would be responding just as yours. When mine had the flu he was all over this house touching everything. And I was right behind him with the Lysol and disinfectant wipes! Now I on the other hand will totally isolate myself when ill. My husband kept telling me. “It’s hard to keep a good man down”!

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  3. Just had to ask my husband to step back when he kept getting close to another couple as we were leaving from getting the vaccine. He actually touched the gentleman on the arm. He forgets to keep space between him and others. He actually gets a little upset when I mention washing his hands. What? How many times to I have to wash my hands? Well, whenever you touch stuff etc. It seems to be like changing clothes; a real hardship. Love my man, but I am not going to get sick because he is careless. If we do what we can and still get sick, so be it. Sometimes you just have to speak up and let the chips fall where they will. Praying you will all stay well in everyway and he will get better fast.

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  4. I prayed earlier this morning, 6 Arrows, and I am praying again now. I am praying for supernatural immunity in your household given the situation. And of course that your husband will not be badly afflicted. If he does go to bed, I’ve heard that it’s best to sleep on the tummy and not the back.

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  5. And the seasonal flu is one thing, but covid (I believe you said that was confirmed?) is something else altogether, potentially much more serious.

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  6. DJ, yes, it’s been confirmed as covid. And you’re right that it can potentially be more serious, especially in someone his age. I read an online report that said there were three new cases in our county on Monday — one 20-something, one 30-something, and one 60-something. Strange to read, knowing that hubby was (anonymously, of course) included in that group. He’s a statistic now, and unfortunately getting worse after starting to get better.

    I’m almost certain 6th Arrow has it now. Sore throat, cough, diminished sense of taste (she kept salting and salting her chicken soup last night and still couldn’t taste much, despite having a mound of saltines in her soup bowl, too). Also more tiredness and a feeling of being warm, then chilly, and back and forth.

    I’m surprised 5th Arrow hasn’t gotten sick. He took about a 4-hour road trip with his dad on Saturday, the day hubby developed symptoms, to go buy a car. I wonder if the person from whom he bought the car knows about the covid exposure. Hopefully the clinic or the county takes care of relaying that information to the affected parties. Husband doesn’t know how he himself got covid, however.

    Thanks for praying. If you could pray also as I prepare for 5 1/2 hours of remote piano lessons today/tonight (2:30-8:00 with a 15-minute break in the middle), I’d appreciate that, too.

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  7. I just feel sad knowing about what you are going through, 6 Arrows. I think of the tige between taking care of people. Please see if he can get the infusion. It has blessed all in my church who have had it.

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  8. Hmmm, from that link it doesn’t look like he would qualify, or even if he did, he wouldn’t be able to meet the within-7-days timeframe. His symptoms started Saturday (that I know of; but I guess there’s a possibility, too, that it may have been earlier), and I doubt he’d be able to finish all the screening/referral/appointment preliminaries, anyway, and then get the infusion done in time. That would all have to be tomorrow.

    Thanks for the suggestions. And the prayers. This whole thing is more overwhelming than I imagined, and we haven’t had to deal with hospitalizations and worse like some families have.

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