Prayer Requests 3-8-21

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Psalm 29

A psalm of David.

Ascribe to the Lord, you heavenly beings,
    ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
    worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.

The voice of the Lord is over the waters;
    the God of glory thunders,
    the Lord thunders over the mighty waters.
The voice of the Lord is powerful;
    the voice of the Lord is majestic.
The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;
    the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.
He makes Lebanon leap like a calf,
    Sirion like a young wild ox.
The voice of the Lord strikes
    with flashes of lightning.
The voice of the Lord shakes the desert;
    the Lord shakes the Desert of Kadesh.
The voice of the Lord twists the oaks
    and strips the forests bare.
   And in his temple all cry, “Glory!”

10 The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;
    the Lord is enthroned as King forever.
11 The Lord gives strength to his people;
    the Lord blesses his people with peace.

26 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 3-8-21

  1. Heavenly Father, I lift up Roscuro at this time of dire need for help in her physical state of being. You know the inside picture of what all is afflicting and making her feel unable to work. If possible, please correct what is wrong. If it is for her benefit in the long run for her not to work today, please make that evident and give her peace. I thank You for the gift of faith and trust that Roscuro has in You. Please let her body be made fully functional for all You have for her to do according to Your will. Please be her strength in weakness. I pray that Your resources stored up for her benefit can be released. May You be given glory for how You see Roscuro through these difficult times. I pray in Jesus’ name, Amen

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  2. Praying for you, Roscuro.

    As requested, the latest in virus news coming and going in the Arrow household is two-fold: 6th Arrow reports she is now symptom-free. Yay! 5th Arrow, on the other hand, just started feeling ill today. Headache and sore throat.


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  3. 6, in an effort to reestablish peace, maybe you could consider that catching the virus was inevitable because your husband was infectious before he had symptoms so even if he’d isolated, you all would have caught it anyways. It has gone through one of our pastor families that way. The dad brought it home unawares and all the family members got it. They are all over it now, but both parents got the infusion. Quick recovery for them.

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  4. Janice, I understand you mean well, but there are some things you stated above with which I disagree.

    First, I don’t see that having someone in the household with a virus, even one like covid, means it will inevitably spread. The mom of one of my piano students got it last fall, and no one else in her household got it. She took immediate measures to protect her family, and even though there was nothing she could do to prevent being infectious before showing symptoms, she did everything she could after she started getting ill, and her whole family was spared the illness.

    However, if a virus carrier continues to repeatedly cough without covering one’s mouth and does not separate oneself from healthy individuals, like what happened here, then the chances of it spreading throughout the household are manifestly increased.

    Granted, sometimes it does spread to other family members, despite the ill person’s best efforts. My three-year-old student’s nanny got covid in January, a week after the family’s new baby was born. The covid spread to the dad, who is a doctor, and to the 1-year-old. Mom and 3-year-old and baby were spared.

    About re-establishing peace: I would love for that to happen, but one alone cannot do it. It takes two. That also is not happening here, and I really can’t say anymore than that at this time.

    We need prayers here on many levels. Please.

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  5. And, yes, I know, in case anyone would like to pick apart my paragraph on peace: the peace of God passes all understanding.

    There has been much turmoil here for an extended period; the covid thing is the tip of the iceberg. Healthy marital relationships take two. That is really what I was talking about; I can’t singlehandedly bring peace to a relationship. I can, with faith, receive God’s peace, but I will never be able to make a 2-way peace with a resistant individual.

    Please don’t anyone tell me to just do my part. I am trying, and don’t know how much I have left in me to keep doing so.

    The kitchen drawer with knives in it was so tempting to me for a while about a month ago, but I realized there are people who love me who would grieve if I did something foolish to myself. God rescued me from myself those times, all praise be to Him.

    Could I have prayers in this, please, instead of advice? Thank you.

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  6. Oh 6, I am so sorry for saying anything. I did not mean to sound unsupportive of your interpretation of the situation or discount it. I was just this morning thinking of you and how much love I feel for you and your gift of music and your homeschooling, etc. I was hoping for you to feel peace to help you with healing. I have been praying off and on, but should have written a prayer instead of what I wrote. I am sincerely sorry. I am just so sad that you are suffering so much.

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  7. Heavenly Father, You know all and see all. You are totally aware of the whole situation that 6 is going through with the illness compounded by the lack of compassion and empathy from her husband. If at all possible, I pray You will soften his heart and help him to be an asset to the family in such times as this. You alone know what makes people do selfish things. I do pray for a quick recovery effry for all in the household.

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  8. (As I was trying to edit, my finger accidentally posted before I finished.)

    If special meds are needed or infusions, I ask Father God that You would make quick availability. Please help each member of their family to do what they can to be helpful as needs arise. And please forgive me Father for saying something that was hurtful when I was thoughtlessly thinking I was saying something helpful. Lord, please help 6 when she feels desperate in her situation. Please protect her from anything that would make the situation worse for her and her family. Please, Lord, let Your peace that is forever beyond our understanding seep into her home and settle into the hearts, minds, and souls of each person. Thank You for the beautiful gift of music that 6 shares with so many. It has surely touched my heart and brought joy. Please, again I ask, Abba, lift 6’s family out of the grip of Covid. In Jesus’ name, Amen

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  9. It’s so hard to know with this virus. The EMT told us yesterday they’re now back to operating the way they did before COVID hit. They’ve only transported one COVID case in the last two weeks, and they were suspicious that case wasn’t even COVID.

    She said LA County is now telling EMS that with 20% (?) of inoculations in place, some number of people who have had it, and the assumption that 30% of the population had COVID and never knew it, they’re opening up.

    Did you know that DJ?

    Meanwhile, my county is doubling down on efforts on the “old ways” to fight the virus and it’s a shame.

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  10. Thank you, Janice. You mean very much to me, too. I’ve been overly touchy this week especially. It’s hard seeing my kids get sick, and what happened a month or several weeks ago with the thinking about the knives incident has scared me. I lay on the living room couch late that night (where I’ve been sleeping the past few months), and I silently wept and pleaded with God, “Just take me. Just take me.” Over and over I whispered it. Sometimes the pain is so hard, despite all the joys in life, that I want it to be done. But it would be horrible to the people who love me if I did the doing. I was rational enough to realize that; God’s hand of protection was certainly on me in that time of desperation.

    Thank you for listening. I had a wonderful afternoon/evening with my students today. I can’t believe how fast 5 continuous hours of piano teaching goes. My bio children and my “piano children” are treasures and a God-given respite in dark times. They don’t top God and the light of His love, but they are beautiful gifts from the Lord’s hand.

    I am blessed. Thank you, friends, for praying that my eyes stay focused on Him.

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