Prayer Requests 3-10-21

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

Anyone else?

Psalm 31

A psalm of David.

In you, Lord, I have taken refuge;
    let me never be put to shame;
    deliver me in your righteousness.
Turn your ear to me,
    come quickly to my rescue;
   be my rock of refuge,
    a strong fortress to save me.
Since you are my rock and my fortress,
    for the sake of your name lead and guide me.
Keep me free from the trap that is set for me,
    for you are my refuge.
Into your hands I commit my spirit;
    deliver me, Lord, my faithful God.

I hate those who cling to worthless idols;
    as for me, I trust in the Lord.
I will be glad and rejoice in your love,
    for you saw my affliction
    and knew the anguish of my soul.
You have not given me into the hands of the enemy
    but have set my feet in a spacious place.

Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am in distress;
    my eyes grow weak with sorrow,
    my soul and body with grief.
10 My life is consumed by anguish
    and my years by groaning;
   my strength fails because of my affliction,
    and my bones grow weak.
11 Because of all my enemies,
    I am the utter contempt of my neighbors
   and an object of dread to my closest friends—
    those who see me on the street flee from me.
12 I am forgotten as though I were dead;
    I have become like broken pottery.
13 For I hear many whispering,
    “Terror on every side!”
   They conspire against me
    and plot to take my life.

14 But I trust in you, Lord;
    I say, “You are my God.”
15 My times are in your hands;
    deliver me from the hands of my enemies,
    from those who pursue me.
16 Let your face shine on your servant;
    save me in your unfailing love.
17 Let me not be put to shame, Lord,
    for I have cried out to you;
   but let the wicked be put to shame
    and be silent in the realm of the dead.
18 Let their lying lips be silenced,
    for with pride and contempt
    they speak arrogantly against the righteous.

19 How abundant are the good things
    that you have stored up for those who fear you,
   that you bestow in the sight of all,
    on those who take refuge in you.
20 In the shelter of your presence you hide them
    from all human intrigues;
   you keep them safe in your dwelling
    from accusing tongues.

21 Praise be to the Lord,
    for he showed me the wonders of his love
    when I was in a city under siege.
22 In my alarm I said,
    “I am cut off from your sight!”
   Yet you heard my cry for mercy
    when I called to you for help.

23 Love the Lord, all his faithful people!
    The Lord preserves those who are true to him,
    but the proud he pays back in full.
24 Be strong and take heart,
    all you who hope in the Lord.

15 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 3-10-21

  1. Please pray for my coworker A today. Her mother’s funeral is at 11. She is the baby of the family and the only girl so much has fallen on her shoulders this past year. I will not be able to attend the funeral, but hugged her yesterday and let her know I cared.

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  2. Prayers for A in her difficult situation, Kim. And prayers for all who are missing loved ones who have passed recently.

    Prays for 6 & family, and Roscuro, and others with afflictions.

    Please pray that I can finish an article for Saturday’s critique session.

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  3. Praying for Chickadee too.

    Kizzie, you mentioned yesterday not wanting to ask YA about Chickadee, which I think is wise. What about the parents? Do you have communication with them?

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  4. No, I am not in contact with the parents. I tried to keep in contact with the mom via email (which we used to do, even when they lived here), but that didn’t work out. Also, I don’t trust Mom McK anymore because there have been a couple times when I told her something which I thought was in confidence, and she told her daughters. 😦

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  5. I think she shares everything with them.

    Even when they were little, she hesitated to accept invitations to events that did not include bringing the children.

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  6. Kizzie, I don’t think my mom went to events that included leaving the children home, either, at least not until we were old enough to take care of ourselves. She and Dad would go out together and have one of my older brothers watch us, but she would not have felt like Dad should be left to care for us when he had plenty on his plate already, nor would she have left us by ourselves. If children were uninvited, she wouldn’t have attended. (She wouldn’t have had the money to hire a babysitter, nor the interest in doing so.)

    I suspect all my siblings made the same choice when their kids were growing up. I don’t think that parents should tell their children everything, especially when it’s someone else’s secret. I personally never tell a married person something without the understanding she’s free to tell her spouse, unless I specifically ask that it not go any farther. We know not to tell my mother-in-law something unless we’re willing to let it be passed on to my sister-in-law and to my nephew and his wife. It’s just part of understanding the relationship. It doesn’t mean we don’t tell Mom anything or that we think she’s a gossip; she just discusses everything with her daughter, and we have to be aware of that and allow for it, and not tell her anything that shouldn’t be passed along.

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  7. Cheryl calls her mother in law “mom”. I think that is a good thing. What do your children in law call you? What would you like to be called?

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  8. 4th Arrow has developed a forceful cough that sounds like what my husband had at the beginning of his covid.

    There’s a lot more I want to write, but there won’t be any purpose to do so except to use the prayer thread as a gripe thread.

    Let’s just say I’m frustrated today and leave it at that. Please pray as led. Thanks.

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  9. Cheryl – I’m pretty sure she had friends who would babysit when the girls were younger. What Mom McK specifically told me was that she didn’t want to go anywhere without her children, so it wasn’t a matter of not wanting to leave them with someone. One event I recall, which is when she explained this to me, was when her husband’s bosses invited them out to a dinner and a show (or something very similar), and she wanted to decline because it wouldn’t include the girls. (They did go after all, though, for her husband’s sake.)

    She also mentioned that her husband would sometimes complain that they didn’t have enough time alone together. She seemed to think that that was selfish of him. As I have mentioned in the past, she seems to be completely wrapped up in being a mother to her children, to the extent that she still treats them as children in some ways.

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  10. Kizzie. Sometimes BG will go a long time without responding to a text. She says that when she doesn’t respond at first she feels guilty and then doesn’t want to text because it will make her feel guiltier. It doesn’t makes senses to my but it is how she explains it. I can of course call her father since she lives with him.

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  11. Praying for A tonight, Kim.

    Thanks also for praying again for me tonight. I’m over my frustration now, and am appreciative of those prayers you sent up and for the sweet reaching out via email from a thoughtful friend here. 🙂

    Good night, lionly people. 😉

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