Prayer Requests 3-11-21

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 32

Of David. 

Blessed is the one
    whose transgressions are forgiven,
    whose sins are covered.
Blessed is the one
    whose sin the Lord does not count against them
    and in whose spirit is no deceit.

When I kept silent,
    my bones wasted away
    through my groaning all day long.
For day and night
    your hand was heavy on me;
    my strength was sapped
    as in the heat of summer.

Then I acknowledged my sin to you
    and did not cover up my iniquity.
   I said, “I will confess
    my transgressions to the Lord.”
   And you forgave
    the guilt of my sin.

Therefore let all the faithful pray to you
    while you may be found;
   surely the rising of the mighty waters
    will not reach them.
You are my hiding place;
    you will protect me from trouble
    and surround me with songs of deliverance.

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
    I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.
Do not be like the horse or the mule,
    which have no understanding
   but must be controlled by bit and bridle
    or they will not come to you.
10 Many are the woes of the wicked,
    but the Lord’s unfailing love
    surrounds the one who trusts in him.

11 Rejoice in the Lord and be glad, you righteous;
    sing, all you who are upright in heart!

9 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 3-11-21

  1. Kizzie I typed out a response to you last night regarding Chickadee. Sometimes I will text or call BG and she won’t respond. It can be a week without a response. What she has told me is that if she doesn’t respond right away she feels guilty, so she doesn’t respond at all and then it becomes a cycle of guilt and anxiety. Maybe that explains a little with Chickadee. Maybe it doesn’t. I have the luxury of being able to call her father and make sure she is OK and usually after that I get a response from her.
    I don’t have any advice for you regarding Chickadee and the McK’s. That situation has a long history and Chickadee is an adult. I do suppose as a mother who is concerned you could call for a wellness check. It may expose some problems in the McK home and/or it may alienate Chickadee further. Think long and hard before you do anything. Believe me, I do understand how your heart is hearting. BG stomps on mine on a regular basis, although she is seeing a psychologist now.

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  2. Texting once in awhile that you love someone and it worries you not to hear from them is not a bad thing, IMO. Just because someone is an adult does not mean we should not do that. That is especially true if the adult person has issues with depression or some other condition. It is also especially true if they are surrounded by people who do not seem to have the person’s best in mind. It is, indeed, a delicate dance, but I would rather be proactive than not. How many times do we hear I wish I had tried more? Different relationships have different ideas about how often one would think it necessary to communicate. Sometimes people need a gentle reminder that they need to at least say they are doing okay.

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  3. Kim – Yes, I did see your comment last night. Thank you.

    With Chickadee, there are times when she will forget to respond to a text, but then will respond to the next one. Every now and then, I send her photos of one or more of our pets, all of whom she adores, and she will respond in some way. That has not happened the couple of times I’ve done that in the past three weeks.

    I have decided to keep texting her every several days. Yesterday I sent a beautiful photo of Rudy that I happened to capture earlier in the day. (Rudy is the cat that is “hers”.)

    Next week will be mid-month, which is usually when we have our monthly get-togethers. (You may recall that we missed our time in February.) Monday would have been my 35th wedding anniversary, so I would really love to get together with the girls on Tuesday or Friday of next week (Nightingale’s days off). I am going to ask Nightingale to text her about making plans, as that is what she usually does. Please pray that she will agree to do that.

    Something else I just thought of. Michelle has written about “offensive” prayers – for instance, praying for someone else to make a decision that the one we are praying for doesn’t have the strength to do. Please pray that Mrs. McK will think about how incredibly devastated she would be if she were in my situation, and that she will encourage Chickadee to get in touch with me and visit, maybe even give her a ride.

    (I do sometimes pray that if it is God’s will for Chickadee to come home, that He would prompt the McK parents to gently tell her that it is time for her to do so.)

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  4. Negative. I must have had some other virus this past week.

    Thank you for praying, all. My energy has returned over the past couple days, and 5 1/2 hours (after homeschool) of teaching piano today and fighting with technology every 10-15 minutes during those lessons didn’t sap my strength, amazingly.

    God is good and the giver of all good gifts in due season. I am grateful.

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