Prayer Requests 3-12-21

It’s Friday, so please remember to pray for Mumsee, Mike, and the Nestlings.

Anyone else?

Psalm 33

Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous;
    it is fitting for the upright to praise him.
Praise the Lord with the harp;
    make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre.
Sing to him a new song;
    play skillfully, and shout for joy.

For the word of the Lord is right and true;
    he is faithful in all he does.
The Lord loves righteousness and justice;
    the earth is full of his unfailing love.

By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,
    their starry host by the breath of his mouth.
He gathers the waters of the sea into jars;
    he puts the deep into storehouses.
Let all the earth fear the Lord;
    let all the people of the world revere him.
For he spoke, and it came to be;
    he commanded, and it stood firm.

10 The Lord foils the plans of the nations;
    he thwarts the purposes of the peoples.
11 But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever,
    the purposes of his heart through all generations.

12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
    the people he chose for his inheritance.
13 From heaven the Lord looks down
    and sees all mankind;
14 from his dwelling place he watches
    all who live on earth—
15 he who forms the hearts of all,
    who considers everything they do.

16 No king is saved by the size of his army;
    no warrior escapes by his great strength.
17 A horse is a vain hope for deliverance;
    despite all its great strength it cannot save.
18 But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him,
    on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,
19 to deliver them from death
    and keep them alive in famine.

20 We wait in hope for the Lord;
    he is our help and our shield.
21 In him our hearts rejoice,
    for we trust in his holy name.
22 May your unfailing love be with us, Lord,
    even as we put our hope in you.

9 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 3-12-21

  1. Earlier this morning, I asked Nightingale to try to make plans with Chickadee for some day next week, and mentioned it could be kind of in commemoration of my 35th anniversary. Nightingale, with an air of skepticism, said she would try but doubts she will hear back.

    Knowing that she thinks that we should just leave her sister alone, I explained to her that someone in depression may seem like they want you to leave them alone, but if you do, they can then begin to feel that you don’t really care about them. It may not make sense, but that’s one of the ways depression deludes its sufferers. (I know this from my own experience with depression.) I said that keeping in touch now and then is like a lifeline for her.

    Please pray that Chickadee’s heart will be pricked to accept the invitation, or at the very least, to make some contact with one of us. (Of course, I would prefer the former.)

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  2. Kizzie, do you know if any in that family have had Covid? That can cause depression in some people. And even the winter and less light cause SAD. I pray, too, if anything is compounding her sadness that she will soon be revived with spring and summer.

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  3. Janice – I doubt that they have Covid. YA would have certainly posted about it on Facebook, as she seems to like to post things that garner her some sympathy. (She also exaggerates, like the time she referred to her “major surgery”. It turned out that she had a wisdom tooth removed surgically, although she didn’t disclose that on Facebook.)

    (I’m not even sure if my gallbladder surgery could be considered “major surgery”, since it was laparoscopic.)

    Chickadee’s depression is an ongoing thing, but I am suspecting that it has worsened over the last month or so. One of our frustrations has been that her therapist has flatly refused to assess her for autism/Asperger’s, insisting that her problem is strictly depression and anxiety. Chickadee asked her at least a couple times, and she refused, insisting that her diagnosis is correct.

    But Nightingale one time saw the bottle of Chickadee’s depression medication (when she was spending the night, probably one Christmas Eve), and was disturbed to see how strong the dosage was, and yet it didn’t seem to be doing her much good. Nightingale’s theory is that treating the depression without treating the autism is not doing what it should.

    Next time I see Chickadee, if all is going well between us, I may ask if she still has the same therapist. With her deep anxiety, she is not likely to want to switch therapists after becoming comfortable with the one she has. And her state insurance may not give her much choice.

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  4. That’s a neat idea, Michelle. I have been texting now and then, but maybe a note in the mail would be a pleasant surprise. If she doesn’t reply to Nightingale’s invitation or make some kind of contact, I will do that.

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  5. Nightingale just texted me (from upstairs 😀 ) that she cancelled her date for this evening because she has been having trouble focusing on her schoolwork, and needs to get a couple assignments in tonight. Please pray that she can buckle down, get them done, and also get to bed at a decent time for a good night’s sleep, as she is working this weekend.

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  6. Thanks, Janice. 🙂 It’s a relief, what with knowing about some of the potential long-term ramifications a covid infection can bring.

    Praying, Kizzie, on both fronts — for Chickadee and for Nightingale.

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  7. Daughter came home heart broken today. The other day, she told us about a nineteen year old she had befriended on a mommy site. The young woman was thinking of adopting out her baby as her family was not supportive and the man had disappeared. We told her we would take the baby and or the girl could live here for the pregnancy and on as needed. Daughter relayed the message but the girl did not read it and disappeared for a couple of days. Turns out her parents prevailed and she had an abortion on her five month old. She was frantic because she had not read the message until too late. Of course, these are the words of daughter and of an internet friend so truth? Anyway, prayer for the nineteen year old that she will accept the forgiveness God offers. Pray for daughter to not feel guilty at not responding to her “friend “more quickly.

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