Prayer Requests 3-22-21

Anyone have something to share?

Psalm 41

A psalm of David.

Blessed are those who have regard for the weak;
    the Lord delivers them in times of trouble.
The Lord protects and preserves them—
    they are counted among the blessed in the land—
    he does not give them over to the desire of their foes.
The Lord sustains them on their sickbed
    and restores them from their bed of illness.

I said, “Have mercy on me, Lord;
    heal me, for I have sinned against you.”
My enemies say of me in malice,
    “When will he die and his name perish?”
When one of them comes to see me,
    he speaks falsely, while his heart gathers slander;
    then he goes out and spreads it around.

All my enemies whisper together against me;
    they imagine the worst for me, saying,
“A vile disease has afflicted him;
    he will never get up from the place where he lies.”
Even my close friend,
    someone I trusted,
   one who shared my bread,
    has turned against me.

10 But may you have mercy on me, Lord;
    raise me up, that I may repay them.
11 I know that you are pleased with me,
    for my enemy does not triumph over me.
12 Because of my integrity you uphold me
    and set me in your presence forever.

13 Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel,
    from everlasting to everlasting.
   Amen and Amen.

2 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 3-22-21

  1. Six Arrows, my daughter’s piano teacher realized my daughter played by ear and she stopped playing the music for her ahead of my daughter learning it. Children seem to have so many activities today that it doesn’t surprise me when they are burnt out. It is a challenging thing to know when a student (or child) needs a push and when they just need to be let to set their own pace.

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  2. Kathaleena, my oldest daughter could pick up tunes by ear, too. I myself didn’t realize, after I’d started teaching her piano, that she was learning a lot by ear and less by note-reading. I used a then-popular piano method book series with her that she had been hearing other piano students of mine playing from for sometime before she started lessons.

    When I got her a new supplementary book at her playing level that other students had not had, she struggled to read the music. That’s when I knew she was playing more by ear than note.

    I should have realized. She had been the one sitting on the piano bench at 2 years and 6 months (same month she potty trained), playing Mary Had a Little Lamb by ear and then tackling London Bridge is Falling Down. The pitch drop from sol to re stumped her for a couple of days or a couple of hours until she got it. 🙂

    She did go on to eventually read Beethoven’s Pathetique Sonata. 🙂

    You’re right about burnout with large numbers of activities for kids. If music can be a refuge instead of another source of stress in these kids’ lives, that is a good thing. I want that for them. Finding the way there as a teacher/facilitator/fellow-musical-collaborator/whatever is an interesting, sometimes precarious, challenge.

    Thank you again for the prayers.

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