Prayer Requests 3-27-21

Anyone have something to share?

Psalm 46

God is our refuge and strength,
    an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
    and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam
    and the mountains quake with their surging.

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
    the holy place where the Most High dwells.
God is within her, she will not fall;
    God will help her at break of day.
Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;
    he lifts his voice, the earth melts.

The Lord Almighty is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Come and see what the Lord has done,
    the desolations he has brought on the earth.
He makes wars cease
    to the ends of the earth.
   He breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
    he burns the shields with fire.
10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
    I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth.”

11 The Lord Almighty is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our fortress.

12 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 3-27-21

  1. Prayer for the children as twenty four was there for only five minutes when her grandma and brother in law left. Her sister was at work. They left to go pick up stuff for working on the new place. She was left to her own devices so just applied her own daughter’s schedule to all of them and got them bathed and into bed. She needs wisdom and strength and patience as they all prepare to move to the new house. Won’t be ready until next week so still in transition. I know her daughter has been quite distraught this past week as she saw her belongings being packed away and disappearing. I imagine all four are having similar thoughts.

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  2. My husband was one who kept saying to keep the door open when there was tension in a relationship with one of our children. I have more of a tendency to withdraw (maybe like Jo). He was right and the issues were later able to be discussed among us and resolved. We did not have anyone whispering in our ears lies about the other, which is most likely the case with Chickadee. In that case, I think it is even more important to keep the door open. How to do that would vary as to the situation and relationship, of course.

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  3. My daughters are so very different. Nightingale is independent and determined, and although she has a compassionate heart, can seem insensitive at times in her occasional bluntness or terseness. Chickadee is very sensitive and timid, along with her anxiety and possible Asperger’s.

    Before this situation cropped up, I had been planning on asking for us to have a Mother’s Day celebration with just the three of us ladies, perhaps on the Saturday when Boy would have his visitation with his dad and other grandparents. My idea was to have a talk with them, over tea or coffee and dessert after a nice meal, about their differences, and encourage them to accept each other with grace, and to not take those differences to heart, nor let them interfere in their relationship.

    I fear that it may be Nightingale’s occasional bluntness/terseness/shortness that may have been twisted into being called “abusive”. You may or may not remember that when Chickadee stopped childsitting with me three years ago she sent me an email that sounded very much like YA had written it, or at least heavily influenced it. In it, “she” said that Nightingale had been mean and even “cruel” to her when they were growing up. Since YA and her sister CBF did not have the typical older sister/younger sister relationship, I think they convinced Chickadee that Nightingale’s typical big sister behavior was mean and “cruel”. But I never saw any outright cruelty or even much actual meanness.

    (As I am typing that, it seems familiar, as if I’ve recently written about that here. Have I? Sorry for the “rerun” if I have.)

    Anyway, I am still hoping and praying that Chickadee will come celebrate Mother’s Day with us when that rolls around.

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  4. Several years ago you all prayed with me when a relative carried a baby with a 1 in 2 chance of being born with hemophilia.

    I remember beginning my email saying, “rejoice with me,” and Kbells, wrote back “I’m rejoicing! I’m rejoicing!”

    I had prayed throughout the pregnancy and J does not have hemophilia. I remember hearing that news as one of the best moments of my life!

    Yesterday I realized, J’s aunt is now pregnant and carrying a little boy. My heart sank, and I wrote to J’s mom to ask–“Do I need to be praying again?”

    “No. Thank God. My sister is not a carrier.”

    So, rejoice with my family again. A little boy is coming this fall and he won’t have hemophilia.

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  5. Kizzie, my heart feels broken for your family situation. Sometimes we need to keep our mind on how God works out things in His best timing. I think when we build up hopes and expectations for things to go a certain way that we set ourselves up for hurt and disappointment. I pray that you will be surrendered to God that for Mother’s Day He will work out the best that He can given the whole situation. I praise Him for how He is working things out in the long run although the short term may seem less than what we would want as our own perfect scenario.

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