Prayer Requests 4-8-21

It’s Thursday, so don’t forget to pray for Jo, her students, and the people of PNG.

Anyone else?

Psalm 56

Be merciful to me, my God,
    for my enemies are in hot pursuit;
    all day long they press their attack.
My adversaries pursue me all day long;
    in their pride many are attacking me.

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
In God, whose word I praise—
   in God I trust and am not afraid.
    What can mere mortals do to me?

All day long they twist my words;
    all their schemes are for my ruin.
They conspire, they lurk,
    they watch my steps,
    hoping to take my life.
Because of their wickedness do not let them escape;
    in your anger, God, bring the nations down.

Record my misery;
    list my tears on your scroll—
    are they not in your record?
Then my enemies will turn back
    when I call for help.
    By this I will know that God is for me.

10 In God, whose word I praise,
    in the Lord, whose word I praise—
11 in God I trust and am not afraid.
    What can man do to me?

12 I am under vows to you, my God;
    I will present my thank offerings to you.
13 For you have delivered me from death
    and my feet from stumbling,
   that I may walk before God
    in the light of life.

5 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 4-8-21

  1. My mother-in-law shows signs of improvement after the family was told Sunday she likely only had a few days left to live. Her heart wasn’t working well; there were blockages that needed surgery to repair but she was deemed too weak for surgery already two years ago; her liver and kidneys are shutting down, they said Sunday or Monday. She returned to her home on Monday, though, as I reported earlier, and yesterday and today her urine output has actually been very good.

    She’s still quite tired, though, but that, too, had improved by yesterday afternoon when I went to visit her. 3rd Arrow had been there in the morning and said Grandma slept about 95% of the time, but when I was there from 2:00-4:00 yesterday, she was awake probably almost half of that time — kind of in and out. 3rd Arrow reported her grandma’s breathing had sounded labored, but by afternoon it was quiet the times she was asleep while I was there.

    When I arrived, her pastor was reading scripture out loud, though MIL was asleep. Then he prayed for her and the family, and when he said “Amen,” she woke up. 🙂 He then prayed the Lord’s Prayer, and she whispered every word with him. One of the most beautiful sights I’ve ever witnessed.

    Hubby, who went to visit her this morning, said she ate a good breakfast. A home health nurse came by while he was there and listened to her heart. She reported that it sounded good.

    Thank you so much for your continued prayers!

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  2. Thanks, Mumsee.

    And now for a little from the humor department (with some suspense mixed in):

    I mentioned part of the story Monday, but not the funny part. When hubby got to the hospital Monday morning, not knowing whether his mom had made it through the night after the grim diagnosis she’d received the day before, he walked into her hospital room, and the first thing he saw was…

    …the empty bed, which she’d been on the previous day. In that instant, he wondered whether she was with us anymore.

    And then, after that split second wondering, “Where is she?”, he spied her sitting in a chair in her hospital room, eating a candy bar! 😀

    And then complaining that the closed captioning didn’t work on the TV. 🙂

    That is so like her, perking up as soon as she knows she gets to leave the hospital!

    Doctor gave her permission to eat whatever she wanted, so Nut Goodies and rootbeer are part of the plan. 🙂

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  3. From his aunt:

    Once again, I come to you asking for prayers for Franz. He is in surgery now to release his legs that have fused to his hips. This is a complex surgery with serious implications for his future mobility. Thank you all for your prayers!

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