Prayer Requests 4-10-21

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Psalm 58

Do you rulers indeed speak justly?
    Do you judge people with equity?
No, in your heart you devise injustice,
    and your hands mete out violence on the earth.

Even from birth the wicked go astray;
    from the womb they are wayward, spreading lies.
Their venom is like the venom of a snake,
    like that of a cobra that has stopped its ears,
that will not heed the tune of the charmer,
    however skillful the enchanter may be.

Break the teeth in their mouths, O God;
    Lord, tear out the fangs of those lions!
Let them vanish like water that flows away;
    when they draw the bow, let their arrows fall short.
May they be like a slug that melts away as it moves along,
    like a stillborn child that never sees the sun.

Before your pots can feel the heat of the thorns—
    whether they be green or dry—the wicked will be swept away.
10 The righteous will be glad when they are avenged,
    when they dip their feet in the blood of the wicked.
11 Then people will say,
    “Surely the righteous still are rewarded;
    surely there is a God who judges the earth.”

18 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 4-10-21

  1. I don’t have a further update on MIL — hubby was going to fill me in on the latest last night after work, but he got home before I did and was heading to bed when I walked in the door, so I didn’t want to pepper him with questions then. And he was heading out this morning, to visit her, as I was waking up, so maybe we’ll have a chance to talk later.

    Suffice to say, there’s a lot of distress and uncertainty in the family, and general prayers are needed and appreciated. Thank you.

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  2. My rash and pain in the arm have not improved this week, despite the measures I was directed to take to help with them. Prayers for a change in my attitude are welcome while this plays out. Thanks.

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  3. X’s visit with the boy is scheduled to begin in less than an hour. Kizzie said yesterday, “Let’s hope he skips [today’s] visit…”

    I am praying that, as well.

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  4. Please pray for my friend Lynn. She lost her husband of 25 + years suddenly. He was a retired state police officer who would take short term assignments throughout the state and she is an RN. He had just retired again ‘for good’ and she was going to take some short term travel nursing jobs so the could see the US. So sad.

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  5. X’s Mom and I were texting a bit earlier this morning, as she made plans to pick up Boy a little earlier than usual. I asked how X is doing today, and she said that he seemed to be doing better, that he is calm and “not nutty”.

    I’m not sure where he is living these days. His living situation changes every so often.

    Also, I did have a talk with Boy this morning about not letting his dad take him off anywhere, even if it seems “innocent”. I explained that his dad’s mental condition can cause him to do things that are wrong, and reminded him of what Nightingale has previously said about him sometimes having to be the adult. I also acknowledged that I know that that is a hard thing, but that it is for his dad’s sake as well as his, so that X doesn’t get in trouble. I explained it all as sensitively and lovingly as I could, without seeming to blame X in any way. Boy seemed to understand.

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  6. Boy is safely home again. Thanks for your prayers, and please continue to pray for X’s salvation, deliverance, and healing. Thank you and God bless.

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  7. It probably goes without saying that my heart goes out to Lynn, and I am praying for her, but I will say it anyway. I cried when I read that request.

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  8. This evening, while Nightingale was making a salad and Boy was outside playing, I told her about what I said to Boy this morning. She seemed pleased with that.

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  9. In a little while, I will be sending Chickadee my weekly text, with a cute photo of her beloved cat Rudy. Please pray that her heart will be touched and softened, and she will respond.

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  10. It may not even be a case of needing her heart softened, but of having the courage and strength to go against advice and pressure (even unintended) from YA or CBF or others.

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  11. Kizzie, have you thought about whether a move on your part to extricate yourself from YA’s toxic rhetoric on Facebook might provide Chickadee a model of courage that could help her cut free of YA as well?

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  12. 6 Arrows – I don’t engage with YA anymore. Maybe every now and then I might leave a friendly comment on a non-controversial post, but no longer offer any contrary views. But aside from that, Chickadee has not been on Facebook for several years.

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