Prayer Requests 4-15-21

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

Anyone else?

Let’s continue to lift Debra and her husband.

Psalm 62

Truly my soul finds rest in God;
    my salvation comes from him.
Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
    he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.

How long will you assault me?
    Would all of you throw me down—
    this leaning wall, this tottering fence?
Surely they intend to topple me
    from my lofty place;
    they take delight in lies.
   With their mouths they bless,
    but in their hearts they curse.

Yes, my soul, find rest in God;
    my hope comes from him.
Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
    he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
 7 My salvation and my honor depend on God;
    he is my mighty rock, my refuge.
Trust in him at all times, you people;
    pour out your hearts to him,
    for God is our refuge.

Surely the lowborn are but a breath,
    the highborn are but a lie.
   If weighed on a balance, they are nothing;
    together they are only a breath.
10 Do not trust in extortion
    or put vain hope in stolen goods;
   though your riches increase,
    do not set your heart on them.

11 One thing God has spoken,
    two things I have heard:
   “Power belongs to you, God,
12  and with you, Lord, is unfailing love”;
   and, “You reward everyone
    according to what they have done.”

17 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 4-15-21

  1. Continuing to pray for Debra and husband…trusting our Lord through it all ♥️
    And now remembering Chas and sweet Polly in prayer as they mourn the loss of Mel. Sometimes it seems changes come all too quickly….thankful for sweet memories left with us to ponder…..

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  2. Update on my prayer request about my rash and associated pain: I had a follow-up visit today, and the PA thinks my shingles test was a false negative. The rash and pain are both diminishing now, but could hang on another week (with the rash) and possibly months (with the pain). He believes that if it was shingles (herpes zoster), I likely won’t get it again.

    If it’s a herpes simplex rash, which they didn’t test for — which I felt like yelling, “Why didn’t they??!!” — then the rash may come back in the future.

    Prayers for patience, again, for me, but also praises that if it was shingles, I had a much milder case than many have.

    Some good news from the visit — my BMI is up into the 17s now (was formerly 16 — normal/healthy range is 18.5 to just under 25). Progress.

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  3. I’ve been told we can get Shingles again, which is why I was vaccinated. I had it once around my trunk just before the 2017 fires, and it was very uncomfortable.

    Our CT pastor’s wife had it several times–including in her eyes, which was awful–but that was long before a vaccine existed.

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  4. The PA did acknowledge that shingles can strike again, but that that happens very infrequently. He did offer the vaccine for it, but I declined it for now.

    The doctor I had for many years is no longer seeing patients in the health system where I go, and I will be establishing care with a new physician who’s coming in six months or so, so I’ll ask her about her recommendations after I meet her.

    The PA today was very nice, though, and if anything comes up again in the next few months, I would certainly feel comfortable seeing him again.

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  5. I had the first shingles vaccine but then covid struck and I haven’t gotten back for the 2nd shot, hoping it’s not too late. I’ve known of some very horrible cases of it — and it can be dangerous on the face near the eyes — so, like for Covid, I’ll take the vaccine, thank you.

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  6. What drove me to get the first shot, which I’d been putting off, was a 50-something year old friend on FB who was going through some major, very serious pain that pretty much laid her out for at least a month or two. She was absolutely miserable, said she’d never felt such pain, even in childbirth. She thought she was too young to get it and was bemoaning the fact that there was actually a vaccine and it could have been avoided altogether.

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  7. Thanks Jo, I was beginning to wonder how they’d handle that if you had to have the shots within a certain time period (but I didn’t remember instructions like that, only that I “could” come back as early as December 2020, I think it was — or maybe that was December 2019?? — for the second shot).

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  8. Must have been 2019 because I think it was the arrival of Covid (March 2020) that wound up putting it on indefinite hold.

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  9. Still bringing our sister Debra, and husband, to the Throne. May He remove fear and instill peace as He gives strength to fight this invasion. He knows our inner parts. May God be glorified.

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  10. Debra is doing well, she is strong and appreciates our prayers and is trusting God. Her husband is being strong as well and appears to be stabilizing and we need to continue praying.

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  11. Please pray for my neighbor Shirley — I left to walk the dogs & was walking down my driveway just as her husband came up the steps next door, told me she’s had a stroke and is in the hospital. They’re not believers.

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