Prayer Requests 5-18-21

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Psalm 94

The Lord is a God who avenges.
    O God who avenges, shine forth.
Rise up, Judge of the earth;
    pay back to the proud what they deserve.
How long, Lord, will the wicked,
    how long will the wicked be jubilant?

They pour out arrogant words;
    all the evildoers are full of boasting.
They crush your people, Lord;
    they oppress your inheritance.
They slay the widow and the foreigner;
    they murder the fatherless.
They say, “The Lord does not see;
    the God of Jacob takes no notice.”

Take notice, you senseless ones among the people;
    you fools, when will you become wise?
Does he who fashioned the ear not hear?
    Does he who formed the eye not see?
10 Does he who disciplines nations not punish?
    Does he who teaches mankind lack knowledge?
11 The Lord knows all human plans;
    he knows that they are futile.

12 Blessed is the one you discipline, Lord,
    the one you teach from your law;
13 you grant them relief from days of trouble,
    till a pit is dug for the wicked.
14 For the Lord will not reject his people;
    he will never forsake his inheritance.
15 Judgment will again be founded on righteousness,
    and all the upright in heart will follow it.

16 Who will rise up for me against the wicked?
    Who will take a stand for me against evildoers?
17 Unless the Lord had given me help,
    I would soon have dwelt in the silence of death.
18 When I said, “My foot is slipping,”
    your unfailing love, Lord, supported me.
19 When anxiety was great within me,
    your consolation brought me joy.

20 Can a corrupt throne be allied with you—
    a throne that brings on misery by its decrees?
21 The wicked band together against the righteous
    and condemn the innocent to death.
22 But the Lord has become my fortress,
    and my God the rock in whom I take refuge.
23 He will repay them for their sins
    and destroy them for their wickedness;
    the Lord our God will destroy them.

14 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 5-18-21

  1. Amen, Janice.
    Praying for Debra and C.
    Praising that the boys are home and praying for relationships and their hearts to turn to the King of kings. Praying for the adoptive parents wisdom. Praying for the bio mom, Truth and Christ.

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  2. Update on my anxiety:

    Five days ago I mentioned having some serious anxiety that was making me feel sick in my stomach and dizzy in my head. A couple times, I wondered if maybe I was on the verge of a heart attack. I had been absolutely fine until lying in bed the night before and thinking about some things. All of a sudden, a thought came to me that struck me with this anxiety. It was related to my reporting the changes in my income on the online health insurance portal earlier that day and my answer to one of the questions.

    It was like the anxiety was tormenting me with the idea that my answer had been wrong, and I would eventually lose my insurance and have to pay them back. When I would think about it rationally, I realized that I had answered the same way when I first signed up for it three and a half years ago, and had not felt any conviction during the years since then. And I hadn’t felt any catch in my spirit as I confirmed my past info. But the anxiety would rise up again, strongly.

    Finally, realizing that it wasn’t going away, and that I didn’t want to ignore it if it turned out to truly be conviction (although I agree with what Cheryl said – that anxiety and guilt are not the same thing as conviction), yesterday I sent an email about the question to the portal site. Then I was nervous about what the reply might be, but felt that I was doing the right thing.

    It turns out that I had not made a mistake after all, and everything is fine. I was very relieved!

    And yet, I still feel a lower level of anxiety. This kind of thing happened over another matter a few months after Hubby’s death. It was the same kind of striking hard at a random thought.

    I am wondering if this is some kind of reaction to stress. Obviously, for quite a while after Hubby’s death I had much stress. (I need to insert here that I am so grateful for how God has helped me deal with so many daunting things in the past three and a half years.) Recently, I went through a couple months of thinking that Chickadee had cut off relationship with us, which also caused me a lot of grief and stress. After the relief of finally hearing from her on Mother’s Day, I felt wrung out emotionally and physically. I continued to feel that way for several days. And now this anxiety, although it is not as bad as a few days ago.

    Sorry this is so long! Please pray for peace in my heart, and relief from this anxiety. Thank you.

    Btw, since Mother’s Day, Chickadee has not replied to the two texts I sent (one that day and one yesterday). Please pray that she will come out of her shell to reply to my texts, and agree to a visit. Most of all, that the Holy Spirit will woo her to Jesus very soon, and help her. Thank you.

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  3. I am sad to hear of all the anxiety. It is like a monster that I have suffered through at times. I think getting exercise that works up a sweat can help. I feel like anxiety is a vicious cycle feeding on Itself. Probably anything that forces a person to be in the moment would be good to break the cycling of the unproductive thoughts of anxiety. It probably also relates to being out of control of things in life. Taking up painting or a craft that has a sense of control in producing a finished product could help with that. Those are some things that have helped me deal with it.
    Praying over it for you, Kizzie, and for BG, Kim.

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  4. Praying for BG and Kizzie.
    Cyrus is scheduled for surgery tomorrow to put in a trachiotomy to get the tubes put of his mouth. They will run them through his neck. It gives mobility and buys some time. Prayers appreciated.

    Still Trusting Him

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  5. Okay, this may be a weird prayer request, but. . .Boy was doing the dishes in the upstairs kitchen late this afternoon, and for some reason, he decided to use about a quarter of a bottle of dish liquid. Shortly after he started, I heard bubbling, like water boiling with the water bubbles (not soap bubbles – yet) coming up in my bathroom, which is directly below their kitchen.

    After a little while, a whole bunch of soap bubbles came up into the toilet. I was also hearing a bubbling/gurgling sound from the tub drain.

    Now the toilet will not flush properly, as if there is a clog, although there wasn’t a clog before this. When flushed, it fills way up, and then very slowly recedes to the point of barely any water left in the bottom of the toilet.

    Realizing it probably wouldn’t fix the problem, I put Drano down the bathroom sink and tub drain. While flushing them with hot water, the water in the toilet started to bubble – sort of like a boiling motion with the water popping up and down (but again, not with the soap bubbles, which had eventually stopped).

    Nightingale is convinced that it is due to too many bubbles in the system and that we should wait a day to see what happens before calling a plumber. I am skeptical about that, and nervous about the toilet not working well, but at least it flushes eventually. Please pray that she is correct, and somehow this will work itself out. Thank you. :-/

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