Prayer Requests 6-24-21

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

Anyone else?

Psalm 119:129-144

פ Pe

129 Your statutes are wonderful;
    therefore I obey them.
130 The unfolding of your words gives light;
    it gives understanding to the simple.
131 I open my mouth and pant,
    longing for your commands.
132 Turn to me and have mercy on me,
    as you always do to those who love your name.
133 Direct my footsteps according to your word;
    let no sin rule over me.
134 Redeem me from human oppression,
    that I may obey your precepts.
135 Make your face shine on your servant
    and teach me your decrees.
136 Streams of tears flow from my eyes,
    for your law is not obeyed.

צ Tsadhe

137 You are righteous, Lord,
    and your laws are right.
138 The statutes you have laid down are righteous;
    they are fully trustworthy.
139 My zeal wears me out,
    for my enemies ignore your words.
140 Your promises have been thoroughly tested,
    and your servant loves them.
141 Though I am lowly and despised,
    I do not forget your precepts.
142 Your righteousness is everlasting
    and your law is true.
143 Trouble and distress have come upon me,
    but your commands give me delight.
144 Your statutes are always righteous;
    give me understanding that I may live.

 

17 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 6-24-21

  1. Thank you for your prayers. It seems this situation will not be resolved for months if ever. I will trust the Lord and keep bringing my anxiety to him in the meantime. Knowing I have people who pray for me is wonderful and encouraging. It grieves me horribly, not unlike Cheryl, I would guess.

    I did ask for prayers for Dawn, who babysat a couple of times for us and has stage 4 cancer. She was blessed with a first grandchild who she helped deliver. I only see her mother, who is the great-grandmother of this new little one. She did say her daughter is in good spirits and ready spiritually. That is a comfort, of course. Thanks for prayers for her, too.

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  2. I see on TV where 51 people are still missing from the building collapse.
    Strange: I have never,in all my years, heard of a building collapsing after it is already built.
    I am highly suspicious of this.

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  3. Prayer for Debra and C as they prepare for possible return home.
    Prayer for Roscuro.
    And, in your spare time, perhaps prayer for us. I seem to be on the recovery side of this cold, no idea if it was covid or not. I did seem to lose my sense of smell for a couple of days at least. Could not smell my bengal spice tea or the honeysuckles growing outside or the pink roses. But that is back. The prayer is for fifteen who seems to be entering into the illness so of course, his asthma is kicking in. I have had him on the nebulizer every four hours for the past day or two. It is working.
    He was disappointed to not be able to go with dad to Boise this morning. Off to the wedding of seventh son. But the four little folk will be at husband’s sister’s house for the wedding because fourth daughter (sister of the groom) will be attending the third daughter (also sister of the groom) will not because she does not want to be around alcohol at this stage of recovery, but does want to visit some with her brother. So, because mine are sick, they should not be around the little folk. Prayer for wisdom that we can find something to help him realize he is important also. Thanks.

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  4. Janice, people in accidents very often don’t remember the actual accident. An elderly friend of mine from Arizona was in a different state several years ago when he had a motorcycle accident. He awoke by the side of the road, and never knew whether he crashed because he blacked out or whether the crash affected his ability to remember what happened. But it’s quite common that people don’t remember the actual moments.

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  5. Anon’s comment reminds me of several of our children who have said within the first couple of years of leaving home, “This being an adult is hard! It looked so easy. I may have changed my mind…”

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  6. Being a child is hard too. I prefer adulthood. But then, I am one of those people who was born wanting to fast-forward through childhood and be an adult already.

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  7. Oh, they all wanted to hurry up and be done with us because they could do it better. Just did not quite realize the loss of freedom that comes with being an adult.

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  8. Well, God is sovereign and people are not. We all have limited freedom. But if I had to associate “freedom” with either adulthood or childhood, I’d link it to adulthood. That wasn’t really why I wanted to be an adult, but I think childhood is sentimental more in memory than in fact, at least for many children. Emotions are stronger and one’s world and freedom are quite limited. But I also grew up without friends, and I think friendship is largely what gives a child an image of “freedom.” At any rate, I didn’t find becoming a grown-up to be disillusioning. If I were forced to relive any year of my life, I wouldn’t choose anything younger than 23. I even made a mental note at about age ten, to my future self, not to ever say I wish I could be a child again.

    (Not that I had a horrid childhood; it was a necessary part of growing up. But that’s how I saw it then, and how I see it now, as a step toward adulthood.)

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  9. I saw my childhood as very free. I see my current life as very free. But then, I have husband who thinks my least desire is his command. Poor fellow. Though I have learned to curtail my wants somewhat. I never ever wanted to return to childhood, because it involved school. School itself was fine but you had to deal with all those people, who, for the most part were polite enough to ignore me.

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