Prayer Requests 6-26-21

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Psalm 119:161-176

ש Sin and Shin

161 Rulers persecute me without cause,
    but my heart trembles at your word.
162 I rejoice in your promise
    like one who finds great spoil.
163 I hate and detest falsehood
    but I love your law.
164 Seven times a day I praise you
    for your righteous laws.
165 Great peace have those who love your law,
    and nothing can make them stumble.
166 I wait for your salvation, Lord,
    and I follow your commands.
167 I obey your statutes,
    for I love them greatly.
168 I obey your precepts and your statutes,
    for all my ways are known to you.

ת Taw

169 May my cry come before you, Lord;
    give me understanding according to your word.
170 May my supplication come before you;
    deliver me according to your promise.
171 May my lips overflow with praise,
    for you teach me your decrees.
172 May my tongue sing of your word,
    for all your commands are righteous.
173 May your hand be ready to help me,
    for I have chosen your precepts.
174 I long for your salvation, Lord,
    and your law gives me delight.
175 Let me live that I may praise you,
    and may your laws sustain me.
176 I have strayed like a lost sheep.
    Seek your servant,
    for I have not forgotten your commands.

32 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 6-26-21

  1. Praising God today for my prayer closet: the backyard.
    Praying for Debra and C. Is this the day you get to bring him home?
    Praying for Kim and BG.
    Kizzie and girls and boy.
    I could go on, but I won’t. You get the idea. I will remind that it helps when you mention your concerns and revisit them from time to time, to keep the prayers moving.

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  2. Just got a text from Michelle who is in the ER down the street from me with a dog bite, says she’ll fill us in with the whole story later

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  3. Michelle must be living right to have all these things happening. Prayers for no infection and for resolution with the dog owner. My friend in CA was bit by her neighbor’s dog some years back and the dog had to be put down.

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  4. On my way to the party, a hot pink wrap bandage on my calf, 5 stitches, a tetanus shot, antibiotics, and a sheaf of paper to read.

    We went to pick up our 90 year-old friend, but she wasn’t answering, I went around to the back, past the “beware dog” sign, entered the yard calling.

    I’ve been in and out of this house, known their dogs, etc, my whole life—I didn’t even think.

    So, Joey protected his owner. 😦

    Humbling to see such a deep bite—I won’t go into details— but it could have been much worse.

    Also a puncture nip on other thigh—which hurts worse.

    I last visited that hospital when I had my tonsils out at age 5.

    Things have improved!

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  5. Thank you for letting us know, Michelle. Your friend must feel terrible that her dog bit you. But if you had been a real intruder, her dog was taking care of business and earning his dog treats. May God heal up all your wounds and boo-boos very quickly and keep you safe from any other misfortunes.

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  6. Maybe he was afraid you would steal his basketball. 😉

    Seriously, though, I’m sorry that happened to you, and am praying for a quick healing and lessening of pain.

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  7. Praying for your healing Michelle…ok…I laughed when I read Kizzie’s post 😂
    And then again when I read Mumsee’s…what a fun group…and one that can be counted upon to take in all seriousness the matters before us that need to be brought before our Lord….that’s family…. ♥️

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  8. Oh Michelle!!! Be careful and take care. I was bitten many years ago by a neighbors dog. Not anything you want happening. So glad you are ok.

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  9. Slept well all night; brunch in a few hours, brother wants to show us his new office, and then we can fly home.

    I really just want to go home and figure out how to live with this new handicap. Sigh.

    At least my teeth feel better!

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  10. So sorry to hear of the dog bite, Michelle. I’ve been afraid of getting bitten after I had a near-miss with an aggressive dog when I was a youth (the dog gave chase after I biked past the house of its owners; it barked and moved frighteningly fast toward me as I pedaled harder and harder). It got within 2-3 feet of my ankles before I out-paced it and it finally gave up the chase.

    I can only imagine what a nightmare it must be to actually get bitten. Praying for you.

    Thank you for the prayers for me, Mumsee et al. A challenging week last week for a number of reasons.

    I requested wisdom in communications with the mom of one of my piano students. He’s only had ten lessons, but he’s been naughty at each lesson. It wasn’t anything I felt was too difficult to handle, so I kept dealing with it, week after week, as best I could. But his lesson last week — which his mom was present for — was almost entirely a complete disaster. I’ll spare you the details, but it was abundantly clear that the boy needs sufficient time to mature before lessons will be of any benefit to him.

    I emailed the mom the next day, recommending he take a break from lessons until he matures more, and offered one more lesson (for temporary closure, and because they’ve already paid for the whole month). Mom hasn’t replied to my email.

    I have no idea whether they will show up at all tomorrow, or if they do, how the lesson will play out. So I would appreciate prayers about that situation. Thank you.

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  11. Dog bites are very painful (in my case, it was breaking up a horrible fight between two of my own former dogs).

    Sounds like you did the right thing with the piano student, 6. And since the mom was there for the one lesson, she will better understand your position, I would think.

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  12. As Janice mentioned, I finally went back to church in person today. It was wonderful!

    Up to yesterday, I was still so anxious about it (with the anxiety centering on one particular aspect, but also a general anxious feeling, too), and then was having a busy and difficult weekend, starting on Friday, with the pantry moth issue, so I was very tempted to let it slide again for another couple weeks. (I am still childsitting Boy on alternating weekends, so it would be another couple weeks before I could go again.)

    But I knew that when the next available Sunday rolled around, I would still be anxious, and maybe even more so. As I thought more about it, I grabbed my phone and quickly texted Cindy, before I could change my mind, to ask if she could pick me up in the morning. Once I did that, I was committed to it.

    The interesting thing is that after I heard back from her, and she encouraged me, although I still felt some nervousness when I thought about it, I did not feel the kind of anxiety I had been feeling, and even felt positive about going back. I felt more relaxed yesterday afternoon and evening than I have for a few days. You can imagine that I was very grateful to God for that.

    The aspect that I was particularly anxious about was taken care of before service started, and I was greatly relieved. It had to do with seeing J and JoAnn again, and letting her know that I would feel more comfortable with Cindy taking me home, since she (JoAnn) has J to deal with in his continuing dementia. She was fine with that. (Her daughter had told me – via a Facebook message a couple months ago – that JoAnn would probably still want to drive me home, and I didn’t want to hurt her feelings or offend her.)

    Please pray for J (yes, that’s how his name is spelled) as he devolves deeper into dementia. JoAnn said he has gone downhill pretty quickly over the last couple weeks. He still recognized me and hugged me, which made me happy, but he is hard to understand and he looks much older and gaunter than just last year. One issue I was told that he has is that he can get paranoid.

    And of course, please pray for help for JoAnn, and for the comfort and encouragement of the Holy Spirit. Thank you.

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  13. I wasn’t sure that the interim pastor would recognize me. He had been helping out at the church before the pandemic, and before Pastor Billy left, but somehow he and I had never introduced ourselves to each other. I joked that he might think that I am a new visitor, but he did remember seeing me before, and was very welcoming.

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  14. Family stuff…why can’t we just have “normal”?
    Our visit with brother in law has been touch and go. I have been escaping the room a lot as conversations ensued…I cannot handle all the “talking”! There are some in this world who are an “authority” on everything and they take over trying to let others know about how much of an authority they are. They will continually tell others how they are doing it all wrong…anywhere from how you are not witnessing correctly or enough to how you are not charging a battery correctly. After the brothers came back home from rescuing daughter from her broken down car this afternoon older brother fumed his way upstairs to his room…he had decided our Pastor was awful and that our church was as well due to it being “small”….it’s a mess and he will most likely leave here Tuesday still angry over a myriad of issues…I’m am a bit sad but continue to ask the Lord to heal the situation….I have done all I know to do to accommodate him during this visit as has husband but it seems not to be enough to satisfy…. 😞

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  15. DJ, 3:26 and Janice, 4:04, thanks. I committed the matter to prayer Monday night, and ran the situation by both my husband and one of the studio co-owners. They agreed that recommending the student take a break was the best solution.

    Though I felt confident that that was in the boy’s best interests, I still found it a bit challenging to find the words to express my sentiments. It’s why I am thankful for the prayers — I’ve never in all my decades of teaching others’ children either dismissed a student or recommended one take a break. It’s hard not to listen to that voice in my head that says “You’re too impatient; a patient person would have made it work and not let him go…”

    Thanks again, all, for prayers. I’ll update tomorrow night or Tuesday, after his lesson (or non-lesson?).

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  16. 6: That you have never dismissed a student or recommended a break in all your decades of teaching others’ children is pretty convincing evidence that you are not impatient! 🙂

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  17. 6, I counseled at camp about ten times, from my late teens to my late twenties or early thirties. The last time I counseled I asked a girl to be sent home. Although the director passed on my message to the parent, the parent asked if it was OK if she didn’t come for a day or two and I said OK and she never did come to get the child, and it ruined the week for everyone. For me at least. I stopped counseling after that really bad experience. (I was already at the point of not feeling it worthwhile, largely because the directors saw me as such an expert counselor that they consistently paired me with the worst junior counselors–either that or they simply had bad junior counselors–but that year, when they took away the junior counselor I did have to put her in a cabin whose junior counselor had left, and I had a child who didn’t cooperate in anything at all, and she didn’t get sent home, it was too much.)

    I’ve often thought it might have been better to talk frankly with the director and his wife and tell them that I needed a reliable junior counselor or I couldn’t continue to do this. But I’d been taking a week of my vacation every week to volunteer, and that last experience was simply so bad I “quit” and didn’t sign up the next summer. (The child never ate a bite of any meal–I’m not exaggerating; she at least didn’t eat a bite of anything the first few days, just candy later in the day, and I don’t remember if she ever ate anything at a meal–didn’t like anything we did, and overall was a downer in the cabin. The last night she decided to “run away,” and she was supposed to have been sent home several days before. It was a chaotic ending to a hard week, and not a good way to end my counseling days, which I actually mostly liked.)

    Anyway, sometimes it is the right thing to do, and it isn’t a failure when that is the case.

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