Prayer Requests 7-16-21

It’s Friday, so please remember to pray for Mumsee, Mike, and the Nestlings.

Anyone else?

Psalm 136

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.
His love endures forever.
Give thanks to the God of gods.
His love endures forever.
Give thanks to the Lord of lords:
His love endures forever.

to him who alone does great wonders,
His love endures forever.
who by his understanding made the heavens,
His love endures forever.
who spread out the earth upon the waters,
His love endures forever.
who made the great lights—
His love endures forever.
the sun to govern the day,
His love endures forever.
the moon and stars to govern the night;
His love endures forever.

10 to him who struck down the firstborn of Egypt
His love endures forever.
11 and brought Israel out from among them
His love endures forever.
12 with a mighty hand and outstretched arm;
His love endures forever.

13 to him who divided the Red Sea asunder
His love endures forever.
14 and brought Israel through the midst of it,
His love endures forever.
15 but swept Pharaoh and his army into the Red Sea;
His love endures forever.

16 to him who led his people through the wilderness;
His love endures forever.

17 to him who struck down great kings,
His love endures forever.
18 and killed mighty kings—
His love endures forever.
19 Sihon king of the Amorites
His love endures forever.
20 and Og king of Bashan—
His love endures forever.
21 and gave their land as an inheritance,
His love endures forever.
22 an inheritance to his servant Israel.
His love endures forever.

23 He remembered us in our low estate
His love endures forever.
24 and freed us from our enemies.
His love endures forever.
25 He gives food to every creature.
His love endures forever.

26 Give thanks to the God of heaven.
His love endures forever.

13 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 7-16-21

  1. Thanks. There was an update that Chuck, who had the stroke is not suffering any effects since they got him help so rapidly. Caroline is healing.

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  2. Please pray for wisdom for us about a church home. Our church is just not in a good place right now and there seems to be no hope for change. Many have left; some to another church together. We really hate to take this step and have held off as long as possible, but we are going to have to make a decision soon.

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  3. Kathaleena, my sympathies. I went through that probably 15 years ago now, transferring from my former Presbyterian church to the one I’m in now (same denomination). I well remember the stress I went through in the 1-2 years leading up to that decision as our already tiny church struggled with no permanent pastor, a divided but majority elder board that had upset many of us, resulting in a congregational meeting being called and one elder later having to apologize to the church for his comments (about ‘us,’ the sheep without much say in the pews) during that meeting. Just a very stressful period with our already small membership starting to wither and shrink, leaving for other churches. I finally followed, transferring to one of our much larger sister churches in the area where I am still a member; it was a good move, but not an easy one.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++
    Personally, I’m going through one “those” periods again, feeling anxious about a few things, including my poor dogs, my own minor physical challenges with this knee, still missing my friends who died in this past year, and then finding out this morning I’ll have to take on covering more territory as our ‘coastal’ group of reporters is losing someone who, it was just confirmed, won’t be replaced (our group-wide resources instead will be shifted to our county coverage team). It’s being called “flexibility” on our end.

    I saw an article on Desiring God blog this week — “When the Troubles of My Heart are Enlarged” — that expressed some of what I’m feeling of late; for me these are not huge issues, just several disheartening circumstances that seem to be nagging at me. And the encouragement in the article was helpful.

    https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/when-the-troubles-of-my-heart-are-enlarged (Ps. 25)

    The writer opens up with this: “I’m feeling my great need for God’s wisdom and guidance keenly these days. This has been a season of life where the Lord, in his wise providence, has been pleased to call me to a confluence of various difficult, confounding, confusing, and in some cases deeply painful issues and events. Each one exceeds my capacities; collectively they feel overwhelming.”

    Not a bad place to be in, really, as we feel our need for God more acutely. But it is still an uncomfortable and just a generally sad-feeling season. it will pass. But until then …

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  4. Kathaleena, I am struggling with my church, too. A few more weeks, and I will know more to help me in decision making. I am very limited because of my eyes as to how far I can go for church. Maybe things will get better. I know I won’t leave my ladies’ groups. The rest is on the line depending on decisions made by leaders.

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  5. Praying alongside….
    Kathaleena we have had to make that decision recently. I shall keep you in prayer as you seek His direction.. ♥️

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  6. In my case, several years ago, Hubby and I strongly felt lead to stay where we were although it was a bad situation. But shortly after it got to its worst point for me personally, the pastor announced his resignation, which was a huge relief. The interim pastor helped heal a lot of hurts.

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  7. I am struggling here too. School begins in a week and a half. We have a good staff, too. But as a single there is no way to get out of this one square mile. I enjoyed going to Australia which is no longer an option. Unless someone invites me along. I will be in this small place for the next year. I guess it is the feeling of there is nothing to look forward to.

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