Prayer Requests 8-12-21

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

Anyone else?

Psalm 10

Why, Lord, do you stand far off?
    Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?

In his arrogance the wicked man hunts down the weak,
    who are caught in the schemes he devises.
He boasts about the cravings of his heart;
    he blesses the greedy and reviles the Lord.
In his pride the wicked man does not seek him;
    in all his thoughts there is no room for God.
His ways are always prosperous;
    your laws are rejected by him;
    he sneers at all his enemies.
He says to himself, “Nothing will ever shake me.”
    He swears, “No one will ever do me harm.”

His mouth is full of lies and threats;
    trouble and evil are under his tongue.
He lies in wait near the villages;
    from ambush he murders the innocent.
   His eyes watch in secret for his victims;
like a lion in cover he lies in wait.
   He lies in wait to catch the helpless;
    he catches the helpless and drags them off in his net.
10 His victims are crushed, they collapse;
    they fall under his strength.
11 He says to himself, “God will never notice;
    he covers his face and never sees.”

12 Arise, Lord! Lift up your hand, O God.
    Do not forget the helpless.
13 Why does the wicked man revile God?
    Why does he say to himself,
    “He won’t call me to account”?
14 But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted;
    you consider their grief and take it in hand.
    The victims commit themselves to you;
    you are the helper of the fatherless.
15 Break the arm of the wicked man;
    call the evildoer to account for his wickedness
    that would not otherwise be found out.

16 The Lord is King for ever and ever;
    the nations will perish from his land.
17 You, Lord, hear the desire of the afflicted;
    you encourage them, and you listen to their cry,
18 defending the fatherless and the oppressed,
    so that mere earthly mortals
    will never again strike terror.


9 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 8-12-21

  1. Three requests I have today.

    1. Nightingale has had three dates with the new guy in her life (met on a dating app). (He is a corrections officer, so I will nickname him Guard, as in prison guard.) So far she thinks he seems very nice, and he likes her “weirdness”. But what concerns her is that he was a drug addict. Although he is now clean and sober (he gave up alcohol, too), she knows that it is fairly common for addicts – even those who have been clean for a while – to relapse. So she is approaching this budding relationship cautiously. (Well, she usually does that anyway – having learned the hard way from X – but even more so this time.)

    Please pray for wisdom for her, and that her eyes would easily and quickly catch any red flags there may be. Also, as I pray with every guy she starts dating, that if this man is not God’s will for her, that He would cause the relationship to not progress much further.

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  2. 2. A couple days ago, I sent Chickadee my weekly message, this time in an email. I told her that I have been hoping and praying that we can at least get together for the holidays this year, but that it has occurred to me that waiting until then could be more stressful for her, as the holidays are a “big thing”, with more expectations.

    So I suggested that she come to visit in early September, when Boy will be in school for the day. I also offered that if she would feel more comfortable with the visit being only the two of us, that would be fine.

    Please pray that God would prick her heart to respond, especially in a positive way. Sadly, at this point, even a negative response would be more than she has been giving me, and at least I would know more of what I am dealing with. Most of all, please pray for her salvation, deliverance from the McK sisters’ influence, and reconciliation and restoration of my family.

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  3. Just got more work on my teeth, continued clean-up from the Basketball Incident.

    I’m woozy and am headed to bed after a tough visit. The dentist and tech are both pleased with the recovery and their work.

    Two more appointments until the crown is finally in place.

    Our daughter and the rest of the team made it safely to Nicaragua. Today they head down river and will set up and run the first eyeglass clinic tomorrow.

    There’s a lot of uncertainty–including mask-wearing and how to fit glasses on people wearing masks who aren’t used to them–but this particularly team has only one newbie; all the rest are experienced in Nicaragua and with the ministry work.

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  4. And #3.

    Please pray that Nightingale would feel an urgency and/or motivation within herself to get going on getting the loan we need to fix this house. I am “done” with the bathroom issue (and in fact have found myself feeling worn down and a little depressed), and we really need to get these things taken care of sooner rather than later. As I have mentioned before, I think, she does not respond well if she feels she is being pressured to do something (even if pressuring her is not the intent), and that will make her delay even more. So I feel that I need to keep quiet and wait on her – and God, of course.

    Also, of course, for her salvation. And for Guard’s salvation, too, which I forgot to mention.

    Thank you, and God bless you all.

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  5. Kizzie, do you know if Guard happened to go through a treatment program involving a Christian organization? Especially since she has as access to people with meds in her work, she needs to be doubly careful.

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  6. Janice – I don’t know how he went about it. But the fact that Emily is in healthcare is something to be cautious about, as you mentioned.

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