Prayer Requests 9-14-21

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Psalm 41

A psalm of David.

Blessed are those who have regard for the weak;
    the Lord delivers them in times of trouble.
The Lord protects and preserves them—
    they are counted among the blessed in the land—
    he does not give them over to the desire of their foes.
The Lord sustains them on their sickbed
    and restores them from their bed of illness.

I said, “Have mercy on me, Lord;
    heal me, for I have sinned against you.”
My enemies say of me in malice,
    “When will he die and his name perish?”
When one of them comes to see me,
    he speaks falsely, while his heart gathers slander;
    then he goes out and spreads it around.

All my enemies whisper together against me;
    they imagine the worst for me, saying,
“A vile disease has afflicted him;
    he will never get up from the place where he lies.”
Even my close friend,
    someone I trusted,
   one who shared my bread,
    has turned against me.

10 But may you have mercy on me, Lord;
    raise me up, that I may repay them.
11 I know that you are pleased with me,
    for my enemy does not triumph over me.
12 Because of my integrity you uphold me
    and set me in your presence forever.

13 Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel,
    from everlasting to everlasting.
   Amen and Amen.

8 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 9-14-21

  1. Thanks for prayers. We spoke with our friend Roy this morning–a week after being hospitalized for COVID–and he said he’s feeling better, “but this is not something you want to get.”

    He’s not a complainer, so he was counting his blessings, although he did mention the vegetables were flavorless. 🙂

    Not out of the woods yet, but well on the way to recovery–which is great for 94 years old. We’re hoping he’ll get out to visit us later this fall. He’s been home tending Liz for the last six years and is anxious to travel again.

    In reflecting on his late wife, he commented, “We had a good life together. 69 years, 2 months, and 12 days.”

    But who was counting? 😉

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  2. Good news, mechelle. And that’s also what I’ve heard from those who know first-hand, Covid is something to avoid if you can. “Natural immunity” isn’t worth all the risks, both immediate and in future complications.

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  3. The friends who lost two sons to Covid and the third son quite ill with pneumonia and sepsis: son has been diagnosed with blood cancer. Please prayer for these fellow believers.

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  4. (11:56) Correct.

    My hope has been that with the surge of delta we’d be getting enough community protection between natural and vaccinated immunity that numbers would abate (and they seem to be doing that, but I’m not sure it’s that reassuring as there are still concerns about other variants floating around out there that could even be worse and get by some of our existing protections, whether natural or vaccines).

    On we plod, prayers that this pandemic will be gone for good in the not-too-distant future. It’s left a lot of damage in its wake, all the way around. Aside from the medical and health concerns, it seems to be only further tearing our culture apart.

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  5. I think the tricky part of discerning who may have natural immunity and who doesn’t is just that — it’s more of a self-reporting factor (and a little bit of guess work?) which may or may not be accurate without a specific medical record — and so it’s harder to nail down than a hard-copy vaccination history that’s more quantifiable.

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  6. My friends were also vaccinated.

    On another note: son saw the neurosurgeon who has seen no improvement in the break. Six more weeks of the neck brace and don’t lift anything over a milk jug. Some may wonder if the neck brace has remained in place. In my experience, he refused to wear glasses or eye patch or retainer.

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