Prayer Requests 9-24-21

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

Anyone else?

Psalm 50

A psalm of Asaph.

The Mighty One, God, the Lord,
    speaks and summons the earth
    from the rising of the sun to where it sets.
From Zion, perfect in beauty,
    God shines forth.
Our God comes
    and will not be silent;
a fire devours before him,
    and around him a tempest rages.
He summons the heavens above,
    and the earth, that he may judge his people:
“Gather to me this consecrated people,
    who made a covenant with me by sacrifice.”
And the heavens proclaim his righteousness,
    for he is a God of justice.

“Listen, my people, and I will speak;
    I will testify against you, Israel:
    I am God, your God.
I bring no charges against you concerning your sacrifices
    or concerning your burnt offerings, which are ever before me.
I have no need of a bull from your stall
    or of goats from your pens,
10 for every animal of the forest is mine,
    and the cattle on a thousand hills.
11 I know every bird in the mountains,
    and the insects in the fields are mine.
12 If I were hungry I would not tell you,
    for the world is mine, and all that is in it.
13 Do I eat the flesh of bulls
    or drink the blood of goats?

14 “Sacrifice thank offerings to God,
    fulfill your vows to the Most High,
15 and call on me in the day of trouble;
    I will deliver you, and you will honor me.”

16 But to the wicked person, God says:

   “What right have you to recite my laws
    or take my covenant on your lips?
17 You hate my instruction
    and cast my words behind you.
18 When you see a thief, you join with him;
    you throw in your lot with adulterers.
19 You use your mouth for evil
    and harness your tongue to deceit.
20 You sit and testify against your brother
    and slander your own mother’s son.
21 When you did these things and I kept silent,
    you thought I was exactly like you.
   But I now arraign you
    and set my accusations before you.

22 “Consider this, you who forget God,
    or I will tear you to pieces, with no one to rescue you:
23 Those who sacrifice thank offerings honor me,
    and to the blameless I will show my salvation.”

9 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 9-24-21

  1. Prayer for husband today. He is supposed to be headed to Florida today but he is so concerned about twenty that he may stay home. She is scheduled to go stay with a single lady in the town where daughter works for a few days as husband will not be here to take her to work. Then, one of her regular workers will go pick her up and take her to worker’s house for the rest of the week. She should be fine. But, because daughter lives in fear, she had a significant blow out yesterday.

    It would be good for husband to separate himself from daughter for a few days. He needs a break.

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  2. Mumsee, from what I have just been through . . . too much togetherness with difficult people makes weary a person to the core. I am still trying to gain back my depleted essence.

    Prayers for wisdom and acceptance of God’s gift of a reprieve. None of us are indispensable. Some difficult people have to be in a sense weaned from dependence off those who tolerate them at their worst.

    May God provide peace and even joy in the resolution of this temporary quandry.

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  3. Please pray for my dad. His wandering has worsened, and he’s getting confused about where his and Mom’s residence is at the assisted living place. Twice now he has entered another resident’s place (the same resident both times — at the opposite end of the hallway from where Mom & Dad live). The more recent incident happened in the middle of the night. The lady who lives in that apartment woke up to find Dad sitting in her chair.

    Her family is understandably upset.

    Staff has increased the number of nightly checks on Mom & Dad since then.

    Please pray for wisdom all around.

    Prayers for both families, too. I’m sure it’s worrisome for that lady’s family, knowing this has happened twice, and I know that it’s hard for my siblings and me (and Mom) to see Dad’s decline.

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  4. When my grandmother went into a nursing home, she became completely confused.

    It baffled us–she had managed pretty well at home living by herself, what was going on?

    The nurse explained that in the house where she had lived for 30 years, everything was familiar. It was only in finding herself in the unfamiliar, that she could no longer cope.

    I’m sure the staff knows that at your parents’ new residence, but it’s still hard for us having to face and understand the change.

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  5. Thanks, Michelle. Dad’s decline has been slowly progressing for a few years now, but, like with your grandmother, things went downhill faster after the move. He was already getting disoriented while still living at home. He’d get up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom, then turn the wrong way when leaving and end up in the living room instead of back in the bedroom. Mom would be asleep in bed, rather than in the living room with him, and he would think she was gone. Then Dad would call my brother — he can still remember the phone number, embedded deep in his long-term memory — and say that Mom wasn’t there. These calls happened with some regularity, and my brother would have to explain that Mom was in the bedroom, and if he went back in there, he’d see her.

    He still knows who Mom is, so at least there is someone familiar in his new, unfamiliar surroundings, so we can be thankful for that.

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  6. Just spent an hour trying to persuade my dad to use the med alert device my brother got for him. He says he doesn’t need it because he never goes anywhere, I told him they are really doing great but sometimes people fall and where would step mom be if he fell? She would forget he went for the mail and wonder where he was until she got herself up and then what? Upstairs? Downstairs? Outside? He finally agreed, though I doubt he will stick with it. But because they want to stay in their home of thirty plus years rather than move in here with us, we are trying to make that work for them. Prayer that he will see Christ in our attentions.

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  7. Sorry, Kevin. DDD=6.

    Now that sounds like a math equation. 🙂

    Anyway, a temporary moniker, I suppose.

    Thanks for praying, everyone.

    Mumsee, 6:15pm, that sounds very familiar. Prayers.

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