Prayer Requests 11-11-21

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

Anyone else?

Psalm 95

Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord;
    let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before him with thanksgiving
    and extol him with music and song.

For the Lord is the great God,
    the great King above all gods.
In his hand are the depths of the earth,
    and the mountain peaks belong to him.
The sea is his, for he made it,
    and his hands formed the dry land.

Come, let us bow down in worship,
    let us kneel before the Lord our Maker;
for he is our God
    and we are the people of his pasture,
    the flock under his care.

   Today, if only you would hear his voice,
“Do not harden your hearts as you did at Meribah,
    as you did that day at Massah in the wilderness,
where your ancestors tested me;
    they tried me, though they had seen what I did.
10 For forty years I was angry with that generation;
    I said, ‘They are a people whose hearts go astray,
    and they have not known my ways.’
11 So I declared on oath in my anger,
    ‘They shall never enter my rest.’”

16 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 11-11-21

  1. Hope your fingers are less painful and healing, Michelle. 😦

    For some odd reason my brain started singing this for you, “Slow down; you moved to fast. You gotta make those fingers last.” Some of you will know the tune.

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  2. Well, we finally have this new stove . . . and the dials to turn on the flames are in a different order.

    So, I’d set the big heavy Dutch Oven on the front burner and took off the lid, setting it on the back burner while I heated the goulash.

    I turned up the heat to get it hot and turned away to do something else. Returned, stirred the meat, and then reached for the lid to replace it as the meat simmered.

    Only, I had turned on the back burner instead, heating up the metal lid. I grabbed the handle and realized what I had done, and it is so heavy that I hurriedly put it on the pot.

    But I managed to burn 3 1/2 fingers. They started blistering almost immediately.

    Stuck them in a cool glass of water, added ice, then hurried to the Internet . . .

    I worked the jigsaw puzzled left-handed with my right hand in the glass of water for about 1/2 hour. When my husband came in, he bandaged them up in thick gauze and that’s where they’ve been ever since.

    I’ll take off the bandages after breakfast, wash my hands gently, and then apply some aloe-based first aid cream I think I have somewhere.

    It just hurt to type yesterday and when you have a freak injury like that, well, at least for me, it knocks me sideways.

    And of course, when I finally got comfortable and started to fall asleep that afternoon, the phone rang . . .

    Thanks. It doesn’t hurt very much this morning at all–so far. 🙂

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  3. Michelle, I can see exactly how that happened — and reading it I almost felt the pain with you. Burns are the worst, and those sound pretty borderline serious. Maybe there’s something they can prescribe, a medicated ointment to use?

    Praying for Rkessler as well.

    I’m facing several extremely busy work days today/Friday and into next week. We have a couple folks out and so our normally busy schedules just got slammed with added assignments, along with supply chain news ramping up again on my beat. It seemed to be quieting down here for a few days, but now I’m not sure how I’ll get everything done in the next 48 hours.

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  4. Praying for you and your family, RK, as you all grieve and face the other challenges that have come recently.

    Praying, Michelle. This piano teacher sucked in her breath in hearing about burned fingers.

    Praying in the midst of your tightening schedule, DJ.

    Thank you for praying for me the other day, Mumsee.

    Praise — today I emerge from quarantine, and I and my family did not get covid from the exposure through my piano student 15 days ago. Also, the student and her sister are doing fine as they recover.

    The girls’ mom, however, is continuing to have problems from the covid. She accidentally texted me with a message she meant for her boss. Suffice to say, the mom needs prayers. Thank you.


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  5. Today, I was thinking how often kids just need to learn the hard lessons by personally learning the hard lessons.

    I’m sorry that’s true for your son–but certainly pray he learns the lesson God intends him to learn through this.

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  6. Praying, Mumsee.

    Add-on to my 2:16 above: In my thank you to Mumsee for her weekend mention of prayers for me, I neglected to thank Janice and Kizzie, too, for their acknowledgment and prayers, as well. And I’m certain others have been praying, too; I thank you all.

    Additional prayer requests, while I’m here:

    1. Previous extended-family tension about a certain incident — conflict that seemed to have been resolved — cropped up again this week.

    2. Today I return to the studio for the first time in a couple of weeks. An email directed to all the studio teachers was issued two days ago, regarding the owners’ impressions of the most recent studio recitals. There were some good points, but also some rather pointed comments about some students’ performances, and other things not involving the students, for which (unnamed) teachers were given a pretty good “talking-to.” I’m unsure what the climate is around the studio as a result of that email, and whether I’m “hearing” tension that isn’t there. The owner who wrote the email has been stressed about non-studio-related matters, so maybe it’s a combination of things that makes everything seem worse. Prayers for the situation, and that I use wisdom if I decide to say anything at all.


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  7. Prayers for God’s leading about when to speak and not to speak about the studio matter, Six. Also for easing of tension in the family; good communication to resolve and make all feel loved and appreciated.

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