Prayer Requests 11-12-21

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

Anyone else?

Psalm 96

Sing to the Lord a new song;
    sing to the Lord, all the earth.
Sing to the Lord, praise his name;
    proclaim his salvation day after day.
Declare his glory among the nations,
    his marvelous deeds among all peoples.

For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;
    he is to be feared above all gods.
For all the gods of the nations are idols,
    but the Lord made the heavens.
Splendor and majesty are before him;
    strength and glory are in his sanctuary.

Ascribe to the Lord, all you families of nations,
    ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
    bring an offering and come into his courts.
Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness;
    tremble before him, all the earth.
10 Say among the nations, “The Lord reigns.”
    The world is firmly established, it cannot be moved;
    he will judge the peoples with equity.

11 Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad;
    let the sea resound, and all that is in it.
12 Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them;
    let all the trees of the forest sing for joy.
13 Let all creation rejoice before the Lord, for he comes,
    he comes to judge the earth.
   He will judge the world in righteousness
    and the peoples in his faithfulness.

11 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 11-12-21

  1. Since I emailed Chickadee this past Sunday, asking her to come for our Thanksgiving (which will be on the next day), I have not heard anything back from her. At this point, I am assuming that her answer will be no, but she is too nervous about breaking the news to me.

    However, I am still trying to have some faith and hope that she may indeed decide to join us. I have prayed that the McKs (at least the parents) will encourage her to do so.

    It also occurs to me, though, that she may be getting the current worldly advice – either from the McK sisters or her therapist or all of them – that she shouldn’t feel obligated to attend a family gathering if it would make her anxious. In some circumstances – perhaps with an abusive parent or some such painful, unresolved situation – that advice might be applicable, but otherwise, sometimes we need to do things even merely for the sake of “family obligation” – do the right thing because it is the right thing.

    And I know that if she came even if only out of a sense of obligation (or pity for her poor mother who misses her so), she would indeed end up having an enjoyable time with us. I know that she would.

    Anyway, I am just dealing in suppositions here. God knows whatever is exactly the problem, and I ask for Him to intervene and help my daughter to do the right thing – for her sake as well as mine.

    In the meantime, while I wait, my heart is hurting so bad, and this is somehow stirring up more grief in missing Hubby, and making me miss him even more. I’m a mess. (The first thing I did this morning upon waking was to burst out crying.)

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  2. Feeling sad with you, Kizzie about this fallen world situation. May God help you rise above it and live in the realm of His sure hope that does not disappoint, as You wait long and past long for His inevitable resolution. Keep asking and pestering Him. Never ever give up. Love you, Sister in Christ.

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  3. I just caught up on two weeks of the prayer thread. RKessler, I’m so sorry to hear about your mother, and hope you continue to find God’s grace as you work through the grief and the changes.

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  4. A book I’ve just started: “Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy: Discovering the Grace of Lament” by Mark Vroegop

    Part of the intro by Joni Eareckson Tada:

    ~ “You don’t have to be in a wheelchair to identify. You already know that sad situations sometimes don’t get better. Problems don’t always get solved. Conflicts don’t get fixed. Children die, couples divorce, and untimely deaths rock our world and shake our faith.

    We try to manage, like jugglers spinning plates on long sticks. When we feel utterly overwhelmed, we try soaking in the tub, sweating on the treadmill, splurging on a new dress or heading to the mountains for the weekend. …” ~

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  5. Janice – Thank you. Love you, too, Sister-in-Christ.

    *******
    DJ – After Hubby’s death, I found myself lamenting quite often. In doing so, I learned how it is not the same as complaining, but it is pouring out our “complaints” and heartaches to the God who loves us and cares for us more than anybody else possibly could.

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  6. “Lament is how you live between the poles of a hard life (or, I’d add, getting through hard things in life) and trusting God’s goodness.”

    Seems like a helpful book for me so far.

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  7. DJ – I disagree with that quote that lament is between those two poles. It can be, but I believe – because I have experienced it – that one can lament and trust God at the same time. In a way, it is because I trusted God, and chose to trust Him even more, that I could pour out my laments to Him.

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