Prayer Requests 3-17-22

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

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.”

1But 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.”

16 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 3-17-22

  1. Over the past few days, I have found myself thinking, “I need to share that with Chas!” or, “I wonder what Chas would say about this section of Scripture?” Last night, as I was praying for you all, I found myself starting to pray for Chas but realized that is not needed anymore.

    Daughter made it through her procedure yesterday though recovery was rough. They removed one lymph node so she may have that to deal with, praying God will give her wisdom. Praising God for friends and family and medical procedures. And praying that we will hear good news from pathology or be able to stand in Him if other.

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  2. Amen.

    Our outlaw with the pacemaker is back in the hospital with a whole sheaf of problems—including fibrosis in the lungs.

    Not much they can do fir him, but there is talk of a “lifestyle camp,” to get him up and moving.

    A transplant from LA to Boise, he’s been depressed ever since. A believer, he told the family some time ago that he’s just waiting to die.

    Prayers for his wife having to make decisions and for the holy Spirit to rejuvenate his soul.

    Thank you.

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  3. I would appreciate continued prayers about my eye; for my patience level while dealing with it; for relief from the digestive issues I had early this morning (I think a reaction to something I ate last night at the church supper); and for wisdom as I have a conversation with one of my piano students today about a matter I’m pretty sure she’s not going to want to hear.

    Thank you.

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  4. Please pray for my Chickadee.

    Recently, I read the account of a young woman who had “transitioned” (with testosterone, but not any surgeries) to live as a male. She wrote about the pressure there is in the trans community to not go back, to fully accept that the trans identity is who they truly are, and the view that any doubts are merely due to stress or feeling unaccepted as trans.

    She made the point that her therapist questioned her growing doubts as merely being from stress, but had not questioned her initial decision to be transgender.

    Chickadee is deeply under the influence of YA and CBF who I am sure would dissuade her from any doubts about being trans (and probably had a great deal of influence in her coming to believe that she is trans, rather than merely not a stereotypical female). The article I mentioned also related how much strong pro-trans influence there is in the online forums that many young people are involved in.

    Nightingale texted Chickadee the other day to try to plan for our next visit, but has not heard back from her. I had texted her, too, about my recent haircut and to say “I love you”, and I’ve had no reply, either. Trying not to be too concerned about that, because she often doesn’t reply to texts right away, but am concerned anyway.

    I am wondering if she has an internal struggle going on, wrapped up with, and exacerbating, the anxiety and depression she already has. Please pray that God will bring her out on the right side of that struggle – most of all to turn to Jesus and be saved, and also to recognize and accept her true sex and identity. Thank you.

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  5. Our Bible class this morning was on Revelation 7:9-11 The multitudes before the throne of God. Thank you Jo and Tychicus and Roscuro and others in short term or long term missions carrying the Truth to far nations and near. Thanks to God that He will accomplish His plan.

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  6. A friend sent a link to a program at her church. A church member (nurse) gave her testimony that is outstanding. A woman in my Bible study has had such a similar health issue. It is well worth a listen if you can find the time. I also liked the pastor’s teaching on the book of Esther.

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  7. Father God, You alone have full knowledge of what is happening in the mind and heart of Chickadee. I pray in some way You will bring her to right thinking about her sexuality. May her mind be jogged about what she prevoously learned about Your unconditional love for her just as she is. I ask that those who have preyed for so long on her vulnerabilities would be disarmed in communicating their twisted views which are weapons of the evil one. Please let Chickadee respond to Kizzie and her sister. If she feels no motivation to do so, I pray You will do something to motivate her. You have Your ways and timing that we respect since You are sovereign. But if You could make things happen sooner rather than later it would be so appreciated

    I also pray for Kizzie to always keep her mind steady on You and not place too much value on things she sees on the web. It is good to be in the know to a certain degree, but the web rarely takes into account how You can change things in the twinkling of an eye. I praise You for Your unseen supernatural work in Chickadee’s life. Please open her eyes and heart fully to the goodness and love in Your word. I pray in Jesus’ name, Amen

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  8. Lord, please help Six’s eyes to heal quickly or be given relief through a med or alternative nutrient. You are able to provide an aid for her relief and help. Maybe it’s something simple like rain to clear the air of spring allegens. You know in Your great knowledge what is needed. Please release a blessing for her today. Also please give help with the other needs she mentioned, especially in addressing an uncomfortable issue with a student. May what she says be perfectly worded and fitting. I pray in Jesus’ name, Amen

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  9. Janice – I’m not sure what you meant by “not place too much value on things she sees on the web”. If you were referring to the young woman’s story that I mentioned, that was something that Roscuro privately shared with me a few weeks ago, and also a link to it is included in a post of AJ’s from the other day. (Just looked for it. It was posted March 14, 2022 at 8:19 am, if you are interested.)

    The young lady, Helena, wrote a long piece about what led her into transitioning, and then how she came to de-transition, and the mental/emotional struggles she has had along the way. No surprise to us, she says that the transitioning made her mental health worse, not better. Her story gave me some more insight into how Chickadee may be feeling, and the pressures that are on these young people (and some aren’t so young) to cling to that false identity. (I say “may be feeling”, because obviously not everyone caught up in this delusion is the same.)

    Please believe me, my faith is in God to change my daughter’s heart, and in my prayers, I emphasize her need for salvation even above her need to be delivered from that delusion. My frequent prayer for Chickadee (even before I learned about her identifying as a trans-male) is for God to do a miracle in her heart and life.

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  10. Kizzie, stories of what happens to others may give clues to what could possibly happen but each person is so individual and God has His own ways on personal levels of dealing with people so that was all I was getting at. I have always found labels to be pretty useless, and I can tell you are rejecting of them in some ways, too. I hope I have not offended you. I am still pretty tired and it is late so I may not have worded even this properly.

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  11. I’m very tired, too, and on my way to bed. Yes, I certainly agree with you that God deals with us as individuals, and yes, I tend to reject labels for people. On the other hand, we can gain some insight from people who have gone through similar things.

    For example, in the Moebius community on Facebook, people share their experiences and struggles. Some may learn from them, and others may offer encouragement and/or advice. And yet, although we similar experiences at times, there are differences expressed in how we react to certain uncomfortable situations, and how we handle things.

    One thing in particular that I learned from that article was how much pressure there is for the trans person to remain trans and not give in to doubts about their transition. That has prompted me to add in a little more focus on that matter in my prayers for Chickadee.

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  12. Thank you for your prayer for me, Janice, and for all of you praying on my behalf. The nausea/stomachache passed pretty quickly this morning and didn’t return. The eye seems to be worse the more consecutive hours I’m at home, and begins to clear up the longer I’m away from home, so there may be something airborne in the house that’s acting as an irritant. Why it’s only affecting one eye (mostly) and not the other, I’m not sure. Maybe one side is less resistant to irritants, as I think it’s generally always been my left eye, like now, that acts up when exposed to makeup or whatever else is problematic.

    The talk with the student actually went pretty well. I slightly changed the wording of some of what I was considering saying, intentionally left out one part, and kept other parts the same.

    I’m not sure if she was 100% honest during our conversation. However, I chose not to ask any probing questions, just made statements about how we’d be moving forward. She said something odd, though, unprompted, saying (paraphrased), “It probably sounds like I made that up, like my friend does.”

    Makes me wonder if my facial expression was sending off a “Not sure she’s telling the truth” message. She was watching me very intently throughout the brief discussion. Her eyes seemed to bore into mine when she spoke, but she was also very attentive while listening.

    God will sort it all out. For now, I feel progress was made. Thank you for praying.

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