Prayer Requests 3-18-22

Let’s continue lifting the Shulls in prayer.

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

Anyone else?.

Psalm 51

Have mercy on me, O God,
    according to your unfailing love;
   according to your great compassion
    blot out my transgressions.
Wash away all my iniquity
    and cleanse me from my sin.

For I know my transgressions,
    and my sin is always before me.
Against you, you only, have I sinned
    and done what is evil in your sight;
   so you are right in your verdict
    and justified when you judge.
Surely I was sinful at birth,
    sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb;
    you taught me wisdom in that secret place.

Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean;
    wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
Let me hear joy and gladness;
    let the bones you have crushed rejoice.
Hide your face from my sins
    and blot out all my iniquity.

10 Create in me a pure heart, O God,
    and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me from your presence
    or take your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation
    and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways,
    so that sinners will turn back to you.
14 Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God,
    you who are God my Savior,
    and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.
15 Open my lips, Lord,
    and my mouth will declare your praise.
16 You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it;
    you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.
17 My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit;
    a broken and contrite heart
    you, God, will not despise.

18 May it please you to prosper Zion,
    to build up the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then you will delight in the sacrifices of the righteous,
    in burnt offerings offered whole;
    then bulls will be offered on your altar.

14 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 3-18-22

  1. We are having storms today. It was a Red Sky at Morning. Now the sky is very dark and thunder is around with the wind picking up. Prayers for safety for all in the line of these dangerous weather patterns, please.

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  2. Trying to like the above comments, as well as 6 Arrows’ comment at the end of yesterday’s prayer thread, but it’s not working. The star slowly disappears, and only the word “Like” is left. I know others have had problems “liking” comments, but this is the first time it has happened to me.

    Anyway, my request is to please pray for Nightingale to feel a nudge to start the process that is needed to finally get her bathroom and my living room wall fixed.

    And this may be a silly request, with all of the serious situations that need our prayers, but please pray that my living room a.c. will continue to work through this summer (or as long as I need it to). It was seeming to start having a problem towards the end of last summer. I had thought that the wall would be fixed and the a.c. replaced around this time this year, but that is not happening.

    Also, please continue to pray for Chickadee. Neither Nightingale nor I have received a reply to our texts from earlier this week. I am afraid that we may be sliding back into that non-communication that we had last year. Dealing with her current situation is hard enough. My heart can’t take her cutting herself off from us again.

    (Okay, yes, I know that God will help my heart to take whatever comes, but it would be so hard to go back to that. My heart felt like it was breaking for most of last year.)

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  3. Mumsee – The work is going to be very expensive, so we need to have a loan lined up first, to make sure we have enough. (Nightingale knows, or knows of, a couple who had work done on their house that turned out to cost much more than they expected and ran out of money with the job not finished.)

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  4. Praising God again for the communication breakthrough in the past, Kizzie. Asking for another breakthrough. Also asking Him to help you and your household resolve the issues that need repair. Maybe try to find even more angles to see the situation from for options to live with it longer if you have to as God works out His best solution.

    Is Nightingale still dating that young fellow?

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  5. Kizzie I pray the work in the needed projects will line up and get done quickly. And continuing to cover Chickadee in prayer…asking the Lord to break those chains binding her

    I have been having the slowly fading star too on my iPad with the “like” still there but it seems to be working on my phone.

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  6. Weird! I was able to like the first comments, but then the star faded out when I tried to like NancyJill’s comment.

    Thank you for the prayers. Chickadee replied to both of us. I don’t know yet what she said to Nightingale, but it is good that she replied. I may have over-reacted due to the situation from last year still hanging around in the back of my mind.

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    Janice – Both of these areas have been in need of work for several years. Hubby had procrastinated on them, too. Sometime last year, it looked like we were going to move forward and that my wall area would be able to be fixed around this time and be ready with a new a.c. for summer. Due to a couple reasons, Nightingale’s bathroom has to be finished first, so the fact that we can’t even begin that yet by now, either, is very disappointing.

    Let’s just say that the situation of them having to use my bathroom is wearing very thin for various reasons.

    Part of my frustration is that I know that Nightingale would not respond well to any nudging, even gently nudging, from me. I cautiously skirted the issue yesterday, and could tell by her response that I should not go any further. The Holy Spirit is the One who has to be doing the nudging.

    Within the past couple weeks or so, I became quite depressed about the situation. After tears and prayer, I realized that that was due to “unmet expectations”, and chose to give up those expectations, as hard as that is. It’s just all very frustrating, but I am endeavoring to trust God with it and be content.

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  7. Kizzie, though I totally emphasize (I like my own bathroom! I would not like to have to share a bathroom with any of my children though I have done it often enough. I was raised in a family of six with one bathroom. Our first years here were spent with six people, sometimes more with foster children or guests, and one bathroom. And from the sound of it, your bathroom is in your space which has them coming into your space all of the time.) let us think:

    You have your daughter living there to help you and to help her.
    You have indoor plumbing.
    You have water in your kitchen.
    You have a flushable toilet.
    You have a sink with water.
    You have a shower or tub.
    You have a home.
    You have a yard.
    You have nice neighbors.

    Someday, you hope to get her bathroom fixed, your wall fixed, and the ac replaced. For now, you have a good life, soon you will have a great one. Be patient.

    When I suggested finding a contractor, I was thinking you might get three or four estimates, and show the estimates to Nightingale to see if she has an estimate as to how soon the repairs might be made.

    Or perhaps you could move upstairs and give them the downstairs. Invest in a compost toilet or porta potty for yourself upstairs. Then she would have the kitchen and bathroom and you would have peace and quiet.

    We love you and are happy to pray for you. I know you know all these things but wanted to remind you anyway.

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  8. Munsee – I am very glad to hear that your daughter’s results were good! What a relief that must be to you all.

    As for those things you mentioned, believe me, I often take time to consider and thank God for my many, many blessings. Just this morning, I was thinking about how privileged and “rich” I am to enjoy my coffee flavored with various delicious creamers. Later in the day, I had a similar thought while enjoying my creamy sugar-free instant vanilla pudding.

    Many Americans are far wealthier than I am, and have much better quality in their homes, furnishings, clothes, and food, but I am very grateful for the home, furnishings, clothes, and food that I have, realizing that I have much more than many people in this world have.

    You mentioned indoor plumbing. That is another thing that I often thank God for, often after taking a shower. And then I pray for God to provide fresh water and indoor plumbing to areas of the world that lack one or both.

    I realize that my previous comment sounds like a lot of whining, and I am sorry for that. Now I wish I hadn’t posted that.

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  9. You were honest about your frustrations with the situation and procrastination. That is understandable.

    Glad there was no sign of melanoma, mumsee.

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  10. Kizzie, don’t misunderstand. I was simply trying to help you, beloved sister, to remember your true focus. I know you don’t want to be whiny and I did not think you were. But sometimes, when I am thinking on the downside, it helps to remember the positives.

    I have brought lots of whiny on here for prayer over the years. I would recognize whine if I saw it.

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