Prayer Requests 4-9-22

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Psalm 73

A psalm of Asaph.

Surely God is good to Israel,
    to those who are pure in heart.

But as for me, my feet had almost slipped;
    I had nearly lost my foothold.
For I envied the arrogant
    when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

They have no struggles;
    their bodies are healthy and strong.
They are free from common human burdens;
    they are not plagued by human ills.
Therefore pride is their necklace;
    they clothe themselves with violence.
From their callous hearts comes iniquity;
    their evil imaginations have no limits.
They scoff, and speak with malice;
    with arrogance they threaten oppression.
Their mouths lay claim to heaven,
    and their tongues take possession of the earth.
10 Therefore their people turn to them
    and drink up waters in abundance.
11 They say, “How would God know?
    Does the Most High know anything?”

12 This is what the wicked are like—
    always free of care, they go on amassing wealth.

13 Surely in vain I have kept my heart pure
    and have washed my hands in innocence.
14 All day long I have been afflicted,
    and every morning brings new punishments.

15 If I had spoken out like that,
    I would have betrayed your children.
16 When I tried to understand all this,
    it troubled me deeply
17 till I entered the sanctuary of God;
    then I understood their final destiny.

18 Surely you place them on slippery ground;
    you cast them down to ruin.
19 How suddenly are they destroyed,
    completely swept away by terrors!
20 They are like a dream when one awakes;
    when you arise, Lord,
    you will despise them as fantasies.

21 When my heart was grieved
    and my spirit embittered,
22 I was senseless and ignorant;
    I was a brute beast before you.

23 Yet I am always with you;
    you hold me by my right hand.
24 You guide me with your counsel,
    and afterward you will take me into glory.
25 Whom have I in heaven but you?
    And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
26 My flesh and my heart may fail,
    but God is the strength of my heart
    and my portion forever.

27 Those who are far from you will perish;
    you destroy all who are unfaithful to you.
28 But as for me, it is good to be near God.
    I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge;
    I will tell of all your deeds.

12 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 4-9-22

  1. Aj we hope you are feeling better this morning. We continue to lift you in prayer and trust the Lord to cover all of your needs ❤️

    Kim any report on Brenda?

    Janice how is Art feeling this morning?

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  2. My nurse has me on bedrest until Monday. 🙂

    That’s best, as it’s difficult walking around with this contraption.

    She is taking good care of me.

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  3. Art sounded good when I just talked to him. He said when he got to work this a.m. that the other preparer had stayed overnight and her husband was at the office trying to get her car cranked but it would not start. All these years, she has nrver had to work all night at the office. It’s that bad this year. They are so backed up with work because many people have had complicated real estate transactions this year. He said normally maybe 5% have that but this year it is more like 30%. There is not the staff to deal with it all. He said my brother had worked until midnight at the other place he works doing taxes on Friday night. He has not been calling to talk as he often does because I know he is too tired.

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