Prayer Requests 4-14-22

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

Anyone else?

Luke23:26-43

The Crucifixion of Jesus

26 As the soldiers led him away, they seized Simon from Cyrene, who was on his way in from the country, and put the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus. 27 A large number of people followed him, including women who mourned and wailed for him. 28 Jesus turned and said to them, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep for yourselves and for your children. 29 For the time will come when you will say, ‘Blessed are the childless women, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!’ 30 Then

“‘they will say to the mountains, “Fall on us!”
    and to the hills, “Cover us!”’

31 For if people do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?”

32 Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed. 33 When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left. 34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.

35 The people stood watching, and the rulers even sneered at him. They said, “He saved others; let him save himself if he is God’s Messiah, the Chosen One.”

36 The soldiers also came up and mocked him. They offered him wine vinegar 37 and said, “If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself.”

38 There was a written notice above him, which read: this is the king of the Jews.

39 One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!”

40 But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? 41 We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.”

42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”

43 Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”

11 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 4-14-22

  1. Lord, God, we pray you would provide the resources and the creativity necessary to slow and then end NM’s fires. We pray for the hearts and souls of all who have lost their homes in such a tragic way. I ask you would bring forth prayer warriors and those who can minister to the trauma so many have now experienced, in thoughtful, kind, loving, and profound ways.

    Watch over the hospital, the staff, and the patients that it would be a place of refuge and safety amidst the chaos. Be with Rene and enable her to travel safely and have peace in the seemingly random chaos of fire.

    Watch over her family wherever they are spread, and may you be glorified in all that happens.

    In Jesus’ name.

    Amen.

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  2. Amen.

    Prayers for various in-laws and two of their relatives, in turn. My sister-in-law M’s mom passed away this month. That, along with the passing of my mother-in-law last November, means M’s daughters lost both of their grandmothers within a 5-month period.

    M also has two nieces who both lost their homes in a tornado this week. Small community of less than 100 people; about half the town was leveled. No one seriously injured, though, praise God.

    Prayers for my brother-in-law C (no relation to M above) whose dad passed away recently, just months after C’s mom. So my nieces and nephews — C’s and East Coast Sister’s children — have also lost two grandparents within a short interval.

    And prayers for wisdom and discernment for me as I contemplate schedule changes with my home-teaching piano studio. I have a waiting list, and will have extra time available to teach after 6th Arrow finishes Confirmation classes next month, since I won’t have to drive her anywhere on Wednesday evenings after that.

    As my waiting list grew, it was rather a foregone conclusion, to my mind, that I’d offer the wait-list people a spot on my schedule beginning in June this year, but … something (Someone?) is now causing me to pause and think about other options for using that time.

    A lot of layers and moving parts to consider. Pray that I hear the Lord clearly through all the noise.

    Thanks.

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