Prayer Requests 4-22-22

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

Anyone else?

Psalm 82

A psalm of Asaph.

God presides in the great assembly;
    he renders judgment among the “gods”:

“How long will you defend the unjust
    and show partiality to the wicked?
Defend the weak and the fatherless;
    uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.
Rescue the weak and the needy;
    deliver them from the hand of the wicked.

“The ‘gods’ know nothing, they understand nothing.
    They walk about in darkness;
    all the foundations of the earth are shaken.

“I said, ‘You are “gods”;
    you are all sons of the Most High.’
But you will die like mere mortals;
    you will fall like every other ruler.”

Rise up, O God, judge the earth,
    for all the nations are your inheritance.

21 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 4-22-22

  1. Praying for our little community this morning. Six in her illness, Janice with her alarm and concerns, the real….and so many others. Thank You, God that You desire to hear our prayers in worship and in concern for one another.

    Praying for brothers and sisters in Ukraine, Russia, that region. And so many other places where people are giving up their lives on earth with the sure hope.

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  2. Thankful they caught that so early, AJ! My brother’s was not caught so early, but he also has done well for several years now. I am so grateful for all the advances in cancer that there have been. Praying your body reacts well and that you are protected from the germs out there, as well.

    Prayers for others, as well.

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  3. Amen.

    Prayers for 15 year-old Cassidy, riding a horse to open a rodeo in Idaho. The flag she carried spooked the horse, which threw her into a cement wall.

    Skull fracture, lacerations, broken clavicle, two broke ribs, and six vertebrae broken at the tips. Her spine appears to have come through okay.

    Yesterday was full of terrible prayer requests. Sometimes just praying becomes unbearable when you picture the damage.

    And the Ukraine. Lord, have mercy.

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  4. Praying for all the above.

    AJ, we’re lifting you up in prayer every day. One of my older cousins has been having immunotherapy and it seems to be helping, though the cancer was much further along in his case. He and his wife travel a couple of hours from near Chattanooga to Nashville every week to a veteran’s hospital, which is a little tiring for them as they are in their mid 70s. I hope you are able to get it closer to home.

    Illnesses change your life. It has certainly changed ours. But I have to say, although I hate the physical debilities, it is as though a filter has been peeled away from the eyesight. I feel like I had spiritual cataracts and now the world looks fresher. The green leaf is greener, the bee’s flight in the garden is more fascinating and miraculous. God seems closer. Cyrus has experienced this too. I am reminded of James 4:8 ‘Draw near to God and he will draw near to you’—the surrounding verses are helpful too, though not as pleasant. God seems nearest in humility and brokenness, and I know my mind and flesh abhor those conditions. And I think men have more trouble in these adversities because they feel (and are) in some measure responsible for the welfare of their families. The weight of responsibility sits heavy on shoulders that are weakened with illness or disability. That is the time to lean into God’s offer expressed by Jesus in Matt.11:28 ‘Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest…’. Men need that rest too—fathers, husbands, sons. Sometimes they don’t know how to receive it.

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  5. Amen and amen.

    My dad had cancer when I was a teen. And yes, so grateful AJ’s was caught (very) early and we’ve made such advancements. Someone at church also is going through immunotherapy.

    Someone made the remark that we are brought closer to God in our tears than in the laughter. That’s certainly been the case in my own life. I look back on the hard times and realize they were the richest in terms of my spiritual growth and understanding. It’s a (painful) pruning process to be sure, but the major spiritual growth and benefits are often quite surprising when looking back.

    Praying for and with you and your family.

    Continued prayers, also for Art and Janice and Debra and Cyrus and for 6 and Kizzie … for all of us. And our mess of a world while we’re at it.

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  6. Oh, these words about spiritual cataracts coming off brought me right to tears, Debra: “The green leaf is greener, the bee’s flight in the garden is more fascinating and miraculous. God seems closer.” Thank you.

    Thank you all for your prayers, and for continuing in them. Another day of no teaching of any sort for me, unless I consider that God is working on teaching me patience in adversity.

    6

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  7. 6 Arrows – Along with praying for your healing from this thing, I also prayed that you will let yourself rest as long as needed, and not rush back to the rush of life.

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  8. Although I already felt that I had a pretty deep faith and trust in God, losing Hubby certainly deepened my faith and trust, and I was aware of God’s loving presence in my life in a new and deeper way. And I also thought that I was already a grateful person, but going through this great loss and the changes in my life, and seeing how God has helped and provided for me along the way, have deepened my sense of gratitude as well. I can relate to what Debra wrote.

    At this particular time in my life, I am learning to seek to be even more patient, and to cast my cares upon the Lord even more, as I deal with the great frustration and discouragement over Nightingale’s procrastination in a couple important matters. Those important matters were supposed to be taken care of by now, I was sure, but they are not. So I continue to wait, but to make it a waiting upon the Lord, not merely waiting on my daughter.

    One of those frustrations is that last year she was going through the process of refinancing the home loan, and adding to it to afford the repairs that we need on the house. Interest rates were way down, so it was a great time to do that. But then a glitch and miscommunication with the guy at the bank put the whole thing on pause. And now I am reading about the high interest rates, along with the awful inflation of prices in general.

    So I need to put all these things, too, and my daughter, into God’s hands and let Him work these things out, and not let myself feel so frustrated or discouraged.

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  9. Have mercy a fire broke out 14 miles southwest of us by the interstate. Wind gusts of 50mph problematic! Evacuations happening. This is right next to the school where my grandkids are and my daughter works there as well 🙁

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  10. Praying Nancyjill. That sounds very scary, way too close. Are they advising your area to evacuate?

    At least your car is (somewhat well) packed.

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  11. Adding my prayers for you and your loved ones, NancyJill. Report when you can.

    Kizzie, 1:00pm, that’s a very good prayer to pray for me. When I start to recover from illness, my mind tends to race to thoughts of, “I’m behind!! What’s the quickest way to get back on track before the next problem happens!?!” So your caution to me and your prayers to that end are much needed and appreciated.

    ——

    God has given me a praise in the midst of illness. Today is 1st Arrow’s birthday. (Did you all leave a piece of that cake in the header for him?) 🙂

    I generally call him on his birthday, but this time texted him because I can’t talk without coughing fits happening. I explained why he was getting a birthday text instead of a call from me. We talked a bit and exchanged “I love you”s, but the way he wrote it put me in a beautiful puddle of tears. He wrote, “Love you too, mom.”

    It was the simple adding of “mom” that touched my heart so. The tears are still streaming down my face as I type this.

    In a little less than an hour from now, it will be the birth time of my firstborn 32 years ago. What a gift God has given me in this son and all my children!

    You know, I thought calling him would be the preferred way to reach him — more personal than words on a screen — but those words, “Love you too, mom” will now always be something I can see and not just remember like if they’d been spoken.

    God is so good.

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  12. They have the fire 75% contained and all can go back home. Now there are fires in Woodland Park and Lake George plus three more that I know of elsewhere in the state. It has been a rough day for our first responders and we are thankful for them. The fire started by the kid’s school was at a construction site…welding during extreme fire danger with no permit and violating the fire restrictions….they have been served a summons. RK I know y’all are facing these winds and fires as well….we pray for safety and protection

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  13. Glad that fire is mostly contained, NancyJill. I’ll pray for the winds to die down and the other fires to get under control, as well.

    6

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  14. Please know that I pray for each of you, even if I don’t get time to post or read.

    I am so sorry about the accident and all the problems surrounding it for you and Art, Janice. I am so thankful that he was not hurt badly.

    AJ, I was praying for you the day that you got your results back. I was afraid that was what they were going to find. I continue to be amazed at how God has worked it out for you to get treatment going soon. The unknown is always frightening.

    6 arrows, praying you will feel better soon.

    NancyJill, praying the fires miss you and are contained soon. So much devastation on all levels. My heart breaks each day as I drive by the twisted relics of homes.

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