Prayer Requests 4-23-22

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Psalm 83

A psalm of Asaph.

O God, do not remain silent;
    do not turn a deaf ear,
    do not stand aloof, O God.
See how your enemies growl,
    how your foes rear their heads.
With cunning they conspire against your people;
    they plot against those you cherish.
“Come,” they say, “let us destroy them as a nation,
    so that Israel’s name is remembered no more.”

With one mind they plot together;
    they form an alliance against you—
the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites,
    of Moab and the Hagrites,
Byblos, Ammon and Amalek,
    Philistia, with the people of Tyre.
Even Assyria has joined them
    to reinforce Lot’s descendants.

Do to them as you did to Midian,
    as you did to Sisera and Jabin at the river Kishon,
10 who perished at Endor
    and became like dung on the ground.
11 Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb,
    all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna,
12 who said, “Let us take possession
    of the pasturelands of God.”

13 Make them like tumbleweed, my God,
    like chaff before the wind.
14 As fire consumes the forest
    or a flame sets the mountains ablaze,
15 so pursue them with your tempest
    and terrify them with your storm.
16 Cover their faces with shame, Lord,
    so that they will seek your name.

17 May they ever be ashamed and dismayed;
    may they perish in disgrace.
18 Let them know that you, whose name is the Lord
    that you alone are the Most High over all the earth.

21 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 4-23-22

  1. Praying for our brothers and sisters in war torn regions around the globe and in areas where they are at risk of death or other persecution for their faith. That seems general, but we serve the personal God who knows all of His people.

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  2. Praying per above.

    I’ve been fever-free for over 24 hours now, so I think that’s behind me, and I’m also coughing a good deal less, which is enabling better rest. (I’ve taken four naps in the last two days, and three of them I slept so deeply I actually had dreams.)

    I don’t like that new symptoms have shown up the last couple days, though: low-level nausea, chest achiness, and back pain (the latter probably from lying in bed so much). There’s very little I can do without tiring. Simple things like folding small laundry items someone else had washed, dried, and brought to the living room, and like walking around our yard for a few minutes on this beautiful low-70s-degree day, made me have to sit back down and do nothing.

    Prayers that I’ll find the balance between rest and getting my strength built back up. Thanks.

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  3. Or pneumonia? Sometimes it can have differing symptoms. One friend was diagnosed with pneumonia and didn’t even have a cough, but she had the exhaustion. When I had it, there was some light nausea with it, too, and my appetite was picky. (Nightingale ended up making pumpkin bread for me to have for breakfast and snacks, and that was just what I needed.)

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  4. Thanks, Kare. I’ve been considering temporarily dropping all my piano lessons for the next month or so while recovering and focusing on family. 6th Arrow gets confirmed May 1, 5th Arrow has a 3-hour testing appointment May 9 and then a 2-hour appointment on May 16 where we learn the results of his April and May testing and begin to prepare for his future based on the results. And 3rd Arrow gets married May 21.

    So much stuff that I need to be healthy for. It would be something of a financial hit for our family for me to take off several weeks of teaching — there’s no sick leave when self-employed — but a fairly extended leave of absence at this point may be more helpful health-wise than detrimental financially. We have an emergency fund for just this purpose.

    Thanks, all, for all the various prayers. They’re helping. I feel better tonight than I have since Tuesday night. The little walk outside may have helped in spite of, or maybe because of, an increase in the productivity of my cough afterwards. The cough was dry in the early stages this week, but tonight brought some mucous out and my chest doesn’t hurt anymore.

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  5. Continue to cover you in prayer 6. Taking some time to build back your strength seems to be a wise move. ❤️
    Praying for Janice and Art as well…I haven’t seen Janice on here today and am hoping things are getting resolved with the car and such.

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  6. Chest tightness came back overnight. Covid-19 Antigen home test was positive this morning.

    Thank you for your continued prayers, friends.

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  7. Yeah, 6, so sorry. Down south, they’re taking it hard with coughing and headaches.

    Update on the rodeo rider:

    They sent her home after one night in the hospital and before they learned of the skull fracture.

    Currently resting under the care of her nurse mother.

    Concern right now is she has developed a hematoma on the right side of her head–at the same ear where she lost her hearing. They’re keeping a close watch on that.

    Tips of seven vertebrae are broken, along with two ribs, and her clavicle. Mom has rigged up a sling to help with the clavicle pain.

    She was not wearing a helmet. As she rode into the arena (with a cowboy hat on her head), the flag she carried blew and spooked the horse–who took off at a sprint.

    When the horse reached the end of the arena, it abruptly stopped and C sailed past the horse’s ears and slammed into a cement wall.

    Mom witnessed it all and is pretty traumatized as well.

    Thanks.

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  8. That sounds incredibly painful, M. Prayers for rodeo rider, and her mom, too. I would be horrifyingly sickened to see one of my children thrown against a concrete wall. 😦

    Thank you again, all, for your prayers. I’ll update if I have anything new to report. Mostly the last two days I’ve felt better and far less fatigued than the first three. I’m determined not to overdo as improvement comes, but my butt is rather sore from all this sitting up in bed today. 😛 If that’s the worst of it, I can’t complain. 😉

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  9. I’m finding it easier to see the humor in things now that there isn’t as much that’s hurting. 🙂

    One day at a time…

    …sweet Jesus…

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  10. “Give me the strength to do every day what I have to do…”

    And sometimes the “what I have to do” part is the work of rest.

    Have a restful, peaceful week coming up, wanderers, as you walk with our Lord.

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