Prayer Requests 5-9-22

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Psalm 97

The Lord reigns, let the earth be glad;
    let the distant shores rejoice.
Clouds and thick darkness surround him;
    righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
Fire goes before him
    and consumes his foes on every side.
His lightning lights up the world;
    the earth sees and trembles.
The mountains melt like wax before the Lord,
    before the Lord of all the earth.
The heavens proclaim his righteousness,
    and all peoples see his glory.

All who worship images are put to shame,
    those who boast in idols—
    worship him, all you gods!

Zion hears and rejoices
    and the villages of Judah are glad
    because of your judgments, Lord.
For you, Lord, are the Most High over all the earth;
    you are exalted far above all gods.
10 Let those who love the Lord hate evil,
    for he guards the lives of his faithful ones
    and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
11 Light shines on the righteous
    and joy on the upright in heart.
12 Rejoice in the Lord, you who are righteous,
    and praise his holy name.

11 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 5-9-22

  1. I hope your husband will step up to do some of the cooking and a whole lot of the cleaning, 6, for you. And the children left at home as they are able. I am sure you have spent decades doing jobs you do not like. Just trying to plan and prepare meals for all those decades gets old, even if one enjoys cooking. That would give you a lot more time for your job piano teaching and for rest.

    Also, prayers for your husband’s grief.

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  2. Thank you, Kathaleena. I am blessed that my husband and our three daughters still at home all enjoy cooking and baking, much more than I, so I haven’t had to do much of that in the last decade or so after the infant- and toddler-raising years were over. So that’s been a great help to me.

    Cleaning has been a point of contention for a long time, and I’ll not go into that…

    If I could request prayer one more time for 5th Arrow’s appointment today: it’s the long, final, 3-hour one. Pray he holds up well during the testing. The hopeful sign is that his previous testing of two scheduled hours only took an hour and a half. They had planned a break during the testing, but told me later that he didn’t want/need one, which they took as a good sign that he wasn’t getting overwhelmed with the process. I’m hoping today is the same, and/or that he or they would recognize the need for a break if that becomes apparent.

    Also, please pray for 3rd Arrow. She gets married at the end of next week, and just today started working 1st shift. Her body is accustomed to 2nd shift, sleeping from about midnight to 8:00. Now her work hours are 5:30am to 1:30pm, so her sleep time is around 8:00pm to 4:00am.

    Fortunately, when she gets married and moves out of our home, her commute time will be cut by half to two-thirds, so that will allow her to sleep in a little more on weekday mornings.

    My mother-heart is already starting to miss her as she prepares to leave home and start a new home with her husband, and I do worry a bit about her safety on the road during her commutes when her work-sleep rhythm has had to change so much over this past weekend.


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  3. Prayer for survival as it is visiting Moscow day. Taking a five year old on a four hour car ride. One who is not used to travel.

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  4. Prayers for Six, Mumsee, AJ, Nancyjill’s husband, and more. I do not yet have an update on the woman I know who had her leg amputated. I hope to hear at morning Bible study tomorrow.

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  5. 6 again — sorry to dominate. Our town is under a severe storm risk from this morning through 7am tomorrow. 6th Arrow will be home alone for the next couple hours while everyone else is at work and the clinic. I asked if she wants to come along with 5th Arrow and me to his medical appointment, but she prefers to stay home, and is smart about safety measures during storms.

    Thanks so much for praying.

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  6. Prayers for weather related safety, Six.

    In reading over the weekend prayer requests, Six, I may have missed it, but are some of the students leaving because of the financial crunch people are under now? Maybe they choose food and gas over piano lessons? That has nothing to do with you. I am sure more people are using Turbo to do their taxes instead of using tax preparers, like Art, to save money. Some lose out because of not getting all back from IRS that they should but others gain. Perhaps the other teachers have tapped into a more wealthy base of clients who can more easily retain students. I am looking at it purely from a business angle realizing that Art’s business is in a less wealthy part of Atlanta so he would lose more clients in economic downturns than someone in a wealthier community. We could not afford piano lessons for Wesley so I used things that allowed him to teach himself. He loved piano but never had many lessons from a real teacher. Art had taken piano for years when young yet he never taught Wesley. Eventually Wesley took five years of clarinet with a very affordable homeschool band.

    Prayers that you won’t take on false guilt and accusations from the evil one that you are not a good teacher. The truth sets you free! I knos from all you have written in the past that you are an excellent lovable teacher♡

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  7. Thanks, Janice. No one has indicated they’re leaving for financial reasons (though perhaps they might be hesitant to divulge that if it were the case).

    The parents of the students I teach in my home appear to be of more modest means than the ones I teach at a studio in the neighboring city, but it’s my home students who have a better track record of staying longer. They seem to be more committed to staying, with the exception of the most recent student to quit, who was a home student.

    The other studio where I teach, on the other hand, attracts a very wealthy clientele. Many of my and other teachers’ students are the children of doctors and other high-income professionals. Lots of my students have nannies.

    One of my families added on to their house some years ago, which now is about 8,000 square feet, one of the studio co-owners told me. The parents drive a Bentley and a Tesla, each of the four children have their own living room / bedroom suite, the youngest recently got new furniture for her living room, the family has an upstairs housekeeper and a downstairs housekeeper… You get the picture.

    That family recently withdrew one of their children from piano because the student decided after four months that she didn’t like studying with me.

    I don’t know, maybe the higher turnover rate at the studio with the wealthy clientele is because they can afford a lot, so put their kids in a lot of activities that wear them down with too much. Just speculation.

    Time to head to the studio now. Thanks for praying for 5th’s appointment and for good weather. It’s still sunny here.

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  8. Prayer here. My dad is still suffering from his fall and sounds like he may be developing pneumonia. They really need twenty four hour care. We are trying to work that out between family members. May require me mostly living up there for a bit.
    Meanwhile, husband’s step mom has a mass in her stomach and had a biopsy today. Doc said he wants her to see a cancer doc immediately. She is about eighty eight, her husband is ninety five. Her daughter is busy with work so it may involve my husband going over to help. Complicated. But God knows how it all should fit together.

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  9. Indeed He does.

    I was going to request prayer for my NYC student who didn’t “show up” for his zoom lesson tonight, and his mom didn’t respond to my texts — extremely unusual for this very reliable family.

    But she replied just as I was about to type this. They missed a flight and are now in DC trying to get back to NYC. So if you’d like to join me in prayer for their safe and timely journey back, thanks.

    Weather is ramping up around here tonight. The atmosphere driving home seemed different in a way I have a hard time describing. We are all home now, and that gives me comfort.

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  10. Oh, and because he can: husband has agreed to drive a friend’s stuff back to the guy’s brother in Louisiana. Husband will have fifteen with him, maybe and one of the twenty four’s to help him drive. Should be a good time for both of them. But a challenge. This is the seventy plus man who we thought of offering a place to. He has parkinson’s and a bunch of other things going wrong, but a strong believer.

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