Prayer Requests 6-22-22

It’s Wednesday, so don’t forget to pray for The Gambia.

Also, let’s keep Janice in prayer as she heads out for her biopsy today.

Anyone else?

Psalm 129

A song of ascents.

“They have greatly oppressed me from my youth,”
    let Israel say;
“they have greatly oppressed me from my youth,
    but they have not gained the victory over me.
Plowmen have plowed my back
    and made their furrows long.
But the Lord is righteous;
    he has cut me free from the cords of the wicked.”

May all who hate Zion
    be turned back in shame.
May they be like grass on the roof,
    which withers before it can grow;
a reaper cannot fill his hands with it,
    nor one who gathers fill his arms.
May those who pass by not say to them,
    “The blessing of the Lord be on you;
    we bless you in the name of the Lord.”

19 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 6-22-22

  1. You know how you meet someone and become instant friends? That happened to me 5 years ago when I met Michelle B. She is a Mimi to a Little Miss too so we are the Mimi’s. Her Little Miss is 6. She has a 4 year old special needs brother and a baby sister who is 5 months old. The father of these precious 3 children came home one Friday night in mid-May and was jaundiced. To the point that his wife insisted they go to the emergency room. After a few tests and some exploratory surgery they diagnosed him with bile duct cancer. The doctor in Pensacola wanted to do a surgery that would remove half of his liver and then do radiation and chemo. The surgery was Monday and. the cancer has spread. He is currently in ICU and if he comes home he will be on hospice.
    My friend’s stepdaught and her husband dated since they were 15 years old. He is 33 and there is no life insurance.
    Please pray for this family as a wife loses her husband and these babies lose their daddy.

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  2. So sad to hear, Kim. They are, indeed, in my prayers.

    Janice, too.

    My husband returned to the license bureau to try to renew his driver’s license again. The eye doctor was supposed to have sent in the information sheet they were given to fill out. Neither the technician nor the eye doctor could figure out why anyone would think he had a problem with his vision. When he went to the office again, he found the form was nowhere online to be found. However, the examiner said to step over to the vision screening machine again. With no problem whatsoever he passed it all. Apparently, the other worker had no idea what she was doing. Worse, I think it was plain age discrimination. She just assumed because he was older that there was an issue. So he went through another eye exam after he had one just two months or so before. What a waste of our time and money. I am grateful he passed and got his renewal, of course, and for all the prayer.

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  3. I am home and resting (see more on the daily thread). Prayers lifted me above the dreads.

    When I arrived home I found a card and a gardenia plant by the door from my friend I have walked with and went on the Tour of Homes with not long ago. I can learn Christian thoughtfulness and caring from her. And I have learned from y’all, too!

    My church sends out a Wednesday prayer list which is lengthy in this larger church. To start off, a prayer focus for the week is given. Usually it is for a people group. Today it was for personal healing. It was perfectly worded for what I am facing. I wish I could copy and paste it here.

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  4. Praying for all of the above.

    As for the Janie situation. . . Earlier today, Nightingale sent me a link to a pet boarding place, near where they will be camping, that looked great, and not as expensive as I had expected. (I have offered to pay for Janie’s boarding since gas is so expensive and they have a long drive.) I was relieved and happy that she found a place, and that by taking her with them, Janie would only have to be away from them for three days instead of five.

    Then Nightingale texted me a little while ago to say that the place informed her that there had been a glitch in their system and they do not actually have an opening after all. And a place near that one is also booked up. I don’t know what’s going on with any places local to us, but hope that Nightingale is contacting them.

    Adding to my disappointment about that is that Nightingale has waited until two days before leaving to get around to this. Now I am praying that one of those places will have a cancellation and call Nightingale, although I don’t want someone else to have to be disappointed about plans gone awry. Or maybe somewhere close to here will have an opening?

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  5. Kim, I am so sorry to hear about that young man and his family going through that. Praying for him and them. It is so difficult to understand why parents of young children are put through such unfathomable scenarios. Prayers🙏

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  6. I think that there are places that Nightingale wants to go where she cannot take Janie. She camps rather than staying at a motel to save money when she goes away, but still plans on doing other things that people do on vacation.

    I don’t know what is going on right now. I am hoping that she is still working on it.

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  7. I will see if this copy and paste works from my church prayer email:

    Prayer Focus

    May You Be Well

    May you be cleansed and purified of all that isn’t health.
    May every cell in your body wake up and fight.
    May the powerful light of healing move into every part of you.
    May you return to being purely you.
    May you be well.

    Lord, your life on Earth was filled with concern for the sick. Have compassion now on all who share your pain. Give them healing of mind and body, restore their strength and spirit. May they be comforted in the knowledge that we are praying for them and have peace by a sense of your presence.

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  8. Janie will be staying home with me. 😦

    But I let Nightingale know in no uncertain terms, but rather calmly – and although I did not raise my voice, there was a touch of anger in it – that I was very angry. I told her that she had had plenty of time to make arrangements for Janie, and explained why I had so wanted this time alone without Janie.

    What you need to know is that although that sounds reasonable, it took a lot for me to let that out and not keep it to myself. Due to how abrasive Nightingale can be (her defense is often a swift offense), I tend to avoid conflict with her. But with this, I knew that she had to hear how I felt.

    Both Nightingale and Boy got very quiet, and did not interrupt, nor did either have a response, and then I walked out of the room. It was still quiet in the kitchen for a couple moments after I left.

    Afterwards, alone, I cried, feeling so disappointed. Then I prayed, telling God that I didn’t want to continue feeling this way, or wallow in it, and asked Him to deal with my heart and help me to accept the situation and be peaceful. I will still have my privacy, and still be able to do the little things I had planned, I will just have to deal with Janie in the midst of it. But I also prayed that if it is His will, something will pop up – like a cancelation at that place or maybe a different plan. But if not, I am trying to choose peace and acceptance. (Notice, I say “trying”. 🙂 )

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  9. Kizzie I do not see that you are being over dramatic about the situation. In the real adult world if someone is going on vacation and has neglected to make arrangements for their pet/pets, the vacation would be postponed until those arrangements could be made. You are not being unreasonable….love you and keeping you in prayer sister…

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  10. Kizzie, totally with you and NancyJill on this. Dogs are a big responsibility. They require foresight and advance planning. They tie you down unless you are willing to kennel them or make alternate arrangements.

    However, she has done what she has done and you are keeping the dog. This too will pass. I am sad for you in understanding, and praying for you knowing you, too, like to live for Christ and turn all thoughts over to Him. May God give you grace and mercy to love the daughter and the dog through this. And next time, perhaps make the calls yourself and get it done.

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  11. Agee with the others here.

    Finding boarding for a dog can’t really be done at the last minute, especially during periods when folks are doing a lot of travel. Those places fill up fast and get booked early, something we don’t always realize until it’s too late.

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