Prayer Requests 7-8-22

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

Also, Debra’s surgery is today, so let’s keep her in prayer.

And prayers for Janice too, for her appointment today.

Anyone else?

Psalm 143

A psalm of David.

Lord, hear my prayer,
    listen to my cry for mercy;
   in your faithfulness and righteousness
    come to my relief.
Do not bring your servant into judgment,
    for no one living is righteous before you.
The enemy pursues me,
    he crushes me to the ground;
   he makes me dwell in the darkness
    like those long dead.
So my spirit grows faint within me;
    my heart within me is dismayed.
I remember the days of long ago;
    I meditate on all your works
    and consider what your hands have done.
I spread out my hands to you;
    I thirst for you like a parched land.

Answer me quickly, Lord;
    my spirit fails.
   Do not hide your face from me
    or I will be like those who go down to the pit.
Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,
    for I have put my trust in you.
   Show me the way I should go,
    for to you I entrust my life.
Rescue me from my enemies, Lord,
    for I hide myself in you.
10 Teach me to do your will,
    for you are my God;
   may your good Spirit
    lead me on level ground.

11 For your name’s sake, Lord, preserve my life;
    in your righteousness, bring me out of trouble.
12 In your unfailing love, silence my enemies;
    destroy all my foes,
    for I am your servant.

16 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 7-8-22

  1. And amen.

    East Coast sister and family returned to their home safely yesterday. Thank you for your prayers.

    Jacob’s funeral begins in about 10 minutes. Our church will be live-streaming it on the website and their YouTube channel. Please continue to pray for his family. Thanks so much.

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  2. Thanks, Janice, and everyone praying. The service was beautiful, uplifting, and so very sad all at the same time.

    Any child at the service who wanted to come up to sing “I Am Jesus’ Little Lamb” was invited to do so. Such a poignant moment to see those few dozen children up on the risers, singing their hearts out.

    The last hymn of the service was a definite tear-jerker. The pastor explained that it was the hymn Jacob and his family sang every night before the children went to bed, “Now the Light Has Gone Away.” The version below is sung by Koine.

    I didn’t know until today that Jacob had been born in Augusta, Georgia. They moved to our area a couple years ago, IIRC.

    If anyone would like to see pictures capturing glimpses of some of Jacob’s life, to put a face to the name of the boy you kindly prayed for, I can email you by request a link to his obituary on the funeral home’s website, where there are numerous pics. I also can provide a link to the funeral service, which is up now on our church’s YouTube, if anyone is interested.

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  3. Love that video, 6. I have never heard it before. So sweet. I would like to have a link to see/read more.

    This sad loss reminded me of the boy who was in Wesley’s kindergarten class who died so unexpectedly over Thanksgiving break. We never forget such tragedies, ever.

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  4. I sent the link to Jacob’s obit to your email now, Janice. Check your spam folder if you don’t see it, as putting a link in the email may keep it away from your inbox.

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  5. There was a ten-year-old boy who died in a freak accident when the roof of their (relatively new) Hampton Inn caved in. The boy loved the Lord according to his parents who wrote a lovely obituary. One of my daughters shared the obit. I had two young cousins die and I agree with Janet. You never forget those.

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  6. So true, remembering those who died young. I vividly recall returning from a family vacation as a child and seeing my next-door grandmother running across the lawn, waving her arms as we drove up the driveway. One of our cousins had drowned shortly before we returned home. He wasn’t a cousin we knew well, but my grandmother’s frantic running to tell us is forever etched in my mind.

    The death of another cousin, age 9, by murder committed by a playmate, and the suicide of one of my high school classmates — someone I saw every day in Sociology class; he was on the opposite side of the room, and our desks faced the center of the room — stay with me, as well.

    Chas spoke often, too, of his 13-year-old brother who died. What a blessed reunion that must be for them now, in glory.

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  7. Thank you all for your prayers. I appreciate it so much Everything went better than I expected. The drugs have made me a bit loopy, but i was home in about 5 hrs.


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