Prayer Requests 7-22-22

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

Anyone else?

Psalm 5

 A psalm of David.

Listen to my words, Lord,
    consider my lament.
Hear my cry for help,
    my King and my God,
    for to you I pray.

In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice;
    in the morning I lay my requests before you
    and wait expectantly.
For you are not a God who is pleased with wickedness;
    with you, evil people are not welcome.
The arrogant cannot stand
    in your presence.
    You hate all who do wrong;
you destroy those who tell lies.
   The bloodthirsty and deceitful
    you, Lord, detest.
But I, by your great love,
    can come into your house;
   in reverence I bow down
    toward your holy temple.

Lead me, Lord, in your righteousness
    because of my enemies—
    make your way straight before me.
Not a word from their mouth can be trusted;
    their heart is filled with malice.
   Their throat is an open grave;
    with their tongues they tell lies.
10 Declare them guilty, O God!
    Let their intrigues be their downfall.
   Banish them for their many sins,
    for they have rebelled against you.
11 But let all who take refuge in you be glad;
    let them ever sing for joy.
   Spread your protection over them,
    that those who love your name may rejoice in you.

12 Surely, Lord, you bless the righteous;
    you surround them with your favor as with a shield.

11 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 7-22-22

  1. You may remember that I mentioned a while back that X is petitioning the court to be able to have unsupervised visits with Boy, for a full 24 hours each weekend. Since Nightingale is opposing that, the guardian ad litem is once more involved, interviewing Boy at different times.

    This coming Tuesday, she will be coming over to speak with Nightingale. So Nightingale is busy this weekend doing a good housecleaning of her part of the house, and trying to get the yard looking nicer.

    Please pray that the meeting will go well and that Nightingale will have favor with the lady, and with the court. Also, please pray that her anxiety about all of this, as well as other things in her life, will cause her to turn to God. Thank you.

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  2. Praying!

    I’m dealing with a sometimes-serious buildup of anxiety and sadness and, what else, worry, right now — upcoming pre-surgical medical appointments this week and next, along with the dilemma of making “that” decision about Cowboy. I can’t seem to even let myself think about that right now, it just makes me cry. I’m still getting over the loss of Tess just 2 weeks ago.

    But I’ve watched this all build and knew it would become intense — this summer has felt like watching a speeding train coming headlong, right at me, down the tracks, in some ways. Surgery, dogs, juggling work overload and pressure in between.

    But of course, God has this.

    Something I read maybe a week ago now:

    “The Good Thing About Bad Days”:

    ~ … “Consider the work of God” (Ecc. 7:13). Life is not a result of blind fate or random chance. God is over all, and He’s in control of all. We would be wise, then, to heed the Preacher’s advice: “In the day of prosperity be joyful, and in the day of adversity consider: God has made the one as well as the other, so that man may not find out anything that will be after him” (7:14).

    We mustn’t miss the fact that God often uses tragedy, disappointment, and sorrow to shape us into the likeness of His Son. Of course it’s natural to desire that life would be free from difficulty! But the Bible is clear: typically, more spiritual progress is made through failure, disappointment, and tears than is discovered as a result of success, laughter, and ease.
    Pause for a moment and consider how God has used the hardships in your life for your spiritual benefit. You almost certainly will discover that none of your trials have been wasted and that the words of Romans 8:28 remain true: “For those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”

    Indeed, all of your difficulties, problems, bad choices, and foolish wanderings—and your successes, too, however humble—are able to be swept up into His perfect plan and purpose for you. … ~

    And Amen.

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  3. Much to keep in prayer these days.

    With what I have been through lately, it has been a big comfort to focus more on the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, my Comforter and Advocate. I am not going through any of the trials and tribulations alone. DJ, I hope you can have a greater sense of the Holy Spirit’s presence easing you through it all and going before you to make the best way possible through the worst. It is so difficult to have long seasons of loss.

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  4. Of course, Janice. It is the Holy Spirit, after all, Who guides and turns us always to Scripture and to Christ. It’s His job and He does it well. 🙂

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  5. And yes, the “season” long aspect of difficulties really does make these periods more trying. While there are times of worry and sadness, I seem to bounce back to life at some point, so there are definitely peaks and valleys going on. But the valleys are tough. (And I realize that my problems obviously pale in comparison to so many others in the lives of people I know.)

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  6. As for Nightingale, I’d think anyone would readily see how responsible and capable she is as a mom. She’s providing well for her son.

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