Prayer Requests 9-13-22

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Psalm 54

Save me, O God, by your name;
    vindicate me by your might.
Hear my prayer, O God;
    listen to the words of my mouth.

Arrogant foes are attacking me;
    ruthless people are trying to kill me—
    people without regard for God.

Surely God is my help;
    the Lord is the one who sustains me.

Let evil recoil on those who slander me;
    in your faithfulness destroy them.

I will sacrifice a freewill offering to you;
    I will praise your name, Lord, for it is good.
You have delivered me from all my troubles,
    and my eyes have looked in triumph on my foes.

8 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 9-13-22

  1. On the daughter end of things, I knew she was cracking but she apologized last night and came nearly clean on a few things.

    I had asked her about her face and suggested getting some ointment to help it heal. She was being belligerent at the time so no further info. But last night she admitted to pulling her facial hairs. That seemed a reasonable but not thorough explanation.

    Then she told me some boys had taken advantage of her (no, not that way). They had persuaded her to loan them money with the assurance they would get her a boyfriend. They escorted her to the ATM where they had her extract money from her debit card which was supposed to be limited to ten dollars. It appears she has taken closer to three hundred. Anyway, one of the boys took eighty and the other took seventy. Then another friend came upon the scene and the boy with seventy realized his error and returned the money. The other did not. So the newly arrived friend escorted her to the sheriff office where he helped her register a complaint. Sadly, the mom of the first boy works in the sheriff dept so no idea how far the complaint will go. But if the sheriff hears word, it will be addressed. And husband will see to it that he hears.

    So, since she was in a lucid mind, I asked her to show us where they live and maybe meet some of the families. The first place we went was the home of the helpful boy. He is fourteen and autistic and living with his grandmother as his mom died and his dad has been kicked out of the country. Nice family and we also met the mom of a seven year old daughter hangs out with. The grandmother told us that daughter had told her she had put chemicals on her lip to remove the hair and had burns from the attempt. And so it goes.

    I believe, this radical experiment is based played out in a small town like this. There are some bad folk but enough good folk know each other and try to look out for one another that she can learn some hard lessons in a safer environment. Hopefully learn. All things we have discussed for years but until she meets them, just words.

    Prayer: wisdom, patience, love for me, discernment for daughter. Prayer that husband can wade through the paperwork again to get her some workers that will help her occupy her time or that we rescind guardianship and give her to the State where who knows what could happen to her (not our first choice obviously but we may not have any other). The people who deal with this say this is a very common scenario that they see all the time. Helping the mentally ill/challenged is not easy as many of you know.

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  2. Yes, that was part of the challenge we had with our loved one. There were always others to take advantage, whether by ‘borrowing’ or taking advantage in other ways. When the income is so limited, losing it to those taking advantage can be devastating. It was better when we were able to move him into a locked apartment building. At least visitors had to be let into the building. It is a very difficult row to hoe, mumsee, for all involved.

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  3. Kathaleena, I knew you would know exactly what I meant! I talk about how it is because I want people to have a better understanding of what mental challenges can look like and maybe have even more compassion for those living on the street or in residences or on their own.

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  4. Something that I hadn’t thought about for a while, but came to mind recently, is that Boy’s father is a paranoid schizophrenic, his grandmother has had mental health issues as well, and schizophrenia can be inherited. I pray that he will not inherit any mental illness. (I know the thought of it scares his mother.)

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  5. Kizzie, I don’t know if this is any encouragement to you and Nightingale, and you may already understand this, but schizophrenia is not “inherited” in a direct way like eye color from a specific single gene. One author describes it as “the result of a complex group of genetic and other biological vulnerabilities, as well as psychological and environmental risk factors.” Even identical twins of schizophrenics aren’t always schizophrenic.

    My own experience is with a near family member who was paranoid schizophrenic and whose three children and three grandchildren (all well into adulthood now) have never shown any signs.

    The Boy’s risk is greater than average, but the odds are still highly in his favor.

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