Prayer Requests 9-14-22

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

Anyone else have something to share?

Psalm 55

For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A maskil of David.

Listen to my prayer, O God,
    do not ignore my plea;
hear me and answer me.
   My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught
because of what my enemy is saying,
    because of the threats of the wicked;
   for they bring down suffering on me
    and assail me in their anger.

My heart is in anguish within me;
    the terrors of death have fallen on me.
Fear and trembling have beset me;
    horror has overwhelmed me.
I said, “Oh, that I had the wings of a dove!
    I would fly away and be at rest.
I would flee far away
    and stay in the desert;
I would hurry to my place of shelter,
    far from the tempest and storm.”

Lord, confuse the wicked, confound their words,
    for I see violence and strife in the city.
10 Day and night they prowl about on its walls;
    malice and abuse are within it.
11 Destructive forces are at work in the city;
    threats and lies never leave its streets.

12 If an enemy were insulting me,
    I could endure it;
   if a foe were rising against me,
    I could hide.
13 But it is you, a man like myself,
    my companion, my close friend,
14 with whom I once enjoyed sweet fellowship
    at the house of God,
   as we walked about
    among the worshipers.

15 Let death take my enemies by surprise;
    let them go down alive to the realm of the dead,
    for evil finds lodging among them.

16 As for me, I call to God,
    and the Lord saves me.
17 Evening, morning and noon
    I cry out in distress,
    and he hears my voice.
18 He rescues me unharmed
    from the battle waged against me,
    even though many oppose me.
19 God, who is enthroned from of old,
    who does not change—
   he will hear them and humble them,
    because they have no fear of God.

20 My companion attacks his friends;
    he violates his covenant.
21 His talk is smooth as butter,
    yet war is in his heart;
   his words are more soothing than oil,
    yet they are drawn swords.

22 Cast your cares on the Lord
    and he will sustain you;
   he will never let
    the righteous be shaken.
23 But you, God, will bring down the wicked
    into the pit of decay;
   the bloodthirsty and deceitful
    will not live out half their days.

   But as for me, I trust in you.

17 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 9-14-22

  1. Praying for the real, yet again. No, we don’t get tired of praying for you though you may get tired of needing it!

    Prayer here for wisdom on our parents and on our children. And perhaps for endurance to run the race.

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  2. Thank you for praying for us.

    Update:
    Art’s surgery will be rescheduled.

    I got the drain tube out. My incisions are healing up nicely.

    I had fifteen lymph nodes removed and three showed cancer.

    I will soon start radiation, no schedule yet.

    I am scheduled to see a medical oncologist on Oct 14.

    That’s all I know for now.

    I have remained calm and peaceful, thanks be to God (and the prayers of many), but Art is struggling.

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  3. Praying for you Janice, and for you AJ, for God’s peace and for full recovery without lasting ill effects. You are being remembered and prayed for regularly.

    The God who made us also heals us. And he never leaves us for an instant, but sees and walks along beside.

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  4. Oh, yes, I forgot to mention AJ. Praying that you will recover quickly.

    As for me, I am mostly better, but with a feeling of a mild cold hanging on, and still feeling pretty tired. This, too, shall pass.

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  5. My Bible memory verse this week:
    “And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you. Do not fear nor be dismayed.”
    Deuteronomy 31:8
    It goes right along with what you said, Debra.😀

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  6. Praying for AJ and family.
    Lord, You see it all and know it all. At times it seems too much, like when one is already afflicted and then some other affliction lands on top of that. I ask that Your hand of healing would pour out healing upon AJ to cover both his afflictions and any other lingering ailments from former times. Please renew his strength. Help him to find your blessings scattered throughout his days despite the various sufferings. Thank you that he has people in his home and family who love him as we all do here. You are amazing how You let Your strength show through us at those times when we are weakened, struck down but not destroyed. May AJ thrive through being shown Your love as a constant in his life. I pray in Jesus’ name, Amen

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