Prayer Requests 12-6-22

Anyone have something to share?

Psalm 123

A song of ascents.

I lift up my eyes to you,
    to you who sit enthroned in heaven.
As the eyes of slaves look to the hand of their master,
    as the eyes of a female slave look to the hand of her mistress,
   so our eyes look to the Lord our God,
    till he shows us his mercy.

Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy on us,
    for we have endured no end of contempt.
We have endured no end
    of ridicule from the arrogant,
    of contempt from the proud.

13 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 12-6-22

  1. Boy has a double ear infection that is pretty painful. He just started on the antibiotics today. Please pray that it will clear up soon for him, especially the pain.

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  2. Pray for my neighbor S who’s headed in for her first knee surgery on Friday and is quite nervous.

    Also for openings on my part to share the gospel in natural, conversational ways with her. Who was it who said when you’re not grounded in the true faith you’ll believe most any and everything (else)? She has all kinds of random ideas that often surprise me, from space aliens being among us to believing in psychics (but not doctors so much — they call it a ‘practice,’ she says, because all their doing is “just practicing on us”!) She got that from a lifelong friend (retired pharmacist) she highly respects when it comes to anything medical.

    Background is Catholic but says she left because there was too much talk about sin.

    I’ve been thinking back to our pastor’s message from James last week about being slow to speak and quick (and active) to listen — about how understanding where someone is coming from requires that discipline of probing their beliefs, asking them questions about how they came to think this or that, what their ‘source’ is, why they think it’s reliable. — then you can more easily move on from there and the other person feels like what they’re saying has been heard and understood, not just dismissed out of hand.

    I’ve said some things about the faith to her before, of course, but in small bite-sized morsels, worked into our regular conversations here and there, which I think can also be effective, of course. But I don’t sense an interest on her part per se, maybe it’s unspoken, though.

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  3. Maybe, Dj, do the two steps forward and one step back with her to keep slowly moving forward. Question and listen to her beliefs, do that again, and then insert your belief for her to consider, then question and listen twice and then insert your belief. Most everyone wants to talk about themselves so you are giving her double the attention that you get from her, but what you give is concentrated valuable truth for her to digest and consider. If she is a logical and orderly person I think God’s truth will shine out in comparison to her here there and whatever pieced together religion.

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  4. Thanks Janice, that sounds like a good approach.

    Also I will be more intentionally praying for her going forward, that God would make Himself known to her in a strong way, that this would be His time of calling her to Himself.

    She’ll have an intense recovery period ahead, and then the second knee surgery which hasn’t been scheduled yet. I think her PT begins within 2 days after she’s home from the hospital for this first surgery, which sounds about right. They want you moving early and regularly.

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  5. I’ve been under the weather since Friday. Sore throat, runny nose, no appetite, and what felt like an oncoming urinary tract infection. I stayed home from men’s prayer and church, missed the congregational meeting too. Felt a little better yesterday so I went and got my blood work done.

    The doctor called this morning and told me my white blood counts were elevated quite a bit. Told me to rest, plenty of fluids and let them know if things worsen. They’re passing the info on to the urologist as well.

    I’m hoping it doesn’t delay the as yet unscheduled immunotherapy treatments.

    And I did something to my hip, which has been killing me since Sunday. It just seems to never end. 😦

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  6. How frustrating, Aj.

    Please pray for my husband’s niece’s husband, Don. He fell over a curling rock and broke his hip. They will not let his wife in the hospital because of new Covid protocols, so both are frustrated over that. He will be having surgury.

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