Prayer Requests 1-16-23

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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.

14 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 1-16-23

  1. Son in law has moved in here. Daughter has moved in with his son. Son’s house now has seven dogs, two cats, two small children and three “adults”. I am concerned that two ill behaved children who like to run and scream is a bad scenario in a house with seven untrained dogs, four of them new to the house. Everything from dachsund to mastiff. All indoor sweetums.

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  2. Prayers for peace, Mumsee. It sounds pretty chaotic. Maybe absence will make the hearts grow fonder? May God bring reconciliation in His perfect timing and way. May His supernatural peace enter into unsettled hearts that need Him to be in charge. May God bring rest to you as you give your burdens to the Lord.

    I also lift AJ fof an easy treatment and recovery tomorrow.

    I pray in Jesus’ name, Amen

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  3. Baby Harper is not only home, but with all the encouraging news for her mother, too, the entire family went HOME for a week today. So, she’s out of the hospital, hanging with her mom, dad, big brother, and now visiting her actual nursery–where someday soon, they hope to really return and live in.

    God is good. Our prayers are being answered. The baby looks great (I’ve seen a few photos–she looks like her dad), and I get teary-eyed thinking about how very far this horror has come in a positive direction.

    Thank you, so much, for your prayers and how they have worked not only in the physical, but also in the spiritual.

    Keep praying when you think of this family–this is a calm–more fighting in the spiritual to come, for sure.

    And no matter what happens in the present vis a vis the cancer, the shadow will remain for a long time to come.

    My friend, however, is renewed in awe at God’s answers to prayer.

    Thanks be to God.

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  4. DJ has a point, though I think I was following Mumsee’s.

    I was thinking about your situation yesterday, Mumsee, and saw that your household has changed from a shelter for children who needed a family to a home for me who needed their family to shelter them.

    Well done, good and faithful servants–and hang in there.

    I also like the idea that the last two children you sheltered are now learning about how to shelter, too.

    Don’t you love a full circle–even if it’s hard–of ministry?

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  5. I do and it is neat to watch.

    As to our home, since we are downsizing, we have gone from four people with chickens, turkeys, cats, dog to seven people and animals plus two horses. One of the horses escaped this morning so daughter had to come out from town to round it up but she is not speaking to me as I am siding with her husband. No, I am siding with the marriage i was asked to witness. Son and wife live in town currently so daughter is living with them and housing her horses in the neighbor’s pasture using our water and water trough, etc. And so it goes.

    But we do believe we are doing what God has called us to do and provided with a home in which to do it so all is good. Pray that the eyes of my dad’s heart will be opened even though his mind is missing a few cogs.

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  6. You already know the last thing to go in the body is hearing. If you aren’t already, you might play spiritual music to help calm him. Perhaps old hymns? You can find hours of music like that on Youtube. Set the phone/computer/ipad/whatever and let it go.

    Sometimes when I don’t sleep at night, I listen to music like that.

    Or, Enduring Word media–I listened to Guzik discuss three chapters of Acts early this morning–I must have fallen asleep in the last discussion, but that was ideal!

    Here’s the link to the book of John: https://enduringword.com/media/john/

    Biddy’s story reminded me that we cannot lose our salvation; just because are minds are not as intact as they were once before, doesn’t mean our souls have fled.

    They’re still buried in there, listening, and perhaps communing with God (we can ask when we get there).

    As I reminded my friend above, as long as there is life, there is hope.

    That helped both of us!

    As to your daughter–grief, right? She lost her child. She probably is neither emotionally nor spiritually mature enough to handle his loss. Did she ever get any grief counseling? Do you know?

    Until she deals with the grief, and really, the other demons, she’ll keep running. And then there are the two children–who also lost their sibling.

    I’m so sorry, Mumsee. So much hurt, so very much hurt.

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  7. My dad’s hearing is nearly nonexistent though I understand it may well improve. God has His ways. He may just be bringing up old times (Jim may still be pointing folk to Christ through his past interactions!)

    I asked son in law that very question, no grief counseling for any of them. He says they did cry a lot. And still do. He says his grief counsel is going to church and renewing his relationship with God.

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  8. I’m glad to hear they cried.

    However, in addition to the loss of the little guy, they also went through several traumas, job loss, hospital stay, and everything else.

    They’d need to trust someone to be able to talk about it and get healing–which is a big trust issue. We’ll keep praying for them.

    Is your oldest grandchild in that family ready to go to kindergarten?

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  9. Praying for the twins Kare and for healing. And as the parents are praying over their babes that they too would sense the closeness of our Lord’s presence. 💙 💙

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