Prayer Requests 1-31-23

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Psalm 19

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

The heavens declare the glory of God;
    the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
    night after night they reveal knowledge.
They have no speech, they use no words;
    no sound is heard from them.
Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,
    their words to the ends of the world.
    In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.
It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,
    like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
It rises at one end of the heavens
    and makes its circuit to the other;
    nothing is deprived of its warmth.

The law of the Lord is perfect,
    refreshing the soul.
   The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy,
    making wise the simple.
The precepts of the Lord are right,
    giving joy to the heart.
    The commands of the Lord are radiant,
    giving light to the eyes.
The fear of the Lord is pure,
    enduring forever.
   The decrees of the Lord are firm,
    and all of them are righteous.

10 They are more precious than gold,
    than much pure gold;
   they are sweeter than honey,
    than honey from the honeycomb.
11 By them your servant is warned;
    in keeping them there is great reward.
12 But who can discern their own errors?
    Forgive my hidden faults.
13 Keep your servant also from willful sins;
    may they not rule over me.
   Then I will be blameless,
    innocent of great transgression.

14 May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart
    be pleasing in your sight,
    Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.

8 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 1-31-23

  1. Please pray that God will work upon Nightingale’s heart and mind to nudge her into getting going on some things she has been procrastinating on. One of those things caused me some great frustration a little while ago. And we all know that while we procrastinate on a few things, more things come up that need to be dealt with, and eventually the “list” grows to be overwhelming.

    I fully understand why she has been procrastinating, and I empathize with her, I really do. Praying that the Holy Spirit will give her just the right nudge for her to determine to tackle the next thing that needs tackling, and make a plan for the rest.

    Of course, most of all, please pray that God will draw her to Himself. (And the same for Chickadee and Boy.) Thank you.

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  2. Prayers for step mom in law. I am pretty much the only one on this side with whom she still communicates. She has told everyone repeatedly that they hate her and the feeling is mutual. So, she will not be having a memorial over there as nobody would attend. She has apparently alienated everybody over there as well. I have invited her to our activities: a burial with a small service followed by lunch at a restaurant and a memorial in the summer when it is warmer out. Not expecting anybody but family but quite a few of them have said they are attending.

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  3. Prayers to the God of Possible to clear a way through what seems impossible to a good outcome for your situation, Kizzie, and also for you mother in law, Mumsee. Two entirely different situations and needs nut linked by the One who can overcome every obstacle to make good things happen for His children who ask.

    Thankful Father God for how You bring joy in the midst of trials, and how You turn frowns upside down . . . into smiles.
    Please, Lord, in Your timing, and in Your best way, meet these needs that need quick resolution. No one but You knows how to put things in motion to meet the heart needs of all affected. May Your peace joy, hope and love prevail. Please bring Nightingale and the Boy to salvation in Jesus. I pray in Him, Amen

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  4. Amen.

    Janice, I do not mind your typos at all. They make me think more to figure out the correct word. Which then helps me to process what you are praying and to pray more deeply. I’m not sure I just said what I meant, but I hope you know.

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    The Cry from Memphis: How Long, O Lord?

    ~ It has been a tough week in Memphis. Even if you haven’t been personally affected by some of the tragedies, you may know someone who has. And even if you don’t, as Christians we’re called to compassion, a “feeling with” others in their pain.

    I’ve always found it beneficial in such times to distinguish between the known and the unknown. It restores my soul to trust in God and his goodness and it helps me listen to and counsel others who are suffering. Here are three things I want you to know and be ready to share with others at this time.

    * 1. This isn’t the way it was supposed to be (Gen. 3:14–19; Rom. 8:20–25).
    Murder, death, mental illness, mourning, pain, fear—these are all results of Adam and Eve’s sin. God didn’t create his world to house these enemies of human flourishing. The Bible makes this clear even while it doesn’t fully explain the relationship between God’s sovereignty and man’s free will.

    Not only are anger and distress appropriate responses to recent events, but they’re also welcomed by God. He provides the vocabulary for us to use in such times through passages like Psalms 44 and 88, Lamentations 3, Ecclesiastes, and Habakkuk 1. John Calvin’s most frequent prayer was “How long, O LORD?” (Pss. 13:1; 89:46)—I’m exclaiming it more and more.

    * 2. There’s comfort now for those who suffer (Ps. 46; 2 Cor. 1:3–7).
    By praying this way, we must be prepared for God to answer us with himself rather than with answers to specific tragedies. When God showed up in Habakkuk’s prayers and revealed he was sovereignly guiding all of redemptive history in a way that would be best for his people and horrific for their enemies, the prophet’s agitation was quieted. He concluded his prophecy with a resolution to trust the goodness of God’s character regardless.

    Similarly, Job put his hand over his mouth and Jonah quit complaining when they each saw that God’s infinite wisdom and unquestionable goodness were sufficient bases for trust until fuller answers come. God identifies himself as the Comforter, a present Help, and a Refuge. We must flee to him as the Good Shepherd; he will bring more solace than a well-reasoned explanation for the existence of evil.

    * 3. There will be a new creation without suffering (Rev. 21:1–4).
    Someday all of these enemies, even death, will be no more, and the world will be restored to what it was supposed to be—and even better (2 Cor. 4:17; 1 Cor. 15). The Lord taught us that such tragedies should awaken us spiritually. They call us to examine our hearts and repent so we might be prepared to meet our returning Savior unashamed (Luke 13:1–5).

    Sudden loss of life and tragic interruptions to the “normal” call us to ask if we’re living in reality, which is that death is coming and eternity lies on the other side of it. Most of our Western world lives as if indulgence, recreation, and hobbies in this life are all the heaven there is.

    Ignatius of Loyola (1491–1556) provides an example of how to respond to tragedies that rock our world. He was a soldier with a bright future ahead of him when a cannonball shattered his leg. Without anesthetics, medical personnel set his leg incorrectly. Tough man that he was, he ordered the medics to rebreak it and reset it. His recovery was long and brutal, but the Lord met him in the midst of it. The wounded man took all the “why” questions of his suffering to God, and God answered them with himself.

    Now is a time to exclaim “How long, O Lord,” to put our hands over our mouths and an arm around a sufferer, and to wait until God strengthens us … ~

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  6. Janice – We understand that you have problems with your sight, so I’m sure that the typos don’t bother anyone.

    I’m so sorry you have to deal with bad eyesight. Praying for God to clear up your vision.


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