Prayer Requests 3-8-23

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

Anyone else have something to share?

Psalm 51

A psalm of David. When the prophet Nathan came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba.

Have mercy on me, O God,
    according to your unfailing love;
   according to your great compassion
    blot out my transgressions.
Wash away all my iniquity
    and cleanse me from my sin.

For I know my transgressions,
    and my sin is always before me.
Against you, you only, have I sinned
    and done what is evil in your sight;
   so you are right in your verdict
    and justified when you judge.
Surely I was sinful at birth,
    sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb;
    you taught me wisdom in that secret place.

Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean;
    wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
Let me hear joy and gladness;
    let the bones you have crushed rejoice.
Hide your face from my sins
    and blot out all my iniquity.

10 Create in me a pure heart, O God,
    and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me from your presence
    or take your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation
    and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways,
    so that sinners will turn back to you.
14 Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God,
    you who are God my Savior,
    and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.
15 Open my lips, Lord,
    and my mouth will declare your praise.
16 You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it;
    you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.
17 My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit;
    a broken and contrite heart
    you, God, will not despise.

18 May it please you to prosper Zion,
    to build up the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then you will delight in the sacrifices of the righteous,
    in burnt offerings offered whole;
    then bulls will be offered on your altar.

9 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 3-8-23

  1. Praying for you, AJ, and sharing in your disappointment. We are blessed to have the resources and personnel to let us keep on top of these things. OTOH, it is always so much nicer to get a clean bill of health.

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  2. So sad, Kizzie, to hear about that foolish woman marrying someone with so many red flags. I sure pray she will have eyes to see and ears to hear.

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  3. Prayer here as we have offered to take the two grandchildren when daughter has custody of them, so she can get some sleep. Son in law is at work at that time and needs to continue so he will have something to provide for them when he moves out. But she works nights so sleeps days but that is challenging with a three year old, four year old, and six or seven dogs in the house.

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  4. Kevin – I’m not sure about that. I do know that Nightingale is well aware, from her own experience and from reading the stories of others who have been through that, that when a woman is in that situation – thinking that she is “in love” with the guy – she doesn’t want to hear anything bad about him. It will actually have the opposite effect, causing her to defend him and cling more tightly to him.

    But I am assuming that D has heard at least some of the horror stories that Nightingale can tell about her time with X.

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  5. I remember when a friend’s daughter was pining for an engagement ring and her live-in beau had some “requirements,” as in her finishing a specific college degree, getting a job working in the field (she already was a full-time nanny to a family who paid her well & had a part-time teaching gig).

    She did finally get the ring and they were married about 8 months ago in quite a spectacular wedding; he seems very nice and she’s a prize for anyone; hoping that all turns out beautifully, but when I heard about his ‘requirements’ (they’d lived together for more than a few years by then and were both 30+), I kind of cringed.

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  6. It seems to me that whenever I have gotten the norovirus, it has been in February or March. Have others had that same experience? I wondered if there was something about the ending of winter that “wakes up” that virus, so to speak.

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