Prayer Requests 3-31-23

It’s Friday, so please remember to pray for Mumsee, Mike, and the Nestlings.

Anyone else?

Psalm 73

A psalm of Asaph.

Surely God is good to Israel,
    to those who are pure in heart.

But as for me, my feet had almost slipped;
    I had nearly lost my foothold.
For I envied the arrogant
    when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

They have no struggles;
    their bodies are healthy and strong.
They are free from common human burdens;
    they are not plagued by human ills.
Therefore pride is their necklace;
    they clothe themselves with violence.
From their callous hearts comes iniquity;
    their evil imaginations have no limits.
They scoff, and speak with malice;
    with arrogance they threaten oppression.
Their mouths lay claim to heaven,
    and their tongues take possession of the earth.
10 Therefore their people turn to them
    and drink up waters in abundance.
11 They say, “How would God know?
    Does the Most High know anything?”

12 This is what the wicked are like—
    always free of care, they go on amassing wealth.

13 Surely in vain I have kept my heart pure
    and have washed my hands in innocence.
14 All day long I have been afflicted,
    and every morning brings new punishments.

15 If I had spoken out like that,
    I would have betrayed your children.
16 When I tried to understand all this,
    it troubled me deeply
17 till I entered the sanctuary of God;
    then I understood their final destiny.

18 Surely you place them on slippery ground;
    you cast them down to ruin.
19 How suddenly are they destroyed,
    completely swept away by terrors!
20 They are like a dream when one awakes;
    when you arise, Lord,
    you will despise them as fantasies.

21 When my heart was grieved
    and my spirit embittered,
22 I was senseless and ignorant;
    I was a brute beast before you.

23 Yet I am always with you;
    you hold me by my right hand.
24 You guide me with your counsel,
    and afterward you will take me into glory.
25 Whom have I in heaven but you?
    And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
26 My flesh and my heart may fail,
    but God is the strength of my heart
    and my portion forever.

27 Those who are far from you will perish;
    you destroy all who are unfaithful to you.
28 But as for me, it is good to be near God.
    I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge;
    I will tell of all your deeds.

10 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 3-31-23

  1. Update on Jessica Week 3 Friday. She FINALLY got her surgery!!! Thank you Jesus!!! It went from a 2-4 hour surgery to an 8.5 hour surgery due to the amount of healing that had already taken place, so everyones prayers were definately working. She has 3 drains in place and the surgery was obviously more extensive and involved than anticipated. It will affect her ability to have children naturally later in life, she’ll have to have a c-section. She got her staples out of her head this morning so she’s lookimg fantastic. The CT they did overnight showed no improvement in the fluid or swelling in her brain but its stable, its just going to take a lot of time to go back down. We are talking to a rehab place in Lubbock that specializes in stroke rehab and takes pediatric patients and will keep her as long as it takes for an appropriate rehab. The Neuro CNP who came in this morning and removed
    the staples said that at this point there is really nothing more medically that they will do for her but a lot of rehabs wont take patients who dont have a helmet and Jess won’t be able to have a helmet for a long time because her brain is still herniated out of the side of her head. So prayers for pain management today and for the right rehab to accept her.

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  2. Thank you so much for the continued prayers. They are helping. Please pray for her parents also, as there are many other things happening in their lives. Please continue to pray for restoration.

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  3. Oh, that sounds like wonderful progress in what was (and remains, rehabilitation-wise) such a challenging situation. But the momentum is going up and not down, so praise be to God.

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