Prayer Requests 4-1-23

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Psalm 74

maskil of Asaph.

O God, why have you rejected us forever?
    Why does your anger smolder against the sheep of your pasture?
Remember the nation you purchased long ago,
    the people of your inheritance, whom you redeemed—
    Mount Zion, where you dwelt.
Turn your steps toward these everlasting ruins,
    all this destruction the enemy has brought on the sanctuary.

Your foes roared in the place where you met with us;
    they set up their standards as signs.
They behaved like men wielding axes
    to cut through a thicket of trees.
They smashed all the carved paneling
    with their axes and hatchets.
They burned your sanctuary to the ground;
    they defiled the dwelling place of your Name.
They said in their hearts, “We will crush them completely!”
    They burned every place where God was worshiped in the land.

We are given no signs from God;
    no prophets are left,
    and none of us knows how long this will be.
10 How long will the enemy mock you, God?
    Will the foe revile your name forever?
11 Why do you hold back your hand, your right hand?
    Take it from the folds of your garment and destroy them!

12 But God is my King from long ago;
    he brings salvation on the earth.

13 It was you who split open the sea by your power;
    you broke the heads of the monster in the waters.
14 It was you who crushed the heads of Leviathan
    and gave it as food to the creatures of the desert.
15 It was you who opened up springs and streams;
    you dried up the ever-flowing rivers.
16 The day is yours, and yours also the night;
    you established the sun and moon.
17 It was you who set all the boundaries of the earth;
    you made both summer and winter.

18 Remember how the enemy has mocked you, Lord,
    how foolish people have reviled your name.
19 Do not hand over the life of your dove to wild beasts;
    do not forget the lives of your afflicted people forever.
20 Have regard for your covenant,
    because haunts of violence fill the dark places of the land.
21 Do not let the oppressed retreat in disgrace;
    may the poor and needy praise your name.
22 Rise up, O God, and defend your cause;
    remember how fools mock you all day long.
23 Do not ignore the clamor of your adversaries,
    the uproar of your enemies, which rises continually.

17 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 4-1-23

  1. Those unexpected deaths are so hard, especially losing a mom, no matter how old we are.

    My elder who was diagnosed about a month ago with colon cancer goes in for surgery at noon Monday and then they will test lymph nodes to determine if followup chemo is wise and necessary. Pray the surgery will be very successful in removing the tumor and no other treatments will be needed.

    He’s been such a support to those under his care and is a man of strong faith. Still, this really did sort of come out of the blue, and just months after he and his wife had retired (maybe early 60s? but they look younger).

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  2. My former pastor also died yesterday, not unexpected but I loved that guy (as did so many others, he began his ministry back east, CT and/or Delaware — both?, and one of his sons also now ministers on that coast as a pastor in the same Presbyterian denomination).

    He has been — and probably will always be — my all-time favorite pastor. He lost his wife about a year ago, they were such a great team in the ministry. Pray for his several adult children, including one who who strayed and remains (as far as I know) a non-believer but had been reconciled to his dad, thankfully, and was helping take care of him.

    They’ve all lost both parents in fairly short order.

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  3. Praying.

    Prayer for daughter and son in law as he was served papers again today. This time she is demanding full custody with supervised visitation for him. But she pays him to babysit during her time. And up until a couple months ago, she wanted the divorce but to continue living in the same house with him, sharing child responsibility.

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  4. Mumsee – The fact that she has been trusting him to take care of the children while she works should work against the supervised visitation petition, at the least, and maybe even the full custody petition.

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  5. Husband is taking advantage of a small window of opportunity to run down to Boise to work with his sister on getting the taxes done and take a breath. Unfortunately, his lung problem does not seem to have resolved and he will probably end up at urgent care down there. He finished his antibiotic round and prednisone yesterday but is decidedly worse. Prayer for healing and peace.

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