Prayer Requests 4-13-23

It’s Thursday, so don’t forget Jo and the folks in PNG.

Anyone else have something to share?

Psalm 82

A psalm of Asaph.

God presides in the great assembly;
    he renders judgment among the “gods”:

“How long will you defend the unjust
    and show partiality to the wicked?
Defend the weak and the fatherless;
    uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.
Rescue the weak and the needy;
    deliver them from the hand of the wicked.

“The ‘gods’ know nothing, they understand nothing.
    They walk about in darkness;
    all the foundations of the earth are shaken.

“I said, ‘You are “gods”;
    you are all sons of the Most High.’
But you will die like mere mortals;
    you will fall like every other ruler.”

Rise up, O God, judge the earth,
    for all the nations are your inheritance.

10 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 4-13-23

  1. We are going to be great grandparents in November. Please keep Micah and Baily in prayer. They are not married. He knows better. I do not really know her, except that she has a less than good home situation. She seems very nice. The good thing is that she would not even consider an abortion. We are grateful for that. He will make a very good father, but really needs his relationship with his Heavenly Father to be what it should be. As does she, of course. He also needs a good job and to find his way in this area.

    Also pray for his uncle to find a good substitute worker for his commercial fishing business.

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  2. Prayer here. Did I mention that daughter in law has been struggling with strep? Both of my children are now dealing with sore throats. The grands are off with their mom who has been helping the strep sis in law. She will sleep all day while they play in the room with her. Sis in law has been her once a week child care provider but she is off the docket for a couple more weeks.

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  3. We finally have a good applicant for our head cook position at camp. Please pray she is a good fit and that all details can be worked out. We start cooking for people in 3 weeks!!

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  4. From Dallas Theological Seminary email:

    “Every language employs its own unique greeting. And although they may vary from culture to culture, these expressions remain an integral part of interpersonal communication. This may be why common greetings are the first phrases people attempt to learn when studying a foreign language or visiting a country for the first time. Indeed, greetings and salutations arrange settings for conversations and relationships; a simple acknowledgment boasts the potential to disrupt or enliven the tone and mood.  
    However, have you ever considered that a greeting can bestow blessing and even healing? This is the case when the Hebrew word shalom שָׁלוֹם is used as a greeting. 
    In the Hebrew Bible, the word shalom seems to be enigmatic—it expresses a wide range of meanings but, uniquely, all of its meanings are positive, such as “peace, prosperity, success, intactness, welfare, health, and salvation.” It conveys both good in the present and great expectations in the glorious future.  
    The Septuagint, the Greek translation of the Old Testament, commonly uses the Greek word εἰρήνη (eirēnē  lit. “peace, harmony, rest”) for shalom. Likewise, early Rabbinic Writings emphasized the term as a noble greeting and  highly elevated its spiritual insight. The phrase shalom aleikhem (“peace unto you”) became a settled phrase that Rabbis used to greet someone they hadn’t seen in a while. Moreover, in Jewish thought, the word could even encompass the name of God (based upon an interpretation of Judges 6:24). Therefore, to greet somebody with shalom was considered imparting God’s name over the one greeted. 
    This Old Testament custom is also found in the New Testament, as Jesus assigned even more significance to the shalom greeting. In His words, to greet somebody with shalom meant to deliver a blessing to the household. The worthy one would receive it and reply in the same manner (cf. Luke 10:5–6). It is not insignificant that Jesus greeted His disciples with shalom aleikhem after His resurrection (Luke 24:36–37; John 20:26). Paul greeted his readers with shalom in each of his letters in the salutation and the conclusion, similar to John and Jude. Evidently, this was one of the most prominent greetings for the early followers of Jesus. 
    For some present cultures, greetings may merely communicate words of courtesy and politeness. However, meaningful words like shalom express a voiced wish of goodwill and benediction over the person greeted. Believers are called to be a blessing to people. Let’s consider how we can impart blessings even with our greetings. So, I am finishing by saying, “Shalom to you!” 
    by Rabbi Vladimir Pikman

    Vladimir Pikman is the founding Executive Director of Beit Sar Shalom Ministry, the largest Messianic Jewish ministry in Germany, and Rabbi of the Messianic congregation in Berlin.  For thirty years, Mr. Pikman minsters internationally, reaching out to the Jewish people, teaching, equipping new ministers, and starting new Messianic ministries and congregations in multiple countries. He serves also as the Director of Jewish Studies at Dallas Theological”

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  5. I had my blood work and urinalysis last Friday. They notified me on Tuesday that I have an infection, alpha hemolytic streptococcus.

    They are starting me on antibiotics, but not until Sat. Then 5 days of antibiotics finishing up Wed., the night before surgery on the 20th. It won’t delay the surgery, thankfully.

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  6. AJ, that was how it was for Art, told to wait before beginning antibiotics so the timing would be right for infection free surgery.
    Praying for it to clear and nothing else to crop up, like Covid which I assume you still have to be tested for right before surgery.

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