Prayer Requests 5-4-23

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

Anyone else have something to share?

Psalm 101

Of David. A psalm.

I will sing of your love and justice;
    to you, Lord, I will sing praise.
I will be careful to lead a blameless life—
    when will you come to me?

   I will conduct the affairs of my house
    with a blameless heart.
I will not look with approval
    on anything that is vile.

   I hate what faithless people do;
    I will have no part in it.
The perverse of heart shall be far from me;
    I will have nothing to do with what is evil.

Whoever slanders their neighbor in secret,
    I will put to silence;
   whoever has haughty eyes and a proud heart,
    I will not tolerate.

My eyes will be on the faithful in the land,
    that they may dwell with me;
   the one whose walk is blameless
    will minister to me.

No one who practices deceit
    will dwell in my house;
   no one who speaks falsely
    will stand in my presence.

Every morning I will put to silence
    all the wicked in the land;
   I will cut off every evildoer
    from the city of the Lord.

20 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 5-4-23

  1. I don’t often post here, but perhaps I can trust you all.

    The church we attended for 16 years had a major exodus. Mostly it was people we knew from those years we were there. There was an issue that should have been handled differently, and those who made the mistake have confessed their error. But the whole thing has resulted in false accusations and bitterness, such that about half the congregation left for other churches, including most of my family (a sister and brother and their families, which were about 25% of the members).

    My son-in-law is one of the two remaining pastors and is caught in the middle, as many trust him but not the other pastor, who probably was not ready for his position.

    Anyway, pray that the Lord would show everyone what they need to do for reconciliation, and that this would not cause a burn out for my already busy SIL.

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  2. Heavenly Father, You are intimately aware of all that has happened in the church situation Peter described. Please give divine guidance to Peter’s SIL as to how to proceed. May the Holy Spirit help him in responses, when to speak, when to be silent, and exact healing words for reconciliation. Please make a way of exit for the other pastor if that is Your best way forward to salvage the church. May Jesus be looked to fully as the head of the church with all leaders and members acting in humble obedience according to Your word and direction received from study in Your word. Please let this church revive into one that has its first love of Christ restored as its main focus, and may Your peace and other Fruit of the Spirit be produced because all the members have abundant love for one another. I pray in Jesus’ name, Amen

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  3. Sorry to hear that, Peter. We have been there too many times. It is so distressing especially when your son-in-law is in that position. So sad for so many.

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  4. I hear you, Peter. Holy Spirit we ask that a spirit of reconcilliation, humility, and love would pervade this situation. Give Peter and Mrs. L wisdom to love unconditionally, while listening with your discerning ear. Break any ties that are causing division and let your glory shine.

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  5. Amen.

    Along with this matter, please pray for Christine, a woman who recently left my church. She was the church secretary for several years, and always so enthusiastic about worshipping God and about what was going on in the church. Then it seems like she just disappeared, and we now have a new secretary.

    I don’t know if she was hurt by somebody, but that is my suspicion. Please pray for God to heal whatever the hurt or problem was, and to give her the wisdom to seek reconciliation. And to come back to us. 🙂

    And may there be reconciliation and resolution in Peter’s SIL’s church.

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  6. Whenever I comment about “my church”, I start out typing “our church”, then remember that I am the only one in my family attending, and backspace and correct it to “my”. 😦

    Then again, the “our” could refer to me and my brothers-and-sisters-in-Christ at my/our church. 🙂

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  7. Well I got my biopsy results this morning.

    Once again, it is cancer.

    Less invasive type this time, but I still will need to do another round of immunotherapy. They give me another CT scan, will let me heal from the surgery, and then back at it the first week of June. It will be 6 weeks, 6 treatments again. Then leave me heal and another scopy the first week of October to see if it worked.


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  8. Thank you for letting us know, AJ. I am thankful the news is better than it could have been, but it is not as good as we had hoped for. We shall keep up the prayers! And new discoveries continue to be made all the time. We have all reason to remain hopeful.

    I see the oncologist later this month to check in for 15 minutes. I did not decide to take the daily chemo drug for 2 years that has very bad side effects in exchange for reduced chance of recurrence by maybe 7%. I think I have to wait 6 months after radiation for a mammogram which will be quite painful as tissue continues to repair inside for 18 months after radiation.

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  9. We continue to hold you and your family up in prayer. You’re not alone, and others have walked where you are now. It is for a purpose.

    2Cor 4:16
    For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

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  10. I’m so sorry, AJ. Although the news is not as bad as it could have been, I know that it is still discouraging. Will continue praying for healing. Also praying for peace in the midst of all of this, and greater degree of faith and trust for you and Cheryl, and Elizabeth and Isaac. God bless.

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