Prayer Requests 10-20-20

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Psalm 70

Hasten, O God, to save me;
    come quickly, Lord, to help me.

May those who want to take my life
    be put to shame and confusion;
   may all who desire my ruin
    be turned back in disgrace.
May those who say to me, “Aha! Aha!”
    turn back because of their shame.
But may all who seek you
    rejoice and be glad in you;
   may those who long for your saving help always say,
    “The Lord is great!”

But as for me, I am poor and needy;
    come quickly to me, O God.
   You are my help and my deliverer;
    Lord, do not delay.

Peter’s Pack of Pickled Pigskin Picks 2020- Week 7

It’s here: Lucky Week 7. Okay, so I don’t believe in luck, but seven is the perfect number. So, hopefully, someone will score a perfect 10 this week. I won it last time so I picked a good one for the tie breaker: The pre-SEC Championship, with Georgia going to Alabama. Bulldogs and Crimson Tide. What a week!

As always, get your educated predictions (this is college football, after all) in by NOON EDT Saturday.

  1. #1 Clemson @ Georgia Tech

  2. #15 Auburn @ So. Carolina

  3. Navy @ East Carolina

  4. Ole Miss @ Arkansas

  5. Army @ Texas-San Antonio

  6. Duke @ NC State

  7. #5 North Carolina @ Florida State

  8. Kansas @ West Virginia

  9. Pillow Fight: North Texas (1-3) @ Middle Tennessee (1-4)

10. Tie Breaker – predict the winner and the final score: #3 Georgia @ #2 Alabama

 PS –  I had the LSU-Florida game on this list, but it got postponed because of COVID.

Prayer Requests 10-13-20

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Psalm 64

A psalm of David.

Hear me, my God, as I voice my complaint;
    protect my life from the threat of the enemy.

Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked,
    from the plots of evildoers.
They sharpen their tongues like swords
    and aim cruel words like deadly arrows.
They shoot from ambush at the innocent;
    they shoot suddenly, without fear.

They encourage each other in evil plans,
    they talk about hiding their snares;
    they say, “Who will see it?”
They plot injustice and say,
    “We have devised a perfect plan!”
    Surely the human mind and heart are cunning.

But God will shoot them with his arrows;
    they will suddenly be struck down.
He will turn their own tongues against them
    and bring them to ruin;
    all who see them will shake their heads in scorn.
All people will fear;
    they will proclaim the works of God
    and ponder what he has done.

10 The righteous will rejoice in the Lord
    and take refuge in him;
    all the upright in heart will glory in him!

Peter’s Pack of Pickled Pigskin Picks 2020- Week 6

This week is different. Idaho Mike won the game last week and I told him, as I usually do, to pick the tie breaker game. I said, “What’ll it be, Mike?” He misunderstood and picked all 10 games. (Nepotism!) That’s okay, he hasn’t done this very often. It saved me a little time. I did change a couple of his games. When I do the Pillow Fight, I base it on the ESPN.com Bottom 10, which lists the worst college football teams. So I try to get two teams with fewer than 2 wins. His choice was okay, but I moved it up to the # 5 position here, removing a gimmie game, and picked two losing teams. So, I hope he doesn’t mind.

Whatever your picks, you have until NOON EDT Saturday to select all 10 winners and the score of the tie breaker. (Good choice, by the way, Mike.)

1. Tennessee @ Georgia

2. Florida State @ Notre Dame

3. Texas Tech @ Iowa State

4. Marshall @ Western Kentucky

5. Central Arkansas @ Arkansas State

6. Temple @ Navy

7. Virginia Tech @ North Carolina

8. North Carolina State @ Virginia

9. Pillow Fight: Middle Tennessee (0-4) @ Florida International (0-1)

10. Tie Breaker  – predict the winner and final score: (drum roll, please!) Miami @ Clemson.

Prayer Requests 10-6-20

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Psalm 59

Deliver me from my enemies, O God;
    be my fortress against those who are attacking me.
Deliver me from evildoers
    and save me from those who are after my blood.

See how they lie in wait for me!
    Fierce men conspire against me
    for no offense or sin of mine, Lord.
I have done no wrong, yet they are ready to attack me.
    Arise to help me; look on my plight!
You, Lord God Almighty,
    you who are the God of Israel,
   rouse yourself to punish all the nations;
    show no mercy to wicked traitors.

They return at evening,
    snarling like dogs,
    and prowl about the city.
See what they spew from their mouths—
    the words from their lips are sharp as swords,
    and they think, “Who can hear us?”
But you laugh at them, Lord;
    you scoff at all those nations.

You are my strength, I watch for you;
    you, God, are my fortress,
10  my God on whom I can rely.

   God will go before me
    and will let me gloat over those who slander me.
11 But do not kill them, Lord our shield,
    or my people will forget.
   In your might uproot them
    and bring them down.
12 For the sins of their mouths,
    for the words of their lips,
    let them be caught in their pride.
   For the curses and lies they utter,
13  consume them in your wrath,
    consume them till they are no more.
   Then it will be known to the ends of the earth
    that God rules over Jacob.

14 They return at evening,
    snarling like dogs,
    and prowl about the city.
15 They wander about for food
    and howl if not satisfied.
16 But I will sing of your strength,
    in the morning I will sing of your love;
   for you are my fortress,
    my refuge in times of trouble.

17 You are my strength, I sing praise to you;
    you, God, are my fortress,
    my God on whom I can rely.

Peter’s Pack of Pickled Pigskin Picks 2020- Week 5

I like the number 5. It’s the first part of 57 and the last part of 75. And you know why I like those numbers. Well, here’s a number a lot of people like: 10. Let’s see if one of us can get that number this week. At least one game will make it hard: the Top 10 matchup of Auburn at Georgia. Well, I guess the Pillow Fight could cause a problem, but for a different reason. Anyway, the Tie Breaker is the first of the Commander-in-Chief Trophy games with the Navy voyaging to Colorado to face the Air Force Academy. 

Press on, folks. Just get those guesses in by HIGH NOON EDT Saturday.

  1. Mizzou @ Tennessee

  2. Baylor @ West Virginia

  3. Texas A&M @ Alabama

  4. North Carolina @ Boston College

  5. Virginia Tech @ Duke

  6. Ole Miss @ Kentucky

  7. Texas Tech @ Kansas State

  8. Auburn @ Georgia

  9. Pillow Fight: Western Kentucky (0-3) @ Middle Tennessee (0-3)

  10. Tie Breaker (guess winner and final score): Navy @ Air Force

Prayer Requests 9-29-20

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Psalm 53

The fool says in his heart,
    “There is no God.”
   They are corrupt, and their ways are vile;
    there is no one who does good.

God looks down from heaven
    on all mankind
   to see if there are any who understand,
    any who seek God.
Everyone has turned away, all have become corrupt;
    there is no one who does good,
    not even one.

Do all these evildoers know nothing?

   They devour my people as though eating bread;
    they never call on God.
But there they are, overwhelmed with dread,
    where there was nothing to dread.
   God scattered the bones of those who attacked you;
    you put them to shame, for God despised them.

Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion!
    When God restores his people,
    let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad!

Peter’s Pack of Pickled Pigskin Picks 2020- Week 4

For your information, Week Four is here. For the first time, the SEC plays, so there are a few of those games. I would have put a fourth, but the others were gimmies (like Alabama @ Mizzou), which doesn’t require putting forth the effort to guess the winner.

Before you forget, get the answers in before NOON EDT Saturday.

  1. Florida @ Ole Miss

  2. Kentucky @ Auburn

  3. Iowa State @ TCU

  4. Army @ Cincinnati

  5. Duke @ Virginia

  6. Florida State @ Miami

  7. Tennessee @ South Carolina

  8. Georgia Tech @ Syracuse

  9. Pillow Fight: UTEP @ Louisiana-Monroe

  10. Tie Breaker (guess winner and final score): Louisville @ Pitt

(And for added fun, count how many times ‘four’ or ‘for’ appear in the intro paragraph.) 

Prayer Requests 9-22-20

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Psalm 46

God is our refuge and strength,
    an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
    and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam
    and the mountains quake with their surging.

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
    the holy place where the Most High dwells.
God is within her, she will not fall;
    God will help her at break of day.
Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;
    he lifts his voice, the earth melts.

The Lord Almighty is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Come and see what the Lord has done,
    the desolations he has brought on the earth.
He makes wars cease
    to the ends of the earth.
   He breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
    he burns the shields with fire.
10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
    I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth.”

11 The Lord Almighty is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Peter’s Pack of Pickled Pigskin Picks 2020- Week 3

Another week of limited college football awaits us, Pickled Pickers. Next week the SEC joins the fray, so we’ll have more games to choose from, AT LAST! For now, though, we’ll settle for the minor leagues (with a few exceptions).

Kevin won last week, and since FOXNews says that Michigan was going to get hit by a hurricane (see photo), none of the teams there are playing. Or maybe it’s because the B1G Ten and other conferences up North haven’t started playing yet. Anyway, he picked the tie breaker.

So here they are, the COVID-19 NCAA Week 3 Pickled Pigskin Picks. Remember to have those guesses in by NOON Saturday, 9/19/2020.

  1. Louisiana @ Georgia State

  2. Syracuse @ Pittsburgh

  3. Navy @ Tulane

  4. Boston College @ Duke

  5. Charlotte @ North Carolina

  6. Central Florida @ Georgia Tech

  7. Wake Forest @ North Carolina State

  8. Appalachian State @ Marshall

  9. Pillow Fight: Texas State (0-2) @ Louisiana-Monroe (0-1)

  10. Tie breaker (guess winner and final score): Miami @ Louisville