Prayer Requests 9-21-21

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Psalm 47

Clap your hands, all you nations;
    shout to God with cries of joy.

For the Lord Most High is awesome,
    the great King over all the earth.
He subdued nations under us,
    peoples under our feet.
He chose our inheritance for us,
    the pride of Jacob, whom he loved.

God has ascended amid shouts of joy,
    the Lord amid the sounding of trumpets.
Sing praises to God, sing praises;
    sing praises to our King, sing praises.
For God is the King of all the earth;
    sing to him a psalm of praise.

God reigns over the nations;
    God is seated on his holy throne.
The nobles of the nations assemble
    as the people of the God of Abraham,
   for the kings of the earth belong to God;
    he is greatly exalted.

Peter’s Pack of Pickled Pigskin Picks 2021 Week 3

Another week, another chance for glory, if you can say winning a poll with a few others entered glory. Here are your choices. Once again, most of these feature teams that won last week. Since AJ won, he got to pick the tiebreaker.

Get your picks posted by NOON EDT Saturday, Sept. 18.

  1 Nebraska @ #3 Oklahoma

  2 Charlotte @ Georgia State

  3 Purdue @ #12 Notre Dame

  4 UConn @ Army

  5 Utah State @ Air Force

  6 Georgia Tech @ Clemson

  7 Georgia Southern @ #20 Arkansas

  8 Utah @ San Diego State

  9 #22 Auburn @ #10 Penn State

10 Tiebreaker – pick winner and final score:  Northwestern @ Duke

Prayer Requests 9-14-21

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Psalm 41

A psalm of David.

Blessed are those who have regard for the weak;
    the Lord delivers them in times of trouble.
The Lord protects and preserves them—
    they are counted among the blessed in the land—
    he does not give them over to the desire of their foes.
The Lord sustains them on their sickbed
    and restores them from their bed of illness.

I said, “Have mercy on me, Lord;
    heal me, for I have sinned against you.”
My enemies say of me in malice,
    “When will he die and his name perish?”
When one of them comes to see me,
    he speaks falsely, while his heart gathers slander;
    then he goes out and spreads it around.

All my enemies whisper together against me;
    they imagine the worst for me, saying,
“A vile disease has afflicted him;
    he will never get up from the place where he lies.”
Even my close friend,
    someone I trusted,
   one who shared my bread,
    has turned against me.

10 But may you have mercy on me, Lord;
    raise me up, that I may repay them.
11 I know that you are pleased with me,
    for my enemy does not triumph over me.
12 Because of my integrity you uphold me
    and set me in your presence forever.

13 Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel,
    from everlasting to everlasting.
   Amen and Amen.

Peter’s Pack of Pickled Pigskin Picks 2021 Week 2

Pigskin Picks has a twist in it this year, inspired by last week’s winner, Chas. I asked him to pick the tie breaker, and he listed ten teams, which had been his picks from Week 1. So, this week I decided to use the winners of last week’s games as the teams for this week, with a few exceptions, namely, the “gimmie” games that Alabama and Georgia have this week against teams that haven’t a prayer of a chance to win, but get lots of money for being the practice squad for the big guys. I also pulled out Penn State in favor of Purdue, so Chas’s two favorite teams are represented.

Have at it, friends. Week 2 has some unknown teams now, like Bethune-Cookman and Gardner-Webb.

Get those guesses in by Saturday, 9/11 @ 11:30AM EDT.

Bethune-Cookman @ UCF

Gardner-Webb @ Charlotte

Purdue @ UConn

Western Kentucky @ Army

Air Force @ Navy

#10 Iowa @ #9 Iowa State

North Carolina Central @ Marshall

#15 Texas @ Arkansas

San Diego State @ Arizona

South Carolina @ East Carolina Tie Breaker Pick winner and final score

Prayer Requests 9-7-21

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Psalm 33

Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous;
    it is fitting for the upright to praise him.
Praise the Lord with the harp;
    make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre.
Sing to him a new song;
    play skillfully, and shout for joy.

For the word of the Lord is right and true;
    he is faithful in all he does.
The Lord loves righteousness and justice;
    the earth is full of his unfailing love.

By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,
    their starry host by the breath of his mouth.
He gathers the waters of the sea into jars;
    he puts the deep into storehouses.
Let all the earth fear the Lord;
    let all the people of the world revere him.
For he spoke, and it came to be;
    he commanded, and it stood firm.

10 The Lord foils the plans of the nations;
    he thwarts the purposes of the peoples.
11 But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever,
    the purposes of his heart through all generations.

12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
    the people he chose for his inheritance.
13 From heaven the Lord looks down
    and sees all mankind;
14 from his dwelling place he watches
    all who live on earth—
15 he who forms the hearts of all,
    who considers everything they do.

16 No king is saved by the size of his army;
    no warrior escapes by his great strength.
17 A horse is a vain hope for deliverance;
    despite all its great strength it cannot save.
18 But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him,
    on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,
19 to deliver them from death
    and keep them alive in famine.

20 We wait in hope for the Lord;
    he is our help and our shield.
21 In him our hearts rejoice,
    for we trust in his holy name.
22 May your unfailing love be with us, Lord,
    even as we put our hope in you.

Peter’s Pack of Pickled Pigskin Picks 2021 Week 1

How time flies! Here it is, that time of year again, folks. Time to prognosticate on 10 college football games. The first week has some big games, meaning a lot of the top teams are not starting out with second tier opponents.  

We are starting early this week, so get those guesses in by 7:00 pm EDT Thursday, September 2, when the Broncos of Boise State start their game against the Knights of Central Florida.  

1. Boise State @ UCF

2. Duke @ Charlotte

3. #19 Penn State @ #12 Wisconsin

4. Army @ Georgia State

5. Lafayette @ Air Force

6. #1 Alabama @ #14 Miami

7. #17 Indiana @ #18 Iowa

8. Marshall @ Navy

9. #23 Louisiana @ #21 Texas

10. Tie Breaker: pick winner and final score – #5 Georgia @ #3 Clemson

Prayer Requests 8-31-21

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Psalm 28

Of David.

To you, Lord, I call;
    you are my Rock,
    do not turn a deaf ear to me.
   For if you remain silent,
    I will be like those who go down to the pit.
Hear my cry for mercy
    as I call to you for help,
   as I lift up my hands
    toward your Most Holy Place.

Do not drag me away with the wicked,
    with those who do evil,
   who speak cordially with their neighbors
    but harbor malice in their hearts.
Repay them for their deeds
    and for their evil work;
   repay them for what their hands have done
    and bring back on them what they deserve.

Because they have no regard for the deeds of the Lord
    and what his hands have done,
   he will tear them down
    and never build them up again.

Praise be to the Lord,
    for he has heard my cry for mercy.
The Lord is my strength and my shield;
    my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.
   My heart leaps for joy,
    and with my song I praise him.

The Lord is the strength of his people,
    a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.
Save your people and bless your inheritance;
    be their shepherd and carry them forever.

Prayer Requests 8-24-21

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Psalm 21

A psalm of David.

The king rejoices in your strength, Lord.
    How great is his joy in the victories you give!

You have granted him his heart’s desire
    and have not withheld the request of his lips.
You came to greet him with rich blessings
    and placed a crown of pure gold on his head.
He asked you for life, and you gave it to him—
    length of days, for ever and ever.
Through the victories you gave, his glory is great;
    you have bestowed on him splendor and majesty.
Surely you have granted him unending blessings
    and made him glad with the joy of your presence.
For the king trusts in the Lord;
    through the unfailing love of the Most High
    he will not be shaken.

Your hand will lay hold on all your enemies;
    your right hand will seize your foes.
When you appear for battle,
    you will burn them up as in a blazing furnace.
   The Lord will swallow them up in his wrath,
    and his fire will consume them.
10 You will destroy their descendants from the earth,
    their posterity from mankind.
11 Though they plot evil against you
    and devise wicked schemes, they cannot succeed.
12 You will make them turn their backs
    when you aim at them with drawn bow.

13 Be exalted in your strength, Lord;
    we will sing and praise your might.

Prayer Requests 8-17-21

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Psalm 14

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

The Lord looks down from heaven
    on all mankind
   to see if there are any who understand,
    any who seek God.
All have 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 the Lord.
But there they are, overwhelmed with dread,
    for God is present in the company of the righteous.
You evildoers frustrate the plans of the poor,
    but the Lord is their refuge.

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

Prayer Requests 8-10-21

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Psalm 8

Lord, our Lord,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!

   You have set your glory
    in the heavens.
Through the praise of children and infants
    you have established a stronghold against your enemies,
    to silence the foe and the avenger.
When I consider your heavens,
    the work of your fingers,
   the moon and the stars,
    which you have set in place,
what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
    human beings that you care for them?

You have made them a little lower than the angels
    and crowned them with glory and honor.
You made them rulers over the works of your hands;
    you put everything under their feet:
all flocks and herds,
    and the animals of the wild,
the birds in the sky,
    and the fish in the sea,
    all that swim the paths of the seas.

Lord, our Lord,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!