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9/23/19 1:46 P

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Father knows best; so we praise you with Son our saving Shepherd King and Holy Spirit our comforting equipper who plugs us into unity with you. We see the reason for Eternity, to know and enjoy you forevermore and take delight even with each other and the rest of Creation.
As we live among the worldlings on this planet, we ask forgiveness for our sins, which are varied, great and manifold in spite, neglect, and intention. We ask for the grace and wisdom to act on forgiving those who sin against us and those we care about. We do not seek to justify our old nature which is corrupt and irredeemable. We also pray for all who are in leadership, pagan and among you people. We pray for the halt, the injured as well as those who are hale. We ask to be agents of your peace, examples and heralds for others to be reconciled with you.
Thank you for causing us to be born of you in the new creation. We seek to be ambassadors of your Kingdom of Light. Help us see our pagan neighbors as humans you love just as we know Jesus loved the sincere whether hoity-toity or yokel, laborer or desk jockey, even as his own disciples were Matthew the Government hack and Simon the anti-fascist zealot.
Put us to the task, rank us with who you wish, for we wish to be doing and suffering rather than being an aside like servants waiting in the hall for the Master's voice. We do not wish to guess we please you, we seek the courage to grasp the joy and choice of being adopted in Christ to be your righteous children. For that is our created purpose, for being put in right relations with you causes us to Rock. We're glad to be your living stones, chips off the old block.
We come to you knowing we've made hash out of what you gave us, but this does not surprise you. It is our heritage since Eden, and we wish to eat the new fruit of the Spirit as we stand before you as your people.
In Jesus' name.

Edited by: GRALAN at: 9/23/2019 (13:57)
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9/10/19 4:27 P

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Prayed, and will remain prayerful on all accounts listed and unlisted. As for opportunities, my brother-in-law has done short-term ministry in churches that lost a pastor (whatever reason) and needed to deal and heal as a congregation.
He also served for decades as a police chaplain on-call with the Albuquerque Police Department. It was not full time but when he was able and the rotation came around he went. I went on a couple of dead-person calls late at night with him, and from afar saw who he dealt with first-contact to family and such. He also dealt with visitors from out of town involved with accidents/hospital stays, etc.
A minister whose hubby was our pastor up in Canyon Lake Texas worked at a local hospice until she found a permanent pastoral position that she felt called to fill.

Upheaval, discord, failure, ending of seasons of life, poor/bad health, lack of opportunities on the horizon, all are familiar to us and yet that does not lessen their impact on our self and soul, and for those around us.

I look forward to see what you report later, if you can and will, of more opportunities to pray and help perhaps for you to have a brief debrief.

your brother,
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I have a number of prayer requests. The past couple of weeks have been pretty hard.

First for my brother. He has been in the hospital for 6 weeks with infection and is looking at ten more weeks where they remove his knee (replacement) where the infection seems to be and then put it back after about ten weeks. I went to visit him (six hour trip) yesterday and he isn't doing well.

Second for my father-in-law: He has the same disease that Peter Frampton announced he has. My father-in-law has had it for 15 years and is pretty advanced. He has no use of his legs an can't lift a paper cup with water. He is now having trouble eating and swallowing. His mind is totally alert and otherwise is in perfect health for an 83 year old. He is cared for my mother-in-law who is wearing herself out to meet all his needs since they have no in home nursing care.

Third: I'm suppose to start CPE in a couple of weeks. Right now my agency is in the process of a merger and things are really in upheaval as we work on new systems, etc. I travel an hour to work and work ten hour days. Not much left in the day and I am exhausted at the end of a day. So, just prayers that things will work out with everything I have to do for work and for CPE.

Fourth: Long story short...my husband was a hospice chaplain. The office he was working out of was eliminated with downsizing. He is looking for another position. He interviewed with a large hospital for a full time position but they hired him for prn (when they need him). Right now he doesn't get many days. Pray that another opportunity or the full time position comes about.

And last: I continue to want to return to the pastorate. Prayers that the doors might open.

Edited by: CINDILP at: 9/8/2019 (01:44)
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I'm going to jump in with a request for myself. I'm finishing up paperwork to start a unit of CPE next month. It will be very busy with my already busy schedule.

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Definitely! This is a very uncertain time for our church.

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Let's be in prayer for the United Methodist Church world wide. There may be tough times ahead.

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Good afternoon.

How can we support and pray for you?

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