May I ask your prayers of encouragment of my wife's sister, Myroslava. She is 48 years old, and has two daughters, 23 and 20 (both live with her in her apartment in Luts'k, northwestern Ukraine). Recently, Myroslava went through a very painful divorce (entirely not her fault). At the moment, although her daughters occasionally do some odd jobs, she is having a very hard time materially and spiritually, supporting herself and these two girls and receiving practically no help from her estranged and almost always unemployed ex-husband.
Myroslava is a professor of history and theory of music and also a very gifted performer-pianist (she actually survives mostly because she gives private piano lessons, not because of the miserably small salary at her college). A few days ago, she started to write her own textbook on the methodology of teaching music. When I heard about this, I rejoiced, because I know how important music is for Myroslava, and how this writing job can distract her from anxieties and depressive thoughts. Please, pray that the Lord grant her strength and clarity of mind and a lot of stamina and perseverance to finish the book and to get it published!