Last Night at BSM

February 6, 2018

Last night at BSM, Rev. Raymond Bonwell III led us in a meditation on Isaiah 40:21-31; exploring how the word of God is relevant to us today!

Listen to the sermon here.

The community offered these prayers to God:

Please pray for me that I may stay sober, as I am just out of inpatient rehab and in need of support and prayer during this time.

I pray for those who are dealing with the loss of loved ones.  Especially the **** family, and the **** family.  Thank you Lord for blessing me with the recent add to the transplant list.

I am expecting some legal stuff from my ex-wife over custody issues.  I pray that my lawyer decides to kick ass.  No one ever kicks ass for me and I need some serious ass kicking on my behalf.  In therapy for PTSD, I have been working on hypervigilance and not trying to look out and fix things.  It is hard and scary.  I pray for peace and a new ability to rest.  Thank you.

Please send peace, love, and direction to my friend who has been working in occupied Palestine H-1, and has been barred from re-entry through the border.  We pray for healing, safety, and boldness for those speaking truth against oppression.

Please pray for ****, who lost his job.  Lift him from depression and bring him comfort.  Remind him of his friends and family who love and support him.  Please pray for ****’s father as he heals from surgery.  Please pray for **** as we continue to wait to hear of he will get the job he has applied for.  I hope this is the answer to prayer I have been praying for a long time.

I pray to accept change with grace and without anxiety.  I pray for growth.  I pray to move forward not backward.  I pray for my sister in Seattle, who had a hell of a week, and her loved ones.  And, I pray for the health of the city, whatever happens in the game.

God please lead me–I don’t know what to do.  Amen.

Dear God, thank you for the quiet and quotidian moments of my weekend.  Keep revealing to me your path for the vocational dreams and gifts I want to share with the world.  Make me bold.  I love you.  Amen.

Dear Father, I feel and hear you calling me to surrender (again).  I’m ready–thank you even though it hurts.  Be with everyone that needs to surrender to your undying love.  Your loving forever daughter.