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Last Night at BSM

October 22, 2018

Last night at BSM, Rachel Johnson led us in meditating on Genesis 16:1-14. God finds us when we are told or believe that we are the least loveable or loved, but God sees us (differently than the world does, and differently than we see ourselves), cares for us (physically and spiritually), and makes us promises (even ones we don’t understand).

Listen to the sermon here.

The faith community lifted these prayers to God:

Prayers for ****–on round * out of * sessions for chemotherapy, please send all healing and love for her mind, body, and spirit.

Pray that my faith gets stronger, that my family gets stronger and the addiction goes away. Prayers that I may start to prosper financially for the basics in life. Prayers for the ones I love that proceeded in death before me.  Thank you.

Health for myself and all those in the world — especially as flu season starts.  Prayers for the trans community as the Trump administration seeks to roll back protections and to dehumanize the trans community.

Prayers for the **** Family as they pray for healing of a family member who had a heart transplant. I pray that my heart opens up more to others and not alienate myself.

I pray that I might stop hating myself.  I ask for help this week in defending myself, and my children, from their mother. Thank you.

Oh Lord…I am trying.

God, give me strength to be a brave witness to creation.  Amen!

Prayers for ****’s health and internal peace.  Prayers for our work environment.  Clean the place and fill it with your healing love to the top, no space for anything but your love and peace.  You are all powerful, and in you I trust. 

Let there be peace on Earth, and let it begin with me.

Prayers for creative and faithful thinking around life’s new challenges.

Prayers for my mental health.  Prayers for my art.  Prayers for my parent’s health.

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