Last Night at BSM

February 25, 2019

Last night at BSM, Jeff Chu led us in meditating on Luke 6:20-31 and 1 Corinthians 15:35-38 concerning what it means to love our enemies, especially if we happen to be our own worst enemies sometimes.

Listen to the sermon here.

The faith community lifted these prayers to God:

Prayers for the church to be a community for all.

I pray that when I have anxiety, that I will realize what is tangible and true, and dismiss what is not true and what is past.

Pray for my family. We are homeless and suffer from addiction.  Please pray. Thanks.

Please pray for my dad as he leaves his job for a new (hopefully better) one.  Please pray for healing for **** and ****, and for **** as he returns back home.

I wish for someone to appreciate me.

Change is gonna.  Oh yes it will.  I pray to believe it.  For myself. For my loved ones.  For my enemies.  To believe—and act as if I believe—that there is enough love and space for all of us, even those who oppress and hate.  How do we love those who hurt others and ourselves?  Show me.  Lord,, show me how to love with the otherworldly love that you love us with.  In this vein, I pray for Donald Trump.  For ****.  For ****. For change within me—soften my heart Lord.

Pray for my blueberry and its mama.

Dear Father, please bless our marriage and Blueberry.  Please guide us.  We love you.

Please pray for **** who just lost everything in a house fire.  She is trying to figure out where to live, and how to rebuild.  Please also pray for UMC as they meet at their conference. Let Love, radical Love, win at the end of all this mess.  Please pray that we, BSM, will continue to agitate, to welcome, to love.

Precious Lord, let **** know the depths to which she is loved.  May she feel it in her soul and in her bones.  I love your love.

Prayers for the health of my family.  Prayers for my mental health.

Thank you, Lord. Thank you, Jesus, for bringing Jeff Chu to us with a wonderful refreshing message.  Yes, we are our own worst enemy.  May we find solace and forgiveness of everyone and everything.  May we find acceptance in those who are different but also the same.  Thank you, Lord.  Thank you, Jesus.