Last Night at BSM

October 19, 2015

Last night, Rev. Andy Greenhow brought us a word from Amos 5:8-15,18-24. This was the third Sunday of our stewardship series where we are seeking to respond generously to God’s generosity to us. Much like today Amos faced the issues of a massive gap between the rich and the poor, and the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer. Amos sought to critique the religious practices of the day that thought God could be worshipped, while injustice was rampant. Amos called for justice and mercy, along with the worship of God. Amos also proclaimed the Day of the Lord would be when all are equal, and all are cared for, especially the poor, the widow, the orphan and the oppressed. The Day of the Lord would be good news for those who are oppressed in an unjust society, and not so good news for those who benefit in an unjust society. Our calling is to begin to practice and enact the Day of the Lord, where equality and justice are carried out. You can listen here.

Tony and the Motley Order Choir led us in: Oh Give Thanks, Glory Glory Hallelujah, If You’re Out There, and Love is the Answer.

Our community also offered the following prayers:

Please pray for ******, my daughter: Divine connections, serendipitous blessings, joy, and satisfaction. Healing for ******* as she fights brain cancer. Comfort for ****** family, ****** family and ****** family. For me: wisdom and revelation that the eyes of my heart may be enlightened to the HOPE of God.


I thank God for all of the love and blessings in my life.


Please return all curses, spells, enchantments, jinxes, hexes, voodoo, hoodoo, all generational, ancestral and necromancy spells and curses that are on the minds, bodies, souls, spirits, brains, muscles, bones, eyeballs of my kids, *****, *******, *******, ******, ***** and me and my soul mate back to all senders 27 times fold now and every minute now and forever more in Jesus Christ name I ask…Amen.


I ask God Jehovah Jirah to ascend my Spirit out of this body its in right now—now and forever in Jesus Christ name I ask Amen, Amen, Amen. I ask Jehovah Jirah God to banish all into oblivion and the void who prevent me and my soul mate and my kids, *****, ******, ******, ******, ****** from being together as a family now and forever in Jesus Christ name I ask Amen.


Dear Father, Thank you…for all of it, even the moments that hurt. Thank you for my tribe, for helping me talk about you to the world. Thank your for the peaceful, steady excitement for our love. Please heal old hurts that might get in the way and strengthen our love through you.


Friend ***** in Tennessee is struggling with the health of his liver. He heard this week that functioning is lower and in danger of needing transplant/dialysis.


My friend ****** is looking for a job, as well as my mom who has been without full-time work for many years now. I also ask for prayer for my self and many friends who are wondering about next steps in life.


Pray for ****** as she returns from the Parliament of World Religions in Utah. For ****** as she preps for and takes the ACT this Saturday. For ******* as he balances school, athletics, music, drama, and home life. Pray for ****** as I interview with a CEO named ****** of ********* this week and also pursue 2 other job opportunities simultaneously. We need God’s direction and provision and peace. Pray also for the victims of human trafficking—a subject I know little about, but read about last week. ­Awful stuff.


Prayer for my daughter who has emotional issues regarding her children that she stands strong at this time.


I pray for my friend *******, in Haiti, who this weekend lost her 7 month old son from an illness (one that would have probably been prevented in a developed country).


Please pray for my aunt and uncle to find a job.


Lead me to integration.


Pray for *****, who’s mother had a mental break down. ******* is no longer the same and their lives will never be the same.


Thank you, God, for your Grace in all its forms! Bless ***** on her journey. Bless CFO as we change shape and continue to do our work. I thank you for your gift to me of all the people who love me. Pray for ***** and ***** to have deep strength and courage in their hearts and minds. Amen.


But how can I (really) bless other like you bless me. Ears open.


For BSM, for Amigos De Jesus, for Philadelphia and its surrounding communities—especially Camden. For Stewardship and success in 2016. For my family—Moma, My Honey, the kids. For peace, kindness and of course jeans and hoodies!


Dear God, I pray for ******, for healing of body and spirit. Gather around her loving people. Keep me honest in my promise to be one of those loving people. Amen.


I ask for encouragement, joy, and strength to bless others well at my job. I pray against discouragement, depression, and doubt.


Please be with ******* during her appointment this week. Please continue to help ****** in his recovery. Please keep ******* safe and sound. Please help ****** be the man you have created him to be.


Lord please be with me, guide me and bless me as I embark on the biggest adventure of my life; moving to New Zealand. And thank your for this amazing opportunity.


God, I’m seeking your direction, even as I try to recall and recognize your presence with me, wherever I walk. Help me to trust in the process, and please give me the courage to follow you above all else.


Prayers for my parents’ health. Prayers for all my relationships old and new. Prayers to follow Jesus at work.


I pray for the winter (as I will for months) and for strength and change, and for my JOB INTERVIEW THIS WEEK!!! I pray for love and to know myself. And I give thanks for my friends and family.

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