Last Night at BSM
January 18, 2016
Last night, Rev. Andy Greenhow brought us a word from 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 entitled, “The Marks of a True Prophet.” Because it was prophet Sunday, Andy’s sermon also included readings from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” Andy talked about how a prophet is someone who responds to tension by adding more tension. They create a situation so packed with crisis that we have to respond. They do this because they personally experience the crisis. The prophet also indictes us to be personally involved in the crisis. They ask us to think personally about what we are going to do about the crisis we see. You can listen here.
Tony and the Motley Order Choir led us in: Ain’t No Grave, People Get Ready, Justice, Ain’t No Chimneys in the Projects, and For the Love of Money.
Our community also offered the following prayers:
To pray for me to discern my role in the Church—to recognize how and where I am called. To put the time and effort to making difficult changes and decisions.
My sister and mom’s health. Love. Forgiveness for awful act that hurt someone I love.
We are looking for our church home, we pray for and would like others of faith to pray we find a Godly, biblical community of Christians where we can grow in Christ and be kingdom workers for him in our neighborhood, vocations, and the world.
Prayer for my elderly grandparents. Blessings.
Please pray for my father’s girlfriend, for guidance and for peace and wisdom.
When to speak and when to listen that is what I need to discern. Thank you and Amen.
I pray for my husband who has been caring for his dying parents since November. He is tired, and sad, and overwhelmed. Help me know how to help him. Amen.
I pray for my son who is auditioning this week for a lead part in a school musical. He soooooo wants this part. Please be with him in his effort—whatever happens. Amen.
I pray for my mother-in-law *******, who died on December 29. What a wonderful woman she was—we thought we had more time with her. Amen.
Be with and guide her. Set her path. Bless her. Help us care for her.
I feel very free. Thank you.
For BSM, its staff and guests. For Amigos de Jesus and the people of Honduras and Central and South America. For my kids may they be safe. For my ****** of 27 years—that we may continue to grow together. For a kind Philadelphia. or Peace of Mind for all. For me. For all clergy may they learn from the past.
Dear God, I thank you for my health, and presence in m life. Thank you also for all you have shown me in the past few months. I pray for my sister and brother-in-law—who are also loosing parents. Help me know how to be, how to help. Amen.
Dear God, Thank you for brining me through this week. Please never allow me to become so complacent and comfortable that I forget life is a precious gift. Please be with ******* and all those who are incapacitated. Please give strength and resources to ****** and be with them as they decipher the 2016 Justice Fellowship Position. Love You.
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