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Last Night at BSM

February 22, 2016

Last night, Rev. Andy Greenhow brought us a word from Genesis 16 entitled, “A Time to Reap.” This was the second Sunday in our Lenten series exploring Agrarian Rhythms and the Life of Faith. Reaping is what you do when something is ripe. To reap something is to know timing. Far from the pillars of faith that Abram and Sarai normally are, in this story they can’t get out of their own way. They display a lack of trust in the promise that God has made to them. They needed to let God make the move. God is at work in the struggle for these promises to be realized. So when is it our moment to reap and when is it our moment not to reap? Listen here.

John Francis and the Amen Corner led us in: Standin’ in the Need of Prayer. Hold On, Starlight, and Mercy, Mercy Me.

Our community also offered the following prayers:

I have fractured ankle. Prayer for healing.

 

I ask for prayer that I may be cleansed of anger, bitterness and judgment towards others and myself. I also pray for my uncle as he recovers from back surgery.

 

Dear God, thank you for all the blessings in my life. Thank you for helping **** and I build a life together in your life. We love and adore you. Thank you for making *****’s death filled with love, faith, togetherness and beauty. I am grateful for you. ****.

 

Please pray that I would be patient and wait while the “dough rises” in my life and to be active when I need to “reap.” I’m actually very challenged on both counts. Also, please pray for all of God’s people to better understand the role of prayer(s) in our lives.

 

Please pray for: 1. ***** as she mourns the loss of her son (******’s uncle). 2. ***** family for the loss of ***** 3. ****** family for loss of patriarch ******.

 

Prayers for ongoing physical health healing. Prayer for guidance and the ability to discern when it is time to rap. For the pastoral staff to be blessed and thanks for the guidance. Prayers of health and prosperity for the BSM family.

 

focus…focus…focus

 

That we might smile and laugh more, and cry more too.

 

Dear Lord, watch over my grandmother, halfway around the world. Keep her safe and in good spirits since we cannot help her on a day to day basis. Thank you for all the blessings you have given me, and help me to translate those blessings into positive change in my community and city. Amen.

 

Please give me the ability to discern when it is time to reap and when it is time to sow. Please be with my brother and help him be the person you have created him to be.

 

Please shine some light of discernment when am I wrong? When is it not my business? When would it be better to be quiet? Amen.

 

Lord, I need your help figuring out what to do or what not to do about/for my partner who admits he sometimes feels depressed, but doesn’t want/think he needs to do more about it. Help me to be a good partner. Strengthen me in my own weakness.

 

God, I need some rest and perspective. Thanks for **** and *****. Keep walking with all of us, and help me to be patient, honest, and present.

 

Figuring it out. About all I got this week. Thanks.

 

Thankful prayers for continued health. Prayers for my daughters as they celebrate birthdays in the next weeks.

 

Prayers for peace and joy. O Lord, help me find joy. Help me know joy. Help me stay present. Open my eyes so that I may be able to find joy everyday.

 

Have a seep sense that I’ve lost something/someone in my life so I’m sad and lost.

 

Prayers for discernment in my relationships at work. I’m thankful for laughter.

 

Dear God, I pray for you to be with me, my family, my friends and the world. Help me to hear you. Amen.

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