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Last Night at BSM

March 21, 2016

Last night, Rev. Sammie Evans brought us a Palm Sunday message from Luke 19:28-40, entitled, “The Most Ironic Show on Earth.” Sammie preached about how Palm Sunday is the beginning of the end. Everything that is about to happen is unexpected. The people expect Jesus to give them a display of power. Instead, Jesus comes riding on the foal of a donkey. This is not the sign of power the people wanted. Power however for Jesus comes in the form of serving our neighbors, loving one another as we love ourselves, and not returning evil for evil. Welcome to the most ironic show on earth. Listen here.

John Francis and the Amen Corner led us in: People Get Ready, Dancin’ in the Streets, Revolution, All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name, Steal Away to Jesus.

Our community also offered the following prayers:

Prayer for physical health healing. To gain strength and growth in financial stewardship. Prayer for those who are physically sick and suffering for respite. Prayer for those who have been touched by violence here and around the world. Giving thanks for blessings received even in the midst of troubles times.

 

Please pray that I will be safe along my journey to spiritual clarity. Thank you, ****.

 

Thanks for the healing presence in my life. Prayers for *****’s sister for her healing. For ******’s sister and her healing. For ****** and strength for her and justice. For me to encounter you this week in silence, laughter, and tears.

 

To be a better person.

 

Please pray for me. Because as of late I’ve been I’ve been feeling apart mentally/emotionally.

 

Dear Lord—thank you. Please continue to bless ***** and *****. Please heal my heart. Thank you for our family merger. Please call these hearts, into your love and life and light. Please bring us home together to you in a new and profound way. Please help me to be the daughter you made me to become. I love you, ******.

 

I feel strange and sad and tired today and don’t know what to pray for. So I pray for spring and not to be afraid of being alone.

 

God, thanks for this day. Thank you for my friends and all the ways they support me. Help me to give to them at least as well as they give to me. Thank you for my sister, *******. Bring her healing and strength. Amen.

 

Please pray for my mother’s mental health, and my cousin.

 

For ****** and ***** and a safe, timely labor. For *****’s sister. For *****. For *****’s mom and family. For *****, *****, and ******. For *****-discernment and hope.

 

I pray that my family may know the holiness of this week and the joy of Easter.

 

For my mom, for my sister, for my brother, for Amigos de Jesus, for Broad Street and Broad Street Ministry, for healthy relationships at work, family friends and community, for Holy Week.

 

Thank you for freeing me to love, dear God. Help me to rest in the ways you receive me moment by moment . Be with BSM staff especially ***** and &&&&&. May this week feel as significant as you’ve made it. I’m yours, God. Amen.

 

God, my husband and I are arguing and squabbling a lot. Please be in our marriage and help us to know how to resolve our differences. Please protect our son from our tensions. Help us to set good examples. Thank you for all, blessings. Amen.

 

Trying to out run my demons.

 

Dear God, as we move through the week, help me to hear your call, to feel your presence, and to worship your name. Help me to pause as I attempt to rewrite what you have written. Amen.

 

Pray for peace and discernment.

 

Lord, in your mercy, watch over ***** and ******, hold them and keep them safe. Help ***** to know she is not alone, and to give her strength and courage. Please be with Mrs. ***** as she fights against physical illness. Be with and give peace to her family. Help me as I discern paths forward with my finances, job/vocation, and belonging. Thank you for your Grace and Love, and how they are evidenced to me daily in Joshua. Amen.

 

Thank you.

 

Dear Lord, thank you, thank you! Thank you for all the many blessings you have given me. Help me to use the gifts you have passed my way to help and be a blessings to others. Alleluia! Amen.

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