Last Night at BSM

March 29, 2017

Last night at BSM, Rev. Sammie Evans preaches on the law and grace as reflected in the story of the healing of the blind man in John 9. The welcome Christ extends to the blind man is surprising and abundant. It reveals the power of the law that is written on the heart. Christ meets the hearts of us all as we encounter the heart of the gospel in this story.

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Prayers of the gathered community:

I ask for prayer during a difficult season. I pray for **** and ****’s marriage, and for their daughter ****. I pray for **** and **** during a very challenging time and that they may have supportive people in their lives right now.

I would like you to pray for my flower she is dieing because mom keeps forgetting to water her

Pray for the homeless and unemployed

God, be with me when I visit my parents this week. They are divorced and there is some conflict over money.

Dear Lord,

Thank you for watching over my mother and father and giving them both positive news regarding their cancers. Grant me the strength to dig a little deeper and find the time to lend a helping hand to those in need of it. Thank you for putting someone in my path who lightens my cares, please watch over him today and for always. Thank you for the many, many blessings you have given me. Amen.

Loving God,

Guide me through this week, to be present thoughtful and full of your grace. Amen.

Please pray for **** and ****. May God bless them according to Psalm 37:4-5. Please pray Job 22:27-28 over everybody who has ever made vows to God and not just myself only. Pray Acts 5:39 over me and my family, etc.

God unclench

My fingers from

Around rules

And let me see that

Your law

Is not legalistic


In the

Heart and

Can be


Prayer for peace in my heart and assurance in a direction for my next steps.

Almighty God,

Thank you for your persistent presence this week. It was a rough one. Let me learn, but not be crazy. I love you.


Thank you Lord Thank you Jesus for helping us, guiding us and strengthening us. We praise you always but especially during the Lent season of repentance and penitence. May we as individuals reach out to other individuals in need and provide hope and care for them. Prayers for **** having health issues. John Newton wrote Amazing Grace.

Lord, it has been an emotional, lonely and difficult week. I’ve been given the responsibility of supervising people in my work and it’s become apparent change and edification need to come. Help me implement these with grace and wisdom. Help me in my loneliness to ask for company, to seek out peace, and to see the lesson in it. Help me to not become depressed, bitter, or cold, but to remain open and tender. Amen.