Last Sunday Night at BSM

August 25, 2015

Howard Dean Scream

This last Sunday, August 23rd, 2015, our very own Rev. Andy Greenhow preached on John 6:56-69 and the struggle to stick with a community, friends, loved ones, and God, when it “gets weird.”  You can listen to the sermon here.

This Sunday last Sunday was “Stevie Wonder Sunday,” in honor of Mr. Wonder’s free concert at week at City Hall, and also because he’s one of our all time BSM favorites. Tony and the Motley Order Choir brought us Higher Ground, Living for the City, Have a Talk with God, As, and of course, Signed, Sealed Delivered. 

Our congregation also offered the following prayers as our “Psalms of the Street.”

Dear god~

Please continue to walk with me & bring calm to the chaos around me ~ It’s all good ~ it has to be!  




I pray that people stop attacking me


For the homeless and those in prisons.  My desire is to be in a position to serve in my city those in need.  Thank you.  


I pray for love peace and blessings


To find a place and a job where I can do well.


Giving thanks for recovery from head injury and returning to work.  

To forgive others quickly without grudge

To be of service in the church community

Pray for grandson *****’s guidance protection and growth


Dearest Father,

Thank you for the poetry of our church leader’s words & how they blaze with your glory & love.  Thank you for continuing to fill me up & call me into your light.  Please gift me with everything I need to serve Broad Street Ministry & our neighbors.  

All my love,



I thank God for making it weird.  


Prayers for peace of mind.  Prayers to follow Jesus at work.  Prayers for guidance.  


To change the world we must be good to those who cannot repay us.  

Pope Francis



      This is stressful.  Keep me laughing.  Remind us we’re enough, & of our love & promises.  


Dear God,

Please wrap your love around the hearts of the ***** Family as they grieve the death of their daughter and their son.  Give them strength as their other two children heal in the hospital.  

Please bring your peace to the man who was driving the car who hit them.

Please bring comfort to everyone affected by this terrible tragedy.  


*****, *****, *****and ***** may they be blessed in everything they do.

***** in his new journey

*****: her family

***** and his new home

***** and his recovery


(protection, love, safety, help, peace, security, refuge, friendship)

I have these things.  But it doesn’t matter.  I still don’t feel safe.  I still don’t feel loved.  I still feel defective.  I still feel like I belong in the trash.


Please pray for my aunt who is in the hospital and is not doing well so far.  Please pray for peace and healing.


Allow me to see the manna you provide every day.  you seek me, but I so often ignore you.  Thank you for giving even when I don’t acknowledge you.


Be grateful

God’s got this.


Please pray for my Son.  He is beginning his first year of college.  Pray that he find his way, particularly when college life feels weird to him.













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