Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Please pray for the residents of Potter Street


As some of you may already know, there was a major fire early this morning on Potter Street in Philadelphia where our dear friends from the Simple Way reside. I am deeply saddened to report that the Simple Way house at 3200 Potter Street was very badly damaged, and from what I've heard, has been condemned and will probably be torn down soon. I just got off the phone with Chris Lahr and he told me that apparently everyone is ok, though it sounds like Shane made a pretty narrow escape and everyone has lost a lot of valuable personal articles. I think that I can safely speak for anyone who has ever been to 3200 Potter when I say that we've all lost something that is a vital part of our unfolding communal story. This place has truly been one of the most important and life changing destinations for Christian pilgrims in America over the course of the last decade. I know that it is a vital part of my own experience of new birth, a vital part of my relationship with my wife and our understanding of who we are, and is place that has brought a tremendous amount of joy and holy challenge to many of the people that I love. So, I grieve this news, I grieve for our very dear friends at the Simple Way, and I grieve for the people of Potter Street and the surrounding areas. Few of us have the kind of amazing friendship and support network that the Simple Way has, and I know that we will all come around them to love and uphold them during this very difficult time. Meanwhile, I know that they will be loving their neighbors as they always have and doing what they can to assist them in the midst of their own grief and struggle, and I know that the rest of us will be honored to join them in this work. But for now I know that many of us simply want to give thanks that our friends are alright, to grieve for their (and our) loss, and to take some time to think about what that amazingly unlikely place, 3200 Potter Street, has meant to us.

12 comments:

jeremy joybomb said...

my prayers are with them. my family lost a house in a fire when i was a teenager and it is a devestating time. they will need lots of support from God and the community. there is a place to donate on their website. thank God they are safe.

Anonymous said...

I would like to help with anything I can. I am a 2005 graduate of Eastern University and am familiar with The Simple Way. I am currently in a grad program at Arcadia and I can see if a group of classmates would like to help as well. Please post who I can contact! Thanks!

mike said...

there are links on how to support on their homepage now www.thesimpleway.org - as you might imagine they are trying to rally funds for others in the neighborhood as well..
mike
http://joblessminister.typepad.com

Nicola Vita - Asheville said...

A house just burned down on my street two days ago. It is a very sad and helpless thing. But it's awesome to watch people come together after the event to bring restoration.

Also, I was wondering if anyone knows of a community like the Simple Way happening in Asheville? I just moved here and am desperately wanting to live in community, but have had no luck finding anything.

Just wondering...

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and grant us your

Matthew 7:7-11

Hear my prayer, O Lord, give ear to my supplications! In Your faithfulness answer me. —Psalm 143:1

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All the children of the world.
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then...

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2 Chronicles 7:14

Pray for Your Brothers and Sisters in Jesus Christ:
The Apostle Paul gives us two prayer examples of what to pray for regarding the Body of Christ in Ephesians 1:15-23 and 3:14-21. Pray these prayers for your Church Leaders, your Brothers and Sisters in Christ, and for yourself.


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Prays for President Obama and Wife, & Children’s and his new administration. Your efforts will work powerfully in our nation.
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Secretary of State
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Chief of Staff
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Chair, Council of Economic Advisers
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Vice-President: Richard Cheney
Secretary of State: Colin L. Powell
Secretary of Treasury: Paul O'Neill
Secretary of Defense: Donald Rumsfeld
Attorney General: John Ashcroft
Secretary of the Interior: Gale Norton
Secretary of Agriculture: Ann Veneman
Secretary of Commerce: Donald L. Evans
Secretary of Labor: Elaine Chao
Secretary of Health and Human Services: Tommy Thompson
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development: Mel Martinez
Secretary of Transportation: Norman Mineta
Secretary of Energy: Bill Richardson
Secretary of Education: Rod Paige
Secretary of Veteran Affairs: Anthony Principi

Supreme Court Justices:
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Please Pray for Street Bullies In The Name Of Jesus Christ & Pray For Schools
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Prayer of a Mother whose children are no longer at home. In The Name Of Jesus Christ
I’M RAYING FOR YOU AND OTHER PEOPLE AROUND ME
Prayer for families is the very foundation that keeps a family unit together. Have you heard the phrase "A family that prays together stays together"? The concept is true - a family that has their focus on praying to the Lord Jesus Christ has a foundation that may be shaken at times, but it will withstand all that comes against them.
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Pray For World Homeless Families. & Please Pray For Homeless Women to… In The Name of Jesus Christ & all There health Problem In The Name Of Jesus Christ…
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I do pray that any of our nation's leaders who do not know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior would develop a relationship with Him. Pray that those who are believers would grow closer to Him each day. In The Name Of Jesus Christ I Pray. Amen

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Please Pray for Street Bullies In The Name Of Jesus Christ & Pray For Schools
Pray For The Family Live Be side me & Around me. Bless There Home & Work & Shool. Bless There health to, & The One's who do not know Jesus As There Saver Salvation will Get Saved In The Blood Of Jesus.

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I’M PAYING FOR YOU AND OTHER PEOPLE AROUND ME Prayer for families is the very foundation that keeps a family unit together. Have you heard the phrase "A family that prays together stays together"? The concept is true - a family that has their focus on praying to the Lord Jesus Christ has a foundation that may be shaken at times, but it will withstand all that comes against them.
I Pray for In The Name Of Jesus Christ, For ¦Overcoming Anxiety, Worry and Tension
¦Bitterness and Resentment
¦Depression
¦Fear
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¦Grief
¦Loneliness
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•Decreased interest in activities
•Persistent boredom; low energy
•Social isolation
•Low self-esteem and guilt
•Extreme sensitivity to rejection or failure
•Increased irritability, anger, or hostility
•Frequent absences from school or poor performance in school
•Poor concentration
•A major change in eating and/or sleeping patterns
•Talk of, or efforts to run away from home

"There can be miracles when you believe...For with God nothing shall be impossible" Luke 1:37

Dismiss all anxiety from your minds. Present your needs to God in every form of prayer and in petitions full of gratitude. Then God’s own peace, which is beyond all understanding, will stand guard over your hearts and minds, in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7

FATHER GOD SEND REVIVAL, AND LET IT START WITH ME

If My People, Which Are Called by My Name, Shall Humble Themselves
Then Will I Hear From Heaven

Leviticus 26:40 If they shall confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, with their trespass which they trespassed against me, and that also they have walked contrary unto me;
41 And that I also have walked contrary unto them, and have brought them into the land of their enemies; if then their uncircumcised hearts be humbled, and they then accept of the punishment of their iniquity:
42 Then will I remember my covenant with Jacob, and also my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham will I remember; and I will remember the land.



Prayers for Justice and Peace

I Pray for In The Name Of Jesus Christ

Anonymous said...

Seek Kingdom Of Heaven
Matt. 7:7, 8: “Ask, and it shall be given you
I Peter 3:12 - “For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and His ears are attentive to their prayer…”
Please Pray for Street Bullies, In The Name Of Jesus Christ & Pray For Schools
Pray For The Young Kids , & Teens, Young Adults In The name Of Jesus, Pray For USA, Our World Leaders, & Governments, Pray For Our Troops. Men's & Women's, Solders, & There Famlies
I'M PRAYING FOR YOU AND OTHER PEOPLE AROUND ME
Pray For World Homeless Families In The Name Of Jesus Christ. Pray For Jews, & Israel, In The Name Of Jesus Christ, Please Pray For Familys Live On Same Road I Live On, God Will Bless there, Home, Work, & Schools, & The Familys who do not know Jesus as there Saver Will get Saved, In The Blood Of jesus Christ,
Hear our prayers, O God, In The name of Jesus Christ I Pray
Hear our prayers, O God;
Incline your ear to us,
and grant us your



In The Name Of Jesus Christ

Anonymous said...

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God Loves You!
The Bible says, "God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life"
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God Bless Jews. & USA. In God I trust
The Great Purpose: Jesus' earthly life was devoted to one great purpose—doing the Father's will, living the human life religiously and by faith.
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Pray For Israel & Jews… Bless Pray For Israel & Jews, Pray for US
Pray For World Homeless Families. & Please Pray For Homeless Women to… In The Name of Jesus Christ & all There health Problem In The Name Of Jesus Christ
Please Pray for Street Bullies In The Name Of Jesus Christ & Pray For Schools Prays for President Obama and Wife, & Children’s and his new administration. Your efforts will work powerfully in our nation.
I’M RAYING FOR YOU AND OTHER PEOPLE AROUND ME
Prayer for families is the very foundation that keeps a family unit together. Have you heard the phrase "A family that prays together stays together"? The concept is true - a family that has their focus on praying to the Lord Jesus Christ has a foundation that may be shaken at times, but it will withstand all that comes against them.
Prayers for Justice and Peace

Anonymous said...

You Have Got To Pray & Walk In Love! Encourager When You Think Of Me...Pray For Me!
I am thinking about you right now...so I am praying for you. In Jesus Christ I pray. Amen
You Be Encouraged...Everything Will Be Alright...You Are In The Master's Hands And All Is Well.
Just trust God, Have Faith, and do it His Way. In Jesus Name
"We Got to Pray Just to Make It Today" Iron Sharpens Iron: We Got to Pray Just to Make It Today. n Jesus Christ Name
Proverbs 3:5-6 (King James Version)
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Please pray for financial miracle Blessing from Heaven … for Work & Good pay for each Family Live on Same road I Live on. I pray God will over flow Blessing from Heaven. For each families. The Ones who are not saved In the Blood of Jesus will get save. I Pray For Peace, Love & Joy For each Family on same rode I live on. & please Heal each ones Health. Pray for Each Family Salvation. For each Families In The Name Of Jesus Christ I Pray… Amen… I Do Pray for Anger Kids Will Reach to God Hands For Peace, Love, & Joy That Jesus Christ Can Give to Kids…. I Have Faith God will provide People for Jobs. Heaven is not in no depressing. Pray In The Name Of Jesus Christ.
Seek Kingdom Of Heaven
Matt. 7:7, 8: “Ask, and it shall be given you
I Peter 3:12 - “For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and His ears are attentive to their prayer…”
Please Pray for Street Bullies, In The Name Of Jesus Christ & Pray For Schools
Pray For The Young Kids , & Teens, Young Adults In The name Of Jesus, Pray For USA, Our World Leaders, & Governments, Pray For Our Troops. Men's & Women's, Solders, & There Famlies
I'M PRAYING FOR YOU AND OTHER PEOPLE AROUND ME
Pray For World Homeless Families In The Name Of Jesus Christ. Pray For Jews, & Israel, In The Name Of Jesus Christ, Please Pray For Familys Live On Same Road I Live On, God Will Bless there, Home, Work, & Schools, & The Familys who do not know Jesus as there Saver Will get Saved, In The Blood Of jesus Christ,
Hear our prayers, O God, In The name of Jesus Christ I Pray
Hear our prayers, O God;
Incline your ear to us,
and grant us your

In The Name Of Jesus Christ

Anonymous said...

I do pray that any of our nation's leaders who do not know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior would develop a relationship with Him. Pray that those who are believers would grow closer to Him each day. In The Name Of Jesus Christ I Pray. Amen
Hear our prayers, O God, In The name of Jesus Christ I Pray
Praying For Every One Around Me
Pray For Our Enemies

O God, whose Son commanded us to love our enemies: Lead them and us from prejudice to truth; deliver them and us from hatred, cruelty, and revenge; and in your good time enable us all to stand reconciled before you; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

I do pray that any of our nation's leaders who do not know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior would develop a relationship with Him. Pray that those who are believers would grow closer to Him each day. In The Name Of Jesus Christ I Pray. Amen

God’s word is clear on the who and the what of Singing praises to God.

God’s people are to Sing Praises to God with spiritual songs about the Lord with melody

This great Nation.. the United Kingdom is in serious need of a revival. Please join your prayers with us as we ask God to bring revival to this nation. It will start in his church.. God's church needs and has to repent on an individual and corporate basis. Please pass on to all your friends
I love Gen 1:11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.


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