Friday May 16, 2003
Lance & Dianne Micklus

9:05 p.m. - Lots of young people tonight. Lots of couples, young, middle-aged, older. Graduation weekend - lots of guests.

Saw a waitress giving service at the table - she had a ministry to serve, & lifted her up in prayer.

Saw a man in a wheelchair, rolling his wheelchair up the street with a great big smile on his face, and I knew that he wasn't letting his handicap limit his joy.

9:10 p.m. - Walking into City Hall Park - felt the presence of the Spirit very strongly & prayed that the whole park would be filled with people listening to the message of salvation - and I saw a fountain - the one that's in the park - being used as a baptismal pool.

Prayed for all Business Administration graduates who will be getting their graduation pictures taken on the City Hall steps on Sunday, that they may give their hearts to the Lord & run their businesses with Him at the helm.

Taxi driver sitting in cab reading a book under the light in the car while waiting for business.

9:20 p.m. - Main St. across from the Flynn Theater - loud sounds from Ruben James. Loud mufflers on cars. Loud music in cars that go by - giggling of a young couple walking by (she is blond & he's Asian). We pass an older man walking by himself.

9:30 p.m. - I prayed at the intersection of Main St. and So. Winooski Ave. for the safety of all the people going thru the intersection.

9:35 p.m. - Young woman walking by with young man saying (re: marriage) … "They'll be divorced within one year, so why celebrate?" We prayed that they would know the joys of commitment to one person that comes with a marriage.

9:40 p.m. - Father we pray for City Hall - let wise counsel permeate every wall and may everyone who works there have your wisdom and guidance. Many will be married there - we pray that each of them will know a life of peace & joy & come to know Jesus as their Savior, in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Middle-aged men (4 of them) standing at corner of Church & Main laughing & telling stories as they wait for the light to change so they can cross the street.

There's a hustle on the street - young people yelling & having a good time. Young woman with jeans on walks by with bride's veil on & artificial white bride's bouquet. She lost her veil & the girls all went to grab it - all jovial - joking around.

9:45 p.m. - 6 motorcycles parked out front of RiRa Irish Pub on Church St. Two more drive by. All the pubs have guys out front collecting ID's before anyone can go in.

9:50 p.m. - A chauffeur from the Radisson waits by his van for guests from Sweetwaters Restaurant. A policeman in car waits at the intersection of Church and College St. for a minute to look over the situations. People eating outside at Sweetwaters seem more well-to-do and serious.

9:55 p.m. - Neon sign above Yankee Candle Co. says "Psychic Readings" "Open". We can't tell if anyone is there.

We hear revved up motorcycle motors near Main St.

Couple eating pizza on the bench on Church St. We prayed that their feelings for each other will grow, and that from that commitment will come a blessing to many, many people.

God has made so many different people - all unique.

10:00 p.m. - Stores are closing.

Burlington Square Mall doors are locked. Restaurants with chairs & tables outdoors have stacked them up for the night. The church bell tolls.

Young man goes by on his small bicycle with 2 dogs pulling him; 3 people wait for the last run of the bus at the bus stop.

Go into Borders bookstore. Women's room is unlocked; men have to get a token to enter. Young woman & 50-yr.-old woman in ladies' room.

Plainly dressed young man - about 25 - said to Lance as he walked by, "Nice cross." (Lance had a cross around his neck.)

North end of Church Street - very dark - no lights in Eddie Bauer's, etc.

Young girl yells down from 3rd floor window.

10:30 p.m. - Enter parking garage for a coffee & to warm up in pickup. Small group of young people talking loudly, enjoying their voices echoing in the garage.

10:35 p.m. - Looking over the side of the 3rd floor in parking garage, saw a young man crossing the street with a bottle of liquor in his arms. As we walked down from the garage, saw a young woman holding a bottle of liquor - it was wrapped in clear cellophane as if it was a gift. She was chatting with another young woman. (Maybe they just got out of work?)

10:40 p.m. - Even Brooks is closed! Quiet & dark on Cherry St. A young man helps his girl out of his car, & then locks it. They walk toward Church St. Ben & Jerry's still open. People walking around with ice cream cones.

A college-age young man paces back & forth in front of Uncommon Ground, speaking on the cell phone in German.

Man - about 50 - tourist - took flyer from the information booth & asked us where Ben & Jerry's was.

Walk by the Daily Planet - very busy - lots of people - music.

Dianne - all night - didn't know what to pray for, so prayed in tongues.

North end of the street (Church) - quieting down. Other end - near RiRa's - getting louder & rowdier.

Near Yankee Candle - re: the Psychic Readings place we saw before - a sign on the street "Fortunes" - "Reader-Advisor" "Walk-in Welcome!"

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