Jesus said: "This then is how you should pray: 'Our Father in heaven...' "
On Fridays, we'll be encouraging you to pray for the church plant, as well as for other local and international churches.
Firstly, thank God for the provision of work for myself and Brandon! I don't think any of us imagined a few months ago, when we started asking the Lord to provide work, that He would give Brandon so much work that he'd be able to share some with me! And who would ever have thought I'd get work as a labourer! But the work has been good, and I've enjoyed the physical nature of it.
We've now got the church's Sunday meeting place booked, and have tried it out a couple of times. Thank God for the opportunity to have these "practice runs" before going public. We've learned valuable, practical lessons each time we've met there.
Please pray that we'll have all the practical things ready for when we start public meetings in December. We'll be purchasing a laptop, projector and audio equipment over the next month, and we're grateful for the advice offered by the deacons at NEC. Please pray also for our organisational skills to develop, so we're able to set up and pack up efficiently!
Please also pray for the Christmas meal we provide on Christmas Day. We will be cooking in a different venue from the last couple of years, so pray that we'll be able to publicise this effectively. We'll be encouraging people to come along to the services in January, when we will be considering the meaning and relevance of the life, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus.
Thank you for your prayers. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!