Jesus said: "This then is how you should pray: 'Our Father in heaven...' "
Thank God for an encouraging first public service last Sunday! I'm beginning to discern a core group of believers that will initially make up the church, and it was great to also see several friends who had come to encourage us. In total, there were 12 adults and 13 young people (from age 0 to 16).
Please pray for the service next Sunday. On Sunday evening, I was struck by the reality of holding a weekly meeting! Pray that we'll be able to recognise gifts within the church, so that responsibilities can be shared out appropriately.
Please also pray for wisdom as we consider other opportunities to meet together. It's important for us now to establish a regular time for corporate prayer during the week. I suspect (due to family commitments all round) that this will entail separate men's and women's weekly meetings. Pray that we'll be able to organise these within the next couple of weeks.
But most of all, praise God for his faithfulness!