Jesus said: "This then is how you should pray: 'Our Father in heaven...' "
Praise God for continuing encouragements. Firstly, our weekly prayer meetings have begun! We now meet on Thursday evenings for prayer. Due to family commitments all round, ladies meet one week, gents meet the next. Please pray that these times together will lead us into the will of God, and strengthen our bonds as a spiritual family. May God be glorified through our dependence on Him.
We're welcoming visitors every Sunday at the moment, for which we're very grateful. Please pray that we'll be able to minister to those coming in, and that the practical organising of the service won't distract us from the needs of people.
Please pray for the preaching ministry. We're in the middle of a short series about the life, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus, and we're then going to do a short series in the Old Testament, to help people understand that the whole of the Bible is about Jesus. Pray that God will give us wisdom regarding what to do after that. Brandon and I are considering doing a series that we've taught together before while at Welshpool Baptist Church (such as James or Ephesians) before going into one of the gospels. Sharing the preaching will alleviate some of the pressure I'm under to teach every Sunday, thus allowing me to think about other areas of ministry that need developing.
Lastly, please pray for the children's talks I do every Sunday. Our series this year is "The ABC of Christian Words", working consecutively through the letters of the alphabet to explain some of the words we may only use in church.
Thank you for your continued prayers. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!