- Pray that we would be surrendered to God's will and protected from the attacks of the enemy. We have been having sinking spells before Alpha, either between us or in terms of discouragement. Pray that tonight we would go into Alpha full and happy.
- Our guests. We want a good turn out and want a group that can grow together in comfort and vulnerability.
- The food. We're making chicken pot pie tonight and hoping in goes over well. Pray that we would miraculously get the portions right (difficult when I don't know who's coming!).
- Discussion. Pray that our conversation after the video would flow easily and be meaningful. Pray that it would stay focused on things that matter, guided by the Holy Spirit.
- I think it's very possible that there have been some lives turned over to God in the last few weeks and/or that there are people on the edge of a big jump of faith. Pray for the Holy Spirit's work in the hearts of these precious people and that they would have the courage and clarity to follow God.
As a side note, one of the big ideas of Alpha is that the leaders are not supposed to be preachy. In fact, we really shouldn't do more than ask questions to stimulate discussion. That is working exceptionally well since when they get going, we can't always understand exactly what they're saying!