The same prayer requests as usual apply (set-up, food, attendance, leaders, etc) but I want to focus on two specific ones that feel the most pressing right now.
Groups. Boy have we learned a lot this go round about forming groups. In some ways, our group situation this time feels like a big ol' flop. Here we are 70% of the way through the course, and we're still at a loss. There's a possibility that tonight we will make some big changes in the groups. Pray that God would direct our thoughts. This is such a huge part of the course, and we want to honor God with our decisions above all else. Pray that no matter what, God's grace would be over the conversations tonight, and that there would be lively, focused, easy discussion (a miracle, in other words).
Us. Some days (often Fridays), it feels like we're spending our time here in vain and we might as well pack it up and come home. We're desperate for some sign that what we're doing here matters. Studies say culture shock hits big time as you cross the one year mark. That was last Saturday. Maybe it's something else, but either way, we need the Holy Spirit to pour out His love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, humility and self-control in us.
Thanks in advance for your prayers. We need you fighting for us and alongside us.