Since I'm just finding this forum, I thought I'd start a thread specifically for our monthly prayer meetings. I believe we've settled on hosting them the last Sunday of each month at or around 6pm Eastern Time. I also understand that there will be an event posted that will allow for registration or rsvp(?) I'm not sure how all that works, but I thought I'd touch base over here (outside ETC app) and create a thread for this conversation.
From the meeting on August 19th, my shorthand notes for prayer include (please feel free to correct me or add to this):
For the HCI ministry to continue to grow, and that we would come together more to encourage each other and help fight that loneliness that seems inherent to home ministry.
For Will and Angela to engage or be engaged for more one on one meetings, a focused ministry, and specifically for their children to come along in Christ
For Kim's family's salvation, the growth of her (and Shannon's) ministry, and wisdom to do what is pleasing to God
For Nicole that there would be more homes open as "Base Camps" in their youth ministry, that they would find the right pace. Also for more networking or the explansion of her network, as well as God's provision of insight and direction for writing testimonies and new curriculum for the young people.
For Adriana that God would give her guidance and make her (make us all) more sensetive/compassionate toward people. My own addition here is for her ongoing ministry with Pan de Vida and the growth of the HCL Espagnol.
For Chris and Megan to have the motivation and the success with this promotion of his latest book, and for Megan's work with the kindergarteners planting seeds of hope in to a new generation.
Then I just had a note about "Contaigous Disciple Making". I can't recall the context, but it seems self explanatory enough and we all should desire that as we were/are discipled and as we go out mentoring, teaching, parenting, discipling, each of these people whom God has placed in our sphere of influence will also be hungry for Him and also desire to be about kingdom work.
A personal prayer for myself and my family, that we would continue to serve our community here, though we are short on time before our transfer. That I wouldn't get "short timer syndrome" and would stay involved. Also for the mission organization I serve, Value of One. They're very discipleship/small group focused and are currently reworking and building networks and a mentorship program. Pray for our direction and clear strategy, and that all the members would continue to be motivated and involved, and that God would continue to grow this ministry across the nations.
Please feel free correct any misunderstanding I had above. These and any additional prayer requests will be covered at our first monthly meeting September 24th at 6pm Eastern Time.
Now, I KNOW I said I took issue with "submitting prayer requests via chat" for our local home group, but I wanted to share what was covered already and invite the requests of those who couldn't/can't make it. This thread is certainly no substitute for prayer time or conversation about life, ministry, struggles, and concerns. Hopefully it's simply a place to remind ourselves and be in agreement.
Blessings to all of you, your families, ministries, and communities.