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Prayer

“When you come before God, don't turn that into a theatrical production either. All these people making a regular show out of their prayers, hoping for stardom! Do you think God sits in a box seat? Here's what I want you to do: Find a quiet, secluded place so you won't be tempted to role-play before God. Just be there as simply and honestly as you can manage. The focus will shift from you to God, and you will begin to sense his grace.” - Matthew 6:5-6 (The Message)

It's Prayer meetings this week at Kerith - a great chance for the church to gather together, share communion and pray. Prayer's a funny thing - so votal to our Christian lives, so essential to growing our relationship with Jesus and yet...it rarely feels easy...its sometimes hard to keep praying. That's one of the great advantages of coming to pray with others.

But we need to pray. I need to pray - for the Holy Spirit to help me be more like Jesus; for my family, friends, relationships; for my work and for our Church and all the people and ministries that are encompassed in that 6 letter word! I need to find that space and time to pray, so that the focus shifts from me to god...and I begin to sense His grace.

Real has, of course been in my prayers...and the fantastic women who have booked in have been in my prayers...but with only 17 days to go, I'm praying more!!! I want all our plans to come together .I really want loads of women to come, and for God to speak through us and make the conference such a significant, momorable and life-changing moment for all the women.

So I'm personally praying at home and also as I walk the dog and walk to work :)
But we'll also be taking a short time at this week's prayer meetings to pray for Real - so if you are able to join us, that would be just great as TOGETHER we ask for God's blessing, guidance and help.

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