Intercessory Prayers 18.9.2011.
Today the journey feels as though it has really begun. At a packed service at GMC which included fan infant christening (which is always interesting) two adult baptisms, with a further person entering into membership, and holy communion, I was asked to lead the intercessory prayers slot. This I did via a powerpoint. With the assistance of the IT guys the presentation went well. Initial comments have been positive. Nothing went too pearshaped. I look forward now to the next challenge. I understand that there is not going to be a local preachers meeting until November so I am in a bit of a limbo situation regarding the training at present. However, this may be a blessing from God and I will accept it as such. The reading today focussed on the baptism of Jesus from Marks Gospel, and ended with Jesus enduring 40 days of temptation in the desert. I wonder how I would have coped? I got the feeling that the scripture was speaking to me. Does this mean that I am now going to enter my own poustinia. What temptations will I face? Same old ones I suspect! i must dig deep in the wings of the Father. I feel this may be a critical time in the journey.