Up early this morning for the inaugural women’s fellowship breakfast at St Margaret’s. The cunning plan of staying in London on Sunday evening would have worked brilliantly had it not been for noisy Edmonton neighbours waking me up at 4.30am and 5.30am. However it did mean getting time to pray about what to do this morning. In the end we went for general chat and welcome followed by a cheesy icebreaker (answering random questions).
The women in the group are all more or less strangers – some of us know each other but others are just getting acquainted, so I didn’t think that anything too full-on would work. And at least one person may not have been happy with a heavy scripture-and-prayer-session.
So we wrote down a couple of things we’d like to pray, then shared them out. No compulsion to take a slip of paper – so no pressure to pray out loud (and that wasn’t in there just for me). We ended up with a mix of specific requests, general thanks and topics close to everyone’s heart.
So I think it worked. Now I just need to figure out if the same thing will work next Monday lunchtime…