Please, can we ask you this week to pray for the EMA? You may well not be coming, but even so, we still covet your prayers. Each day this week we will post a particular topic to pray for. Today we're praying for the EMA organisation.
When we were used to running the EMA at St Helen's, everything worked like a well oiled machine. We knew what had to be done where and when. This year, at the Barbican, everything, and we mean everything, is new. Even things that, to outsiders, may look the same, have had to be replanned under the bonnet from scratch.
Please thank God for all the work that has been done by our able team, led by Rachel Brabner, so far. We've known God's help meeting deadlines and getting things ready.
There's still lots to do this week. We've got a secular venue staff to liaise with and witness to. We've got caterers, photographers, sound engineers, video people, stage hands, stewards, greeters, prayer teams, musicians, bookstore staff and many more to organise, brief and oversee. And that's before we even try to keep the speakers in order!
Please pray that not only would the staff team here handle the new venue well, but that we do so in a godly way. We want to serve Christ by being like him.
Do please also pray against crises and difficulties. We believe in the significance of getting together 1,100 gospel men and women and that the devil would love to disrupt us.
Thank you for your prayers.