Today’s Prayer Post

Give Us Ears to Hear

July 19th, 2017|0 Comments

JULY 19, 2017 A Word from John Wesley Q. Do you affirm that this perfection excludes all infirmities, ignorance, and mistake? A. I continually affirm quite the contrary, and always have done so. Q. But

I Am No Longer My Own

July 16th, 2017|0 Comments

JULY 16, 2017 Together we pray the Wesleyan Covenant Prayer with Bishop Gary Mueller of the Arkansas Annual Conference as he leads the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of

Praying for Friends

July 14th, 2017|0 Comments

JULY 14, 2017 Do One Thing for Your Friends* Write a letter to a friend who is away at camp or on vacation. Let your friend pick something fun for the two of you to

Governed by Pure Love

July 12th, 2017|0 Comments

JULY 12, 2017 A Word from John Wesley Q. What is Christian Perfection? A. The loving God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength. This implies that no wrong temper, none contrary to love,

Praying with Alaska Annual Conference

July 9th, 2017|0 Comments

JULY 9, 2017 Together we pray the Lord's Prayer with Bishop Elaine Stanovsky and the Alaska Annual Conference for the week of July 9-15, 2017. Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom

Do One Thing for Your Community

July 7th, 2017|0 Comments

JULY 7, 2017 Do One Thing for Your Community TALK to your family about going with you to help a mission or organization in your community. MAKE a treat to take to the staff and

Perfect and Right, Pure and Good

July 5th, 2017|0 Comments

JULY 5, 2017 A Word from John Wesley To this day both my brother and I maintain– (1) That Christian perfection is that love of God and our neighbor which implies deliverance from all sin;

You Are Working to Create Your New World

July 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

JULY 2, 2017 A prayer by Superintendent Stefan Zürcher of the Switzerland-France-Northern Africa Central Conferences, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of July 2-8, 2017. [Note: the English

Pray for Friends and for Our Mission

June 30th, 2017|0 Comments

FRIDAY, June 30, 2017 Do One Thing for Friends* Play an outdoor game with some friends. Plan a way to keep in touch with a friend you won’t see this summer. Have a movie night

Where Jesus Reigns Alone

June 28th, 2017|0 Comments

JUNE 28, 2017 A Word from John Wesley Q. Are we not apt to have a secret distaste to any who say they are saved from all sin? A. It is very possible we may;

Let Us Remain United

June 25th, 2017|0 Comments

JUNE 25, 2017 The UMC Prayer Community joins with Poland Annual Conference as we are “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of June 25- July 1, 2017.  A prayer from Poland: Heavenly Father, we

Pray for the Family and the Church Family

June 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2017 Do One Thing for Your Family* Help someone in your family with a task he or she usually has to do alone. Say something encouraging each day to every person you

Perfect in Love

June 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

JUNE 22, 2017 Q. Is there any example in Scripture of persons who had attained to this [perfection in love]? A. Yes; St. John, and all those of whom he says, “Love has been perfected

Spirit of God

June 18th, 2017|0 Comments

JUNE 18, 2017 FATHER'S DAY A prayer by Bishop Jimmy Nunn, Oklahoma Indian Mission Conference, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of June 18-June 24, 2017. Blow across your

Do One Thing

June 16th, 2017|0 Comments

JUNE 16, 2017 Do One Thing for The United Methodist Church Pray for the volunteer teachers, leaders, and nursery workers at your church. Pray for your pastor and then ask if there is anything else

A Promised Presence

June 14th, 2017|0 Comments

JUNE 14, 2017 A Word from John Wesley Q. But how does it appear that this (perfection in love) is to be done before the article of death? A. From the very nature of a

A Prayer for the Church

June 13th, 2017|0 Comments

JUNE 13, 2017 A Prayer of Intercession for the global United Methodist Church: Lord God, Sometimes it seems that we, Your disciples, are abandoned. But we praise You, God, that we can look to You

The Lord’s Prayer

June 11th, 2017|0 Comments

JUNE 11, 2017 The UMC Prayer Community joins with Czech and Slovak Central Conference as we are “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of June 11-17, 2017. Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your

Do One Thing for Your Neighborhood

June 9th, 2017|0 Comments

JUNE 9, 2017 Do One Thing for Your Neighborhood* Help an older neighbor pull weeds or do other outdoor chores. Organize a neighborhood soccer match for kids and adults. Ask your family to go with

Pressing Forward

June 7th, 2017|0 Comments

JUNE 7, 2017 A Word from John Wesley Q. In what manner should we preach sanctification? A. Scarce at all to those who are not pressing forward: to those who are, always by way of

Faithful Prayer

June 4th, 2017|0 Comments

JUNE 4, 2017 PENTECOST SUNDAY A prayer poem by Leonard E. Fairley, Resident Bishop of Kentucky and Red Bird Annual Conferences, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of

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Do One Thing for Your Church

June 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

JUNE 2, 2017 Do One Thing for Your Church Offer to help with your church’s vacation Bible school or younger kids’ Sunday school. Welcome kids whose families are visiting your church. Help your Sunday school

One with Christ

May 31st, 2017|0 Comments

 MAY 31, 2017 A Word from John Wesley Our second conference began August 1, 1745. The next morning we spoke of sanctification as follows: Q. When does inward sanctification begin? A. In the moment a

Shine the Light of your Grace

May 28th, 2017|0 Comments

MAY 28, 2017 A prayer by Bishop Jimmy Nunn of the Oklahoma Annual Conference, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of May 28-June 3, 2017. O God, bless The

Do One Thing for Your School and Sunday School

May 26th, 2017|0 Comments

MAY 26, 2017 Do One Thing for Your School and Sunday School Volunteer to help with end-of-the-year activities in your classroom. Get a group of friends or a club together to help clean up the

Wesleyan Insights for Aldersgate Day 2017

May 24th, 2017|0 Comments

MAY 24, 2017 A Word from John Wesley On Monday, June 25, 1744, our first conference began, six clergymen and all our preachers being present. The next morning we seriously considered the doctrine of sanctification,

Living Reminders of Hope

May 21st, 2017|0 Comments

MAY 21, 2017 A prayer by Bishop Laurie Haller of the Iowa Annual Conference, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of May 21-27, 2017. Merciful and abundant God,

Do One Thing for People in Need

May 19th, 2017|0 Comments

MAY 19, 2017 Do One Thing for People in Need Anytime your family has a celebration meal this month (Mother’s Day, birthday, Memorial Day, end-of-school celebration, etc.), give a gift of a non-perishable item for

Inwardly and Outwardly Devoted to God

May 17th, 2017|0 Comments

MAY 17, 2017 A Word from John Wesley Our first conception of [perfection] was, It is to have ‘the mind which was in Christ,’ and to ‘walk as He walked;’ to have all the mind

The Lord’s Prayer

May 14th, 2017|0 Comments

MAY 14, 2017 The UMC Prayer Community joins with Northern Europe and Eurasia Central Conference as we are “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of May 14-20, 2017. Our Father in heaven, hallowed be

Do One Thing for Family

May 12th, 2017|0 Comments

MAY 12, 2017 Do One Thing for Family* Make homemade cards for your mom, your grandmothers, and other special moms in your life to give to them on Mother’s Day (May 14 in the USA).

All Who Seek the Lord Jesus

May 10th, 2017|0 Comments

MAY 10, 2017 A Word from John Wesley This it is to be a perfect man , to be “sanctified throughout;” even “to have a heart so all flaming with the love of God,”

Praying for God’s Kingdom to Come

May 7th, 2017|0 Comments

SUNDAY, MAY 7, 2017 Bishop Jeremiah Park of the Susquehanna Annual Conference calls on all United Methodists to join in the prayer Jesus taught his disciples. Together we will be “Praying Our Way Forward” for

Do One Thing for Your Church the Third Week of Easter

May 6th, 2017|0 Comments

MAY 6, 2017 Do One Thing for Your Church* Organize a group to plant flowers or do something that will make your church more beautiful. As you do this project, pray for all who will

Speak Your Name into My Heart

May 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

MAY 3, 2017 A Word from John Wesley Indeed his soul is all love; filled with “mercies, kindness, meekness, gentleness, long-suffering.” And his life agrees thereto, full of “the work of faith, the patience of

Even in the Midst of Our Differences

April 30th, 2017|0 Comments

APRIL 30, 2017 A prayer by Bishop Joaquina Nhanala of the Mozambique South, Mozambique North, and South Africa Central Conferences, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of April

Do One Thing for the Earth the Second Week of Easter

April 28th, 2017|0 Comments

APRIL 28, 2017 Do One Thing for the Earth* Plant a seed in the soil. Go for a walk and thank God for three plants, or three animals, or three people you see as you

Praying for “A Pure River of Life”

April 26th, 2017|0 Comments

APRIL 26, 2017 A Word from John Wesley But whom then do we mean by “one that is perfect?” We mean one in “whom is the mind which was in Christ,” and who so “walks

Teach Us How to Love Alike

April 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

APRIL 23, 2017 A prayer by Bishop Rosemarie Wenner of the German Central Conference, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of April 23-29, 2017. Living God, Your creation

In the 1st Week after Easter, Do One Thing for the Earth

April 21st, 2017|0 Comments

APRIL 21, 2017 Do One Thing for the Earth* Get your friends and at least one adult together to clean up trash in a park or playground. Get in the habit of turning off lights

Lord, I Believe the Promise

April 19th, 2017|0 Comments

APRIL 19, 2017 A Word from John Wesley We believe that there is no such perfection in this life as implies an entire deliverance, either from ignorance or mistake, in things not essential to salvation,

Easter Joy, Clarity of Thought, and Oneness of Heart

April 16th, 2017|0 Comments

APRIL 16, 2017, Easter Sunday A prayer by Bishop Earl Bledsoe of the Northwest Texas Annual Conference, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of April 16-22, 2017. Almighty

Do One Thing for your Neighborhood during Holy Week

April 14th, 2017|0 Comments

APRIL 14, 2017 Do One Thing for Your Neighborhood* Plant some spring flowers in your yard or a neighbor’s. Visit a neighbor who may be lonely. Play a game with a younger child in your

Pour Out Your Soul in Prayer

April 12th, 2017|1 Comment

APRIL 12, 2017 A Word from John Wesley We believe that not only the babes in Christ, who have newly found redemption in His blood, but those also who are “grown up into perfect men,”

Pray for the global United Methodist Church

April 9th, 2017|0 Comments

APRIL 9, 2017 A prayer by Bishop W. Earl Bledsoe of the New Mexico Annual Conference, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of April 9-15, 2017. Gracious God,

Do One Thing for Your Family the 5th Week of Lent

April 7th, 2017|0 Comments

APRIL 7, 2017 Do One Thing for Your Family* Write an encouraging note to someone in your family and leave it where that person will find it. Help prepare dinner and clean up after dinner

Jesus Weeps, and Loves Us Still!

April 5th, 2017|0 Comments

APRIL 5, 2017 A Word from John Wesley Perhaps the general prejudice against Christian perfection may chiefly arise from a misapprehension of the nature of it. We willingly allow, and continually declare, there is no

In Everything by Prayer and Supplication with Thanksgiving

April 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

APRIL 2, 2017 A prayer by Bishop Sharma D. Lewis of the Virginia Annual Conference, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of April 2-8, 2017. Eternal God, you

Do Something for Animals the Fourth Week of Lent

March 31st, 2017|0 Comments

MARCH 31, 2017 Do One Thing for Animals* Visit or call an animal shelter to find out about volunteering or donating supplies. Make a birdbath with a plastic dish. Keep it clean and filled with

The Work of God is Instantaneous and Gradual

March 29th, 2017|0 Comments

MARCH 29, 2017 A Word from John Wesley Neither dare we affirm, as some have done, that all this salvation is given at once. There is indeed an instantaneous, as well as a gradual work

Let Us Remember Jesus

March 26th, 2017|0 Comments

MARCH 26, 2017 A prayer by Superintendent Rev. Daniel Topalski with Bishop Patrick Streiff of the Bulgaria and Romania Provisional Annual Conferences, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week

Do One Thing for the Earth the 3rd Week of Lent

March 24th, 2017|0 Comments

MARCH 24, 2017 Do One Thing for the Earth* Use the back sides of papers for drawing and play. Donate or give away an outgrown toy or outfit or tool or book. Turn off the

A Heart that is Cleansed

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

MARCH 22, 2017 A Word from John Wesley Now, it is evident the apostle here speaks of a deliverance wrought in this world. For he saith not, The blood of Christ will cleanse (at the

A Prayer for the Gift of Time and Space

March 19th, 2017|0 Comments

MARCH 19, 2017 A prayer by Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson of the North Georgia Annual Conference, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of March 19-25, 2017. Gracious God, we

Do One Thing this 2nd Week of Lent

March 18th, 2017|0 Comments

March 17, 2017 Do One Thing for Friends* Help a friend with one of his or her chores. Give a sincere compliment to a different friend each day. Let a friend take the first turn

As Jesus is, So Are We in This World

March 15th, 2017|0 Comments

MARCH 15, 2017 A Word from John Wesley Thus doth Jesus save His people from their sins; not only from outward sins, but from the sins of their hearts. “True,” say some, “but not till

Open My Eyes

March 12th, 2017|0 Comments

MARCH 12, 2017 A prayer by Bishop Karen Oliveto of the Mountain Sky Episcopal Area, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of March 12-18, 2017. Open my eyes

Do One Thing for the 2nd Friday in Lent

March 10th, 2017|0 Comments

March 10, 2017 Do One Thing for Schools* Suggestions from the UMC Prayer Community: Encourage your children or grandchildren to help their teacher pass out papers or project supplies. Discuss the meaning of Lent with

Every One That Has Christ: 2nd Wednesday in Lent

March 8th, 2017|0 Comments

March 8, 2017 A Word from John Wesley He, therefore, who liveth in these Christians, hath purified their hearts by faith; insomuch that every one that has Christ in him, “the hope of glory, purifieth

Together We Pray

March 5th, 2017|0 Comments

MARCH 5, 2017 Together we pray the Lord’s Prayer with Bishop John Yambasu of the Sierra Leone Annual Conference, leading the UMC in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of March 4-11, 2017. Our

Do One Thing for Your District

March 4th, 2017|0 Comments

March 3, 2017 Do One Thing* for Your District Suggestions from the UMC Prayer Community: Pray for your District Superintendent and the District Assistant. Then send them an email or a letter or a card

“Make Me All Like Thee”

March 1st, 2017|0 Comments

ASH WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017 A Word from John Wesley This is the glorious privilege of every Christian, yea, though he be but a babe in Christ. But it is only of grown Christians it

O God, Whose Nature and Name is Love

February 26th, 2017|1 Comment

FEBRUARY 26, 2017 A prayer by Bishop Kenneth H. Carter, Jr., of the Florida Annual Conference, leading the UMC in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of February 26-March 4. Bishop Carter is one

Do One Thing for Animals

February 24th, 2017|0 Comments

FEBRUARY 24, 2017 Do One Thing for Animals* Suggestions from the UMC Prayer Community: • Spread peanut butter on pine-cones, roll them in sunflower seeds, and hang them for the birds. • Spend extra time

God does Nothing but in Answer to Prayer

February 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

FEBRUARY 22, 2017 A Word from John Wesley "God does nothing but in answer to prayer; and even they who have been converted to God without praying for it themselves, (which is exceeding rare,) were

You Are Our Life, O Lord

February 19th, 2017|0 Comments

FEBRUARY 19, 2017 A prayer by Bishop Paul Leeland of the Western North Carolina Annual Conference, leading the UMC  “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of February 19-25, 2017. You are our life, O

For Others in Need

February 17th, 2017|0 Comments

FEBRUARY 17, 2017 Do One Thing for People in Need* Suggestions from the UMC Prayer Community: Pray for the mission of the United Methodist Church to reach out to those outside the church. As a

The Free Grace of God

February 15th, 2017|0 Comments

FEBRUARY 15, 2017 A Word from John Wesley "FREE GRACE is all in all! ...It does not depend on any power or merit in man. ...It does not in any way depend either on the