Today’s Prayer Post

Pray for the Protection of the Core Tenents

February 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

February 22, 2018 Generous and grace-filled God, help us remember who we are. As United Methodists, make us agents of your grace and giving. Remind us that the whole world is our parish. Everywhere we

Prayer for the Unity of The United Methodist Church

February 21st, 2018|0 Comments

February 21, 2018 For the Protection of the Unity of The United Methodist Church God of peace and unity, we come humbly and gratefully into your presence. We come to you with minds full of

Prayer for Protection of the Integrity of the Process

February 18th, 2018|0 Comments

FEBRUARY 18, 2018 A prayer by Bishop Hee-Soo Jung of the Wisconsin Annual Conference, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of February 18-24, 2018. Bishop Jung and the

Lent, Day 4, Prayer for Unity

February 17th, 2018|0 Comments

FEBRUARY 17, 2018 Glory Revealed through UNITY. For additional resources from The Upper Room for all of Lent, click here. Scripture: “I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those

Lent, Day 3, Prayer for Hope

February 16th, 2018|0 Comments

February 16, 2018 Glory Revealed through HOPE. For additional resources from The Upper Room for all of Lent, click here. Scripture: “For there is hope for a tree, if it is cut down, that it

Lent, Day 2, Prayer for Love

February 15th, 2018|0 Comments

FEBRUARY 15, 2018 Glory Revealed through LOVE. For additional resources from The Upper Room for all of Lent, click here. Scripture: Above all things, have unfailing love for one another, because love covers a multitude

Lent, Day 1, Ash Wednesday

February 14th, 2018|0 Comments

FEBRUARY 14, 2018 Glory Revealed through REPENTANCE. For additional resources from The Upper Room for all of Lent, click here. Scripture: “And now, friends, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did also your

Glory Revealed through OBEDIENCE

February 13th, 2018|0 Comments

FEBRUARY 13, 2018 Glory Revealed through OBEDIENCE Scripture: “This is love: that we live according to his commands. This is the command that you heard from the beginning: live in love.” (2 John 1:6 CEB)

Glory Revealed through HUMILITY

February 12th, 2018|0 Comments

FEBRUARY 12, 2018 Glory Revealed through HUMILITY Scripture: He must increase, but I must decrease. The one who comes from above is above all. (John 3:30-31a) He guides the humble in what is right and

Glory Revealed through SEEKING

February 11th, 2018|0 Comments

FEBRUARY 11, 2018 A prayer by Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi of the Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference and her team,* leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of February 11-17, 2018.

Family Prayer and Action

February 9th, 2018|0 Comments

FEBRUARY 9, 2018 Do One Thing for People in Need* Skip snacks this week and donate the money you would have spent on them to an agency that helps people in need. Collect clothing to

Through Prayer God Gives Strength and Guidance

February 7th, 2018|0 Comments

FEBRUARY 7, 2018 A Word from John Wesley And at the same time that we are justified, yea, in that very moment, sanctification begins. In that instant we are ‘born again’, ‘born from above’, ‘born

Come Holy Spirit

February 4th, 2018|0 Comments

FEBRUARY 4, 2018 A prayer by Bishop David Alan Bard of the Michigan Episcopal Area, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of February 4-10, 2018. Come Holy Spirit. 

Do One Thing for Your Family

February 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

FEBRUARY 2, 2018 Do One Thing for Your Family* Volunteer to help your father or mother with a job they normally do alone. Contact a family member who lives far away. Pray for each member

All That Christ Has Done

January 31st, 2018|0 Comments

JANUARY 31, 2018 A Word from John Wesley Justification is another word for pardon. It is the forgiveness of all our sins, and (what is necessarily implied therein) our acceptance with God. The price whereby

Love and Lead

January 28th, 2018|0 Comments

JANUARY  28, 2018 A prayer by Bishop Mike Lowry of the Central Texas Annual Conference, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of January 28 - February 3, 2018.

Do One Thing for Our Neighbor

January 26th, 2018|0 Comments

JANUARY 26, 2018 Do One Thing for Your Neighbor Help a neighbor with a job that may be difficult for him or her. Pick up litter you see in your neighborhood. Pray for a neighbor

Christian Unity in the Wesleyan Way

January 24th, 2018|0 Comments

JANUARY 24, 2018 A Word from John Wesley If we take this [salvation] in its utmost extent it will include all that is wrought in the soul by what is frequently termed ‘natural conscience’, but

Continued Prayer for Christian Unity

January 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

JANUARY 23, 2018 This week we join with Bishop Benjamin Boni and the Côte d'Ivoire Central Conference of the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of January 21-27, 2018. Together

Join in Prayer for Christian Unity

January 19th, 2018|0 Comments

JANUARY 17, 2018 The Council of Bishops is urging all United Methodists to join with other Christians throughout the world to participate in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity promoted by the World Council

Salvation is the Entire Work of God

January 17th, 2018|0 Comments

JANUARY 17, 2018 A Word from John Wesley And first let us inquire, What is salvation? The salvation which is here spoken of is not what is frequently understood by that word, the going to

In Christ All Things Hold Together

January 14th, 2018|0 Comments

JANUARY  14, 2018 A prayer by Bishop Lawson Bryan of the South Georgia Annual Conference, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of January 14-20, 2018. Lord of all,

Do One Thing for the Sick

January 12th, 2018|0 Comments

JANUARY 12, 2018 Do One Thing for People Who Are Sick Make a card to cheer up someone you know who’s sick. Check with the volunteer coordinator at your local hospital to see if they

Use the Light

January 10th, 2018|0 Comments

JANUARY 10, 2018 A Word from John Wesley . . . it is impossible for any that have it, to conceal the religion of Jesus Christ. This our Lord makes plain beyond all contradiction, by

Revealing God, Guide Your Church We Pray

January 7th, 2018|0 Comments

JANUARY 7, 2018 A prayer by Bishop Gregory Palmer of the West Ohio Annual Conference, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of January 7-13, 2018. Revealing God, as

The Tenth Day of Christmas

January 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

JANUARY 3, 2018 A Word from John Wesley Q. What is the first advice that you would give them [those desiring full salvation]? A. Watch and pray continually against pride. If God has cast it

The Seventh Day of Christmas

December 31st, 2017|0 Comments

DECEMBER 31, 2017 A prayer by Bishop Minerva Carcaño of the California-Nevada Annual Conference, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of December 31, 2017 to January 6, 2018.

Do One Thing on the Fifth Day of Christmas

December 29th, 2017|0 Comments

DECEMBER 29, 2017 Do One Thing for Christmas* Read the Christmas story from Luke 2:1-14 to someone who can’t read it for him or herself. Write each family member a note telling each one what

On the Third Day of Christmas 2017

December 27th, 2017|0 Comments

DECEMBER 27, 2017 We rejoice that Christ has come into the world and it is the third day of Christmas. We look to the Wesley brothers to help us pray for love, joy, and peace.

Christmas Eve 2017

December 24th, 2017|0 Comments

DECEMBER 24, 2017 A prayer by Bishop L. Jonathan Holston of the South Carolina Annual Conference, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of December 24-30, 2017. “And the

Do Not Be Afraid

December 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

DECEMBER 22, 2017 Do Not Be Afraid As we complete the final days of Advent and anticipate the coming of Christ in Christmas, we remember the fears of Mary and Joseph as they journeyed to

Love and Prayer Filling the Heart

December 21st, 2017|0 Comments

DECEMBER 20, 2017 A Word from John Wesley Q.12. Does, then, Christian perfection imply any more than sincerity? A. Not if you mean by that word love filling the heart, expelling pride, anger, desire, self-will;

May those who sow in tears reap with shouts of joy!

December 17th, 2017|0 Comments

DECEMBER 17, 2017 A prayer by Bishop Robert Schnase of the Rio Texas Annual Conference, leading The United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of December 17-23, 2017. This week we

Do One Thing for Your School

December 15th, 2017|0 Comments

DECEMBER 15, 2017 Do One Thing for Your School* Offer to help with a class Christmas party or other special activity. Use your creativity to make a small Christmas gift for teachers. Say something kind

The Best of Persons Need Christ

December 13th, 2017|0 Comments

DECEMBER 13, 2017 A Word from John Wesley The best of persons need Christ as their Priest, their Atonement, their Advocate with the Father; not only as the continuance of their every blessing depends on

Praying for God’s Kingdom to Come

December 10th, 2017|0 Comments

DECEMBER 10, 2017 - SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT Together we pray the Lord's Prayer with Bishop Elaine Stanovsky and the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church during the week of December 10-16, 2017.

Do One Thing for Advent

December 8th, 2017|0 Comments

DECEMBER 8, 2017 Do One Thing for Advent Today we draw from Rev. Trevor Hudson’s latest book, Pauses for Advent, to draw from his reflection for this first week of Advent, Day 5. The word for today

Full of Light, Holiness, and Happiness

December 6th, 2017|0 Comments

DECEMBER 6, 2017 A Word from John Wesley *Q. May not, then, the very best of men adopt the dying martyr’s confession: “I am in myself nothing but sin, darkness, hell; but You are my

God is With Us Now

December 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

DECEMBER 3, 2017 - First Sunday of Advent A prayer by Bishop Sally Dyck of the Northern Illinois Annual Conference, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of December

Do One Thing for People in Need

December 1st, 2017|0 Comments

DECEMBER 1, 2017 Do One Thing for People in Need* Use some of your own money to buy gloves or warm hats to donate to people who need them. If your church or a community

We Need Christ as Our King

November 29th, 2017|0 Comments

NOVEMBER 29, 2017 A Word from John Wesley Q: Do we not then need Christ, even on this account [the perfect law of liberty]? A. The holiest of persons still need Christ as their Prophet,

Christ the King Sunday

November 26th, 2017|0 Comments

NOVEMBER 26, 2017 Together we pray with Bishop Elaine Stanovsky of the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church during the week of November 26-December 2, 2017. Our Father in heaven, hallowed be

Praying for Friends and Bishops

November 24th, 2017|0 Comments

NOVEMBER 24, 2017 Do One Thing for Your Friends* Plan a game night with your friends. Let each person pick one game for everyone to play. Study with a friend who’s having a hard time

Great Object of Our Growing Love

November 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

NOVEMBER 22, 2017 A Word from John Wesley Love “does not rejoice in iniquity;” it weeps at the sin or folly of its bitterest enemies. “But rejoices in the truth;” in the holiness and happiness

Praying Our Way Forward

November 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Week of November 19 Together we pray with Bishop Michael McKee of the North Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church during the week of November 19-25, 2017. Our Father in heaven, hallowed be

Pray for Your Family and for Zimbabwe

November 17th, 2017|0 Comments

November 17, 2017 Do One Thing for Your Family* Clean your room and one other room in the house without being asked. Offer to help prepare food for your family’s Thanksgiving dinner. Help clean up

Made Perfect First in Love!

November 15th, 2017|0 Comments

NOVEMBER 15 A Word from John Wesley “Love does not envy;” it excludes every kind and degree of envy out of the heart. “Love does not act rashly,” in a violent, headstrong manner; nor passes

A Prayer for Open Hearts and Discerning Minds

November 12th, 2017|0 Comments

 NOVEMBER 12, 2017 A prayer by Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton of the New York Annual Conference, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of November 12-18, 2017. Loving God,

Do One Thing for The United Methodist Church

November 10th, 2017|0 Comments

NOVEMBER 10, 2017 Do One Thing for The United Methodist Church* If your church doesn’t recycle bulletins and other paper, talk to church leaders about how you can help. Volunteer to help in the church

Love is Long Suffering

November 8th, 2017|0 Comments

NOVEMBER 8, 2017 A Word from John Wesley Q. What love is this? A. The loving the Lord our God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength; and the loving our neighbor, everyone, as

Engage Us in Your Mission

November 5th, 2017|0 Comments

NOVEMBER 5, 2017 A prayer by Bishop Bruce Ough of the Minnesota Annual Conference, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of November 5-11, 2017. Gracious and Holy God, pour

Do One Thing for People in Need

November 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

NOVEMBER 3, 2017 Do One Thing for People in Need* Volunteer to help provide food for a hungry person or family. If the weather is getting colder, use your own money to buy warm socks

Love is the End of the Commandment

November 1st, 2017|0 Comments

NOVEMBER 1, 2017 A Word from John Wesley Q. How is “love the end of the commandment” (1 Timothy 1:5)? A. It is the end of every commandment of God. It is the point aimed

We Come to You

October 29th, 2017|0 Comments

OCTOBER 29, 2017 A prayer by Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey of the Louisiana Annual Conference, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of October 29-November 4, 2017. Gracious and

Do One Thing for Your Church

October 27th, 2017|0 Comments

October 27, 2017 Do One Thing for Your Church* Say thank you to your parents, teachers, and pastor—in person or through a hand written note. Pick up left over papers after church and recycle them.

Run My Course With Even Joy

October 25th, 2017|0 Comments

OCTOBER 25, 2017 A Word from John Wesley Q. Is love the fulfilling of this law? A. Unquestionably it is. The whole law under which we now are is fulfilled by love (Romans 13:8, 10).

Rooted and Grounded in Your Great Love

October 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

OCTOBER 22, 2017 During this week of October 22-28,  the Mississippi Annual Conference with Bishop James E. Swanson Sr. leads the United Methodist Church in praying for the Commission on a Way Forward.  The conference

Do One Thing for Family

October 20th, 2017|0 Comments

OCTOBER 20, 2017 Do One Thing for Family* Help with leaf raking or other yard work. Clean up the kitchen without being asked. Write a cheerful note and leave it where your parents will see

Ready for All Your Perfect Will

October 18th, 2017|0 Comments

OCTOBER 18, 2017 A Word from John Wesley God’s usual method is one thing, but His sovereign pleasure is another. He has wise reasons both for hastening and retarding His work. Sometimes He comes suddenly,

Give Us Your Path of Wisdom

October 15th, 2017|0 Comments

OCTOBER 15, 2017 Together we pray with Bishop Trimble and the Indiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church during the week of October 15-21, 2017, using the prayer provided Darlene Neckers, Conference Prayer Coordinator. Lord, we

Do One Thing for Community

October 13th, 2017|0 Comments

OCTOBER 13, 2017 Do One Thing for the Community* Make a homemade treat (like cookies or muffins) and take some to several of your neighbors. Make cards to say thanks to the police officers and

My Feeble Mind Transform

October 11th, 2017|0 Comments

OCTOBER 11, 2017 A Word from John Wesley But some who maintain this doctrine in its full extent are too often guilty of limiting the Almighty. He dispenses His gifts just as He pleases; therefore

Praying for the Church

October 8th, 2017|0 Comments

OCTOBER 8, 2017 Together we pray with Bishop Devadhar and the New England Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church during the week of October 8-14, 2017.   Churches are encouraged to use Bishop Devadhar's

Do One Thing for Friends

October 6th, 2017|0 Comments

OCTOBER 6, 2017 Do One Thing for Friends* Tell three friends one thing you most admire about them. Take time to listen carefully to a friend who’s going through a hard time. Get a group

All Things Unto Him

October 4th, 2017|0 Comments

OCTOBER 4, 2017 Today, as we grief for Las Vegas, we turn to the Psalms for comfort. And, as we pray for the Commission on the Way Forward and our church, we consider the works of

Pray for Another Country

September 29th, 2017|0 Comments

SEPTEMBER 29, 2017 Do One Thing for the World* Ask your parents to tell you one thing about another country in the world, then go and tell your friends what you learned. When the weather

We See, Adore, and Love!

September 27th, 2017|0 Comments

SEPTEMBER 27, 2017 A Word from John Wesley Q. How are we to wait for this change? A. Not in careless indifference, or indolent inactivity; but in vigorous, universal obedience, in a zealous keeping of

Praying with the Church

September 24th, 2017|0 Comments

 SEPTEMBER 24, 2017 Together we pray with Bishop Taylor and the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church during the week of September 24-30, 2017. Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.