Today’s Prayer Post

Praying with the People of Zimbabwe

April 16th, 2018|0 Comments

APRIL 15, 2018 This week we pray with Bishop Eben Nhiwatiwa and the people of the Zimbabwe Episcopal Area Central Conference, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of

Do One Thing for Your Family

April 13th, 2018|0 Comments

APRIL 13, 2018 Do One Thing for Your Family* Take a hike or walk with your family. Help with outdoor chores without being asked. Pick a favorite Bible verse for each family member. Write the

We Pray with Bishop Ciriaco Francisco

April 8th, 2018|0 Comments

APRIL 8, 2018 Together we pray with Bishop Ciriaco Francisco and the people of the Manila Episcopal Area of the Philippine Central Conference, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the

Prayer and Action on Behalf of Our Children

April 6th, 2018|0 Comments

April 6, 2018 One of the most important things the United Methodist Church can do is to pray for and guide our children in the love of God and neighbor. This first week after Easter

Easter Monday

April 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

APRIL 2, 2018 This Easter Monday we pray the Lord’s Prayer with Bishop Kainda Katembo and the people of the South Congo Episcopal Area Central Conference, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way

Lent, Day 40: DIE

March 31st, 2018|0 Comments

MARCH 31, 2018 Lent, Day 40: DIE For the final day of Holy Week we will use the writings of Rev. Trevor Hudson of South Africa, Pauses for Lent: 40 Words for 40 Days (Upper

Lent – Day 39, Good Friday: GETHSEMANE

March 30th, 2018|0 Comments

MARCH 30, 2018 For this final Friday of Lent, we will use the writings of Rev. Trevor Hudson of South Africa, Pauses for Lent: 40 Words for 40 Days (Upper Room Books, 2015). Lent -Day

Lent – Day 38: Maundy Thursday

March 29th, 2018|0 Comments

MARCH 29, 2018 For Holy Week, we will use the writings of Rev. Trevor Hudson of South Africa, Pauses for Lent: 40 Words for 40 Days (Upper Room Books, 2015). Lent- Day 38, Maundy Thursday,

Lent – Day 37: BETRAY

March 28th, 2018|0 Comments

MARCH 28, 2018 For Holy Week, we will use the writings of Rev. Trevor Hudson of South Africa, Pauses for Lent: 40 Words for 40 Days (Upper Room Books, 2015). Lent - Day 37: BETRAY

PALM SUNDAY

March 25th, 2018|0 Comments

MARCH 25, 2018 Together we pray the Lord’s Prayer with Bishop David Kekumba Yemba of the Central Congo Episcopal Area Central Conference, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week

Lent – Day 33: PRAY

March 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

MARCH 23, 2018 For the remaining Wednesdays and Fridays of Lent, we will use the writings of Rev. Trevor Hudson of South Africa, Pauses for Lent: 40 Words for 40 Days (Upper Room Books, 2015).

Lent – Day 31: Body

March 21st, 2018|0 Comments

MARCH 21, 2018 For the remaining Wednesdays and Fridays of Lent, we will use the writings of Rev. Trevor Hudson of South Africa, Pauses for Lent: 40 Words for 40 Days (Upper Room Books, 2015).

UMC PRAYER FOR THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT

March 18th, 2018|0 Comments

MARCH 18, 2018 A prayer by Bishop Harald Rückert of the Germany East Central Conferences, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of March 18-24, 2018. Loving God, we

LENT, DAY 27: SIN

March 17th, 2018|0 Comments

MARCH 17, 2018 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 1 John 1:8 Sin is a three-letter word that we do not like to

LENT – Day 25: WAY

March 14th, 2018|0 Comments

MARCH 14, 2018 Each Wednesday and Friday of Lent, we offer an excerpt from Pauses for Lent, a book by South African writer and pastor Trevor Hudson. Today is the 25th day of Lent and

We Pray for the Holy Spirit to Guide Us

March 11th, 2018|0 Comments

MARCH 11, 2018 This week we pray with Bishop Christian Alsted of the Nordic and Baltic Central Conferences, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of March 11-17, 2018.

Lent-Day 21: Peace

March 9th, 2018|0 Comments

MARCH 9, 2018 Lent-Day 21: Peace. "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. " John 14:27 We experience two different kinds of peace. One kind is the peace the world gives.

Lent, Day 19: Poor

March 7th, 2018|0 Comments

MARCH 7, 2018 Each Wednesday and Friday of Lent, we use excerpts from Pauses for Lent, a book by South African writer and pastor Trevor Hudson. Today is the 19th day of Lent and the

Prayer for the United Methodist Church and the Commission

March 6th, 2018|0 Comments

MARCH 6, 2018 An invitation to pray by Bishop Mark Webb of the Upper New York Annual Conference, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of March 4-10, 2018.

World Day of Prayer and Lent, Day 15, Peacemaker

March 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

MARCH 2, 2018 PEACEMAKER "Blessed are the peacemakers." Matthew 5:9 Despite constant talk of the value of peace, we find very little in this world. Both our public and personal lives reflect our tragic lack

Lent, Day 13, Water

February 28th, 2018|0 Comments

FEBRUARY 28, 2018 For the remaining Wednesdays and Fridays of Lent, we will use the writings of Rev. Trevor Hudson of South Africa, Pauses for Lent: 40 Words for 40 Days (Upper Room Books, 2015).

Texas Annual Conference Prayer for Monday

February 26th, 2018|0 Comments

FEBRUARY 26, 2018 From Bishop Scott Jones: The Texas Annual Conference continues a week long prayer emphasis for our United Methodist Church, The Commission on the Way Forward, and the Called General Conference set for

A Prayer for Unity in the Body of Christ

February 25th, 2018|0 Comments

FEBRUARY 25, 2018 A prayer by Bishop Scott Jones of the Texas Annual Conference, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of February 25-March 3, 2018. For additional information

Pray for Protection of the Members of the Commission

February 24th, 2018|0 Comments

FEBRUARY 24, 2018 For Protection of the Members of the Commission Holiest One, blaze the way and make your path clear with signposts and ebenezers and burning bushes and heart tugs, if you will. Keep

Pray for Protection of Vulnerable Constituencies

February 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

FEBRUARY 23, 2018 For Protection of Vulnerable Constituencies Gracious and Loving God, we marvel at your loving care for all people. As the Commission on a Way Forward continues its work, open us to grace,

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