Today’s Prayer Post

An Entire Renewal in the Love and Image of God

September 20th, 2017|0 Comments

SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 [We pray as Commission members gather for their meeting Sept. 18-20 in Berlin, Germany. Click here for more information.] A Word from John Wesley Q. When may a person judge himself to

Free Us to Find a Way Forward

September 17th, 2017|0 Comments

SEPTEMBER 17, 2017 A prayer by Bishop Bob Farr of the Missouri Annual Conference, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of September 17-23, 2017. [We offer this prayer

Do One Thing for Those Suffering from Natural Disasters

September 16th, 2017|0 Comments

SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 Do One Thing for Those Suffering from Natural Disasters (because of the storms in Florida, we are repeating these suggestions for family actions). United Methodists have a highly effective way for helping

Praying in the Midst of Wind and Rain and Fire

September 13th, 2017|0 Comments

SEPTEMBER 13, 2017 A Word from John Wesley* [If one says] “But he does not come up to my idea of a perfect Christian.” And perhaps no one ever did, or ever will. For your

By Faith It Can Happen

September 11th, 2017|0 Comments

SEPTEMBER 11, 2017 A prayer by Bishop David W. Graves of the Alabama-West Florida Conference leading the United Methodist Church in "Praying Our Way Forward" for the week of September 10-16, 2017. Click here for

Do One Thing for Those Suffering from Natural Disasters

September 8th, 2017|0 Comments

 SEPTEMBER 8, 2017 Do One Thing for Those Suffering from Natural Disasters United Methodists have a highly effective way for helping others harmed by natural disasters called UMCOR, United Methodist Committee on Relief.  This connectional

Love Me to the End

September 6th, 2017|0 Comments

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2017 A Word from John Wesley* Q. How shall we avoid setting perfection too high or too low? A. By keeping to the Bible, and setting it just as high as the

We Look to Jesus Christ

September 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2017 A prayer by Bishop Ruben Saenz, Jr., of the Great Plains Annual Conference, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of September 3-9, 2017. Click

Pray for Friends

September 1st, 2017|0 Comments

 SEPTEMBER 1, 2017 Do One Thing for Friends Organize a back-to-school celebration for your friends. Consider inviting someone who’s new this year to join you. Leave an encouraging, anonymous note in a friend’s backpack, locker,

The Rock of Heavenly Love

August 31st, 2017|0 Comments

AUGUST 31, 2017 A Word from John Wesley Q. But how can a liableness to mistake consist with perfect love? Is not a person who is perfected in love every moment under its influence? And

Our Prayer for the Week of August 27, 2017

August 27th, 2017|0 Comments

SUNDAY, AUGUST 27, 2017 Together we pray with Bishop Grant Hagiya of the California-Pacific Annual Conference,  “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of August 27-September 2, 2017. Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed

Pray for a Neighbor, Saturday, August 26th

August 26th, 2017|0 Comments

FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 2017 Do One Thing for Neighbors* Help a neighbor with an outdoor chore, like weeding a garden or flowerbed. Offer to carry something for a neighbor. Pick up litter you see in

See Me

August 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

AUGUST 23, 2017 A Word from John Wesley Q. What advice would you give to those that do, and those that do not, call them so [sins]? A. Let those that do not call them

Lead Us, Engage Us, Empower Us

August 20th, 2017|0 Comments

 AUGUST 20, 2017 A prayer by Bishop Bruce Ough of the Dakotas Annual Conference, leading The United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of August 20-26, 2017. Gracious and Holy God, pour

Do One Thing for Family

August 18th, 2017|0 Comments

AUGUST 18, 2017 Do One Thing for Family Ask your family to take a walk or bike ride around the neighborhood with you after dinner one night. Help plan and prepare a healthy dinner for

A Person Filled with the Love of God

August 16th, 2017|0 Comments

AUGUST 16, 2017 A Word from John Wesley To explain myself a little farther on this head [Christian perfection] — (1) Not only sin, properly so called (that is, a voluntary transgression of a known

The Privilege of Prayer

August 13th, 2017|0 Comments

 AUGUST 13, 2017 A prayer by Bishop Robert T. Hoshibata of the Desert Southwest Conference, leading The United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of August 13-19, 2017. Grace-filled God of

Do One Thing for Those Who are Sick

August 11th, 2017|0 Comments

AUGUST 11, 2017 Do One Thing for Those Who are Sick* Make a get-well card for a friend or relative who’s sick. Go with your family to visit a neighbor or member of your church

Give Me Living Bread to Eat

August 9th, 2017|0 Comments

AUGUST 9, 2017 A Word from John Wesley All our blessings, temporal, spiritual, and eternal, depend on his intercession for us, which is one branch of his priestly office, whereof therefore we have always equal

Make Gentle Our Spirits

August 6th, 2017|0 Comments

AUGUST 6, 2017 A prayer by Bishop David Bard of the Michigan Episcopal Area, leading The United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of August 6-12, 2017. Come Holy Spirit.  In

God of all People, all Times, and all Places

August 2nd, 2017|1 Comment

August 2, 2017 A prayer by Bishop Tracy Malone of the East Ohio Annual Conference, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of July 30-August 5, 2017. God of

Deliver Us from Evil

July 30th, 2017|0 Comments

JULY 30, 2017 Together we pray the Lord’s Prayer with Bishop Tracy Malone and the East Ohio Annual Conference, leading the UMC in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of July 30-August 5, 2017.

We Pray for Our Neighbors, Near and Far

July 28th, 2017|0 Comments

 JULY 28, 2017 Do One Thing for Our Neighbors* Offer to water plants for neighbors who are going to be away on vacation. Invite neighborhood friends over for a water balloon fight. (Be sure to

Connected to the Vine

July 26th, 2017|0 Comments

JULY 26, 2017 A Word from John Wesley Q. But still if they live without sin, does not this exclude the necessity of a Mediator? At least, is it not plain that they stand no

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,”